Day 4 Recap – Pickleball Canada National Championships

Today at the 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championships Men’s and Women’s Doubles events are back on the court for more excellent competition. Michael Gauthier is busy capturing photos of some of Canada’s best players. Head to his Facebook page at Pickleball Strokes to see more of his work.

For all match and medal results, head to Pickleball Brackets.

The events taking place today include:

  • Men’s Doubles Age 50+ 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 50+ 4.0-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 50-57 3.0-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 58+ 3.0-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 50+ 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 65+ 3.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 19-35 3.0-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 35+ 4.0-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 19+ 4.0-
  • Men’s Doubles Open
  • Women’s Doubles Age 50+ 4.0-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 35+ 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 65+ 4.0-
  • Senior Men’s Doubles Open
  • Men’s Doubles Age 65+ 3.0-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 50-65 4.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 50+ 3.0-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 19-35 3.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 19-35 4.0-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 35+ 4.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 19+ 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 50+ 4.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 19-35 3.0-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 65+ 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 65+ 4.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Open
  • Men’s Doubles Age 19+ 4.5-
  • Senior Women’s Doubles Open
  • Women’s Doubles Age 65+ 4.0-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 19-35 4.5-

Medal Results from Day 3:

Men’s Singles OpenLouis-Charles AmyotGary HoJordan Renwick
Men’s Singles Age 65+ 3.0-Serge DupontTony PuiBruce Bozec
Men’s Singles Age 35-50 3.0-Darren LalondeMark ButlerKarl Boutin
Men’s Singles Age 50+ 3.5-Larry OwenGerald ChanGad Espinosa
Men’s Singles Age 65+ 3.5-Jerry EitzeJean-Pierre de BeaumontBlake Handsor
Men’s Singles Age 19-35 3.5-Ivan Di CapuaDavid ClarkeRob Hill
Men’s Singles Age 19+ 4.0-Jonas DaehlerKris PoonRylan Hempell
Men’s Singles Age 35+ 4.0-Alexandre GangnéPatrick FlemingChad Valcour
Men’s Singles Age 50+ 4.0-Phillip YoungPhillippe ChollierRichard Bradley
Men’s Singles Age 65+ 4.0-George EadieRonald FultonReg van Drecht
Men’s Singles Age 50+ 4.5-Jordan RosenbergPaul MorrisonScott Mikalachki
Men’s Singles Age 65+ 4.5-Robert ButnariJohn MargesonTom Hodgson
Men’s Singles Age 19-35 4.5-Gregory CuninghamMichael Botts BotterillJustin Simpson
Senior Men’s Singles OpenRob KrizmanichMartin CoteCore Osborne
Women’s Singles OpenJoanna PhangChristina ChinMaria Klokotzky
Women’s Singles 4.0Carolina HackKaren FurlongEmma Li
Women’s Singles 4.5Marylouise MillarRebecca HackmanEmily Hoang
Women’s Singles Age 50+ 3.0-Bernie MuirLinda MacLeodNelly Helms
Women’s Singles Age 19-35 3.0-Fei XiangChoi Yuen ChanMaelyn Greenwood
Women’s Singles Age 50+ 3.5-Joan Pollard France LeblancReina McDowell
Women’s Singles Age 65+ 3.5-Marian Grant Jr.Sally JorgensenToni Rutland
Women’s Singles Age 19-35 3.5-Marie AubieLindsay AuldFabiana Camara
Men’s Singles Age 19+ 4.5
Men’s Singles Age 65+ 3.0-

Day 3 Recap – 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championships

Men’s and Women’s Singles events took the courts today at the INVISTA Centre and Kingston Pickleball Club in Kingston, Ontario. Competitors have been playing hard, leaving it all on the court as they aim for the title of Canadian National Champion. The events that took place today include:

