Ottawa, ON – January 11, 2024 – Pickleball Canada is pleased to announce that the Vernon Pickleball Association (VPA) has been selected to host the 2024 Pickleball Canada Western Regional Championship, which will run July 25 – July 28, 2024 in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.
The VPA operated British Columbia’s Provincial Championship in 2023, which involved 620 players from all over the province. The success of this tournament contributed to the VPA being recognized as Canada’s Best Pickleball Club by Pickleball Today in 2023.
“Pickleball Canada is thrilled to have the Western Regionals in Vernon at the beautiful Vernon pickleball facility. We look forward to a wonderful event and some great pickleball!”, said Pickleball Canada President Val Vollmin.
The tournament will be played on 12 indoor and 12 outdoor courts. Franklin will serve as the official ball for the 2024 Pickleball Canada Western Regional Championship, under their partnership as the official ball and paddle for Pickleball Canada.
Tournament Director Richard Chambers said, “Come for great pickleball, stay for fun! Vernon and area have a lot to offer with three lakes, great hiking and biking, outstanding golf courses and some fine wineries along with one of the best pickleball facilities in Canada. Book your accommodation early as we are a popular tourist destination!”
Over the course of the four days, it is expected that over 600 players from all over Western Canada will be in attendance, with competition categories that will include men’s and women’s doubles, men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles. The tournament will follow Pickleball Canada’s sanctioning criteria.
Vernon is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, valleys, and lakes. The city is known for its trails and has recently been named B. C.’s ‘City of Trails’, and is part of the famous Okanagan Rail Trail that runs from Vernon to Kelowna, much of it along stunning Kalamalka Lake. The surrounding area is also recognized as one of the top winery areas in Canada.
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