Welcome to the website of the Pickleball Association of Ontario
446 members as of Feb. 17, 2012
Happy First Birthday to the thePAO. The inaugural meeting of the the Pickleball Association of Ontario was held on March 9, 2011 via Skype. What a great year it has been! We now have over 400 members and our first provincial tournament takes place Sept. 6-7, 2012. Thanks to all for your support and thanks to the Directors for all their hard work this past year.
PAO Ontario 50+ Provincial Tournament 2012
The inaugural PAO annual 50+ provincial tournament is scheduled for Oshawa on
Sept. 6-7, 2012. The 8 court facility is booked and preliminary planning has just begun. To register you must be 50 or older and a PAO member.
Competitive Division: Mixed, Men’s and Women’s Doubles with age brackets from 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. Players can register in TWO events. Double elimination format.
Recreational Division: Round robin doubles format for beginner/novice players. No age brackets and no division by gender. Partners to be drawn randomly on day of tournament. Come out and have some fun, meet new players and get a feel for the tournament atmosphere.
Registration Fee: To be determined. This will depend on our costs, number of sponsors etc.
Plan to attend the largest tournament ever held in Ontario. All PAO members are eligible to enter but register early as the number of players will be capped.
Registration forms available here in June. Registration closes Aug. 1/12.
Click here to read the Dec. 2011 PAO Newsletter
***Membership Early Bird Special***
Your 2011 PAO membership expires on June 30, 2012. Members can renew for $8 if paid by May 31, 2012. That’s a 20% discount on the regular rate of $10 which new members must pay. Fees can be paid to account #2054-5211137 at your local TD bank. After making your deposit, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, date of deposit and the amount you paid. Early bird special good until May 31, 2012.
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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.
|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.|
The PAO maintains a close affiliation with the Canada Pickleball Organization (CPO). We support any and all undertakings of the CPO and follow the same International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) rules of play that the CPO does. We encourage all PAO members to also join the CPO. For more information go to the CPO 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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