The first official national series for the sport of pickleball is coming to Burnaby.
The competition, which includes seven other events across Canada, hits the Fortius Sport and Health Centre March 26 to 29 for the Burnaby Cup.
The tour also includes international stops in Jamaica and Curacao, with Canadian events in Kingston, Saskatoon, Peterborough, Sarnia, Surrey and the first stage in Toronto, Feb. 7 to 9.
Along with series founder Karl Hale, the team of Ryan and Deanna Hanes of Two Bounce Solutions are promoting the series, not only for spotlighting the sport, but also providing a physical activity that any age can play.
“This is the next step in the ongoing development of pickleball in Canada,” Ryan Hanes said. “As the sport continues to grow, this series will help bring a consistent platform for players across the country to experience sanctioned tournaments at all ages and levels of play.”
The series kicks off Feb. 7 in Toronto with the Toronto Cup. Former No. 1 doubles tennis player in the world Daniel Nestor has thrown his support behind the tour as “a great concept, and (I look) forward to seeing the series evolve.”
For more information on registering for or following the series, visit canadianpickleballseries.com.