ickleball Canada is pleased to announce that Medicine Hat Pickleball Club (MHPC) has been selected to host the 2023 Pickleball Canada Western Regional Championship (Regionals). The event will be held from July 6th to 9th, 2023 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In 2022, Medicine Hat Pickleball Club successfully hosted the Alberta Provincial Championship.
Over the course of five days, more than 500 players from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba are expected to compete for the coveted title of the Western Region’s best pickleball athletes in age categories ranging from 10 to 75+. Competition categories include men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. As a Pickleball Canada sanctioned tournament, current international rules will be in effect.
Peter Milovanovic, Pickleball Canada President, said “I am very pleased to see the Medicine Hat Pickleball Club host our Western Regional Championship. They have a terrific facility and enthusiastic group of dedicated volunteers ready to put on an excellent event. We thank them for taking on this opportunity”.
“The MHPC cannot wait to showcase our new 20-court facility, our city and our club members and our outstanding volunteers to the Western Canadian Pickleball community”’ states Brenda Lea MacPhail, Tournament Director. “Our past tournament successes have been noted by all that have attended over the years, and we hope to continue that legacy in 2023 making this event a very memorable one for all”, says MacPhail.
Located in the southeast corner of Alberta and nestled along the South Saskatchewan River, the City of Medicine Hat has a population of just over 63,000 but don’t let size fool you. It is a vibrant city full of arts, entertainment, recreation and leisure activities. To fully experience the sunshine, the coulees and the rolling prairies alike, you can hike or bike, the 155+ kilometers of the Heritage Trail Network.
For a fabulous overview of the MHPC facility, please click this link, and enjoy an overhead view.