Bow Valley Pickleball Association

QUICK links for Members (just CLICK on the green)

OUTDOOR PLAY CALENDAR  for May and June 2024.  The July & August calendar will be posted soon. ALL play is at Veterans Park until further notice.



Important Information Regarding Skill Levels and Progression

2024 Official Rulebook can be found HERE

Join the Bow Valley Pickleball Association ("BVPA")

Pickleball is a fun social sport for all ages and athletic abilities, with simple rules that make it easy to learn and fun to play, but tough to master.

*TO JOIN, CLICK ON THE "JOIN-RENEW" BUTTON IN THE ABOVE LEFT CORNER

Our Outdoor Program runs from mid-May to mid-October. All regularly scheduled outdoor play is included with your membership fee. Presently all outdoor play is held at Veterans Court. Member sign-up opens every Thursday for the following week.

Our Indoor Program is offered in three sessions (January-February, March-April and November-December) in Room 200, Canmore Rec Center on 2 courts. Indoor play is run on a cost recovery basis, by pre-selling tickets, with online registration for play at your skill level. Members only. There is no indoor drop in play.

Most of our play is levelled round robin play: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced. We also offer Mixed Doubles Same Partner play, open to all levels. New for the Outdoor season will be Ladder play.


Join the Bow Valley Pickleball Association ("BVPA")

Pickleball is a fun social sport for all ages and athletic abilities, with simple rules that make it easy to learn and fun to play, but tough to master.

*TO JOIN, CLICK ON THE "JOIN-RENEW" BUTTON IN THE ABOVE LEFT CORNER

Our Outdoor Program runs from mid-May to mid-October. All regularly scheduled outdoor play is included with your membership fee. Presently all outdoor play is held at Veterans Court. Member sign-up opens every Thursday for the following week.

Our Indoor Program is offered in three sessions (January-February, March-April and November-December) in Room 200, Canmore Rec Center on 2 courts. Indoor play is run on a cost recovery basis, by pre-selling tickets, with online registration for play at your skill level. Members only. There is no indoor drop in play.

Most of our play is levelled round robin play: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced. We also offer Mixed Doubles Same Partner play, open to all levels. New for the Outdoor season will be Ladder play.


Prices & Deadlines

Regular deadline:
Registration Opened
Registration Fees
Price $75.00 per registrant

All prices in CAD $
Refund Policy: All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Payment Methods

Online

* Small processing fee applies

Join the Bow Valley Pickleball Association ("BVPA")

Pickleball is a fun social sport for all ages and athletic abilities, with simple rules that make it easy to learn and fun to play, but tough to master.

*TO JOIN, CLICK ON THE "JOIN-RENEW" BUTTON IN THE ABOVE LEFT CORNER

Our Outdoor Program runs from mid-May to mid-October. All regularly scheduled outdoor play is included with your membership fee. Presently all outdoor play is held at Veterans Court. Member sign-up opens every Thursday for the following week.

Our Indoor Program is offered in three sessions (January-February, March-April and November-December) in Room 200, Canmore Rec Center on 2 courts. Indoor play is run on a cost recovery basis, by pre-selling tickets, with online registration for play at your skill level. Members only. There is no indoor drop in play.

Most of our play is levelled round robin play: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced. We also offer Mixed Doubles Same Partner play, open to all levels. New for the Outdoor season will be Ladder play.


Bow Valley Pickleball Association
  • JULY 1 UPDATE

    Are you getting excited about our Canada Day Pickleball Palooza on July 1? Are you looking forward to bidding on the many items our local businesses and individual supporters have donated? Remember that payment will be by cash, etransfer or credit cards.


    Here are this week’s latest contributors -


    Alchemy of Ride


    Bridgette Bar


    Control the T Sports


    Maureen Magill


    Rocky Mountain Soap Company


    Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club


    Stonewaters


    The Tin Box


    YYC Pickleball


    Benjamin Moore Paints


    Lake Louise Ski Resort


    We are very grateful for our community’s support!



    June 20th, 2024
  • OUTDOOR PLAY Update


    Starting July 2, play will be at both Veterans Park Courts and at Larch Courts. Watch the schedule carefully for the specific location of your sessions.



    Also, another Save the Date - July 27 will be our Mid Summer Mash Up Mixer! Details to be shared early in July!


    Cheers to all!


    BVPA Team

    June 20th, 2024
  • NEW PICKLEBALL LINES AT VETERANS

    Many thanks to the Town of Canmore for supporting pickleball in our community and for facilitating and funding the painting of pickleball lines on Veterans Park Courts! Woohoo!



    June 9th, 2024
  • JULY 1 UPDATE

    Many many thanks to our supporters who have donated over $14,000 worth of products, goods and services for our Famous Silent Auction on Canada Day, July 1 at Centennial Park! You don’t want to miss this event! Plan to join in the fun and, yes, bid often!


    Below is the complete list of local businesses and private individuals who have made donations!


