CPC promotes the need for more pickleball courts
The Calgary Pickleball Club was featured on the CBC Radio Eyeopener program, Thursday Nov. 24th. Host Judy Aldous interviewed CPC Past President Tony Tighe about the growth of pickleball and the need for more dedicated courts in #Calgary.
CPC Volunteers and Host Appreciation Day
The Calgary Pickleball Club hosted a special day to recognize our hardworking volunteers. Dozens of people have helped organize and host our summer outdoor pickleball sessions at North Glenmore Park, Richmond Green, Brentwood and Thornhill. Volunteers also helped with the weekly Novice-Mentor play, pickleball lessons and mini-camps and the Introduction to Pickleball Clinics. On Saturday, September 10th, it was our turn to thank the volunteers with a day of pickleball, door prizes and food. At least 40 people attended the event at the North Glenmore Park courts from 9 am to 1 pm. Our volunteers are the backbone of the club and we thank you very much!
Is Pickleball the New Fountain of Youth?
Time.com just published an article on a new study into the benefits of pickleball for older adults. The lead researcher describes pickleball, “as a public health tool in many ways, both for achieving physical activity and for getting the psychological and social benefits that are so important as we age.” Here’s the article: Why Older People Love Pickleball So Much
CPC Members Bring Home Medals
The Calgary Pickleball Club congratulates all the CPC members who took park in the Canada National Championships in Kingston, Ontario and the Alberta Provincial Championships in Medicine Hat. Our club was well represented in both events and a number of our members reached the medal rounds in both single and doubles categories, claiming gold, silver, and bronze medals in a variety of skill and age levels. Congratulations to the medalists and to all those who competed.
The Calgary Pickleball Club is recognizing three CPC members for helping to save the life of a pickleball player during a CPC pickleball session in June of 2021. Lawrence Lees, Paul Babcock, and Helen Puls have been honoured by St. John Ambulance for their actions during the emergency.
Lawrence, Helen and Paul
Lawrence, Glenn, Paul and Helen
June 13th, 2022 - CPC Teach the Teacher Workshop
Congratulations to all the CPC members who took part in the Teach the Teacher workshop on June 11th. IPTPA Master Teaching Professional Mike Cooper, lead the participants in a workshop to qualify for an IPTPA Level 1 Instructor. After they pass a written test, they are eligible to become IPTPA Level 1 instructors, who can lead CPC, Introduction to Pickleball clinics, and Novice pickleball lessons. Our thanks to Mike Cooper who spent several days in Calgary conducting skills and drills clinics for players and the teacher workshop.
June 11th, 2022 - Alberta Pickleball Day in Calgary
The Calgary Pickleball Club hosted Alberta Pickleball Day events on Saturday, June 11th. The public was invited to our outdoor courts to try, and learn, all about pickleball. Our main event was held at the North Glenmore Park courts in Southwest Calgary. Between 8 am and Noon, over 100 people, between the ages of 3 and 87, came out to play pickleball. Many were trying it for the first time. Thank you to our 40 CPC volunteers who were engaged with setting up the courts, greeting guests, ensuring everyone was fed + hydrated, managing waiting players, and teaching, mentoring and playing pickleball with our guests. Your passion for pickleball set such a happy tone for the day. CPC members also hosted Pickleball Day activities at the Brentwood courts in Northwest Calgary and Richmond Green, SW. Thank you to everyone who made this day possible.
Watch the story about the event from the CTV Calgary Evening News.