Ambassadors Robert and Deb Sluser held a terrific clinic in Pilot Butte tonight! Twenty five fun individuals including the Recreation Director Brian Chmarney and the mayor Peggy Chomey!! We have a feeling another Club is about to spring into existence!!! Great clinic and tons of fun!!!
Ambassador Larry Rinholm in Davidson
Ambassador Doug Brown facilitated a clinic for the Pike Lake Cabin Owners. Twenty three interested people showed up for a clinic at the Pike Lake tennis courts. All had fun and will be playing indoors this winter!!! Thank you Doug Brown for all you do to further the game.
Thank you once again to Ambassadors Robert and Debrah Sluser for facilitating yet another clinic. We had 15 players out, quite a number of new people and several experienced players from Fort QuAppele . Nice facility; very enthusiastic group! Looks like Dysart will blossom into a new Pickleball club.
Imperial, Sask was the recipient of a clinic given by Ambassador Doug Brown. Eleven more people were introduced to our favourite sport! Thank you Doug for your gift of time and love of pickleball!!
Great Facility and Enthusiastic group. They all enjoyed and will continue to play on Wednesday evenings at the school.
On July 4th, 6 people attended the Orientation to Pickleball in Hazlet. Ambassadors Karen Wallace and Reg Dumont had the pleasure of introducing these enthusiastic people to the sport of Pickleball. Before the end of the 2 hours people were beginning the discussion of how they were going to keep the game going in Hazlet.
David did a clinic in Buchanan. The community hall was the venue in Buchanan with 13 people attending the clinic with three courts set up. None had ever played the sport before but all in attendance had great fun! Most were over 65 years young. Good venue and great for future events! Thank you to Maria Kupchinski for getting the community out for the evening!
Kelly and Jeannine were in Oxbow this week. They had 7 enthusiastic players...2 with Pickleball experience, 5 without! Lots of fun...lots of laughs...stayed and played extra game with experienced players. One player even gave Jeannine some beets so She could go home to "pickle"...lol
Thank you Perry Cavanaugh for your contribution!! Every community that is reached will reap the benefits for years and generations to come! The Zenon Park clinic went well. 4 more people showed up after the picture was taken so I was happy with that as the Riders were playing. Everyone really liked the game I think and they will teach others. I told them to call if they want me to go back. I don’t want any compensation for mileage etc. It was fun so that’s good enough. It was only 15 miles away
Ambassadors Noreen Heatherington and Reg Lakness delivered a clinic to Avonlea, Sk. Reg and Noreen led the pickleball clinic at the Avonlea school gym on June 10, 1 to 3 PM. They delivered the clinic using two courts but the school has room for three when they get their club going. We also took out extra paddles (7) from the PRI Tartan so each person had a paddle and some extra balls. There were 10 participants, with an additional late arrival. We taught the clinic as per the handout provided and the participants enjoyed it very much. Overall a good day!!
Doug Brown was out touring Saskatchewan this week! The group played in the Kyle curling rink and had to move the archery set up out. People played hard and enjoyed it very much. They are looking forward to playing against Clearwater. All had a fun time and even the mayor and his wife both enjoyed the clinic. Thank you Crystal Imrie for arranging the session!!!
The Town of Watrous had a very innovative clinic. They have a beautiful skating arena and drew some fancy court lines to be able to set up and have a great clinic! Thank you Ambassador, Doug Brown!
The lines were drawn with sidewalk chalk, so some were crooked but the game is played the same with straight or crooked lines. The Recreation director is obtaining tape and the courts will be much more authentic. After the lines were drawn, the fun began with Instruction, learning new drills then play. All in attendance were excited and loved the game.
All were appreciative of the net, paddles and balls and thanked Doug for coming out and leaving the equipment donated by Pickleball Saskatchewan as a result of the grant received from the Horizons program.
Our Pickleball Ambassadors are really moving throughout the province to spread the benefits of this sport far and wide! Thank you Ellen and Sue!! A beginner clinic was held on May 29th in Elrose at the school gym with 11 participants! Ellen Manson and Sue Lytle were the ambassadors to introduce the game to the Elrose community. Players practiced skills, learned the game rules and then had fun playing a few games! It was a great evening of Pickleball activity for everyone! The group was very pleased to receive their kit and is making plans to establish playing times for Elrose!
Wednesday, June 6 2018, ambassadors Gil and Val Etcheverry from North Battleford are also on the move promoting this great sport!! With only 1 out of the 10 present having tried the game, they were all very excited and thankful for the lesson and the set of free Manta Sport equipment. They already have the Gym booked for next week, unfortunately half of the group left prior to having a group photo.
Ambassadors Kelly and Jeannine were in Redvers on Sunday afternoon braving the heat to provide s clinic to 12 participants. Due to the extreme heat some individuals cancelled and pursued “cooler” options but all who attended enjoyed the day! Thank you Kelly and Jeannine for your time and dedication!
