Goodbye SnowBirds Tournament!

We had a great turnout for our Goodbye SnowBirds Tournament on Sunday, October 27th. Safe travels to those travelling to warmer climates. See you in the Spring!

Many thanks to those who helped with the tournament, particularly to Doug B, Dean E. and Donna O. Well done!

Great effort by everyone… Congrats to all the winners:

Ladies Group 1
1st Claudine L
2nd Karen T
3rd Wendy M & Marina O tied!

Ladies Group 2
1st Wanda V
2nd Dodie P
3rd Donna O

Mens Group 1
1st Peter Kw
2nd Michael
3rd Yvon L

Mens Group 2
George S
Peter Kr
Jack C

We posted a few photos here.

Open House!

Today we invited the Community to join us to experience the Pickleball craze! 40+ people visited us! Many picked up a paddle and tried the sport; others sat back, enjoyed some refreshments and watched the pickleball mania! A great time was had by our guests and members alike. Many left with the first signs of pickleball addiction; huge smiles… sweaty faces… and a look of amazement on their faces that they were actually able to hit the ball!

THANK YOU to everyone who made it such a success!

Donna Duff
Communications Director

Canada Day at the Max!

Canada Day was celebrated by 19 players enjoying Ladder Play dressed in Canadian Colours. Fun time by everyone! Great opportunity for a group photo…

A snack was provided (THANK YOU Donna D.)!

Outdoor Play / Facebook / Waivers

You are invited to play pickleball outside on the tennis court on the south side of the Reservoir; across from the Max McLean Arena at 4512 – 53 St.

Scheduled times for play outside are:
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 8:30 am
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6:30 pm

That said, feel free to PLAY ANYTIME you get the urge. Just contact a few players, or put an invitation on our Facebook page. The storage box at the court contains one pickleball net. Another net can be obtained at the Max. All members of the Club have access to the combination of the lock.

You haven’t joined our Facebook page? Check it out at:

facebook.com/groups/camrosepickleball/

It’s a great way to stay up to date with all the happenings of our Club and an easy way to connect with other members, particularly to arrange outdoor play. Cancellations due to weather for outdoor play may also be posted here. This is the only place where video’s are posted of member play.

Note: There is a WAIVER in the binder in the storage box. (This can also be found at the Max.) All participants and those members who have not read our waiver MUST sign the ‘waiver agreement sheet’ BEFORE they play.

Here’s to great weather… and fewer windy days. Let’s Play!

Donna Duff
Communications Officer
Camrose Pickleball Club
http://camrosepickleball.com/

Martian Spring Fling in St. Paul!

Nine Camrose Pickleball players attended the Martian Spring Fling tournament in St. Paul June 8th and 9th, 2019. Although the flurries / blizzards on our travel day made it feel more like ‘Christmas’ than Spring… we all layered up and had a great time! Typical crazy Alberta weather; the next day the sun came out and some folks even ended up with sun burns!

Congrats to:

Claudine L. – GOLD in ladies 4.0
Marina O. – BRONZE in ladies 3.5
Wendy M. – 4TH in ladies 3.5
Donna D. – GOLD in ladies 3.0
Roy F. – BRONZE in mens 3.0

Claudine L. & Norm – GOLD in mixed 4.0
Marina O. and Lorne E. – 4TH in mixed 4.0
Wendy M. and Roy F. – 4TH in mixed 3.5
Donna D. & Richard D. – SILVER in mixed 3.0

Great effort by EVERYONE!

THANK YOU to all the folks in St. Paul for hosting such a GREAT tournament – it has become an annual event worth looking forward to!

Norm & Claudine L. (GOLD) – Mixed 4.0

Claudine L. (GOLD) – Ladies 4.0

Marina O. (BRONZE) & Wendy M. (4TH) – Ladies 3.5

Richard D. & Donna D. (SILVER) – Mixed 3.0

Donna D. (GOLD) – Ladies 3.0

Roy F. (BRONZE) – Men’s 3.0

2019 Annual General Meeting

Over 30 members attended our 2019 Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event on May 28th. Without our volunteers our Club would not be where it is today. Thank you to all who attended and to those who are always there to give a hand and their support when needed.

The 2019 Executive is as follows:

President – Claudine L
Vice President – Roy F
Treasurer – Susan N
Secretary – Gloria C
Communication Director – Donna D
Membership Director – Jim K
Organized Play Director – Dean E
Activity Director – Donna O
Equipment Director – Lorne E
Money Collection Director – Linda S

Special thanks to Sandy B (Activity Director), Fay E (Secretary) and Ron H (Fundraising Director) who fulfilled their term on the 2018 Executive and are stepping down.

Looking forward to another exciting year as Pickleball continues to expand in our Community. So many possibilities…

 

Donna D,
Communication Director
Camrose Pickleball Club

The Camrose Open Tournament is Over!

After many hours of preparation, the Camrose Pickleball Open Tournament welcomed up to 170 players in the 2 day Event. This would have been impossible without the help of our volunteers that gave their time to make this event a success. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I would also like to thank the participants for attending the Camrose Tournament. We hope you had fun and had the opportunity to meet people who share the same passion that you do for pickleball.

A special thank you to all of our sponsors who gave generously to this event. We really appreciate your support.

It has been an enjoyable and valuable experience. We hope to see you again next year.

Claudine Lemieux
President
Camrose Pickleball Club