2022 Ladies Practice Day

pickleclub18 Recent News, Website

Ladies Practice Day closed out the season with a fun and memorable event.

First, the ladies chipped in to thank Kim Coleman for her amazing mentorship throughout the 2022 PPC season. Kim has come prepared each and every week with new drills and pickleball advice for us all. Kim is truly one of the brightest gems of the Penticton Pickleball Club!

Kim thanking the ladies

Kim Coleman

The ladies played a round robin tournament to practise the skills they’ve learned throughout the year.

3.0 Tournament winners were Bev Boden (gold), Margaret Dragovan (silver), Cornelia Cathelin-Castle (bronze)

On the 3.5 podium were Jan White (gold), Gail Jeffery (silver), Linda Chadwell (bronze)

Kim brought beautiful pickleball wreaths as a prize for each skill level. The wreaths were crafted by Kim Coleman and Karen Heinrichs. Players drew cards to decide who the lucky winners were!

Stephanie Biagioni draws what she hopes is the lucky card

3.0 wreath winner Loreen Martin

3.5 wreath winner Carol Hermesh

Oct 18, 2022 Annual General Meeting

pickleclub18 Recent News, Website

The Penticton Pickleball Club will hold its 2022 Annual General Meeting October 18, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Penticton Golf and Country Club.

Agenda items include, among other club business, election of Officers and Directors and proposed By-Law changes.

See you there!

CMHA Tournament a Success!

pickleclub18 Recent News, Website

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Pickleball for Mental Health tournament was a smashing success! Held September 16 – 18, 2022, the tournament helped the Association exceed its fundraising goal of $50,000. Thanks to all who volunteered, played, watched, and participated in the silent auction and raffles.

Congrats to Penticton Pickleball Club members who took home medals from the tournament.

Men’s Doubles 4.0 – Gord Barnes and Don Brain (gold), Rob Ferguson (silver), Michael Daley and Don MacIntyre (bronze)

Men’s Doubles 3.0, 3.5 – Mark Hammerquist and Dean Gatenby (gold), Rob Sinkewich and Fred Preston (silver)

Mixed Doubles 3.0 – Ronna Pearson and Dan Pearson (gold), Leslie Fillion and Don Milne (silver)

Mixed Doubles 3.5 Age 60+ – Monica Weeks (gold), Jane Dumontet and Larry Ewanchuk (silver), Susan Munro (bronze)

Mixed Doubles 3.5 Any Age – Helena Konanz and Adam Konanz (bronze)

Mixed Doubles 4.0 – James Beaumont (gold), Lori Burgoyne and Gord Barnes (silver), Helen Tidder (bronze)

Mixed Doubles 4.5+ – Kim Coleman and Kham Douangpanya (bronze)

Women’s Doubles 3.0 – Jeannie Lister and Lori Needham (silver), Donna Hammerquist and Leanne Barnes (bronze)

Women’s Doubles 3.5 Any Age – Lori Burgoyne (bronze)

Women’s Doubles 4.0 – Denise Milne and Susan Hatfield (gold), Helena Konanz and Lesley Bumby (silver)

Women’s Doubles 3.5 Age 60+ – Monica Weeks (gold), Ronna Pearson and Susan Munro (silver), AnnaMaria Di Lorenzo and Janet White (bronze)

Women’s Doubles 4.5+ – Kim Coleman (silver)

Spectators had fun!

Organizer Leah Schulting

Volunteer Announcer and Scoreboard Updater Dave Burgoyne

The Referee Desk – refs answered rules questions and reffed the medal matches. Getting ready are Carol Hermesh, Dianne Hill and Leslie Fillion.

Court Hosts helped players get to the right courts and kept the schedule moving. Shown here are Leanne Barnes, Tom Kopp, Lawrence Isaac and Ernie Treichel.

Dave Scott demonstrates the backhand.

Sheila Staring handily manages a shot.

Mary Wu on the attack

Lee Abel with great focus

Kim Coleman watches the ball leave her paddle

Kham Douangpanya stretches out for a winner

Lori Burgoyne and Gord Barnes showing the pickleball spirit

4.5+ Mixed Doubles with gold medal winners Roberta Meakin and Bernie David, silver medalists Nancy Wignall and Brett Macpherson, and bronze medalists Kim Colemen and Kham Douangpanya

Mixed Doubles 4.0 podium with gold medalists Tenille Beaumont and James Beaumont, silver medalists Lori Burgoyne and Gord Barnes, and bronze medalists Helen Tidder and Steve Tidder

Volunteers Needed!

pickleclub18 Recent News, Website

The upcoming Canadian Mental Health Association tournament in Penticton is looking for volunteers.

