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Welcome to Wakefield Pickleball (PB). We play Pickleball 3 or 4 times each week at the Wakefield Elementary School. Paddles, balls, partners and coaching are provided to help you get started. Pickleball is fun sport and we play using the Official USAPA rules.

Our regular schedule is

• Recreational Pickleball Sundays 8:30-10:15am and 10:30-noon

• Recreational Pickleball Wednesdays 6:15-7:45pm and 7:45-9:15pm

• Competitive Pickleball Fridays 6:15-8:15pm

$5 each session or $50 for 10 passes or $100 for 20 passes. Passes are good for Sunday, Wednesday, and/or Friday.

IMPORTANT: We can only enter the school on weekdays after 6:00pm. You are welcome to join us at 6:01pm to set-up the nets.

Socials:

Consider joining the group for the Eat, Drink & Plan socials We will eat, drink and get to know each other. We may also discuss PB strategy, tournaments, ideas on how to improve Wakefield Pickleball.

The last Sunday of every month, we will have a Sunday Social Lunch after the game. We will be making reservations for this lunch, please register for the event if you are attending .

On the second Friday of each month we will go for a bite to eat or for a drink, no reservation required.

Saturday activities vary:

• Pickleball Tournaments

• Advanced Training

• Learn & Play

What is Recreational Pickleball?

At Recreational Pickleball everyone over age 18 is welcome to play and you are encouraged to invite new friends. Someone will help new players get started. The paddles, balls, partners and coaching are provided.

What is Competitive Pickleball?

The goal is to build a group of “Pickleball Competitive Team Builders” at the same level of understanding Pickleball strategies. We will help each other develop PB skills, play competitively as team members and enter tournaments.

To join the games, players must have a good understanding of the PB rules, understand the logic of going to the NVL and DINKING and practice the skills of going to the NYL and DINKING.

To join the Competitive Pickleball events:

You must have attended at least 20+ Recreational Pickleball events and completed Luc Germain’s LESSON ONE training

OR you must have completed green level at the Ottawa Pickleball Association Training

OR you have been assessed as a level 3.0+ PB player.

and be willing to play PB ie: going to the NYL and DINKING

At the games we will:

• Help set up the nets at 6:01pm (we can only enter the school at 6:00pm).

• Warm up 6:05-6:15pm.

• Someone may review/demo a skill ie: happy feet, lob, back hand, discuss stragety, or third shot drop and we may practice it as part of the warm-up. The goal is to mindfully play the PB games using PB skills and strategy.

• PS: We promoted Gordon Simms to be our Head Coach and he is good!!!

• Help and encourage each other.

• May choose to play with the same partner all evening.

• Cool Down at 8:15pm.

Where can you purchase Paddles?

We have paddles for you to use at the games. Once you are comfortable with PB and know you will continue playing, please let me know you would like to order a paddle. I order new paddles from Pickleball Depot every few months. The prices are on the site and you receive a few bonuses: no taxes, no shipping and a free paddle cover. I often order the APEX paddles, they are excellent and made in Canada. Picklelball Depot (http://www.pickleballdepot.ca) BC. I cannot order HEAD products.

Where are the Official Pickleball rules? The current Complete Official USAPA rules can be downloaded at

https://www.usapa.org/ifp-official-rules/

How are the coloured levels such as green defined by the Ottawa Pickleball Association?

https://ottawapickleballassociation.com/

https://ottawapickleballassociation.com/league/general-information/

Is there a good Pickleball strategy video I can watch to understand the stragety on why we should position ourselves at the Non Volley Zone?

Yes, please review this PB strategy video a few times before joining the Competitive Pickleball games, it is excellent: Doubles Pickleball Strategy 101-How to Play Smart Pickleball, Ten Tips by Joe Baker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ceh-7DI1Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ceh-7DI1Y)

For more info, leave a note on an event, message me, email irene@npwalking.com or call 613-850-8502

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Competitive Pickleball

Wakefield Elementary School

$5 each. The goal is to build a group of “Pickleball Competitive Team Builders” at the same level of understanding on the strategy behind the Pickleball (PB) Game. They will help each other develop PB skills and play in tournaments. IE: good understanding of why you go to the NVL and DINK. This is a competitive Pickleball game with pre-qualifications: You must have attended at least 20 Recreational Pickleball events and completed Luc Germain’s LESSON ONE training. OR You must have completed green level at the Ottawa Pickleball Association Training OR you have been assessed as a level 3.0+ PB player. Check the Ottawa levels at this site • https://ottawapickleballassociation.com/ https://ottawapickleballassociation.com/league/general-information/ • Committee approves these members

LESSON ONE by Luc Germain - Certified Pickleball Trainer

Wakefield Elementary School

CA$30.00

You will learn tips to improve your game strategy, skills to sharpen your technique, and perform drills to put it into practice. Luc Germain is from Orleans and is a 5.0 PB player, a top level and he has won many tournaments. Luc is a Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional (CPTP) Instructor and an International Pickleball Teaching Professional Associate (IPTPA). He restricts his training group to 8 people to ensure everyone learns the strategy and skills. Reserve your spot now.

LESSON THREE by Luc Germain - Certified Pickleball Trainer

Wakefield Elementary School

CA$30.00

LESSON THREE: Getting to the NVZ, third shot drop, and lobs. Must have attended Lesson 1 or Lesson 2 by Luc. You will learn tips to improve your game strategy, skills to sharpen your technique, and perform drills to put it into practice. Luc Germain is from Orleans and is a 5.0 PB player, a top level and he has won many tournaments. Luc is a Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional (CPTP) Instructor and an International Pickleball Teaching Professional Associate (IPTPA). He restricts his training group to 8 people to ensure everyone learns the strategy and skills. Reserve your spot now.

RECREATIONAL TOURNAMENT - Wakefield Pickleball Players

Wakefield Elementary School

Recreational Tournament We are holding 2 Fun Wakefield Pickleball Spring Tournaments. Sat. June 8 - Wakefield Pickleball Recreational Players Tournament and Sun. June 9 - Wakefield Pickleball Competitive Players Tournament followed by lunch at the Vallee Restaurant on Sunday at 1:00pm. .To join a tournament, you must be a member of the Wakefield Pickleball Meetup group as of May 8, 2019 . You pick the tournament you know you should be playing in . Grandma's rule: I am allowed to switch people around . No drop-ins will be accepted. . $5 each player A maximum of 20 players for each tournament. The format will depend on the number of players confirmed. Names will be drawn from a hat to assign the teams. We expect there will be at least 8 games for each team. We plan to have playoffs. Location: Wakefield Public School (878 chemin Riverside, Wakefield QC) Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm Sunday, June 9, at 1PM, we will meet at the Vallee Restaurant for lunch.

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