    (* denotes private individual)


    Art Country Canada – Rocky Mountain Gallery


    artsPlace


    Banff Lodging Company


    Bicycle Café


    Bow Valley SUP and Surf


    Café Books


    Calaway Park


    Canadian Rockies Hot Springs


    CanGOLF


    Canmore Cave Tours


    Canmore Golf and Curling Club


    Canmore Pasta Company


    Carter-Ryan Gallery


    Craig and Doug Bartlett*


    Discover Banff Tours


    Elli’s Hair West


    Engage Pickleball


    EpiCanmore


    Evoolution


    Fergus and Bix


    Float Canmore


    Graze Food and Drink


    Greg Baron*


    Hillary and Co Hair Salon


    Iron Goat Pub and Grill


    Mineshaft Tavern


    Mountain Juice Café


    Norquay – Banff Alberta



    One Wellness


    Outside Bike & Ski


    Pedego Electric Bikes Canmore


    Rana Pudifin*


    Rebound Cycle


    Red Rock Pizza


    Richard LaPlace*


    Rocket Pie


    Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company


    Rocky Mountain Soap Company


    Ruth Shipton*


    Safeway


    Save-On-Foods


    Sean McCarten – Inapickle


    Sharon Macleod*


    Sheepdog Brewing


    Shirley and Robert Casavant*


    Shoppers Drug Mart


    Sonny Clark*


    Sports Garage


    Stonewaters


    Stratton’s Jewelry


    The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company


    Valbella Gourmet Foods


    Valhalla Pure Outfitters


    Wild Life Distillery


    Wildflower Massage & Esthetics Inc.


    WildHeart Barre and Yoga Studio


    YYC Pickleball


    We are very grateful for all the generous support we have received! Many thanks!


    Cheers to you all!


    BVPA Team

    June 9th, 2024
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

    Our BVPA Social Committee is in full swing getting everything in place for our Pickleball Palooza and Famous Silent Auction on Canada Day on July 1 and we are in need of volunteers.

    Please contact Doris Foden (dorisfoden@gmail.com ) if you can help with any of the following tasks –


    4 people needed to monitor the compost /garbage accumulation
    2 or 4 people needed to monitor the pickleball court on site
    2 people needed at each entrance for a total of 6 people
    2 people needed for selling beer tickets
    2 people needed to Captain our Famous Silent Auction tables

    May 27th, 2024
  • MORE DONATIONS FOR OUR SILENT AUCTION!

    We are happy to announce that the following local businesses and individuals have recently come on board with donations for our Famous Silent Auction on July 1st!


    Canmore Pasta Co


    Engage Pickleball


    Grizzly Paw Brewing Company


    Norquay Banff Alberta


    Rebound Cycle


    Richard LaPlace


    Ruth Shipton


    Safeway


    Shoppers Drug Mart


    Sonny Clark


    Stonewaters


    Rocket Pie


    Wildflower Massage & Esthetics Inc.


    Folks, this is going to be “the big one” because our community, both local businesses and private individuals, have really come on board to support our initiatives to establish pickleball as a wonderful sport for all!


    Our next email to you will list ALL THE SILENT AUCTION CONTRIBUTORS! Please support all our generous benefactors with your patronage!



    May 27th, 2024
  • MORE DONORS FOR OUR FAMOUS SILENT AUCTION ON JULY 1

    We are grateful for these most recent Bow Valley business community members and BVPA members who have shown us their support!


    Bow Valley SUP and Surf


    CanGolf


    EpiCanmore


    Safeway


    Craig and Douglas Bartlett


    Rana Pudifin





    May 14th, 2024
  • New this season - LADDER PLAY

    We are introducing LADDER PLAY to our members this outdoor season.


    WHAT IS A LADDER?


    A ladder is a format designed for players who want to challenge themselves and compete against other players of similar ability.


    The format is designed so that players play others of similar skill level. A player’s ladder position is based on their winning percentage (ratio of points won to total points possible). Players will move up or down on the ladder based upon their winning percentage.


    HOW ARE BVPA LADDERS ORGANIZED?


    The chart below describes our plan for our BVPA Ladders. As you can see, the Ladders are scheduled for Sundays and Wednesdays and each Ladder will be of 7- 8 weeks duration.


    Ladder Series

    Start Date

    End Date

    1

    Sunday, June 2

    Sunday, July 21

    2

    Wednesday, June 5

    Wednesday, July 24

    3

    Sunday, July 28

    Sunday, September 8

    4

    Wednesday, July 31

    Wednesday, September 11


    Ladder play in June and September will be in the afternoons and Ladder play in July and August will be in the mornings.


    Initially, interested BVPA members will be asked to register for a Series 1 Sunday Ladder Pool or a Series 2 Wednesday Ladder Pool.


    Registered participants in each Ladder Pool will be positioned on the ladder by skill level. The Ladders are open to all levels so there will be Novice, Intermediate and Advanced players in each pool.


    Then, each week, the regular session sign up will be sent out and Registered Ladder pool participants can sign up for their Ladder session. Remember that if you have signed up for the Sunday Ladder, for example, you may only play in the Sunday Ladder. You may not hop back and forth between the Ladders.


