Pickleball Canada Hires Sport Manager

September 14, 2023

After an extensive search, Pickleball Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Gloria Wipf in the position of Sport Manager.

Originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Gloria has had a passion for sports since she was a child and played volleyball, basketball, ball hockey, and she is currently a ten-pin bowler. 

Gloria’s pickleball experience includes being the President of Parkland Pickleheads Pickleball Club, the first Canadian pickleball Certified Referee in Canada, a Level 1 Pickleball Certified Coach, a Tournament Director for six Pickleball Canada sanctioned tournaments, and a 4.5+ pickleball player.  “Pickleball Canada is thrilled to announce the addition of Gloria Wipf as our new Sport Manager”, expressed Pickleball Canada President Val Vollmin. “Gloria brings a wealth of pickleball knowledge and experience to this position!”  

Gloria’s professional experience started with earning a Diploma in Criminal Justice and Corrections at Lethbridge Community College, which continued into a long career in law enforcement. 

“I am thrilled to have Gloria join the staff of Pickleball Canada”, said Carla Anderson, Executive Director of Pickleball Canada. “Her extensive pickleball knowledge and experience will be a great asset to PCO at all levels of our sport”.

Welcome to the team Gloria!