Welcome to the Vancouver Pickleball Association website! We hope that you enjoy browsing our website, and that you will find a lot of useful information. We expect the information on this website to be of particular interest to Pickleball players. Our website will continuously be updated with news and info, so make sure you return soon.

Box Leagues Have Started!

Read about our box leagues HERE

First Round of Individual Play Box Leagues (PL) Finished.

Round #3 (July 11 – July 25) is now underway

Round #2 PL league assignments, and a list of players still looking for partners for the Team Leagues (TL) can be found by clicking HERE.

Coaches Corner – July 2021

Each month we will feature a bio and a teaching video from each of our coaches in the Vancouver area.

This month we are featuring Coach Anke Harpe, Level One Certified Pickleball Instructor (IPTPA)

Anke Harpe
Click here to read this month’s Coaches Corner


Queen Elizabeth Park8 nets installed
Memorial Park West (next to Dunbar Community Centre)4 courts*, NO nets
John Hendry Park (Trout Lake Park)1 court, NO net
Pandora Park (Nanaimo St. & Pandora St.)6 courts*, NO nets
Cedar Cottage Park (Clark Drive between 10th & 11th)2 courts*, NO nets
Brewers Park (Victoria Drive & 25th Ave.)4 courts*, NO nets
*Shared courts (lines painted on existing tennis courts)

Quiet Pickleball Paddles may help us enjoy the game without restrictions

Our beloved game is being restricted by many localities due to noise. You can help stop that from happening by choosing a quiet paddle. Read about the issue by CLICKING HERE

We need your help!

The Vancouver Pickleball Association has ambitious plans to expand the number of playing sites (both indoors and out), acquire new court maintenance equipment, safety supplies, instructional signage, and sound barriers, as well as solicit funds and develop leagues, ladders and tournaments.  If we are going to do this, we need your help. If you are interested in helping our organization by volunteering, please click here to read more…

Court Guidelines when courts are busy

Many of us have experienced frustration and confusion when the Pickleball courts are busy. When all the courts are being used and there are many people waiting, a bit of simple etiquette and understanding can really help. Read more about some common sense guidelines here

Pickleball Classes

During the current pandemic restrictions it might be a good time to hone your Pickleball skills. Read more about Pickleball classes being offered in the Vancouver area here. Youth classes are also being offered.

Pickleball Classes

Items of interest:

Skinny Singles: an antidote to “lockdown withdrawal”

"Skinny Singles" can help you get through Pickleball "lockdown withdrawal"

Pickleball BC: COVID Update 2021-01-01

VPA on City TV!

May 14, 2020May 19, 2020

New openings at Hastings Community Centre

Hastings Community Centre has immediate openings for singles play.:


2021 brings more than 100 rule changes to Pickleball -- these went into effect on January 21, 2021: Three changes...

Coaches Corner – May, 2021

Coach Catalin brings experience and diversity to the pickleball courts during his lessons and clinics. As a certified Tennis Professional...


Some of our members feel that Pickleball is under siege: Neighbours adjacent to Pickleball courts dislike the noise from the...

December 2020 Survey Results

In December of 2020 all VPA members were surveyed to help us determine future directions for the organization. The results...

Coaches Corner – June, 2021

Each month we will feature a bio and a teaching video from each of our coaches in the Vancouver area....

New Safety Fencing at Queen Elizabeth

We are pleased to announce that we've installed new safety fencing between the courts at the Queen Elizabeth Pickleball Centre!...

Unfortunately, pickleball in urban centres often comes with noise complaints

Proper facility design mitigates pickleball noise Properly implemented pickleball courts have an acceptable setback from the closest residence and employ...


Well no, but we did install a windsock today between courts 2 & 3. Hopefully this will help you read...

January Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter (click here)

Items prior to January 15, 2021

New pics, thanks to MonaSome members found the font-size too small -- so we've added a "font resizer" on the...

Coaches Corner – July, 2021

Each month we will feature a bio and a teaching video from each of our coaches in the Vancouver area....

The Vancouver Pickleball Association is moving to a paid membership starting April 1st

Starting on April 1st we are instituting a $5 annual fee for Vancouver Pickleball Association ("VPA") membership. Registration for Pickleball BC and Pickleball Canada memberships is...

Why Pickleball is for you

Despite its ridiculous name, Pickleball is a great game. It can be picked up by almost anyone, regardless of athletic ability – one of the few active sports...

Quiet-ish paddles please

Unfortunately, the most significant threat to our unfettered enjoyment of Pickleball is the noise of the game. Seriously. Some localities...

Indomitable members of our Pickleball community

Enjoying the game at Queen Elizabeth Park despite a bit of the white stuff...

Pickleball Classes

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Recreational Play Etiquette


Join Today!

If you would like to enjoy the support of a strong organization, as well as substantial discounts brought about by our partnerships with sports equipment providers, become a member today.

Press the “JOIN” link at the top of the page to become a member of the Vancouver Pickleball Association.

What is Pickleball?

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