Gil & I gave another Pb demo to 13 very enthusiastic people from Wilkie. They were so excited & appreciative to have Pb started in their community. I am confident that they will find a permanent location & are well on their way to enjoying something New in the town of Wilkie! “ Horray” to Pickleball Saskatchewan for putting smiles on so many faces. Very rewarding to be a part of the physical well being of so many Sask. Seniors
Ambassador David Weiman offered a clinic at Duck Mountain Park!! Thank you once again for your time and effort in making these clinics fun and interesting! Most active of senior crew thus far. Interestingly six of the attendees were from Southey who were camping at the park. Of course, being pickleball players they brought their paddles. Love it!
Esterhazy benefited from a visit by ambassador David Weiman. Thanks David for spreading your knowledge of the game
Doug Brown was in Biggar this week and gave a clinic to seven enthusiastic individuals. They enjoyed the clinic and are trying to get more seniors out to play!
Good Spirit Lake
Ambassador David Weiman delivered a clinic to Good Spirit Park. This is an awesome way to make a camping vacation even better!! The Park Interpreters were well organized for this clinic. The park super had already organized to have pickleball lines painted on the two tennis courts. The park is well on its way with pickleball. The Park Interpreters were well organized for this clinic. The park supervisor had already organized to have pickleball lines painted on the two tennis courts. The park is well on its way with pickleball.
Gil & I have just returned from giving the pickleball demo in Goodsoil. We had an awesome group of 16 participants in Goodsoil - the majority had never held a paddle. They are so enthusiastic,that they have already decided to set up play 2x / week. We had our demo on their outdoor multi courts which they had prepared & painted lines on. We feel the demo was successful even though the temp. was above 30 it didn’t cool off their enthusiasm - we had plenty of lawn chairs ,took numerous water breaks & kept the practice sessions shorter.They were so Thankful to receive the equipment & so Happy we had traveled North. It was so much fun to feel the excitement.
I think they are ADDICTED
Thank you Reg Dumont and Karen Wallace for another successful community introduction to Pickleball. In the hamlet of Abbey, a community that has won many honors in volleyball and track, ambassadors Karen Wallace and Reg Dumont met with 4 people who came to learn Pickleball. Working with a small group allowed for a lot of personal attention which resulted in noticeable growth of skills during the morning. By noon everybody had learned enough to play the game.
My goodness Robert and Debra Sluser did yet another clinic! Wow these two are really delivering the game throughout the province!!! Did a pickleball clinic in Grenfell at their high school gym very nice facility easily fit 3 courts. Smaller group but very enthusiastic. Thanks Brian for helping us out to set this up.
Doug Brown was in Young! The clinic was held in a private school with two courts. The owner took part and it was a great time. Pickleball will be an on going event in Young!
Corning / Windthorst
Robert and Deb Sluser have their running shoes on again and this time it was to Windthorst for a Corning, Sk clinic! The clinic was for Corning but was held in the Windthorst community centre. They had 20 participants out and three courts were used. Very enthusiastic group and very helpful.
Doug Brown also gave a clinic at Clearwater! Set up for 11 people in the hall. It was a little small in length. Everyone learned the basics of pickleball. The stage is being removed this week and then this venue will work! Thank you Shelley Dashney for organizing the clinic.
Our Ambassadors, Karen Wallace and Reg Dumont held a clinic in Oungre, Saskatchewan on May 17, 2018 at Oungre Memorial Park. Twenty community members attended and fun was had by all. Another successful evening and another community hooked on Pickleball.
On May 30, 2018 our Doug Brown provided a clinic to the community of Hepburn, Sask. Lisa Braun arranged a clinic for 9 or 10 interested parties at the College gymnasium. Doug explained the game over coffee and dainties and then the participants got a chance to try out their skills on the courts. Everyone enjoyed the Clinic. Thank you Doug!
Broadview was the recipient of another very successful clinic tonight with Ambassadors Bob and Deb Sluser! at Broadview school with 19 participants. We were able to get 4 courts in the gym. Karen and Colleen were there to greet us and help us set up. We were also able to bring two of our own nets to fill the gym. As well one of their players had a net so it all worked out well.
Lucky Lake hosted a beginner Pickleball clinic on the evening of June 6, with 16 in attendance! Ellen Manson and Sue Lytle instructed skills and game play throughout the evening. Participants had lots of fun practicing and then playing games. At the end of the evening, there were plans to purchase more equipment and schedule playing times! It was great to welcome Lucky Lake into the world of Pickleball fun and exercise! Thanks to Cindy Boon for coordinating the evening!
