2020 Pickleball Nova Scotia Provincial Championships Bid Package

Pickleball Nova Scotia wishes to extend an invitation to any and all interested groups, individuals and/or venues who would like to organize and host our annual provincial championships in 2020.

Please check out the new page on our website where you will find a collection of four documents that make up our bid package and need to be used in the response.  These documents outline the process and will need to be completed and submitted to our board of directors for consideration.

If you wish to submit a bid and you have any initial questions, please feel free to direct them to Ian MacDonald at iamc@bellaliant.net

Pugwash Pickleball Tournament


Pugwash District High School; 192 Church St, Pugwash



Men’s Doubles & Ladies Doubles: Saturday, September 21st

Mixed Doubles Event & Recreational Fun Play: Sunday, September 22nd



Opens @ 8am on August 20 and Closes @ 8pm on September 14 (Late registrations accepted if space available) Only 12 teams accepted for each Event AND 24 Players for Recreational Play Entry Fee: $25 per player OR $40 per player [participation into 2 events]



The goal of our Organizing Committee is to introduce the Pickleball Community to our great Village and offer a combination of competitive and recreational play for an “All Inclusive” Tournament.


The 3 competitive events

{Men’s Doubles; Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles] will comprise of 12 teams each. Each event will be broken down into 2 divisions [6 teams each] with round robin play in each division. A Team’s Round Robin Record will determine their placement in the Playoff Round which will feature crossover games between the 2 Pools to determine the Gold, Silver & Bronze winners. Most Playoff Round matches will be best 2 out of 3 games to 11 points (win by 2). Subject to change.

As for Recreational play; registration is limited to 24 players. This is individual play with different partners each game. All games will be a timed event [12 minutes per game] with a maximum of 11 points per game. All players are guaranteed a minimum of 5 games. The playoff round will include the top 4 players in semi-finals and finals rounds.



Player registration includes beverages, snacks and lunch.



Hillcrest View Inn;

Inn the Elm;

Eaton Webb Guest House

Billeting by Hosting Tennis & Pickleball Players




Please submit the following information and payment via e-transfer to: debbie.young057@gmail.com Use Password: Pugwash2019


Name: ____________________                       Partner Name: ___________________

Date of Birth: ______________                     Date of Birth: ___________________

Self Rating ___________                                Self Rating ______________

Pickleball CAN Registration # _______     Pickleball CAN Registration # ______

Minimum age: 18 as of the Tournament Date

All Players must be members of Pickleball Canada in order to register for the tournament. To register, visit: http://www.pickleballcanada.org [$10.00 annual fee covers membership Provincially and Federally].

All players are required to sign a Liability Waiver when checking in.

Self Rating Information: can be sourced via the Pickleball Nova Scotia Website: https://pickleballnovascotia.com/self-assessment-guidelines/

If any Event is oversubscribes during the Registration period, final determination will be based on date & time of paid registration.




8:45 – 9:20 Registration / Warm-Ups

9:20 – 9:30 Opening Comments / Group Picture

9:30 – 1:00 Round Robin Play

1:15 – 3:45 Playoffs / Continuation of play – Recreational

3:45 – 4:00 Medal Presentations / Closing Comments


Note: Timing is a rough estimate so plan for a potential 5:00 pm finish time

Tournament Committee: Rod Young, Wayne Reid, Bob Nogler, Bethanie Clarke

Contacts: Bethanie Clarke via email to: bclarke@foxharbr.com OR Rod Young via email to: rjyoung1979@gmail.com

2019 55 + Games

Antigonish will be hosting the 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games. There will be 26 different activities (including Pickleball of course!) and the games will be taking place from August 1 – August 3.

For more information about the games and the schedule, please click on this link…..

55+ Games Registration

To register for the Games, you can either download the above document and fill out the form or simply visit the 55+ Games website to register online:

Nova Scotia 55+ Games, Antigonish 2019

Pickleball Nova Scotia 2019 AGM

Pickleball Nova Scotia will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 2nd  at the St. Margaret’s Centre in Tantallon.  The meeting will run from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM and will be followed by pickleball in the gym from 1:30 until 3:00 pm for those in attendance.


One very important item of business will be the ratification of the By-Laws for PNS These By-laws have not been updated since 2011.  All PNS members will receive a copy of the By-Laws via email prior to the AGM.


Please also note that a number of positions on the Board are open and will be voted on at the meeting.  The positions available include the following:  President, Vice-President, Treasurer and two Directors-at-Large.  All terms are for two (2) years.


The President and Vice-President positions are currently being filled on an interim basis by Dan Smith and Pat Morrison.


The PNS Board generally meets about ten (10) times throughout the year (once a month from September through to June).  Due to the distance some board members have to travel, attendance at meetings can be arranged by teleconference call.


If you are interested in sitting on the Board, or would like additional information on any of these positions, please contact Dawn Hobson at hobson@ns.sympatico.ca to express interest, or to nominate an individual.