  • Men’s Singles Open
  • Men’s Singles Age 50+ 3.5-
  • Men’s Singles Age 65+ 4.5-
  • Women’s Singles 4.0
  • Women’s Singles Age 50+ 3.0-
  • Women’s Singles Age 19-35 3.0-
  • Women’s Singles Age 50+ 3.5-
  • Women’s Singles Age 65+ 3.5-
  • Women’s Singles 19-35 3.5-
  • Men’s Singles Age 65+ 3.5-
  • Senior Men’s Singles Open
  • Men’s Singles Age 35-50 3.0-
  • Men’s Singles Age 19-35 4.5-
  • Men’s Singles Age 35+ 4.0-
  • Men’s Singles Age 50+ 4.0-
  • Men’s Singles Age 65+ 3.0-
  • Men’s Singles Age 65+ 4.0-
  • Men’s Singles Age 19-35 3.5-
  • Men’s Singles Age 50+ 4.5-
  • Women’s Singles Open
  • Men’s Singles Age 19+ 4.0-
  • Women’s Singles 4.5

Medal Results from Day 2:

Mixed Doubles Age 16-29 4.0+Frederique Lambert & Ernesto FajardoChristina Chin & Mark GottfriedEmma Li &
Louis-Charles Amyot
Mixed Doubles Age 16-39 3.5-Dora Papadakis & Colin TownsendXiaoyan Zhang & Yvan BoucherMarie Camille Roussel & Mark Butler
Mixed Doubles Age 30-39 4.0+Kim Layton & Brad ChapmanKim Brent & Charles NeufeldtCandice Ernst & Jared Uhlman
Mixed Doubles Age 40-49 3.5-Jill Barkhouse & Steve HennesseyNancy Aubin & Jean-Pierre de BeaumontLindsay Auld & James Neil
Mixed Doubles Age 40-49 4.0+Marie Jo Trottier & Andrew JonesPamela Clarke & David ClarkeRobyn Percival & Ryan Hanes
Mixed Doubles Age 50-54 3.5-Nelly Helms & Larry OwenPierrette Guitard & Sunil GuptaChrystianne Pilon & Wayne Stanley
Mixed Doubles Age 50-54 4.0+Stacey Hurley & Corey OsborneRose Sawatzky & Jason Duran Manju Sekhri & Alan Farquhar
Mixed Doubles Age 55-59 3.5-Brenda Yatabe & Marc PertuccelliSylvie Bertrand & Dave PrattLucie Bolduc & Ted Fardoe
Mixed Doubles Age 55-59 4.0+ Murielle Huard & Rob KrizmanichCarol Stewart & Gerry PappasPatricia Bertrand & Luc Germain
Mixed Doubles Age 60-63 4.0+Barbara Kerr & Alain LemayDanielle Ross & René GermainAnne Evans & Terrence Trueman
Mixed Doubles Age 60-64 3.5-Joan Pollard & Don JacksonKim Burns & Michael BurnsLizanne Mako & Dan McKinney
Mixed Doubles Age 64-69 4.0+Cookie Drake & Barry MahMarilyn Joostema & Doug SnyderWendy Jackson-Sabo & Robert Butnari
Mixed Doubles Age 65-69 3.5-Jill Jakob & Chin TanOriana Oszip & Jerry EitzeTheresa MacDonald Thompson & Ian MacDonald
Mixed Doubles Age 70-79 3.5-Donna Irving & Rob IrvingDawn Hobson & Brent HobsonAudrey Phinney & Stephen Phinney
Mixed Doubles Age 70-79 4.0+Linda Bourdeau & Vic PiccoloToni Rutland & Mike FortinKatie Holmes & Ron Chekosky

Michael Gauthier is on site at the INVISTA Center capturing some amazing shots of our competitors. Head to his Facebook page at Pickleball Strokes to see more of his work.

If you’re not already following along, make sure you head to Pickleball Brackets to keep up with match and medal results.

Congratulations to all of the medalists so far, and good luck to all competitors yet to take the court!

Day 2 Recap – 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championships

Day 2 at the 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championships has seen some incredible play in Mixed Doubles events. The events that took place today include:

  • Mixed Doubles Age 16-29 4.0+
  • Mixed Doubles Age 16-39 3.5-
  • Mixed Doubles Age30-39 4.0+
  • Mixed Doubles Age 40-49 3.5-
  • Mixed Doubles Age40-49 4.0+
  • Mixed Doubles Age 50-54 3.5-
  • Mixed Doubles Age 50-54 4.0+
  • Mixed Doubles Age 55-59 3.5-
  • Mixed Doubles Age 55-59 4.0+
  • Mixed Doubles Age 60-63 4.0+
  • Mixed Doubles Age 60-64 3.5-
  • Mixed Doubles Age 64-69 4.0+
  • Mixed Doubles Age 65-69 3.5-
  • Mixed Doubles Age 70-79 3.5-
  • Mixed Doubles Age 70-79 4.0+