The tournament runs Sept 16 – 18, 2022. See the attached poster for details.

 

Vernon Tournament Results

pickleclub18 Website

Congrats to the following Penticton Pickleball Club members for bringing home medals from Rally in the Valley in Vernon Aug 12-14, 2022.

Rolf Ryback and James Pye – Bronze in 3.0 MD

Leanne Barnes and Donna Hammerquist – Bronze in 3.0 WD

Lori Burgoyne and Karen Heinrich – Silver in 4.0 WD

Carol McCabe and Dave Burgoyne – Bronze in 4.0 MXD

Gord Barnes and Dave Burgoyne – Silver in 4.5 MD

Kim Coleman and partner – Silver in 4.5 WD

Kelowna Tournament Results

pickleclub18 Website

Penticton Pickleball Club was well represented at the Kelowna Regency Retirement Resorts Tournament this past weekend (July 15-17, 2022). Congratulations to the following medal winners:

Rob Ferguson, Bronze 4.0 Men’s Singles, 50+

Denise Milne/Sue Hatfield, Bronze 4.0 WD, 60+

Leah Schulting, Gold, 4.5 WD, Any Age

Stephane Delisle/Julie Cornett-Ching, Silver, 3.0 MXD, Any Age

Mary Wu, Gold, 3.5 MXD, 60+

Helen Tidder, Bronze, 4.0 MXD, 60+

Kham Douangpanya, Bronze, 4.5 MXD, 50+

Leah Schulting/Sunny Sidhu, Bronze, 4.5 MXD, Any Age

Mary Wu and partner, Gold, 3.5 MXD, 60+

Media Launch at Boston Pizza

pickleclub18 Website

Canadian Mental Health Association’s Pickleball Tournament Media Launch

Calling on all Pickleball Players and Supporters of Mental Health! Our Pickleball for Mental Health tournament Media Launch is on July 22 at Boston Pizza from 7 pm to closing.

Tickets are $30 and include a 50/50, silent auctions, raffles and other FUNdraising activities.

An anonymous donor will match all funds raised at this event.

For tickets, call Mary (250) 493-8999, Diane (604) 990-9886, or see Leah (778) 931-0023.

Congrats to PPC winners!

pickleclub18 Website

Congrats to Penticton Pickleball Club members receiving medals at the Hook, Line and Dinker Tournament in Christina Lake on June 24-26, 2022:

Men’s Doubles 4.0 – Silver to Don MacIntyre/Ian Brown

Women’s Doubles 4.0 – Gold to Helen Tidder/partner (sorry, no pic)

Women’s Doubles 4.0 – Bronze to Carol McCabe/Lori Burgoyne

Women’s Doubles 5.0/4.5 – Gold to Christine Hammersely/partner
Women’s Doubles 5.0/4.5 – Bronze to Leah Schulting/Kim Coleman

Mixed Doubles 5.0/4.5 – Silver to Leah Schulting/partner

Curling Club Tries Pickleball!

pickleclub18 Website

BIG thanks to Brian Hodson and Bob Craig for providing instruction to 13 members from the Penticton Curling Club last Friday evening.

Judging by the laughter, the curlers-come-pickleballers had a great time! None of the participants had played pickleball before, but were doing well after only a short practice. By the end of the clinic they were playing games with smiles and new-found skills.

Thanks also to Terri Draude (PPC Secretary extraordinaire) for organizing and administering the session and to Sharon Romank for taking pictures and helping out with tips for the new players.

Eye Protection Recommended!

pickleclub18 Recent News, Website

A reminder from Walter Knecht of Pickleball BC  that wearing eye protection when playing pickleball is highly recommended.

Yesterday I was informed of quite a serious pickleball accident here in BC!

The player, now patient, suffered what appears to be a direct hit – ball to one eye. Even with corrective emergency surgery the player may not ever have vision in that eye again.

This is the worst injury I am aware of but not the only eye injury this year.

In 2019 we had a round of discussions, some investigations into protective eyewear, and some let’s say ‘warnings’ to get or be protected when playing. I was made aware of a company selling pretty decent eye protective wear. A couple BC players had their product and were real happy with the glasses provided. Those glasses were not rated for pickleball so probably many of our inquires did not result in an uptake. I have sent a reopening email to that company minutes ago – let us try round 2.

If anyone has sourced good protective eyewear – please let me know so I can spread the word!

We need to be proactive!

When I get more information on equipment available – I will send another email blast.

Walter