    Court assignments will be made based on the participant’s ladder position. Play will be a 4 or 5 person round robin per court.


    There will be a maximum of 20 spots for each Ladder play each week. Only Registered Ladder Pool participants may play in the Ladders.


    WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO JOIN ONE OF OUR LADDERS


    Registration for the Series 1 and 2 Ladders Pools will open on May 10 and close on May 17. Click HERE to go to the Ladder Play webpage.


    You must commit to playing in your Ladder at least one half (50%) of the Ladder sessions. Be sure you can commit to playing regularly before you sign up.


    Because we are testing the use of DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) as potentially our platform for future ratings information, you will need to sign up for your individual DUPR account. Sign up is easy and free. https://dashboard.dupr.com/login


    Posting of the scores will be handled by Sue Cowitz. Thanks Sue!!


    More detailed information about the Ladders will be sent to those who sign up for a Ladder Pool once the Ladder Pools are confirmed.


    This is a new play format for us and we may need to make changes once we see how many members want to play in Ladders.


    Questions? Ask Sue Cowitz at sue@bowvalleypickleball.org


    Thanks.


    BVPA TEAM




    May 3rd, 2024
  • OUTDOOR PLAY Update

    Buckle up, everyone! We have a lot of information to share in the next few days as we launch various outdoor play plans. Get ready for several emails in the next few days - all are important information for you.


    Our 2024 Outdoor Pickleball Season at Veterans Park Courts begins on Monday, May 13.


    Sign Ups for play the week of May 13 will open at 8:00 AM on Thursday May 9.

    Then signups will open every Thursday morning at 8:00 AM for play each subsequent week.


    You will receive an email prior to the sign up with a link to the signup site. This will also be posted on the BVPA website under the QUICK LINKS heading.


    You may initially sign up for a maximum of two sessions only. Then, starting at 8:00 AM on the Sunday before the play week begins, you may sign up for additional sessions if there are spots still available.


    We are scheduling for a maximum of 20 players per session and there will be a Waitlist if sessions are full.


    You may only sign up for the level of play for which you are eligible. Signups are monitored and incorrect signups will be deleted.



    Here is a “key” to decoding the abbreviations you will see on the schedule:



    MXDDP-NOV (Mixed Doubles Different Partners for Novice 2.0 and 2.5 on separate courts)
    MXDDP-ADV (Mixed Doubles Different Partners for Advanced)
    MXDDP-INT (Mixed Doubles Different Partners for Intermediate 3.0)
    LADDER- ALL (New this year - Ladder play- All levels) A separate email to members spells out the details of Ladder play at BVPA
    SPD (Same Partner Doubles – couples, partners, friends play as a team throughout the session). If you are signing up to play in SPD with a specific partner, you and your partner must sign up individually.
    OPEN (Open Play) Different levels play together



    Here’s how you can help –


    We need Session Captains who will “organize” the players, and keep track and report any rainout times. Your signup will ask if you are willing to Captain a session and we thank you mightily! An accompanying “Instructions for Captains” sheet will be made available to those interested in helping us out.
    That’s all for now! Bring on the summer!


    Paddles up, everyone!


    BVPA TEAM




    May 2nd, 2024
  • CANADA DAY SILENT AUCTION UPDATE

    Here’s the latest scoop about our BVPA PICKLEBALL PALOOZA on CANADA DAY, JULY 1!


    Please share this info with all your friends and neighbors – this event is for everyone to enjoy!


    This event will be HUGE and will showcase PICKLEBALL and our PICKLEBALL CLUB to our whole community! You don’t want to miss it! Here’s what’s planned –


    Canada Day starts with the FAMOUS CANADA DAY PARADE at noon. Not to be missed!


    Then, the party moves to CENTENNIAL PARK where our club is hosting a BEER TENT in partnership with GRIZZLY PAW and WILDLIFE DISTILLERY. There will also be FOOD TRUCKS on site, there will be MUSIC and DANCING and our FAMOUS SILENT AUCTION will be set up and in action! Come prepared to bid!


    The TREBLEMAKERS will be playing live music on the STAN ROGERS STAGE from 2:00-4:00.


    Folks, this is THE MAJOR FUNDRAISER for our club! Our whole Canmore and Bow Valley business community has gotten behind us with very generous donations of products and services which will be on offer at our FAMOUS SILENT AUCTION.


    A number of our own members have gotten behind us with generous private donations!


    Here are some of the latest businesses and private individuals who have come on board with donations of goods or services! These benefactors are in addition to those previously posted in an earlier email!


    ART COUNTRY CANADA – ROCKY MOUNTAIN GALLERY


    artsPlace


    BICYCLE CAFÉ


    ELLI’S HAIR WEST


    OUTSIDE BIKE & SKI


    SAVE ON FOODS


    FERGUS & BIX


    GREG BARON


    ROBERT AND SHIRLEY CASAVANT


    We are GRATEFUL for all the support we are being shown and we are GRATEFULfor the tireless BVPA club volunteers who are working hard to make this event such a resounding success!


    If you would like to contribute with silent auction items or cash donations, please contact Doris Foden. Use dorisfoden@gmail.com


    That’s all for now – we will keep you updated regularly!