Medal results from Day 1:

Men’s Doubles Age 19-29 4.0+Brad Chapman &
Jorge Quintero
Ernesto Fajardo &
Etienne Blaszkewycz
William Massicotte &
Louis-Charles Amyot
Men’s Doubles Age 19-49 3.5-John Greenwood & Raymond GreenwoodMark Butler & Amit TamrakarKris Guerrieri & Mario Grenier
Men’s Doubles Age 30-39 4.0+Jared Uhlman &
Michael McCaffrey
Emmanuel Garcia &
Marc Etienne McLaughlin
Jonathan McConnell &
Patrick Tardif
Men’s Doubles Age 40-49 4.0+Alexandre Gagné &
Ian Lepine
Sean Allen & Robert LutzMark De Abreu & Andrew Jones
Men’s Doubles Age 50-59 3.5-Scott Morningstar & Louis BoissonneaultDean Kroetshc & Jim HowarthPaul Blaha & Carl Sciuk
Men’s Doubles Age 50-59 4.0+Rob Krizmanich & Mike WangSylvain Barabe & Patrick HuletskyJeff Steers & Michael Hurley
Men’s Doubles Age 60-69 3.5-Steve Lawton & Jacques RoyJim Heaps & Marc PetruccelliRichard Beattie & Kevin Serle
Men’s Doubles Age 60-69 4.0+Phil Cassidy & David WadupDoug Snyder & Ralph HackbarthPierre Guitard & Claude Guitard
Men’s Doubles Age 70-79 3.5-Tom Brett & Haig SaadentianChin Tan & Peter WalkerGraham Hall & Keith Graham
Men’s Doubles Age 70-79 4.0+Lance Heydon & Carlos Sannzzaros Sr.Vic Piccolo & Dave SmythTerry Whelpton & Jean Cormier
Women’s Doubles Age 16-39 3.5-Sara Weiss & Tiffany LinTineke Weld & Jill BarkhouseValentina Ciuchi & Laurence Grondin
Women’s Doubles Age 16-39 4.0+Kim Brent & Frederique LambertJessica Kawamoto & Christina ChinKim Layton & Sara McInnes
Women’s Doubles Age 40-49 3.5-Michelle Cooke & Helen PakKelli McRobert & Jacqueline CollinsAudrey Joostema & Lauren Henning
Women’s Doubles Age 40-49 4.0+Rose Sawatzky & Jun LaffinNancy Archambault & Caroline HébertJill Lutz & Catherine Cote
Women’s Doubles Age 50-59 3.5-Diane Richer & France LeblancLouise Barbeau & Carolyne RoyNelly Helms & Laurie Fenos
Women’s Doubles Age 50-59 4.0+Pamela Clarke & Susan AndersonCookie Drake & Cheryl KarpoCarol Stewart & Cathy Litton
Women’s Doubles Age 60-79 4.0+Barbara Kerr & Anne EvansMarylouise Millar & Marilyn JoostemaElaine Somerville & Linda Kawamoto
Women’s Doubles Age 65+ 3.5-Pierrette Guitard & Katharine KurdylaJohanne Desfosses & Lori MartineauSaima Paidra & Dawn Hobson
Women’s Doubles Age 60-64 3.5-Oriana Oszip & Joan PollardJill Boudreau & Clare Ann QuirkLizanne Mako & Beth Spigelman

For full score and medal updates, head to Pickleball Brackets.

Check back in tomorrow for a review of the Day 2 medal results!

Day 1 Recap – 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championship

The competition began with Men’s and Women’s Doubles at the 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championship today in Kingston, Ontario. After a great practice and clinic day yesterday, competitors are warmed up and ready to make their way onto the courts at the INVISTA Centre and Kingston Pickleball Club.

