The following posts have been updated FEB 3rd 2016.
We have the Gym at Samuel de Champlain School for Friday Evening and Sunday afternoon. There are 6 courts with a curtain down the middle to allow for separate skill levels. This location has just started late Sept 2015,so lots of room for new players.With plans to form a new club here in the next few months we look forward to becoming part of the larger Provincial and National pickleball clubs.
Times are as follows Friday 7pm-9pm Sunday 3pm -4:45pm
Closed Friday Feb 19th for Badmington Tournament
YMCA of Greater Saint John. By Ray Doiron
Feb 3rd 2016 , We’re playing pickleball 5 times a week now.
The Gym at the YMCA opened Sept 18th, 2015 . I took my own nets,balls and paddles and began offering pickleball classes to the membership.The members picked up pickleball very quickly,had a good time and are keen on coming back again!! 16 people have bought graphite paddles I ordered on their behalf, some after playing only twice! We are averaging 20 -25 players during the 18+ night and the Sat afternoon family sessions. The YMCA only has 3 courts so it’s already become a challenge to afford everyone fair court time with multiple skills. We are all having a great time!Around 10-12 Staff members have been trained to run the pickleball classes. I have donated 12 wooden paddles and some balls and as soon as the Y can purchase nets they can carry on with offering pickleball. I spoke with the Y program director mid February . Aprrox. 83 members are playing pickleball.
Port City Pickleball Club plays out of the Carleton Community Centre in Saint John…2 Market Place and has a membership of 60. For anyone interested in seeing what Pickleball is all about our club does offer an introduction to Pickleball session. If you are interested please contact Mike Jacquard at 672-9566 and we will schedule a session!In Nov 2014, Ray Doiron after starting this group turned it’s leadership over to the members.(approx. 35) Mike Jacquard, Mary Lou Blanchard and Beth Whelan stepped up to the task. They are now known as the Port City Pickleball Club
Hi from the Bathurst NB Pickleball Club
Some 5 years ago, Snowbirds Joe and Pat Flynn met with local Motel owner Bob DeGrace and convinced him to convert a seldom used tennis court to a pickleball court.
That was the birth of pickleball in Bathurst. Shortly thereafter Gerald Theriault, with the help of a few friends, made it his mission to promote the game in the area. The Group has since grown to 70+/- members.
This summer the City of Bathurst has converted an unused tennis court and we presently have 3 new pickleball courts with the potential of a 4th one on this site. We also have 2 more accessible courts within the City and of course our original and favourite spot at Danny’s Inn Restaurant & Conference Centre.
From September to May inclusively, we play inside at the Pavilion in back of City Hall. We have space for 4 courts within this complex. (Photo Included)
If any pickleball enthusiast is in Bathurst and wishes to have a game, please contact one of the listed names below…
Joe & Pat Flynn: 506-546-9485.
Gerald Theriault: 506-546-4774 Ambassador, Region 7 -Chaleur Peninsula
Joe Cormier: 506-548-2360
Main Court Locations
Pavilion Gymnasium. 150 St George St, Bathurst
Danny’s Inn Restaurant & Conference Centre. 1223 rue Principal, Beresford
GroveHillPark. Nicolas Denys Drive, ( Just off Youghall Dr.)
Submitted by: Joseph Cormier
Raymond Doiron and Barb Dempsey,co directors of Pickleball New Brunswick with Phys Ed Teacher got to try teaching pickleball to a middle school class in one of our local schools. We look forward to someday making this happen throughout New Brunswick.
Pickleball is now approved for teaching in all New Brunswick Schools after many meetings with district phys ed consultants, School superintedants,education ministers,Phys ed teachers, MLA’s and recreation directors. Some schools have already begun adding pickleball to their programs and the other area ambassadors have also begun teaching and helping schools with acquiring equipment.
I have 5 invitations to teach pickleball pending ,3 are in Charlotte County and the other two are in Sussex at a private school and a middle school in West Saint John.
On Feb 16 th 2012, I travelled to Riverview (Byron Dobson Arena) where I was able to demonstrate Pickleball to program director Ashley Arrowsmith and the group of seniors present. They have since acquired their own equipment and will continue to offer Pickleball in that community. I thank Ashley for the invitation and look forward to similar events throughout the province. posted by Raymond Doiron
Hi,welcome to our web site. Over the next few days and weeks, we will be updating with a history of pickleball, rules, locations that you can play, and any news that may be of interest to people learning about the sport. Please view the links to see what the sport is all about and support our efforts in promoting Pickleball by sending an email or posting a comment.
Thank you Raymond Doiron ,USAPA ,Director of Pickleball New Brunswick