Construction started at Royal Gardens on August 31, 2017 with North West Paving, Tomko Sports Systems and Eagle Fencing. The result one month later was 6 dedicated Pickleball courts with new three colour acrylic topping (Plexipave), 2 tennis courts on new black asphalt with 4 more Pickleball courts on top of one and 2 basketball courts on the other tennis court (No Plexipave on the east half of the courts).
The Official Rules of Pickleball are issued by the IFP (International Federation of Pickleball) and the USAPA (United States of America Pickleball Association). Some Major Rule Revisions have been made to our game effective January 31 and a summary can be found by clicking this link PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES.
February 5, 2018: President Helen commented that we had terrific response from our members with over 20 suggested names for our Summer Classic Pickleball Tournament and the winner is “Battle of the Paddle”, submitted by Ted Biggs. Many thanks to all of you who submitted such creative ideas! And many thanks to Ted, whose “incredible prize” will be a complementary registration in our first “Battle of the Paddle”!
Keep an eye on pickleballtournaments.com and be sure to register for our tournament when you see that registrations are open! Tournament dates are June 1-3 this summer.
A concise description of 13 major changes to the 2018 rules can be found at the NEWS tab.
OUR MISSION ... Promote the playing of Pickleball to all people living in Metro Edmonton, with a focus on Active Older Adults, in order for them to achieve the health and wellness benefits associated with the sport. Activities include the provision and organizing of playing locations Indoors and Outdoors with scheduled times, lessons, tournaments and social events.
Outdoor Play at: Royal Gardens Community League Courts 4030-117 Street NW, Edmonton.
OUTDOOR COURTS ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
Indoor Play at: Many members meet at Terwillegar Community Recreation Center 2051 Leger Road NW, Edmonton
NOTE; NEW ADDITION OF THURSDAY AFTERNOONS FOR BEGINNERS.