With 28 courts, participant check-in, and awesome vendors, the INVISTA Centre is a hub of energy and excitement as matches took place throughout the day. The following events took place today:

  • Men’s Doubles Age 50-59 4.0+
  • Men’s Doubles Age 60-69 4.0+
  • Women’s Doubles Age 50-59 3.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 65+ 3.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 60-64 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 60-69 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 19-49 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 70-79 4.0+
  • Women’s Doubles Age 16-39 3.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 50-59 4.0+
  • Men’s Doubles Age 50-59 3.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 40-49 3.5-
  • Men’s Doubles Age 70-79 3.5-
  • Women’s Doubles Age 60-79 4.0+
  • Men’s Doubles Age 40-49 4.0+
  • Men’s Doubles Age 30-39 4.0+
  • Women’s Doubles Age 16-39 4.0+
  • Men’s Doubles Age 19-29 4.0+
  • Women’s Doubles Age 40-49 4.0+

Tomorrow, the Mixed Doubles events will take place, so stay tuned for further event and medal updates.

For the full list of results, head to Pickleball Brackets and follow the competition.

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Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for their hard work so far!

Pickleball Canada Announces 2022 – 2023 Board of Directors

(OTTAWA, ON) – Pickleball Canada is pleased to announce the results of its 2022 Board of Directors election, following its Annual Meeting held by video conference on Tuesday May 31, 2022. Karen Rust will continue as president of Pickleball Canada and will serve the second of her two-year term. Pickleball Canada’s membership voted to elect 8 directors from a slate of 8 total nominees. Six directors will serve a two-year term, and two directors will serve a one-year term.  

The newly elected Directors include:

  1. Leigh Bradwell, Toronto, ON – two-year term
  2. Deanna Christie, Kingston, ON – two-year term
  3. Cynthia Clark, Calgary, AB – two-year term
  4. Jacqueline Clarke, Vancouver, BC – one-year term
  5. Jon de la Mothe, Toronto, ON – two-year term
  6. Peter Milovanovic, Markham, ON – two-year term
  7. Ken Nowlan, Surrey, BC – one-year term
  8. Peter Walker, Calgary, AB – two-year term

“I am very pleased with the composition of Pickleball Canada’s Board of Directors”, said President Karen Rust. “The enthusiasm generated throughout this process was palpable and this current Board is poised to help continue growing the sport of pickleball to all age groups across Canada.”  “I want to acknowledge and applaud the very good work done by the departing Pickleball Canada Board of Directors – Karen Wallace, Tony Casey, and Bryna Kopelow, who have all volunteered countless hours to develop our sport which is growing at an exponential rate across Canada. With only two part-time staff, the commitment and effort contributed by all our volunteers has been a key factor in the continued growth of pickleball in Canada. We remain committed to working in the best interests of our members, from Coast to Coast to Coast.”

The role of Pickleball Canada’s Board of Directors is to provide overall strategic direction, leadership, and stability for the organization. The Board establishes the overall mission and purpose for the organization and is responsible for a number of key governance-related activities. These include approving the appointment of – and providing direction to – the senior leadership team as well as the development and adoption of organizational policies, financial oversight, and approval of the annual budget.

Pickleball remains the fastest growing sport worldwide, with over 1 million pickleball players across Canada and the number is expected to increase significantly in the coming years. Pickleball Canada hosts national and regional events and administers programs to promote and grow pickleball across the country. Pickleball Canada’s mandate and purpose is to develop and sustain a dynamic, integrated Canadian system that promotes participation, competition, and excellence in pickleball.

The 2022-2023 Pickleball Canada Board of Directors is as follows:
President – Karen Rust, Regina, SK
Vice President, Operations – Peter Milovanovic, Markham, ON
Vice President, Sport – Deanna Christie, Kingston, ON
Treasurer – TBC from within Directors-at-Large
Secretary – Jacqueline Clarke, Vancouver, BC
Director-at-Large – Leigh Bradwell, Toronto, ON
Director-at-Large – Dave Best, Ottawa, ON
Director-at-Large – Cara Button, Calgary, AB
Director-at-Large – Cynthia Clark, Calgary, AB
Director-at-Large – Jon de la Mothe, Toronto, ON
Director-at-Large – Robert Hogue, Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, QC
Director-at-Large – Ken Nowlan, Surrey, BC
Director-at-Large – Rose Sawatzky, Morden, MB
Director-at-Large – Peter Walker, Calgary, AB
Regional Director British Columbia & Yukon – Barry Montgomery, Vernon, BC
Regional Director Prairies – Vacant
Regional Director Ontario – Gail Prior, Mt. Brydges, ON
Regional Director Quebec – France Emery, Laval, QC
Regional Director Atlantic – Pat Morrison, Inverness, NS

For more information, please contact:
Karen Rust, President

May Online Special – 40% off Under Armour and Adidas

Pickleball Canada’s web store is holding a 40% sale on Under Armour and Adidas items until May 31. Get your favourite items while quantities last here!

