Just a reminder that we will be playing pickleball this Saturday, February 9th at LaVerendrye School from noon to 2:00. EVERYONE is welcome to come and play this Saturday! We may split into novice and intermediate/advance courts for some of the time depending on the numbers. Thanks and hope to see you there.
Just a reminder that we will be playing pickleball this Saturday, January 12, at LaVerendrye from noon to 2:00. EVERYONE is welcomed to come and play this Saturday!
The drop in fee at LaVerendrye High School is $3 beginning January 2019. (Note: We used to have a $3 fee and are going back to that in 2019.) This will enable us to best cover our costs.
Twas the night before Christmas
And out on the courts
Were all types of people
In tennies and shorts
All of them beaming and shouting with joy
Happy as children with a new Christmas toy
Out of their bags, colorful paddles appeared
To the kitchen they scurried, lined up, and cheered
Let’s dink it and drop it, let’s volley and kill
The balls started bouncing as if without will
The sound from the paddles and balls as they rose
Moved all of the players to the tips of their toes
Cross court and forward, balls started to fly
When appeared an old player with a wink in his eye
Dressed in all red from his head to his toe
A smile on his face and a warm, cheery glow
0-0-2 he shouted as he served me the ball
He moved like the wind, barely saw him at all
Then all of a sudden, it was 11 to 0
As we lightly touched paddles, he said he must go
Before I asked where, he disappeared in a haze,
But I heard his farewell while still in my daze
“Keep playing and laughing and having your fun!
Merry Pickleball to all, my work here is done!”
[A Poem By Greg LaVelle
The last day of play before the holidays is Thursday, December 20th. Play will resume Tuesday, January 8th.
The Thunder Bay Pickleball Club at LaVerendrye High School offers a competitive environment that caters to intermediate/advanced players while still welcoming and providing opportunities for beginner and novice development.
We recognize the following:
- LaVerendrye (LAV) is the only venue in Thunder Bay offering intermediate/advance play;
- LAV is the only indoor venue in Thunder Bay with courts suitable for intermediate/advanced play;
- The beginner and novice play at LAV is geared toward player development;
- And, the priority at LAV is intermediate/advanced play.
The club has the gym on both Saturday, Dec. 8th and Saturday, Dec. 15 for play from noon to 2 p.m. (Please do not arrive early.) As part of the new playing format devised by the working group, Saturday play is for intermediate/advanced play. In order to participate the player must be at 3.0 or above (as determined by the internal club rating). If you are unsure of your level (rating) you can speak to Sue, Julie, or Chris.