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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...

The Central Lions Seniors Association (CLSA) Pickleball club in Edmonton clearly had a lot of fun at thier recent round robin event.  Many thanks to Mario for the photos and video club of - yes - the players being piped in! CLSA Piping in Pickleball And for...

The Edmonton Pickleball Club is making the most of the last weeks of fall on thier new courts.  Thursday nights have  become potluck and BBQ night. Friday afternoon was play and a BBQ.  They are doing something right in Edmonton playing, eating and socializing together. EPC...

Recently the St Albert Pickleball Club (SAP) initiated a “Best Practices” meeting with four near-by clubs.  The goal was to share best practices as well as challenges.  The meeting was attended by SAP, Edmonton Pickleball Club (EPC), Parkland Pickleheads and Srathcona County Pickleball Association (SPCA). Gary...

Pickleball Alberta (PA) has Board openings for Secretary and Director of Communications. As well, we are establishing three committees reporting to the Director at Large (Mike Cooper) to support: tournament coordination, referee training and development, coaching and player development.   Read this for more information -    PA Board and Committee Positions We are looking for...

There have been many requests to share best practices between clubs.  This is one of the aims of Pickleball Alberta and one reason for developing this website. Strathcona County Pickleball Association (SCPA) is kicking off this initiative by sharing a copy of their pamphlet which according...

Congratulations to Parkland Pickleheads for hosting a very successful PA Provincial Championships Sept 8 to 10, 2017.  The tournament attracted 272 players from AB, BC, SK, MN, ON and the US. It takes a club to run a tournament and this club has put forward an...