Pickle ball in North Bay

Exciting news for the sport of Pickleball in Northern Ontario; the 2019 Provincial Championships has been awarded to the City of North Bay!  This event will certainly help raise the profile of this fast growing sport in North Bay and surrounding areas as well as showcasing the beauty of the city of North Bay and northern Ontario.  Pickleball has been growing by leaps and bounds in the north, with the newly formed North Bay Pickleball Club having attracted over eighty members since forming in the fall. 

Active clubs in Sudbury and Manitoulin Island, as well as organized play in the surrounding communities of Astorville and Callander highlight the popularity of the sport.  Over 300 pickleballers are expected to attend this three day event in June, 2019.

In preparation for the 2019 Provincials, North Bay will be hosting the first ever Pickleball Canada sanctioned tournament in Northern Ontario.  The North Bay Assante 101 Open is being held this coming May 19th and 20th.   Nipissing University will be playing host to both these events.  The university complex is located in the hills overlooking the City of North Bay and offers a panoramic view of the City and nearby Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake.  Plenty of on-site free parking is available as well as affordable residence accommodations at both the university and nearby Canadore College.  Located near the university are numerous restaurants, hotels, recreational complexes and commercial establishments.

For further information, please contact the tournament director, John Halliday at halliday5388@gmail.com.exciting announcement about Pickle ball in North