    That’s Canada Day, July 1 – mark it High Priority on your calendars!

    April 25th, 2024
  • CANADA DAY SILENT AUCTION UPDATE

    Gathering donations for our Famous Silent Auction on Canada Day, July 1, is well underway! Our Social Committee has already secured donations from these local area businesses!


    So, let’s frequent these businesses to thank them for their support for pickleball in the Bow Valley!


    Banff Lodging Company


    Café Books


    Calaway Park


    Canadian Rockies Hot Springs


    Canmore Cave Tours


    Canmore Golf and Curling Club


    Carter-Ryan Gallery


    Discover Banff Tours


    Mineshaft Tavern


    Mountain Juice Café


    One Wellness


    Sheepdog Brewing


    Valbella Gourmet Foods


    Valhalla Pure


    Wildheart Yoga


    Wildlife Distillery


    Evoolution


    Float Canmore


    Graze Food and Drink


    Hillary & Company Hair Salon


    Iron Goat Pub and Grill


    Pedago Electric Bikes Canmore


    Red Rock Pizza


    Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company


    Sports Garage


    If you have items or services you would like to contribute to our Famous Silent Auction, please contact Doris Foden at dorisfoden@gmail.com. Doris will follow up with you directly.


    Be sure to save the date on your busy calendar! CANADA DAY, JULY 1st!

    April 8th, 2024
  • CANADA DAY SOCIAL AND SILENT AUCTION

    SAVE THE DATE - JULY 1ST SOCIAL AND SILENT AUCTION. 


    This year, right after the Canada Day Parade, the Treblemakers will be playing on the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, from 2:00-5:00 pm. You can groove to the music, visit with friends, and sample the food trucks’ munchies as we gather to celebrate our sport, our community and our country!


    And, of course, as part of our plans for Canada Day, we will again have our Famous Silent Auction, adjacent to the Stan Rogers stage, in support of our BVPA. Local businesses are already coming forward with generous support. We will keep you up to date about what will be up for auction! As always, please support the local businesses which step up to support us!

    February 14th, 2024
 

Prices & Deadlines

Regular deadline:
Registration Opened
Registration Fees
Price $75.00 per registrant

All prices in CAD $
Refund Policy: All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Payment Methods

Online

* Small processing fee applies

QUICK links for Members (just CLICK on the green)

OUTDOOR PLAY CALENDAR  for May and June 2024.  The July & August calendar will be posted soon. ALL play is at Veterans Park until further notice.



Important Information Regarding Skill Levels and Progression

2024 Official Rulebook can be found HERE

Join the Bow Valley Pickleball Association ("BVPA")

Pickleball is a fun social sport for all ages and athletic abilities, with simple rules that make it easy to learn and fun to play, but tough to master.

*TO JOIN, CLICK ON THE "JOIN-RENEW" BUTTON IN THE ABOVE LEFT CORNER

Our Outdoor Program runs from mid-May to mid-October. All regularly scheduled outdoor play is included with your membership fee. Presently all outdoor play is held at Veterans Court. Member sign-up opens every Thursday for the following week.

Our Indoor Program is offered in three sessions (January-February, March-April and November-December) in Room 200, Canmore Rec Center on 2 courts. Indoor play is run on a cost recovery basis, by pre-selling tickets, with online registration for play at your skill level. Members only. There is no indoor drop in play.

Most of our play is levelled round robin play: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced. We also offer Mixed Doubles Same Partner play, open to all levels. New for the Outdoor season will be Ladder play.


Venue

Veterans Park (Outdoor Play)
925 9 Street
Canmore
T1W 2B9
Veterans Park is found at the West end of Main St. (8th Street between 8th and 9th Streets.)
There are 4 permanently lined pickleball courts utilizing temporary nets provided by the BVPA for club sponsored events only. Traditional hard court surface. Please park on 8th Street when using the courts.

Larch Rink Courts (Outdoor Play) *CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR STRUCTURAL REPAIRS*
1200 17 Street
Canmore
T1W 1T4
Larch Rink is found in behind the townhouses on the west end of 17th Street, off of 11 Avenue. 2 permanent courts. 2 temporary courts. Concrete surface.

Canmore Recreation Center (Indoor Play)
Room 200, 1900-8 Ave
Canmore
T1W 1Y2
2 indoor courts. Temporary nets used. Gymnasium flooring.

Bow Valley Pickleball Association
  • JULY 1 UPDATE

    Are you getting excited about our Canada Day Pickleball Palooza on July 1? Are you looking forward to bidding on the many items our local businesses and individual supporters have donated? Remember that payment will be by cash, etransfer or credit cards.


    Here are this week’s latest contributors -


    Alchemy of Ride


    Bridgette Bar


    Control the T Sports


    Maureen Magill


    Rocky Mountain Soap Company


    Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club


    Stonewaters


    The Tin Box


    YYC Pickleball


    Benjamin Moore Paints


    Lake Louise Ski Resort


    We are very grateful for our community’s support!



