PICKLEBALL CANADA SELECTS REGINA TO HOST 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Pickleball Canada is pleased to announce that Pickleball Regina Inc. has been selected to host the 2023 Pickleball Canada National Championship (the Nationals). The event will be held from August 23 – 27, 2023 in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 2022, Pickleball Regina successfully hosted the Pickleball Canada Western Regional Championship.
Over the course of five days, more than 1,000 players from across Canada are expected to compete for the coveted title of Canada’s best pickleball athletes in age categories ranging from 16 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.
“Pickleball Regina has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic, capable and welcoming host of competitions both large and small” said Deanna Christie, Vice President Sport for Pickleball Canada. “The club set a high bar by hosting the Western Regional Pickleball Championships, held in July, and we have no doubt that Regina will be able to deliver a successful Nationals”.
Randy Dove, the Chair of the Pickleball Regina Organizing Committee, said, “Pickleball Regina is excited to host the 2023 Pickleball Canada National Championship in August 2023. We have the skills, motivation, and confidence that we will provide an experience for athletes, volunteers and spectators that will raise the bar for hosting for the future. We look forward to working with Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Saskatchewan to ensure this is an outstanding event for everyone involved.”
Regina has a track record of being a very desirable destination to host world-class regional, national, and international events. The location provides for easy access by highway and air as well as first-rate accommodations and state of the art facilities. The community excels at delivering a welcoming spirit and warm prairie hospitality.
“We very much look forward to working with the Pickleball Regina host club to ensure the tournament is successful and provides a memorable experience for competitors, officials, volunteers, and spectators”, said Pickleball Canada Executive Director, Carla Anderson.
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America, and over one million people play pickleball in Canada. That number continues to quickly rise as more are introduced to the sport that is easy to learn, yet a challenge to master.