I made this up – hope it might be helpful especially to new players and anyone wanting a quick overview of the basics. PB Introduction Cheat Sheet
Youth Pickleball Happening Soon!
Here’s a link to the details about MPC’s youth “Learn to Play” pickleball League in July and August. Sign up soon and reserve your spot. Youth ages 12-17. Link below:
Pavilion Courts in awesome shape!
Thanks to Community Foundation Grey Bruce for support in upgrading our our Pavilion Courts. Not only that we introduced pickleball to dozens of people in 2021 who had never played the game. Outdoors in the summer (especially during a pandemic) at our beautiful riverside setting was the best medicine for heart, mind and body!
The Courts are Looking Good!
Today – June 4 the courts were power washed and readied for new paint tomorrow so we’ll be ready to launch the season on Monday! YAHOO!
Thanks to the crew of guys that have been working this last week to get everything ready: repairing cracks, power washing, making new fencing and painting lines on the courts. Thanks to Larry Pearson, Brian Slee, Thirby Lowe, Steve Griffith, Cor Boogerman, Brian Bell and especially, Kevin Thompson, who shared his fine skills in the repair of the cracks in the concrete pad and Thirby Lowe for making the new ball containment fences.
ParticipACTION Month in Canada comes to MPC!
June 2021 is ParticipACTION Month so we’d like all our members to track their activity and join with thousands of Canadians to raise the level of our fitness. Details in the download below. We are planning to keep tabs on all our sessions and add up the total number of minutes this month as a Club.
You can also track your own activity with the APP, everything from running, sports, gardening and housework etc. It’s easy to use and has all kinds of resources to draw on for a more active lifestyle. We could sure use some more exercise and activity after all we’ve been through these past months.
Come On Meaford Pickleball Club… Let’s Get Active!
Another Grant to Boost MPC!
Shout out to Meaford Council for another $500 grant for 2021 for our club from the Community Bursary Program. This will be out third year out of an anticipated 4 years to receive this grant for which we are very thankful. The anticipation is growing as we get ready to start up this year – hoping to land on the outdoor Pavilion Courts on June 7.
MPC Offers Pickleball Loaners from Public Library
We dropped off to 2 sets of paddles and balls today at the Meaford Public Library as loaners for this summer. They will now be a part of the lending library collection – whoohoo! 4 paddles and 8 balls will make a great way for your friends to try out the game of pickleball at the Tennis Courts this year. We’ll post another update when the courts are open. Special thanks to Lynne Fascinato at the LIbrary for willingly taking this project on with us.
ParticipACTION Grant Received
We applied for a small grant and received notice of acceptance of our application recently – just waiting for the cheque to arrive since we don’t know exactly the amount as yet. Whoohoo! Update: April 23, 2021 – Our first grant cheque has just arrived and it’s for $400.00. We plan to use it to introduce youth and adults in our community to pickleball this summer.
April 20, 2021 – Membership Bonanza Numbers
In the first 12 days we have had 26 people sign up for 2021 Memberships. Have you signed up yet? Slide over to the Join MPC page and see all the benefits of being a member. Why not get your membership registered before we begin to roll and get games going as soon as restrictions are lifted? Looking forward to seeing you on the courts.