    June 20th, 2024
  • OUTDOOR PLAY Update


    Starting July 2, play will be at both Veterans Park Courts and at Larch Courts. Watch the schedule carefully for the specific location of your sessions.



    Also, another Save the Date - July 27 will be our Mid Summer Mash Up Mixer! Details to be shared early in July!


    Cheers to all!


    BVPA Team

    June 20th, 2024
  • NEW PICKLEBALL LINES AT VETERANS

    Many thanks to the Town of Canmore for supporting pickleball in our community and for facilitating and funding the painting of pickleball lines on Veterans Park Courts! Woohoo!



    June 9th, 2024
  • JULY 1 UPDATE

    Many many thanks to our supporters who have donated over $14,000 worth of products, goods and services for our Famous Silent Auction on Canada Day, July 1 at Centennial Park! You don’t want to miss this event! Plan to join in the fun and, yes, bid often!


    Below is the complete list of local businesses and private individuals who have made donations!


    (* denotes private individual)


    Art Country Canada – Rocky Mountain Gallery


    artsPlace


    Banff Lodging Company


    Bicycle Café


    Bow Valley SUP and Surf


    Café Books


    Calaway Park


    Canadian Rockies Hot Springs


    CanGOLF


    Canmore Cave Tours


    Canmore Golf and Curling Club


    Canmore Pasta Company


    Carter-Ryan Gallery


    Craig and Doug Bartlett*


    Discover Banff Tours


    Elli’s Hair West


    Engage Pickleball


    EpiCanmore


    Evoolution


    Fergus and Bix


    Float Canmore


    Graze Food and Drink


    Greg Baron*


    Hillary and Co Hair Salon


    Iron Goat Pub and Grill


    Mineshaft Tavern


    Mountain Juice Café


    Norquay – Banff Alberta



    One Wellness


    Outside Bike & Ski


    Pedego Electric Bikes Canmore


    Rana Pudifin*


    Rebound Cycle


    Red Rock Pizza


    Richard LaPlace*


    Rocket Pie


    Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company


    Rocky Mountain Soap Company


    Ruth Shipton*


    Safeway


    Save-On-Foods


    Sean McCarten – Inapickle


    Sharon Macleod*


    Sheepdog Brewing


    Shirley and Robert Casavant*


    Shoppers Drug Mart


    Sonny Clark*


    Sports Garage


    Stonewaters


    Stratton’s Jewelry


    The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company


    Valbella Gourmet Foods


    Valhalla Pure Outfitters


    Wild Life Distillery


    Wildflower Massage & Esthetics Inc.


    WildHeart Barre and Yoga Studio


    YYC Pickleball


    We are very grateful for all the generous support we have received! Many thanks!


    Cheers to you all!


    BVPA Team

    June 9th, 2024
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

    Our BVPA Social Committee is in full swing getting everything in place for our Pickleball Palooza and Famous Silent Auction on Canada Day on July 1 and we are in need of volunteers.

    Please contact Doris Foden (dorisfoden@gmail.com ) if you can help with any of the following tasks –


    4 people needed to monitor the compost /garbage accumulation
    2 or 4 people needed to monitor the pickleball court on site
    2 people needed at each entrance for a total of 6 people
    2 people needed for selling beer tickets
    2 people needed to Captain our Famous Silent Auction tables

    May 27th, 2024
  • MORE DONATIONS FOR OUR SILENT AUCTION!

    We are happy to announce that the following local businesses and individuals have recently come on board with donations for our Famous Silent Auction on July 1st!


    Canmore Pasta Co


    Engage Pickleball


    Grizzly Paw Brewing Company


    Norquay Banff Alberta


    Rebound Cycle


    Richard LaPlace


    Ruth Shipton


    Safeway


    Shoppers Drug Mart


    Sonny Clark


    Stonewaters


    Rocket Pie


    Wildflower Massage & Esthetics Inc.


    Folks, this is going to be “the big one” because our community, both local businesses and private individuals, have really come on board to support our initiatives to establish pickleball as a wonderful sport for all!


    Our next email to you will list ALL THE SILENT AUCTION CONTRIBUTORS! Please support all our generous benefactors with your patronage!



    May 27th, 2024
  • MORE DONORS FOR OUR FAMOUS SILENT AUCTION ON JULY 1

    We are grateful for these most recent Bow Valley business community members and BVPA members who have shown us their support!


    Bow Valley SUP and Surf


    CanGolf


    EpiCanmore


    Safeway


    Craig and Douglas Bartlett


    Rana Pudifin





    May 14th, 2024
  • New this season - LADDER PLAY

    We are introducing LADDER PLAY to our members this outdoor season.


    WHAT IS A LADDER?


    A ladder is a format designed for players who want to challenge themselves and compete against other players of similar ability.


    The format is designed so that players play others of similar skill level. A player’s ladder position is based on their winning percentage (ratio of points won to total points possible). Players will move up or down on the ladder based upon their winning percentage.


    HOW ARE BVPA LADDERS ORGANIZED?


    The chart below describes our plan for our BVPA Ladders. As you can see, the Ladders are scheduled for Sundays and Wednesdays and each Ladder will be of 7- 8 weeks duration.


