On September 7, 2019 the Summerland Pickleball Club held a fun and well attended fall tournament. 19 teams were organized in Groups A, B and C with Group A representing the most advanced level. Not only did the tournament provide hours of fun exercise and socializing, we also raised over $500 towards the construction of new courts. Winners were (left to right) Angie Milne/Barrie Borrett (Group A), Ken & Dawn Pratt (Group B) and Margaret Wouda/Jerry Flaman (Group C).
Thank you to our sponsors and those club members who developed the program, acted as referees and contributed in many other ways.
Over 70 members and friends either participated or observed and supported the players. We had a great time and hope to organize a similar event next year.
The Summerland Pickleball Club held a very well attended 2019 Annual General Meeting on September 3, 2019. The membership fee for the September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 period will be $35 and includes a membership with Pickleball BC and Pickleball Canada.
The new Board of Directors was confirmed as follows:
Last weekend five members of the Summerland Pickleball Club participated in the first annual Super Seniors Tournament hosted by the brand new West Kelowna Pickleball Club. Ten beautiful courts were brimming with activity as players from various communities competed in doubles and mixed doubles.
In addition to a bronze and a silver medal, both won by Gwen Redfern, our members (Gwen, Nell and Bill Hinchey, Carol and Michael Hermesh) returned with lots of positive tournament impressions and some great ideas for raising the profile of tournament play in our own club.
Hopefully we’ll be able to send more players next time. This is a great way to connect with the sport at a more competitive level.
Poster published by the West Kelowna Pickleball Club
Our 2018 year end (August 31) is fast approaching and the date for our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm held at the Seniors Drop In Centre in Summerland. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
A Call for Nominations info sheet is shown below. Please review the document and give some consideration to joining the SPC Board for 2019. Job descriptions for the Executive positions are posted on the SPC website under the heading “About Us”.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the SPC Secretary by email to email@example.com.
Membership renewals are due September 1, 2018. Please download the form available under the heading “Membership” and submit your payment to Linda Curle. Linda will also be available at the AGM to accept 2019 membership renewals as well as new members.
The 2019 membership fee is $28.00/annum ($25.00 plus the $3.00 p.p. annual court booking fee as per Resolution passed at the Spring General Meeting). The court booking fees assessed by the District for the 2018 outdoor pickleball season were $3.00 p.p. based on 100 members.
The temporary court tape for two additional pickleball playing surfaces at Peach Orchard was placed on the dual use court on June 28 and 29. It took a number of us many hours, not to mention hundreds of Club dollars to purchase the tape and an additional cabinet for storage of the portable nets to be used on these newly marked courts.
On Sunday July 1, members found all the court tape removed, crumpled up and thrown onto the ground in front of our lockers.
I was notified by a club member. When I got to the court I contacted the RCMP to report this vandalism of District property. RCMP promptly attended, confiscated the tape as evidence and opened a file.
On Tuesday July 3, I meet with Lori Mullin, District Recreation Manager, and updated her on the vandalism. She then meet with District managers as well as the RCMP and posted a letter at the court requesting information from anyone who might have observed the incident.
However frustrated we as a Club may feel about the vandalism it only highlights the fact that we need to have dedicated permanent courts built ASAP.
Needless to say if anyone hears or knows something contact the District Recreation Department or the RCMP.
The 2018 SPC Outdoor Season came off to a great start. Fifteen lady pickleball players enjoyed Round Robin games organized by Ladies Day Captain Angela Sielmann. It was a perfect morning to transition from indoor to outdoor pickleball.
Our indoor venue at the Harold Simpson Hall is now closed until the fall. On rainy days the Badminton Hall will be available during established winter program time slots. Fell free to drop in if it’s too wet to play outside. Just know that there won’t be any assigned court hosts and that net installation and removal is up to the players. A $3 drop in fee applies.