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About Us

History

The Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association was formed by Karen Renfrew, Dennis Regnier and Lin Buckler in 2009. With the help of others a level play program was developed and brought to the Coast. At that time the level play concept was unique to the Sunshine Coast. There isn't a better way for players of equal ability to improve their skills and play in a competitive, yet fun, environment. Subsequently the organization was incorporated as an association under the provincial society act. Karen, the Pickleball Ambassador for the Sunshine Coast remains active in the association.

Future

Several members have asked whether we are working on establishing a permanent pickleball facility. The answer is "yes". In Fall 2019 we launched our campaign to build a dedicated, year-round, pickleball facility on the Sunshine Coast. Covid-19 interrupted our campaign but in Spring 2023 we relaunched our proposal. Details

Executive

President:  Ted Bentley

Past President: Ross Miller

Vice President: Brian Chipman

Secretary: Diane Lamb 

Treasurer: Carolyn Oughton

Directors at Large:  Jo-Anne Bentley
                                     Carol Mollerup

                                     Rick Semel

                                     Kira Sufalko
                                     Rhona Law

Committee Chairs

Communications: Jo-Anne Bentley

Player Development: Rick Semel

New Facilities: Ted Bentley
Operations: Brian Chipman
Membership Events: Ross Miller

                                   

                                    

                                   

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