Support for Juniors

Here are some resources that clubs can use for developing and growing their junior pickleball programs, and play opportunties.


Pickleball Alberta is offering eight grants of $300 each to affiliated clubs to support the development of their junior pickleball program. Each club may qualify for one of these grants. Apply for a grant by submitting the application below!

Kid Sport Canada Grants

The reality is that cost keeps 1 in 3 Canadian kids out of organized sport. KidSport provides grants to help cover those costs to ensure that no kid is ever left watching from the sidelines.

Read more below, and see if your current or proposed junior pickleball program can qualify for a KidSport grant.

Donate To Jumpstart

100% of the funds donated to your local Jumpstart chapter stay in your community, giving kids aged 4-18 equal access to sports and physical activity.

Use High Five to Develop a Quality Youth Recreational Program

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for recreation and leisure programs. It was founded in 2001 by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) as a national standard for children’s recreation programs.

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As stated on the High Five website, “HIGH FIVE not only provides recreation professionals with training, but also gives organizations program assessment tools, policies and procedures, and resources to raise awareness about the component parts of operating successful programs. Since then, the standard has evolved to include training on several of other factors including mental health, competitive sport programs, and healthy aging.

Based on extensive research on the characteristics of quality programs, HIGH FIVE established the five principles that ensure positive experiences in recreation and leisure settings.

1.    A caring leader

2.    The opportunity to make friends

3.    The opportunity to play

4.    The opportunity to master skills

5.    The opportunity to participate

HIGH FIVE-trained instructors use these principles to create inclusive and inviting spaces for their program participants. 

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