Volunteer Opportunity – Lead Translator

Pickleball Canada is seeking a Lead Translator.

This key role has been very capably filled by Manon Lussier for the past five years but she has decided to retire and devote her time to other activities.

Please see Pickleball Canada’s Official Languages Policy for information regarding the types of documents to be translated.  The workload varies, with peaks when there are major initiatives underway, such as the recent preparations for the Special Meeting to vote on amendments to the Pickleball Canada By-laws.

The successful candidate will have excellent command of the French written language (grammar, syntax, conjugation and punctuation). The Pickleball Canada Bilingual Lexicon of acronyms and pickleball terms is available for reference.

We have two additional volunteers on the Translation team.  Sandra Clouthier handles Social Medial translations and Isabelle Gauthier takes care of translating documents related to the Officiating Program including the Rulebook.

Please email the Pickleball Canada President, Karen Rust at for more information or to express your interest.  Your Expression of Interest should include a resumé of your credentials.

Thank you for considering contributing to the advancement of pickleball in Canada through filling this important role.

Pickleball Canada Organization (PCO), a not-for-profit organization, was established in 2009 to further the advancement of pickleball at the national level. As the National Sport Organization for pickleball in Canada, PCO is responsible to govern all aspects of the sport in Canada, and to enable the growth of the sport for all ages, both recreational and competitive. Membership within PCO has nearly quadrupled since 2017, to over 28,000. For more information, see

Pickleball Canada Hires Project Coordinator

After an extensive search, Pickleball Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Kaitlyn Green in the position of part time Project Coordinator.   Kaitlyn is Pickleball Canada’s second staff member and will report to Executive Director, Carla Anderson.    

Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Kaitlyn has been involved in sport for as long as she can remember. Having completed a Bachelor’s of Sport Management at Brock University in 2019, Kaitlyn has spent time learning and working in various areas of sport including provincial sport organization, game-day operations, and event management. “We are excited to have Kaitlyn join Pickleball Canada and we feel Kaitlyn’s skills and experience will be a great addition to the team, said Karen Rust, Pickleball Canada President”. 

Kaitlyn will be completing her Master’s of Human Kinetics with a concentration in Sport Management this summer from the University of Ottawa.  “Passion drives me to seek personal and professional development within the sport industry and I am very excited to learn and grow while assisting Pickleball Canada and its stakeholders across the country”, said Kaitlyn.  Carla Anderson said, “having Kaitlyn join our team is key to moving projects forward, and with Kaitlyn’s experience with a provincial sport organization, she already has a good understanding of the sport community, and the importance of the relationship between the National and Provincial / Territorial Sport Organizations”.  


Pickleball Canada Annual General Meeting May 31, 2022 – Election of Directors – Call for Nominations

Pickleball Canada is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse Board.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

Pickleball Canada is seeking volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors for terms beginning May 31, 2022.

For the upcoming year there will be eight (8) positions up for election at the Pickleball Canada Annual General Meeting. These positions include:

  • Six (6) positions for a two (2) year term
  • Two (2) positions for a one (1) year term

These openings will be filled by persons having expertise in the competency areas outlined in the attached Call for Nominations of Directors Package.  Interested individuals must complete the Nominee Application Form outlining their interest and experience. The completed form must be received by Pickleball Canada no later than May 24, 2022, at 3:00pm(EDT), to the following address:

2022 Western Canadian Regional Pickleball Championship

The WCRPC and its committee members would like to thank the many participants that are planning to be a part of the 1st Annual Western Regionals being held in Regina. The rest of Canada and International players are welcome to begin registering on April 18th here.