June 23, 2023
Pickleball enthusiasts from all over Canada gathered in the picturesque city of Vernon, British Columbia, for an exhilarating weekend of intense competition at the Canadian National Pickleball League (CNPL) Western Draft Qualifier. With the promise of discovering new talents and witnessing remarkable skills on the court, this event served as a thrilling prelude to the highly anticipated CNPL Eastern Split, which is set to take place at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph, Ontario, on July 29th and 30th. As pickleball aficionados eagerly await the draft results, the atmosphere is charged with excitement and anticipation, as this tournament sets the stage for what promises to be a historic season of pickleball in Canada.
The Western Draft Qualifier in Vernon, BC, brought together some of the most talented pickleball players in the country, all vying for a chance to secure their spot on a CNPL team. The competition was fierce, with athletes showcasing their skills, strategy, and unwavering determination on the court. The atmosphere was electric as spectators cheered on their favorite players, adding to the intensity of each match.
The matches were fast-paced and showcased the finest techniques and teamwork, as players engaged in thrilling rallies and strategic shot placements. The sheer athleticism and agility demonstrated by the participants left the crowd in awe, highlighting the tremendous growth and popularity of pickleball in Canada. The likes of PPA Pro Steve Deakin, soon-to-be-announced CNPL team owner, was seen on-site with a pair of eagle eyes locked on several notable players.
The Western Draft Qualifier not only provided an opportunity for established players to solidify their positions but also served as a platform for rising stars to make their mark. The event witnessed remarkable performances from both seasoned veterans and talented newcomers, ensuring a difficult decision for team owners and coaches during the draft selection process. Check out the behind the scenes video recap here!
As the results of the draft are eagerly awaited, the anticipation mounts to see which players will have the opportunity to represent their teams and showcase their skills in the upcoming CNPL Eastern Split. The CNPL Eastern Split, scheduled to take place at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph, Ontario, promises to be a groundbreaking event that will go down in Canadian pickleball history. The tournament will bring together the best players from across the country, uniting them in their shared love for the sport and passion for competition. BUY TICKETS HERE NOW.
The Canadian National Pickleball League Western Draft Qualifier in Vernon, BC, was a resounding success, leaving spectators anticipating the upcoming CNPL Eastern Split in Guelph, Ontario. The weekend of intense competition and exceptional performances highlighted the growth and popularity of pickleball in Canada, showcasing the country’s remarkable talent pool.
As we await the draft results, the excitement is palpable, with fans looking forward to witnessing some of the best pickleball ever put on display at the Sleeman Centre. With the CNPL Eastern Split poised to make history and redefine the sport in Canada, this event is sure to leave a lasting impression on players, spectators, and pickleball enthusiasts alike.