    Ladder Series

    Start Date

    End Date

    1

    Sunday, June 2

    Sunday, July 21

    2

    Wednesday, June 5

    Wednesday, July 24

    3

    Sunday, July 28

    Sunday, September 8

    4

    Wednesday, July 31

    Wednesday, September 11


    Ladder play in June and September will be in the afternoons and Ladder play in July and August will be in the mornings.


    Initially, interested BVPA members will be asked to register for a Series 1 Sunday Ladder Pool or a Series 2 Wednesday Ladder Pool.


    Registered participants in each Ladder Pool will be positioned on the ladder by skill level. The Ladders are open to all levels so there will be Novice, Intermediate and Advanced players in each pool.


    Then, each week, the regular session sign up will be sent out and Registered Ladder pool participants can sign up for their Ladder session. Remember that if you have signed up for the Sunday Ladder, for example, you may only play in the Sunday Ladder. You may not hop back and forth between the Ladders.


    Court assignments will be made based on the participant’s ladder position. Play will be a 4 or 5 person round robin per court.


    There will be a maximum of 20 spots for each Ladder play each week. Only Registered Ladder Pool participants may play in the Ladders.


    WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO JOIN ONE OF OUR LADDERS


    Registration for the Series 1 and 2 Ladders Pools will open on May 10 and close on May 17. Click HERE to go to the Ladder Play webpage.


    You must commit to playing in your Ladder at least one half (50%) of the Ladder sessions. Be sure you can commit to playing regularly before you sign up.


    Because we are testing the use of DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) as potentially our platform for future ratings information, you will need to sign up for your individual DUPR account. Sign up is easy and free. https://dashboard.dupr.com/login


    Posting of the scores will be handled by Sue Cowitz. Thanks Sue!!


    More detailed information about the Ladders will be sent to those who sign up for a Ladder Pool once the Ladder Pools are confirmed.


    This is a new play format for us and we may need to make changes once we see how many members want to play in Ladders.


    Questions? Ask Sue Cowitz at sue@bowvalleypickleball.org


    Thanks.


    BVPA TEAM




    May 3rd, 2024
  • OUTDOOR PLAY Update

    Buckle up, everyone! We have a lot of information to share in the next few days as we launch various outdoor play plans. Get ready for several emails in the next few days - all are important information for you.


    Our 2024 Outdoor Pickleball Season at Veterans Park Courts begins on Monday, May 13.


    Sign Ups for play the week of May 13 will open at 8:00 AM on Thursday May 9.

    Then signups will open every Thursday morning at 8:00 AM for play each subsequent week.


    You will receive an email prior to the sign up with a link to the signup site. This will also be posted on the BVPA website under the QUICK LINKS heading.


    You may initially sign up for a maximum of two sessions only. Then, starting at 8:00 AM on the Sunday before the play week begins, you may sign up for additional sessions if there are spots still available.


    We are scheduling for a maximum of 20 players per session and there will be a Waitlist if sessions are full.


    You may only sign up for the level of play for which you are eligible. Signups are monitored and incorrect signups will be deleted.



    Here is a “key” to decoding the abbreviations you will see on the schedule:



    MXDDP-NOV (Mixed Doubles Different Partners for Novice 2.0 and 2.5 on separate courts)
    MXDDP-ADV (Mixed Doubles Different Partners for Advanced)
    MXDDP-INT (Mixed Doubles Different Partners for Intermediate 3.0)
    LADDER- ALL (New this year - Ladder play- All levels) A separate email to members spells out the details of Ladder play at BVPA
    SPD (Same Partner Doubles – couples, partners, friends play as a team throughout the session). If you are signing up to play in SPD with a specific partner, you and your partner must sign up individually.
    OPEN (Open Play) Different levels play together



    Here’s how you can help –


    We need Session Captains who will “organize” the players, and keep track and report any rainout times. Your signup will ask if you are willing to Captain a session and we thank you mightily! An accompanying “Instructions for Captains” sheet will be made available to those interested in helping us out.
    That’s all for now! Bring on the summer!


    Paddles up, everyone!


    BVPA TEAM




    May 2nd, 2024
  • CANADA DAY SILENT AUCTION UPDATE

    Here’s the latest scoop about our BVPA PICKLEBALL PALOOZA on CANADA DAY, JULY 1!


    Please share this info with all your friends and neighbors – this event is for everyone to enjoy!


    This event will be HUGE and will showcase PICKLEBALL and our PICKLEBALL CLUB to our whole community! You don’t want to miss it! Here’s what’s planned –


    Canada Day starts with the FAMOUS CANADA DAY PARADE at noon. Not to be missed!


    Then, the party moves to CENTENNIAL PARK where our club is hosting a BEER TENT in partnership with GRIZZLY PAW and WILDLIFE DISTILLERY. There will also be FOOD TRUCKS on site, there will be MUSIC and DANCING and our FAMOUS SILENT AUCTION will be set up and in action! Come prepared to bid!


