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


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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



East Coast Pickleball Classic May 5th 2018

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Come and take part in the very first Pickleball Tournament to be held at the Canada Games Centre… Atlantic Canada’s Premium Multisport facility.

                                                   -6 courts plus one practice court

                                                   – men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles

                                                   -possible singles division (depending on registration)

                                                    -guaranteed to play 5 games in each category registered


COST:             $30.00 per person  (Registration deadline is April 6th, 2018

REGISTER:       with Marita Winaut via email  marita_winaut@hotmail.com

PAYMENT:       via email to Karen MacDonald at kfmac0883@gmail.com


NOTE:     The Tournament will be divided into age levels depending on the number of registered players we receive. Please provide name, partner’s name, and player’s ages.

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Mixed Doubles Tournament in Bridgewater

Jared Uhlman and the Bridgewater Pickleball Social are having a mixed doubles tournament on Saturday January 27 at the Michelin Social club.

The tournament will have two divisions with “under 61” and “61 plus” based on the partners’ average age.

The cost would be $20 for members and  $30 for non members.

Email pickleball.ns@gmail.com to register. Deadline is January 16th.cropped-cropped-pns-logo2.jpg

A “WOMEN ONLY” Skills and Training Sessions for Intermediate Level

Start Pickleball

Starting on Saturday October 7th from 10 am – 12:00 pm at Harbourview School in north end Dartmouth , Lanaya Houlden from Start Pickleball is hosting her first session in a series of “Women Only” training sessions.  These are intended for intermediate players looking to improve their game and attain the 3.0-3.5 level.


The format of the sessions will start with one hour of skills and drills followed by one hour of play for reinforcement.   The cost is $15 for each 2 hour session and players can either sign up for 4 weeks or 8 weeks.  Registration is limited to a maximum of 15 people and with 3 courts to play on, there will be lots of court time.


Please remember that this is not intended for new players as Start Pickleball already hosts a number of clinics geared to novice players.  Instead, this is for women who want to get into more competitive play without getting their heads taken off by the smashers in the process.

For more information and to register, contact Lanaya at 403-862-7738 or by email at lanaya@startpickleball.ca


FREE Beginner Lessons in Bridgewater

Beginner Lessons in Bridgewater October 6 & 13

Free Beginner Lessons in Bridgewater – October 6 & 13

Greg Crouse, along with Jerome and Elizabeth Tanner will be hosting a couple of FREE clinics for introducing pickleball to beginner players.  The clinics will take place at The Michelin Social Club on Logan Rd in Bridgewater from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Friday October 6th and again on Friday, October 13th.  As these are FREE sessions, ideally it would be preferred if players could plan to register and attend both sessions.

Hopefully there will be a great turnout which may lead to the addition of a brand new time slot at the gym dedicated to just beginner players.  This way, they can all get together and have some fun while gaining some valuable playing experience.  Eventually, the beginner players may want to start joining the other sessions taking place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday’s.

For more information or to register for the sessions, please call 902-543-5018.