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    Posted July 25, 2014 - The Pickleball Association of Ontario 2014 Annual Tournament.
    LOCATION: Rim Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex, 2001 University Avenue, Waterloo, Ontario.
    DATES: September 17 and 18th 2014.
    REGISTRATION: To register online & for tournament details, go to  www.pickleballtournaments.com  
    ELIGIBILITY: The tournament is open to PAO MEMBERS ONLY. You can join online if you aren't a current member, only $10. Look for the new members registration link on the left.
    FORMAT: This year the tournament will be played as a round robin, increasing the number of games played, more games to play!!
    ACCOMMODATIONS: When registering at www.pickleballtournaments.com look for the sub-link "Lodging/Accommodations" for information on hotel discounts in the Waterloo area.

    PAO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:  The AGM will be on Wed. Sept. 17 shortly after the completion of play. Details and location will be posted on the PAO website shortly, please check there and plan to attend, we need input from all our members.

    Posted July 1, 2014 - Honour Your Partner Tournament for Players 70+ with a 3.0 or 3.5 Rating. Men's & Women's Doubles (No Mixed). Kingsway College, Oshawa. Oct. 10, 2014. Click here for complete details.

    Posting Updated Aug.17, 2014 - 1st Annual Hamilton & District Pickleball Championships 2014. Oct. 18-19/14. Men's, Women's & Mixed. Open, 55+, 65+. At the City of Hamilton Ancaster Rotary Centre. Contact Gary Russell, gdrussell@sympatico.ca, 905-389-0122. Click here for flyer, click here for registration form, click here for FAQ document.  

    Posted Apr. 19, 2014 - Pickleball Depot Donates 1000 Paddles Across Canada. 
    Click here for information on how you can participate in the donor program.


    2nd Annual PAO Tournament and AGM A Huge Success
    Photos of all medal winners, organizers and volunteers can be found on the Tournament Listings & Results page
     
    All photos courtesy of Joe Serflek, PAO member.
    Oshawa, Aug. 14-16, 2013 -  The 2nd Annual Investors Group 50+ Ontario Pickleball Open held at Kingsway College in Oshawa on Aug. 14, 15 and 16 was by all accounts a huge success.

    115 players attended with 40 mixed teams, 24 women's teams and 29 men's teams. The facility was excellent and players appreciated the job done by the organizers, referees, volunteers and scorekeepers. Congratulations to the winners and to all players for helping to make this a successful event. The list of medal winners can be found on our Tournament Listings & Results page.  Thanks also go to our main sponsors, Investors Group and the Quality Hotel for their support financially and otherwise.
     
    A highly successful raffle was held at the tournament. Donated prizes consisted of six new paddles, a Eureka vacuum cleaners and a gift basket loaded with balls, a PAO t-shirt and $25 in cash. Thanks to all those who bought raffle tickets in support of the PAO.
     
    The second Annual General Meeting of the PAO was held at the conclusion of play on Aug. 14 at the Quality Hotel. Approximately 50 people attended for the business portion of the meeting and the social which followed. A large number of door prizes supplied by pickleball companies and local businesses were awarded at the end of the meeting. The membership approved a new executive consisting of: Bill Gohn (Port Perry), Russ French (Windsor), Sylvia Schultz (Tecumseh), Andy Hall (London), Bruce Doughty (Whitby).
     
    The 2012-2013 Directors appreciated the support provided by all our members who helped make this tournament a success. A big thank you is extended to those same Director's who were the chief organizing committee for the tournament.
     Thanks go to our main sponsor... Investors Group and also to the following contributors:

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    Why Join the PAO?
    The PAO is a non-profit association of volunteer pickleball enthusiasts whose main goal is to promote the sport of pickleball across the province of Ontario. This goal is best achieved through our legally incorporated organization.
     
    Some players want to know, "What's in it for me?". the PAO is not intended to serve or benefit ONE individual participating in this sport. The PAO will provide advice and support to ALL Ontario players and clubs. It will facilitate events which include players from all parts of Ontario.
     
    As an incorporated entity the PAO has positioned itself to solicit support from sponsors and government agencies. This will enable the PAO to achieve it's vision of promoting the sport for the benefit of ALL in the years to come.
     
    We do this of course because we love the sport and want others to enjoy it as much as we do.
     
    Detailed goals:
     
    1. To provide a positive environment that supports fun and exercise for all participants.
    2. To maintain a status as a non-profit, financially stable, independent organization.
    3. To promote and maintain programs which enhance the quality of pickleball in the community.
    4. To develop on-going leadership.
    5. To develop and provide members services to the players.
    6. To increase knowledge and communicate information among members and players.
    7. To sponsor and promote tournament play at the provincial level.
    8. To develop standards for rules and regulations.
    9. To provide training for referees.
    10. To provide a platform for the development of coaches in the future.
     
    Affiliated Organizations:
     
    The PAO maintains a close affiliation with the Pickleball Canada Organization (PCO). We support any and all undertakings of the PCO and follow the same International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) rules of play that the PCO does. We encourage all PAO members to also join the PCO. For more information go to the PCO website at http://pickleballcanada.org/.
     
    The PAO is also closely affiliated with the Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA). Thanks to the OSGA pickleball was introduced as a regular event at the 2010 Ontario Senior Summer Games in Oshawa. The PAO and OSGA worked together to organize the first ever senior games pickleball tournament at that event. The OSGA website can be found at http://www.ontarioseniorgames.ca/. We encourage anyone over the age of 55 to see what the OSGA has to offer and sign up today for membership privileges.
     
                                     
                                                                                                              
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