BVPA NEWS UPDATE - LOTS TO SHARE!
We have lots of news to share with you so this update is a long one.
OUTDOOR CLUB PLAY BEGINS MAY 15
The outdoor pickleball season is about to start! The Town of Canmore will ready the court surface and install the two permanent nets at Larch Courts on May 1.
The BVPA Court Schedule will commence with our organized play on May 15. Further details about the schedule and signups will be available early next week. Stay tuned.
If you choose to play pick-up games before the BVPA season starts, please know that the club bears no responsibility.
And, remember that your outdoor season play time is covered by your club membership. You will not need “tickets”.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CLINICS – June 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2023
Leslie Srogen and Cathy Fuller are coming to Canmore to provide Player Development Clinics for our members. We could not be more pleased!
is well known and respected throughout our sport both as a highly successful sanctioned tournament competitor and as a gifted player coach and instructor. She has won numerous medals throughout Canada and the USA at both 4.5 and 5.0 brackets. Recently, Leslie and her partner, Sean McCartan, won Gold in 4.5 Mixed Doubles at Canadian Nationals held in Red Deer, AB.
Leslie will be assisted by Cathy Fuller who has also played competitively at a very high 4.5 level both in Canada and in the USA.
Both Leslie and Cathy enjoy helping other players bring their game up a notch! They have worked with players at all levels and they enjoy teaching all from beginners to those players at higher levels who want to compete in tournaments.
So, here’s what will be on offer for you --
June 5 (Monday)
3pm – 5pm
June 6 (Tuesday)
1pm – 3pm
June 7 (Wednesday)
10am – 12pm
1pm – 3pm
June 8 (Thursday)
Clinic Cost: $55 – 2 hr session
In order to deliver the best possible player development experience for all our members, the clinics organizers reserve the right to adjust registrations if warranted.
Sign up and payment will be on our website and will be open on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 6:00 PM.
So save the date for the clinics and save the date for the sign up. These clinics will fill up very quickly and you really don’t want to miss out.
CONGRATULATIONS ON A VERY SUCCESSFUL INDOOR TOURNAMENT
Congratulations to all the participants, the volunteers, organizers!
The “trophy pickle jars” went to –
NOVICE – Yajaira Cooper (GOLD) Sharon McLeod (SILVER) Steven Locke (BRONZE)
INTERMEDIATE - Rana Pudin (GOLD) Sonny Clark (SILVER) Graham Locke (BRONZE)
ADVANCED – Lyle Schumacher (GOLD) Neil Skaluba (SILVER) Miriam Palmer ( BRONZE)
SOCIAL COMMITTEE NEWS
Our newly formed Social Committee did a masterful job to make the Social following the tournament such a grand success! Kudos to Doris Foden, Cathy Edmunds and Charlene Butler!
Many thanks also to the Red Gables Deli for their generous donation of the pickles which formed the basis of the tournament “trophies”!
Next on the agenda for the Social Committee is our club’s major fundraising extravaganza, a Street Party on July 1, Canada Day! Save the date for this one! You won’t want to miss it!
It will be a Street Party with the famous band, the TREBLEMAKERS, playing from 6:30-9:00!
Admission will be free, bring your own appies and refreshments, lawn chairs, PB paddles and bear spray!
You will be able to play PB on the street, groove to the “tunes”, mingle with your PB friends, gaze in wonder at the mountains around us!
And, to raise funds for our club, we will have fabulous SILENT AUCTION ITEMS on which you can bid so bring your credit cards and chequebooks!
Lots more news to come on this one!
FREE TRY IT/INTRO TO PICKLEBALL SESSIONS WILL BE BACK!
Our wildly popular FREE TRY IT sessions are coming back on May 20, May 27 and June 24.
These sessions are open to anyone in the community who has never played pickleball but would like to give it a try.
Like last year, we will offer these sessions to friends, relatives, neighbors of BVPA members first. We will share sign up details in the coming days.
That’s all for now.
Cheers and paddles up, everyone!