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Why Join Pickleball Mississauga Association (PMA)?

1. PMA is your voice for change and recognition with the City of Mississauga. PMA negotiated Pickleball lines on outdoor public tennis courts at Mississauga Valley CC. We now have lines on all four courts with adjustable net straps and “permitted” times for extended play outside the customary 45 minute rotation cycle for tennis.

2. We negotiated Pickleball lines on 4 tennis courts at Sheridan Tennis Club, which gives you access to member only courts. We have designated times plus ample drop-in times. The courts have windscreens and LED lights for evening play. Play begins in late April and the season ends in early November.

3. Several years ago, we approached the City for outdoor Pickleball only courts. We understand our request has been incorporated in their Future Directions Plan.

4. We continually seek out other groups to access more indoor and/or outdoor locations to play our game. For example, ML Pro Sports rented facilities at Erin Mills Soccer Club, which offers Pickleball on Saturday mornings and/or Tuesday evenings.

5. We approach various institutions like school boards and private companies to seek out new facilities / venues. However, acceptable space remains extremely limited.

6. We continually promote our sport. In September 2017, PMA demonstrated our sport to the Peel School Board who encourages their schools to add Pickleball to their curriculum. Over 20% of their schools have embraced Pickleball.

7. Given PMA's status with the City, we have access to facilities at reduced rates.

8. In 2017, we hosted the OSGA games and again on May 31, 2018 at Mississauga Valley CC.

9. In 2017, we hosted our first annual fun tournament at Mississauga Valley CC and we booked it again for September 8, 2018.

10. At the moment we have over 140 members. If we could show a larger membership base of 400 or more, our voice would carry more bargaining power with the City.

11. At our AGM, usually in November, we offer a free lunch or dinner depending on support from our sponsors.

12. In January 2018, PMA with the assistance of the Pickleball Association of Ontario Ambassador for Mississauga, we provide coaching to introduce the game to beginners. We play on Wednesday afternoons at 1:15pm for 90 minutes at South Common Community Centre. Our focus is to introduce beginners to this great game so they can easily assimilate into other active community centres with more competitive players.  

13. We liaise with Pickleball Association of Ontario (PAO) to keep you informed of important changes and tournaments.

14.   In partnership with the City of Mississauga, we are hosting lessons for beginners for the first hour and casual or more competitive play for two more hours at the Hershey Centre. The program runs from mid-June to the end of July on Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings and Sunday mornings.

We look forward to your support and you can contact us at pickleball.mississauga@yahoo.ca.

Rene St.Cyr, President, PMA
2018-06-18


Weekend Pickleball

Mississauga Valley CC introduced drop-in play on Sundays, please refer to "where to play in Mississauga" in the sidebar for more details.

ML Pro Sports introduced play on Saturdays (4 courts) and we play at Erin Mills Soccer Club located at 3135 Unity Drive in Mississauga. Contact Monika for more details at monika@mlprosports.com for more current information.


The 2017 PAO Provincial Pickleball Championships
held at the PanAm Centre in Markham ON from the 15th -17th September 2017

GOLD Mixed Doubles 70+  4.0 Diane Pounder            (Mississauga)   John Fraser     (Mississauga)
GOLD Mens Doubles 70+  3.5 Tom Brett             (Mississauga)   John Fraser     (Mississauga)
GOLD Mixed Doubles 70+  3.5 Tom Brett             (Mississauga)   May de Jongh             (Brampton)
SILVER Mixed Doubles         50+  3.0 Carrie Taylor    (Mississauga)   John Cameron     (Mississauga)
SILVER Mixed Doubles         60+  3.5 Peggy Patton      (Mississauga)   Sherif Shalaby     (Mississauga)
SILVER Mens Doubles 50+  3.5 Guy Mutchmore  (Mississauga)   Diago Rogrigues            (Brampton)
SILVER Womens Doubles 60+  4.0 Diane Pounder    (Mississauga)   Simmone Mcgowan     (Barrie)
SILVER Womens Doubles 50+  3.0 Peggy Patton    (Mississauga)   Carrie Taylor     (Mississauga)

Ontario Senior Games 55+ South Central Regional Games (Pickleball) 
held in Hamilton ON on 29th August 2017

SILVER   Mixed Doubles    65+          Peggy Patton and Tom Brett (representing Mississauga) 

On September 9th, 2017, PMA hosted a fun day and tournament at Mississauga Valley Community Centre. The event started at 10 am and ended at 4 pm; 78 people registered for this fun event. A number of sponsors provided support for those participating.

Mississauga Valley CC:
Your team of executives have been successful in working with the City of Mississauga and Sheridan Tennis Club to establish the first outdoor Pickleball courts.  Mississauga Valley Community Centre officially launched two outdoor courts in July 2016 and they added lines on the other two courts in August 2017.  Being a public court, there are no fees to play.  Staff at the facility have paddles and outdoor balls for new players. Playing time is from 7:00 am to dusk.  Courts are available for tennis or Pickleball and you play on a first come, first serve basis.  As a member of PMA, there are designated times for playing Pickleball without the need to rotate every 45 minutes.                                                                                                                                     

Sheridan Tennis Club launched Pickleball on two of their four tennis courts in June 2016. In August 2017, they resurfaced two of their courts and we now have professionally painted Pickleball lines on all four courts. STC is not a public site and you must become a member in order to play Pickleball. For more details, you can look them up at www.sheridantennis.ca.  Designated times have been set aside for Pickleball.  Please refer to the Calander of Events on STC's web site and we note there is amble open time to play on a drop-in basis. For more information, email rene.stcyr@gmail.com.

Ontario 55+ Games held August 11, 2016: Diane Pounder and Ute Hueffer won silver medals representing Mississauga at the Ontario 55+ games held on August 11, 2016. 
Larry Howells won gold in the men's doubles representing Brampton.