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Posted Feb. 6, 2014 - Woodstock "Friendly Play" Tournament. May 10, 2014. In support of Ronald McDonald House in Toronto. Click here for complete details. Click here for registration form.
Posted Jan. 31, 2014 - A PAO Skills Development Workshop is scheduled for Mar. 14 in Oshawa ON. This is open to all PAO members. See the News & Announcements page for complete details.
Posted Oct. 19, 2013 (Updated Dec. 18) - Pickleball Canada 3RD Annual National Open Championship. Abbotsford, B.C. July 4, 5 & 6, 2014. Cick here for complete details on the tournament. Click here for registration form.
Posting Updated Feb. 25, 2014 - London Pickleball Club 2nd Annual Tournament. May 31, 2014 - Men's & Women's Doubles, June 1, 2014 - Mixed Doubles, Tentatively an Open Men's & Women's Doubles if numbers are sufficient. North London Optimist Community Centre. No registration until Mar. 2014. Contact Ken Twilley email@example.com.
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.
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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.
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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