2019 Tournaments

Check out our newly updated page for “Upcoming Tournaments”.  It currently shows all of the “known” events taking place in Nova Scotia and in New Brunswick and we will soon be adding events from PEI and Newfoundland as well.

If you happen to hear about any upcoming tournaments or are part of an organizing committee for a Pickleball event and would like to have it posted on the site, please use our “Contact Us” form located in the website menu

MANTA Pickleball Clinics


Manta                   IPTPA


Hello Fellow Pickleball Players,

Please be advised of the latest information updates, on the upcoming series of pickleball instructional clinics being held here in Nova Scotia from September 19th-24th featuring Brooke Siver and Mike Seifert


                         Clinic Schedule

Dates                                       Times                                        Venues

Wednesday Sept 19          2:00 pm – 4:30 pm               St. Margaret’s Centre – Tantallon

Wednesday Sept 19          6:30 pm – 9:00 pm               Meet & Greet (only if there is demand)

Thursday    Sept 20          9:00 am – 11:30 am             Morash Park Courts – Dartmouth

Thursday    Sept 20          2:00 pm – 4:30 pm               Morash Park Courts – Dartmouth

Thursday    Sept 20          7:00 pm – 9:30 pm               St. Margaret’s Centre (East Coast Pickleball Club)

Friday        Sept 21           9:00 am – 11:30 am             Morash Park Courts – Dartmouth

Friday        Sept 21           12:00 pm – 2:30 pm             Mineville (full)

Friday        Sept 21           4:30 pm – 7:00 pm               Morash Park Courts – Dartmouth

Saturday    Sept 22           9:00 am – 11:30 am             Kentville (full)
Saturday    Sept 22           12:00 pm – 2:30 pm             Kentville (full)
Saturday    Sept 22           6:30 pm – 9:00 pm               Canada Games Centre (East Coast Pickleball Club)

Sunday      Sept 23           10:00 am – 12:30 pm            South Woodside – Dartmouth

Monday      Sept 24            1:00 pm -3:00 pm               Bridgewater (full)



•       unless otherwise indicated, all clinics are the same.  The clinic is very “interactive”, with a real emphasis on the fundamentals.  In addition, the “proper way” to play (technically and tactically) is stressed.  You will be shown a variety of skills and techniques to improve your play, and perhaps just as important, to learn more about “the game”.

•       unless otherwise indicated, all clinics are open to all Pickleball Nova Scotia members and all skill levels (inc. beginners).  Participants will be grouped by skill level, on different courts.

•       Both Brooke Siver and Mike Seifert will be instructing at every clinic.  So you will get 2 IPTPA certified instructors mixing among all participants.

•       there will be a maximum of 4 per court.  Therefore, if 4 courts are available, registration will be stopped at 16.  For a “3 court clinic”, registration will be capped at 12.

•       you can register for any clinic by sending your name and the mobile number you can be reached at via text along with your preferred clinic date and time to Mike Seifert at mkscanada@icloud.com.

•       The cost for attending a clinic is $30 for the 2.5 hour session.

•       If there is enough demand, we will arrange an informal evening of “Pickleball Talks” and pizza on Wednesday evening (19th) from 18:30 – 21:00.  There would be a “meet and greet” and then Brooke will give a talk: “Pickleball in Canada: The Past, The Present, The Future”.  After that, there will be a Q&A session.  Tickets would be $10 with pizza, $5 without.  If you are interested in attending, email Mike Seifert – mkscanada@icloud.com

•       Anyone interested in private lessons with Brooke can contact Mike Seifert at mkscanada@icloud.com.  Rates are based on a $40 per person per group of 4 “formula” for a 2 hour lesson.  That said, any “arrangement” can be handled by Brooke, depending on when and where the lesson may need to take place.
For further information:

  1. visit the Pickleball Nova Scotia website for daily updates.
  2. another “broadcast” email may be sent out next week, if required.
  3. text “alerts” to clinic participants, only if required (i.e. weather).
  4. contact Mike Seifert at mksccanada@icloud.com for additional information

 National Pickleball Day August 11, 2018

Saturday, August 11th is National Pickleball Day and Pickleball Nova Scotia is encouraging all clubs and venues throughout the province to book their facilities for pickleball play.

It is up to the club what they want to arrange for their session.  For example, it could be a king and queen of the court competition or an “introduce a new player to pickleball” day.  Or they can simply host an open playing session for fun.  If you would any like other ideas, let us know.

If your club or group is interested, please contact Raelene Kucyk by email at kucykraelene@gmail.com as we would like to know which clubs/groups are celebrating National Pickleball Day.  After the event, let us know how you celebrated and include a group photo to show the fun you had so we can add it to the next issue of our newsletter “Around the Post”.

Thank you all for your support and participation and we look forward to seeing how many groups celebrate National Pickleball Day on August 11th.

Raelene Kucyk
Vice President – Pickleball Nova Scotia