Local Upcoming Events

Tournament of Sixes on November 3rd, 2019

The tournament will consist of 6 teams with 6 players each. You will be placed on a team and will play one game with each of your 5 teammates.   In total, you will be guaranteed six games. All games will be timed.

Date:  Sunday November 3rd.

Location:  Kitchener Collegiate Institute, 787 King Street West, Kitchener.

Time:  9:45am till 3:00pm. 

Cost:  $20 cash, plus a donation to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

To register for the tournament, please send your full name and email address, where you are from, the club you play at, and your approximate level (beginner, intermediate, or 3.0, 3.5, 4.0) with the heading “Tournament” to powwrinfo@gmail.com

More information about times, donations, and the team you are on, etc. will be sent out closer to the tournament date.

CRAZY 8’s Tournament on September 14, 2019

Calling all Pickleball Enthusiasts!

POWWR is offering a Crazy 8’s round robin tournament.  For this tournament you will need to sign up with a partner.

The tournament will consist of three events with eight teams in each.  You are guaranteed seven games.  You may register for one of the following events:

– Women’s 3.5 level.

– Men’s 3.5 level.

– Any combination men, women or mixed team 3.0 level.

Date:  Saturday September 14th

Time:  10 am to 3 pm with Social to follow

Place:  KW Badminton Club, 69 Agnus Street, Kitchener.

Cost:  $20 cash/player plus a donation to Anselma House Women’s Shelter.

Registration:   Please indicate the event you would like to play in, along with your name, your partner’s name and both email addresses, with the heading “Crazy 8’s” to powwrinfo@gmail.com

More information about game times, donations and Social will be sent out closer to the tournament date.

Hope to see you there,

POWWR Organizing Committee

REFEREE CLINIC on September 25, 2019

How would you like to become a pickleball referee, or deepen your knowledge of the game and its rules?

POWWR is offering Level 1 of the Pickleball Referee program.  There is a classroom and practical component to become certified as a Level 1 official, and each participant will receive a scorekeeper starter kit.

This session will focus on the Level 1 Scorekeeper experience and not on pickleball rules.  As a prerequisite, each participant should read the USA Pickleball Association/IFP rule book.  It is highly recommended that participants complete the USA Pickleball Association Player Test in advance of the session.

Classroom Date:  Wednesday, Sept 25, 2019 from 7:00pm till 8:00pm

Practical Sessions:  One of Sept 25 (8-9 pm), Oct 2 (7-9 pm), Oct 9 (7-9 pm)

Location:  Kitchener Collegiate Institute, 787 King Street West, Kitchener

Cost:  Free for POWWR VIP members, or $10 for non-members (or sign up to become a POWWR VIP for $10).

Benefits for you:

  1. You learn all the pickleball rules and how to apply them.
  2. Knowing the rules effectively will assist you in your own game.
  3. You will become one of the ‘Go to’ people for pickleball rules.
  4. Tournament directors will seek out your assistance for refereeing.
  5. You will be a Certified Level 1 official recognized by Pickleball Canada and the USA Pickleball Association.

If you are interested, please email us at POWWRreferee@gmail.com, and indicate which practical session you would like to attend.   Note there is a limit of 24 participants for this offering, and 8 individuals per hands-on session.


Kitchener Downtown Community Centre – Pickleball skills and drills for Fall 2019!

Don’t miss your chance to work with coach Fiona.  She is high energy and has years of playing and coaching experience.

Contact the Kitchener DCC by phone 519-741-2501 or go online to register.

Pickleball for Beginners 38155 New to the sport or have you just started to play Pickleball? These lessons are designed to teach basic skills and rules of the game. 17-Sep 3-Dec Tue, 9:30 AM, 1h
Pickleball Intermediate 38156 Intermediate lessons include drills for the short game, serve receive, lobs, blocking and strategy. 17-Sep 3-Dec Tue, 10:35 AM, 1h
Pickleball Beginner Plus 38154 This program is designed for those with some Pickleball experience. The emphasis will be on basic skills and rules of the game. 19-Sep 5-Dec Thu, 9:30 AM, 1h
Pickleball Intermediate Level 2 38157 Need to practice? Or work on improving your game play? The focus here will be on drills and strategy. 19-Sep 5-Dec Thu, 10:35 AM, 1h