Pickleball Manitoba

About Us

Welcome to PMI

Pickleball Manitoba Inc. (PMI) is a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers who have a passion with pickleball who are committed to the promotion, development, and growth of the sport for players of all ages. 

Our Board

President - Ted Fardoe

Ted Fardoe has been on the PMI Board for 2 years recently acting as Vice president prior to taking over as president in April 2024 Previously Ted served on the board of the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association for 14 years, ten of those as president. In addition in 2002 Ted was a founding member of the University of Manitoba Bisons Jr. Bison basketball program which offers young athletes an opportunity to develop their skills and foster leadership and teamwork through competitive experiences. The goals for Pickleball Manitoba are to build the sport across all ages and skills as well as achieve recognition as a sport provincially and Nationally

Vice President - Sue Davidson

Hello my name is Sue Davidson and I am from Portage la prairie where I work parttime as a veterinarian. I have been on the Pickleball Manitoba board for one year and am presently the vice president for 2024- 2025. I have been playing pickleball since 2019 and enjoy meeting people and playing this great sport as much as possible!

Treasurer - Don Flatt

Don Flatt is a dedicated pickleball enthusiast from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Don and his wife spend their winters in Naples, Florida, where he has competed in the US Open. The great sport of pickleball has allowed Don to stay active during his retirement years and to make numerous new friends in both Manitoba and Florida. Don is passionate about expanding opportunities for youth to get involved in pickleball in his home province.

Secretary - Vacant

Rural Director - Denny Quigley

Denny Quigley lives in Souris Manitoba and has played pickleball for the last 10 years. He was an educator and coach for 35 years. He volunteered to be part of several sports related boards including badminton and, most recently, pickleball. Pickleball has given him the opportunity to stay active in retirement and to meet many new friends. He is looking forward to assisting in the development and expansion of pickleball in Manitoba

Director Winnipeg - Kelly Taylor

Director Coaching - Kim Ezzard

Kim is from East Selkirk, Manitoba. She has worked in Criminal Justice for 29 years with over 20 years involved in Recreational Sports and Activities. After many years of competitive volleyball, Kim has picked up the game of Pickleball and has enjoyed playing in tournaments across Canada. She learned to play 3 years ago and has competed in the World Police and Fire Games in their inaugural Pickleball Event. What she enjoys best is meeting new people and making new Pickleball friends. She is also a NCAA Certified Instructor and enjoys teaching new players of all ages the game! She feels the beauty in Pickleball is the variety of ages that play as her daughters and Father play with an age difference of 65 years between them!

Director Technology - Arnie Waddell

Arnie Waddell lives in Winnipeg and is a GIS/Pedology Application Specialist for Agriculture Canada. He has been involved as a player in competitive hockey and soccer for many years, and now in pickleball for the past 5 years. Arnie coached soccer for over 10 years, including 4 years as a Premier Level Soccer Coach for the Bonivital Flames and 4 years for the Dakota Lancer High School Soccer Team. In addition, Arnie spent 2 years as the Sports Director for the Winnipeg Beach Cottage Association. His goal is to spread the news about the great game of pickleball and transform the game into a mainstream sport in Manitoba.

Director Coaching - Laurie Guderyan

Hello! My name is Laurie Guderyan. I was employed in the Graphic Arts industry in Equipment Sales for 42 years and have now been retired for 5 years. While in the trade, I was a member of 3 different boards within the industry and enjoyed working with my colleagues to enrich the graphic art community. I’ve been married for over 40 years to my wonderful wife, Donna and we have 4 sons. I started playing pickleball 4 years ago, beginning by playing indoors in the winter. I came from the racquetball world and served on the board there for many years. Playing pickleball has been very enjoyable, healthy, and lots of fun meeting new groups of people. I’m looking forward to working on the board and helping expand the sport

Rural Director - Maureen Bonar

Maureen Bonar lives in Brandon with her husband of which they have two daughters. Maureen’s past experience was working in sport for over 13 years as well as many years volunteering for non-profit organizations and events, at community, regional, provincial and national levels. She has worked for municipal and provincial governments, and post secondary college/university. She currently is a Project Manager for Westoba Credit Union. After many years of competitive curler, she has now slowed down enough to catch the pickleball ‘bug’, playing across Canada and meeting such great people. Her personal goal on the board is to move Pickleball to sport status and bring more awareness to this awesome ‘sport for life’