IPOP’s Busy Summer Recap!

We’ve been busy…..a recap of exciting updates

From gripping competitions to youth classes and charitable collaborations, the Surrey Pickleball Club (SPC) and CLASSESIPOP have been making waves in the world of pickleball. Here’s a roundup of recent events and upcoming initiatives that are taking our sport to new heights locally!

Skills and Drills at Keswick: Fostering Skill Development and Community Bonding

At IPOP, we understand the importance of continuous skill development. That’s why we introduced Skills and Drills sessions at Keswick on Sundays. Originally intended to enhance our own skills, these sessions have turned into a community affair. On early Sunday mornings, we’ve had the privilege of hosting over 40 players eager to learn focused and practical skills and drills. It’s a testament to the commitment of pickleball enthusiasts to grow and improve together.

Keswick Park End-of-Summer Tournament Fundraiser

And that’s not all! We’re gearing up for the Keswick Park end-of-summer tournament fundraiser, an event you won’t want to miss. Keep an eye out for announcements and updates as we prepare to bid farewell to summer in style, all while contributing to charitable causes through the power of pickleball.

Fundraiser’s Collaboration: Giving Back through Pickleball

We’re excited to announce our collaboration with PADS and PickleballBC for an inaugural fundraiser tournament at Robert Burnaby Park. Stay tuned for an upcoming press release, where we’ll reveal more details about this exciting event scheduled for April 2024. This tournament embodies the spirit of pickleball by using our passion for the sport to support worthy causes.

SPC’s Grip and Rip Tournament: A Resounding Success

First and foremost, we’d like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the competitors who participated in the SPCs GRIP and RIP tournament last weekend. It was a dazzling display of skill and sportsmanship, with over 360 players coming together to celebrate the sport we all love. The event was a resounding success, and we want to express our gratitude to everyone who visited our booth during the tournament.

While many players couldn’t resist the allure of the famous IPOP Pickleball Magic Power cookies (rumor has it, they might be the secret to winning gold), there was something even more remarkable that captured everyone’s attention. Two teenagers defied the odds and clinched the silver medal in the all-ages men’s doubles category. It was a heartwarming testament to the inclusive spirit of pickleball, proving that age is just a number on the courts. This is an embodiment of pickleball appeal to competitors of all generations

CLASSES @ IPOP: Nurturing the Next Generation of Pickleball Players

IPOP is honored to be at the forefront of pickleball development in the City of New Westminster. We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming beginners’ youth and teen classes, in addition to our adult Learn to Play program. Starting on Tuesday, September 19th, these classes will be held at the Queensborough Community Center. Participants can expect to dive into the foundational techniques of pickleball and gain an understanding of the rules, and basics of game strategy. It’s a fantastic opportunity for individuals of all ages to learn and grow in this dynamic sport.

Looking Forward to 2024: Finding the Perfect Location

As we continue to strengthen the pickleball community, we want to share our exciting plans for the future. IPOP is in the process of finding the perfect location in our local area to create a dedicated pickleball haven. We are sifting through the many options and are committed to providing a state-of-the-art facility that will cater to pickleball enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to open this remarkable space in early 2024, offering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all pickleball lovers to enjoy.

In conclusion, the inclusive place of pickleball is thriving thanks to the passionate players, organizers, and supporters who make it all possible. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, there’s a place for you in the pickleball community. So, pick up that paddle, join a class, and get ready to make a difference both on and off the courts. The future of pickleball is bright, and we can’t wait to see where this incredible journey takes us next. Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to be part of something truly special in early 2024!

Yours in Pickleball,