School Grant Winners

Winners of Pickleball Alberta's 2022 School Grants

Here are some of the awards given and the pictures taken by our winners. Thanks to all applicants and participants.

JC Charyk School - Hanna

First picture: Mrs. Crystal Quaschnick’s class from JC Charyk School in Hanna is receiving pickleballs from Cindy and Dean Kroetsch on behalf of Pickleball Alberta. 

Below: Mr. Clint Mohl, Physical Education Teacher from JC Charyk school is receiving POACH paddles donated by Cindy and Dean Kroetsch.


“Pickleball is helping develop our students at JC Charyk. While playing pickleball our students have developed better hand-eye coordination skills that have helped them with their other sports like badminton, hockey, basketball, and football to name a few. Pickleball has also helped to develop students’ social skills and has given students an opportunity to meet fellow community members while playing a sport they love.”


Clint Mohl

St. Joseph High School - Red Deer

“The St. Joseph students enjoyed learning about the game of pickleball, and were very excited to try out their new skills at the Red Deer Pickleball courts at Motorworks Fields. They saw improvements each day that they were there, and became quite competitive. A few students showed interest in the upcoming Jamboree that is taking place in the summer.”

Tobi Blais

Phys. Ed teacher


Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School - Red Deer

P. Ed. classes from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School enjoyed several visits to the Red Deer Pickleball Courts in May and early June with their teachers Mrs. Kathy Lalor and Mr. Travis Czainski.

Normandeau School - Red Deer

Grade 7 and 8 students in the Rec Ed program at Normandeau School enjoyed their visit to the Red Deer Pickleball Courts in June and were grateful to receive 33 pickleballs for participating in this Pickleball Alberta sponsored program. 


École Montrose - Grande Prairie

Lisa Loveless and Connie Craig presented pickleball instruction at the Eastlink Centre to teacher Lynne Goosney’s awesome grade 7 and 8 students from École Montrose in early June.

Chester Ronning School - Camrose

Over 100 students enjoyed the instruction and play offered throughout the day by Kirk Jensen (President, Pickleball Alberta), his son Michael (an awesome pickleball player!) and Dean Edwards (President, Camrose Pickleball Club). 

Spruce Grove Composite High School - Spruce Grove

Students from the Spruce Grove Composite High School visited the Parkland Pickleheads Pickleball Club located in Henry Singer Park in June. The PPPC has one of the largest groups of junior players in the province and offer scheduled junior play times.

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