PSI ambassador Lonnie Dynna was invited out to the Elbow pickleball club to provide some International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) skills and techniques to the members to assist them in improving their game. In turn, the Elbow Club would provide feedback through PSI ambassador Kim Trew who is from Elbow how Lonnie rated coaching in the skills and technical session. We had 18 amazing players who attended the skills development session on Saturday evening, July 21, 2018 and a dozen of spectators in their beautiful rink! Thank you Elbow pickleball community!
Ambassadors Kim Trew and Lonnie Dynna teamed up on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to provide a demonstration on behalf of Pickleball Saskatchewan Inc. to the community of Mistusinne Resort Village (7 kilometers from Elbow) to assist them starting up their Pickleball community. We had 9 attendees that were enthusiastic and willing to learn and grow the sport of pickleball in their community.
Ambassador Doug Brown ran a clinic in Shell Lake for fourteen interested individuals including two Albertans and two minors. The Shell Lake tennis courts provided s great venue and great fun for all! Thanks Doug Brown for the gift of your time and knowledge of this great sport!!!
Grayson was very lucky to be one of the 50 rural communities that benefited from the New Horizon grant.
This was a very good crew to work with and very attentive. Their hall will be a great facility to play.Thank you Ambassador David Weiman.
13 people watched and 3 played with the rec director . They enjoyed watching and the three players enjoyed.
Well, a fine time was had by all in Ituna with 18 attendees signed up. Pat Krushen and Beryl Haddick are the contact people. We used the tennis courts behind the school which are decent. shape. The most interesting aspect to me was that several of the attendees were already planning on how they could get the courts fixed up to provide a better surface. The pioneer spirit is well and alive in Ituna.
Doug Brown also did a clinic in Leader! Thank you Doug for taking the time from your hectic schedule to deliver clinics!!! We had a fun clinic with a very appreciative group of people. All had fun. Leader has a new recreation director who unfortunately was not in attendance. Thank you Zak Pitzel for being a community leader!
Doug also did a clinic in Gull Lake! Wow you really have delivered for the Club Doug! There were 10 people in attendance at the Gull Lake clinic including the Mayor! They had two badminton courts plus our court set up.
Ambassadors Karen Wallace and Reg Dumont presented the Orientation to Pickleball kit to 9 enthusiastic pickleball players from Rosetown. It was a beautiful summer evening with the long daylight hours. The group was able to play outside on the tennis courts until 9:30. Pickleball has some good talent growing in Rosetown.
Ambassadors Jennifer Hogan and Lonnie Dynna had the privilege to present a Pickleball demonstration, skills and techniques to the newly formed SSBKV Pickleball Club in Silton, Saskatchewan!
Ambassadors Robert and Debra Sluser with Junior Ambassadors Cheryl Tatlow and Ruth Korchinski held a clinic in Montmartre. The group was great and very enthusiastic. They were a joy to teach in a very beautiful school gymnasium with three large courts. Pickleball will become a sport that this community will enjoy.
Thank you Gerry Fisher for arranging the evening!!!
Following are some pics from pickleball demonstration in Maidstone June 11 including the 10 attendees .. we are having a second information night on Sunday June 17...more pictures to follow
Robert and Deb Sluser held a clinic at Whitewood last evening! Thanks for sharing this great game with another very deserving community! We had another Pickleball clinic at Whitewood in their skating rink. Matt the recreation director did an awesome job of putting in the lines for us to play on 3 courts he did a great job getting everything ready for us to give the clinic. He was expecting 13 participants but only eight were able to come. None of the participants had ever played pickle ball before. All went well! Everyone enjoyed the new game!
Pickleball Saskatchewan ambassadors, Sue Lytle and Ellen Manson held a beginner clinic at the Beechy School, Beechy Sask. on May 27th. Sharron Snow, the rec board chairperson coordinated the event with 18 participants. This was an introduction to Pickleball for the community of Beechy. There was an enthusiastic response to the game with everyone participating in the skills practice and then games! They are making plans to purchase further equipment and schedule Pickleball play for their community! It was awesome to see the fun and excitement of the group, who were also very appreciative of the kit provided by Pickleball Saskatchewan through the New Horizons grant!
We are excited to see the growth of the sport in another rural community!
Fort Qu’Appelle was the recipient of a clinic today with Ambassadors Robert and Debra Sluser! Had a good turnout, 13 registered for the clinic. 12 regulars came out after we were done with the clinic and asked if we could help the more advanced players so we stayed for another hour to help them. Everyone was very thankful for us coming out. They were a great group of people to work with.
Eastend Pickleball clinic on May 27, 2018 presented by Doris Dunphy, and Cathy Sinclair, both from Moose Jaw. It was a lot of fun for everyone. All of the group were serving successfully by the end of the session. Robert Gebhardt is the Pickleball Ambassador from Eastend. Thank you to the Eastenders for allowing us to come.