    The TREBLEMAKERS will be playing live music on the STAN ROGERS STAGE from 2:00-4:00.


    Folks, this is THE MAJOR FUNDRAISER for our club! Our whole Canmore and Bow Valley business community has gotten behind us with very generous donations of products and services which will be on offer at our FAMOUS SILENT AUCTION.


    A number of our own members have gotten behind us with generous private donations!


    Here are some of the latest businesses and private individuals who have come on board with donations of goods or services! These benefactors are in addition to those previously posted in an earlier email!


    ART COUNTRY CANADA – ROCKY MOUNTAIN GALLERY


    artsPlace


    BICYCLE CAFÉ


    ELLI’S HAIR WEST


    OUTSIDE BIKE & SKI


    SAVE ON FOODS


    FERGUS & BIX


    GREG BARON


    ROBERT AND SHIRLEY CASAVANT


    We are GRATEFUL for all the support we are being shown and we are GRATEFULfor the tireless BVPA club volunteers who are working hard to make this event such a resounding success!


    If you would like to contribute with silent auction items or cash donations, please contact Doris Foden. Use dorisfoden@gmail.com


    That’s all for now – we will keep you updated regularly!


    That’s Canada Day, July 1 – mark it High Priority on your calendars!

    April 25th, 2024
  • CANADA DAY SILENT AUCTION UPDATE

    Gathering donations for our Famous Silent Auction on Canada Day, July 1, is well underway! Our Social Committee has already secured donations from these local area businesses!


    So, let’s frequent these businesses to thank them for their support for pickleball in the Bow Valley!


    Banff Lodging Company


    Café Books


    Calaway Park


    Canadian Rockies Hot Springs


    Canmore Cave Tours


    Canmore Golf and Curling Club


    Carter-Ryan Gallery


    Discover Banff Tours


    Mineshaft Tavern


    Mountain Juice Café


    One Wellness


    Sheepdog Brewing


    Valbella Gourmet Foods


    Valhalla Pure


    Wildheart Yoga


    Wildlife Distillery


    Evoolution


    Float Canmore


    Graze Food and Drink


    Hillary & Company Hair Salon


    Iron Goat Pub and Grill


    Pedago Electric Bikes Canmore


    Red Rock Pizza


    Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company


    Sports Garage


    If you have items or services you would like to contribute to our Famous Silent Auction, please contact Doris Foden at dorisfoden@gmail.com. Doris will follow up with you directly.


    Be sure to save the date on your busy calendar! CANADA DAY, JULY 1st!

    April 8th, 2024
  • CANADA DAY SOCIAL AND SILENT AUCTION

    SAVE THE DATE - JULY 1ST SOCIAL AND SILENT AUCTION. 


    This year, right after the Canada Day Parade, the Treblemakers will be playing on the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, from 2:00-5:00 pm. You can groove to the music, visit with friends, and sample the food trucks’ munchies as we gather to celebrate our sport, our community and our country!


    And, of course, as part of our plans for Canada Day, we will again have our Famous Silent Auction, adjacent to the Stan Rogers stage, in support of our BVPA. Local businesses are already coming forward with generous support. We will keep you up to date about what will be up for auction! As always, please support the local businesses which step up to support us!

    February 14th, 2024
 

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OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL IN CANMORE FOR VISITORS

If you are planning a visit to Canmore and are looking for opportunities to play outdoor pickleball while in Canmore, here are three options.

1. If you want to play once or twice with our Bow Valley Pickleball Association members.

    Our only courts are the 4 Veterans Park Courts (at 925 Street Canmore T1W 3K1) and we are organized by skill levels: Novice (2.5), Intermediate (3.0) and Advanced (3.5+). See QUICK Links on this webpage to see our Outdoor Play Schedule.

    Our BVPA Guest Player Policy states that visitors (ages 18+) are welcome to join the play at their appropriate skill level as long as there is room in the event.

    There is no online means for visitors to determine whether a given session has available spots. Instead, we ask visitors to come to the courts as per the Outdoor Play Schedule and if there is availability, you will gladly be welcomed to play with the BVPA members. Please choose the proper session for your realistic level of play and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

    There is a $10.00 fee per session to be paid in cash to the Session Captain. A liability waiver also needs to be read and signed prior to the start of play. Visiting players need to bring their own paddles.

    2. If you expect to play several times and you want to be able to sign-up for sessions, join the Bow Valley Pickleball Association and become a member. The fee is only $75 and is valid until December 31, 2024. All information is on this website to join and discover the full benefits of BVPA membership.

    3. If you have your own playing group and your own net and balls.

      You can book a court by navigating your way through an extensive sign-up process found at https://canmoretennis.ca/Website/Page/Home Court fees for Veterans Park are $20 per hour and are applied when you book. These 4 courts are shared by pickleball and tennis and both have prebooked times set aside for their respective club play only. Outside of prebooked club court times, there are available times for bookings by visitors.

      Paddles up, everyone! Welcome to Canmore!

      OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL IN CANMORE FOR VISITORS

      If you are planning a visit to Canmore and are looking for opportunities to play outdoor pickleball while in Canmore, here are three options.

