FYI – Last night at the Arena is Sept 16. Ice is going in which makes Pickleball a bit more challenging on skates!
Moving into the Community Centre on Oct. 4 – more details to come.
Playing outdoors at the Harbour Pavilion Courts and indoors at the Meaford Arena. Total of 7 courts available – 3 at the Harbour and 4 in the Arena.
For details on the game schedule click here: Play Schedule
The goal of the Meaford Pickleball Club is to organize, enjoy and promote all levels of recreational Pickleball in the Municipality of Meaford.
Welcome to the Meaford Pickleball Club!
We started in 2019 and now have approximately 100 members. With Covid-19 wreaking havoc we definitely missed playing these past many months. We’re looking forward to starting up again soon.
Plans for 2021 include adding a third outdoor court at the Pavilion Court location as seen in the photo above. We have a bit of work to do on the pad this summer to help with drainage issues and as you can see the pressure washing work was still to be done when the above photo was taken.
Brian Bell has been instrumental in starting PB here in Meaford – he’s done lots of instructional work to help us learn the game too!
About the game of pickleball…
Here is a simple outline of the basic rules of pickleball.
Below are three links for learning the game’s basics. (The link on the left is a USA site so their products for sale, etc., are in USA dollars and we have no relationship with them.) Of course, there are many places to find good information on line. Mark Renneson is an excellent instructor who lives in Collingwood and runs a very successful pickeball coaching business called, Third Shot Sports. CJ Johnson explains the scoring in both in a written format and a video.
The Name: What’s with “Pickleball“?
Ok – here’s the best version and we’re sticking with it. The inventors of the game (fun fact – one of the gentlemen who helped start the game was Mr. Bill Bell – how about that connection, Meaford!) in Bainbridge, Washington in 1965 had a dog named Pickles. She kept snatching up the ball and running off with it. So they started calling the game Pickleball. Tell that to your friends to impress, eh?
Come Join The Fun!
We play at 4 locations locally – the Meaford Tennis Courts, Harbour Pavilion Courts, 4th Canadian Training Division Gym (pictured above), and St Vincent Community Centre and Arena. Click on the map red markers to identify the locations.
Currently we are not playing at the 4th Canadian Training Centre due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Meaford Tennis Courts, 200 Eliza St., Meaford
St. Vincent Community Centre & Arena, 151 Collingwood St., Meaford
Harbour Pavilion, 3 St Vincent St., Meaford.
4th Canadian Training Centre, 139152 Grey Rd 112, Meaford
Please Note: The Meaford Tennis Courts are lined for pickleball as well as Tennis. The courts are open for play on a first come first served basis. Feel free to head over to play pickleball anytime if you have your own paddles and balls. MPC does not at this time manage or book designated time for pickleball at the Tennis Courts.
Join the Club!
Go to this page to find out about joining the Club.
See our Facebook Page!
Check out our Facebook page too for updates and news!
Meet our Team!
We’re all volunteers who are passionate about pickleball!
* $30 MPC Club Fee
* $20 payable to Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Ontario combined- some discounts may apply
* We are joining Pickleball Canada’s National Registration System which provides us with a variety of resources and benefits including insurance coverage and a membership data base program.
Memberships run from January to December annually