Hi Pickleball Players,
As most of you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit hard globally over the past couple weeks and things continue to evolve quickly.
We have been following the news, advice from health organizations and governments to understand the risks of the virus to a large gathering. After careful consideration, the Camrose Pickleball Club Board of Directors have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Camrose Open Tournament scheduled on May 16 and 17, 2020 and move it to 2021.
Health Canada continues to advise that frequent hand washing, minimal touching, and social distancing are the best defense against the virus. A reminder to all Pickleball Snowbirds to self-isolate upon arrival, even that quick stop on the way home for groceries should be avoided. Reach out to your Pickleball family if needed or a neighbour. Together we’ll get through this.
We all wish we could play pickleball. Be assured that once we receive the okay from the City of Camrose to resume to gather and play pickleball, we will let you know.
In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.
Camrose Pickleball Club
Here is the additional information for our upcoming tournament!
Camrose Open Pickleball Tournament
Saturday & Sunday May 16 & 17, 2020
(the long weekend)
Max McLean Arena – 4512 – 53rd Street
** Pickleball Canada Sanctioned **
More info to follow…
Our Co-operators Camrose Open Tournament will be held on May 16 & 17th, 2020 (on the long weekend).
Thank you to our very own member Mike Keleman and The Co-operators for being our naming sponsor!
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
3rd Yvon L
Mens Group 2
We posted a few photos here.
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!
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.)!
July 14, 2 – 4 pm at the Max McLean Arena
4512 – 53 St
Fun for the whole family!
Come and watch or learn the basics and have a game!
For more information or to volunteer contact:
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:
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!
Camrose Pickleball Club
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!
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