McMinn Magic

Most Victorian pickle-heads have played at McMinn Park. If you haven’t been there, the parking for the multi use courts are off Maplegrove St. in Saanich. It’s a great place to play in the nice weather and the courts are well used…. Too well used. Occasionally there are tennis players who are using the 2 available spaces. We have a chance to change the situation…If you haven’t completed the user input form (the link below), please do so now. We … Continue reading

Keeping It Real With Hilary

The player who I have profiled in this edition of the Court is someone who I met at the Canadian Nationals last summer. She and I have something in common! No,…not athletic ability….she and I are the same age:-)….We chatted for awhile and she agreed to be interviewed in my blog. I think my readers have enjoyed reading about the young stars that I have featured in previous posts, but, if you are like me, you will take a special … Continue reading

TOC Wrapping – Part Two

In the September 16th CC I talked with 4 incredibly pickleish ladies who excelled in their matches at this year’s Tournament of Champions…Now let’s here from the other side. Let’s drill down and hear what the some of the guys have to say about pickleball, the TOC and getting ready to do their best at major tourneys. First off we get the inside look at TOC pickleball from an insider….He is a resident of Brigham City so he knows the … Continue reading

Special Announcement About Oak Bay Pickleball

I thought I would share an email I received from Amanda Morency, the Community Recreation Programmer for Recreation Oak Bay….As you may know, she has been doing a great job for pickleballers this Fall by giving us 5 days a week when we can play at Henderson Rec. This posting is about the other place to play in Oak Bay. Here is her note: Amanda Morency – Hello Doug….I haven’t talked to you in a while about pickleball at Recreation … Continue reading

TOC Wrapping – Part One

I think you will enjoy hearing from 4 of the charismatic and talented women who won a big share of the medals at Brigham City. The Tournament of Champions is an important event for the pro players and is a good preview of the competition level they can expect at the US Nationals in November. *First off we hear from one of best singles pb players in the world. Although new to pickleball, she is figuring out how to win … Continue reading