      1. If you want to play once or twice with our Bow Valley Pickleball Association members.

        Our only courts are the 4 Veterans Park Courts (at 925 Street Canmore T1W 3K1) and we are organized by skill levels: Novice (2.5), Intermediate (3.0) and Advanced (3.5+). See QUICK Links on this webpage to see our Outdoor Play Schedule.

        Our BVPA Guest Player Policy states that visitors (ages 18+) are welcome to join the play at their appropriate skill level as long as there is room in the event.

        There is no online means for visitors to determine whether a given session has available spots. Instead, we ask visitors to come to the courts as per the Outdoor Play Schedule and if there is availability, you will gladly be welcomed to play with the BVPA members. Please choose the proper session for your realistic level of play and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

        There is a $10.00 fee per session to be paid in cash to the Session Captain. A liability waiver also needs to be read and signed prior to the start of play. Visiting players need to bring their own paddles.

        2. If you expect to play several times and you want to be able to sign-up for sessions, join the Bow Valley Pickleball Association and become a member. The fee is only $75 and is valid until December 31, 2024. All information is on this website to join and discover the full benefits of BVPA membership.

        3. If you have your own playing group and your own net and balls.

          You can book a court by navigating your way through an extensive sign-up process found at https://canmoretennis.ca/Website/Page/Home Court fees for Veterans Park are $20 per hour and are applied when you book. These 4 courts are shared by pickleball and tennis and both have prebooked times set aside for their respective club play only. Outside of prebooked club court times, there are available times for bookings by visitors.

          Paddles up, everyone! Welcome to Canmore!

          OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL IN CANMORE FOR VISITORS

          If you are planning a visit to Canmore and are looking for opportunities to play outdoor pickleball while in Canmore, here are three options.

          1. If you want to play once or twice with our Bow Valley Pickleball Association members.

            Our only courts are the 4 Veterans Park Courts (at 925 Street Canmore T1W 3K1) and we are organized by skill levels: Novice (2.5), Intermediate (3.0) and Advanced (3.5+). See QUICK Links on this webpage to see our Outdoor Play Schedule.

            Our BVPA Guest Player Policy states that visitors (ages 18+) are welcome to join the play at their appropriate skill level as long as there is room in the event.

            There is no online means for visitors to determine whether a given session has available spots. Instead, we ask visitors to come to the courts as per the Outdoor Play Schedule and if there is availability, you will gladly be welcomed to play with the BVPA members. Please choose the proper session for your realistic level of play and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

            There is a $10.00 fee per session to be paid in cash to the Session Captain. A liability waiver also needs to be read and signed prior to the start of play. Visiting players need to bring their own paddles.

            2. If you expect to play several times and you want to be able to sign-up for sessions, join the Bow Valley Pickleball Association and become a member. The fee is only $75 and is valid until December 31, 2024. All information is on this website to join and discover the full benefits of BVPA membership.

            3. If you have your own playing group and your own net and balls.

              You can book a court by navigating your way through an extensive sign-up process found at https://canmoretennis.ca/Website/Page/Home Court fees for Veterans Park are $20 per hour and are applied when you book. These 4 courts are shared by pickleball and tennis and both have prebooked times set aside for their respective club play only. Outside of prebooked club court times, there are available times for bookings by visitors.

              Paddles up, everyone! Welcome to Canmore!

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              OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL IN CANMORE FOR VISITORS

              If you are planning a visit to Canmore and are looking for opportunities to play outdoor pickleball while in Canmore, here are three options.

              1. If you want to play once or twice with our Bow Valley Pickleball Association members.

                Our only courts are the 4 Veterans Park Courts (at 925 Street Canmore T1W 3K1) and we are organized by skill levels: Novice (2.5), Intermediate (3.0) and Advanced (3.5+). See QUICK Links on this webpage to see our Outdoor Play Schedule.

                Our BVPA Guest Player Policy states that visitors (ages 18+) are welcome to join the play at their appropriate skill level as long as there is room in the event.

                There is no online means for visitors to determine whether a given session has available spots. Instead, we ask visitors to come to the courts as per the Outdoor Play Schedule and if there is availability, you will gladly be welcomed to play with the BVPA members. Please choose the proper session for your realistic level of play and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

                There is a $10.00 fee per session to be paid in cash to the Session Captain. A liability waiver also needs to be read and signed prior to the start of play. Visiting players need to bring their own paddles.

                2. If you expect to play several times and you want to be able to sign-up for sessions, join the Bow Valley Pickleball Association and become a member. The fee is only $75 and is valid until December 31, 2024. All information is on this website to join and discover the full benefits of BVPA membership.

                3. If you have your own playing group and your own net and balls.

                  You can book a court by navigating your way through an extensive sign-up process found at https://canmoretennis.ca/Website/Page/Home Court fees for Veterans Park are $20 per hour and are applied when you book. These 4 courts are shared by pickleball and tennis and both have prebooked times set aside for their respective club play only. Outside of prebooked club court times, there are available times for bookings by visitors.

                  Paddles up, everyone! Welcome to Canmore!