YORKTON - So, how is your summer going? Our club has seen an increase in the numbers coming out to play this summer. The number playing is still substantially less than winter play but each summer it seems more players are making it more of a priority in their lives.
Ituna will have their two new courts completely done by August and a number of us will have to gone down to try out the new facility. Good results with hard work from the Ituna club.
There has been a number of impromptu clinics set up this last month and they have well attended. Sign up genius and Anne’ regular diligence to keep the membership informed has helped with attendance.
Remember the 3.0 clinic in Ituna and 3.5 clinic in Yorkton on Aug. 20. Check our facebook page for details or call one of the directors.
There is a good number of our club members that are attending the Western Pickleball Playdowns in Regina this next weekend so let’s wish them all the best.
Madalina Kozushka, Ken Kolisnek and Brian Kruger are our club’s newest certified coaches. We welcome them to the fold and will put them to work on August 5th when we are working with Newcomers group to teach a Learn to Play clinic.
Our club is still in need of certified referees so hopefully someone will consider that going ahead. Pickleball clubs are always looking for referees for tournaments in the area, even into Manitoba.
For you “lake and park enthusiast's make sure to always have your paddle along since more and more parks have pickleball courts and there are campers and day users interested in playing this inclusive sport.
Another opportunity for some is the Pickleball Hub in Regina which has 12 pickleball specific courts, trainers and a ball machine for tuning your game.
So, it is getting to be that more and more pickleball opportunities are available to us in our local area and in our travels.
Outdoor play can be very much different at times when factoring in the wind but fun just the same.
Safe traveling this summer and enjoy any pickleball opportunities that come your way.