Alberta was well represented in all events at the 2018 Pickleball Canada National Tournament in Kelowna July 8 to 8.  By all reports the tournament was well organized, fun and some excellent pickleball was played and watched. Congratulations to all those who stood on the podium...

Walt has graciously volounteered to lead referee development for PA.  Officiating is an important aspect of our game.  If you are keen to find out how you might be able to get involved contact Walt at RefereeDevelopment@pickleballalberta.org I started playing pickleball in 2014 and refereed at...

Walt Buehler, who has recently stepped up to lead referee development for Pickleball Alberta, ran a successful referee training clinic in Edmonton for the Central Lions Seniors Association (CLSA) on April 20th.   Richard Hossein, President of the CLSA club reported that “Everyone felt they had...

Ever wonder what shots the pickleball pros rely on?  The statistics from the Men's gold medal match for 2017 Grand Canyon State Games (excuse the typo in the attached document as the 2018 games have not yet occurred). The person compiling these stats needs a medal...

Here is some contact information for Alberta grants which clubs may apply to for funding.  Some clubs have received grants for various projects (if you have a story to share let us know and we'll post it on our website). Alberta Sport Connection  https://albertasport.ca/funding/ Don Wilson handles support...

While the headline isn't referring to what it takes to get pickleball thriving .. the photo is priceless!  Pickleball was on the national political stage recently in Edmonton! ...

Pickleball Alberta will from time to time bring items of potential interest to clubs, as we learn of them.  The Sport Law and Strategy Group (SLSG) based in Toronto, periodically runs webinars on topics of interest to sport organizations.  The cost to participate in these...

The Edmonton Journal recently published an article about the explosive growth of pickleball in their city - fueled by (among other things) the opening of dedicated courts this past summer.  If you have questions about how the Edmonton Pickleball Club (EPC) has accomplished all this...

We have formed two committees reporting to Mike Cooper, Director at Large on the PA Board of Directors: Referee Training & Development; and Player Development & Coaching.   Why?   To become a Provincial Sports Organization PA must have training and certification program for referees, as well as,...

Thanks to Mario (pickleball photographer extrodinaire) for preparing a video of the Mens and Ladies 4.5 doubles finals at  the 2017 provincial tournament:  the September Smash hosted by Parkland Pickleheads. It's inspiring to see how level play has grown at Alberta tournaments.  Congratulations again to Parkland...