Para Pickleball

What Is Parasport?

A parasport is a sport that has been adapted for a person having a handicap.  It is a parallel sport for athletes that are physically capable, using equipment and modified rules that make a given sport accessible and fun for all.  There are some sports that unfortunately  cannot be adapted to become a parasport.

Getting Started

There are many different ways of getting involved in a parasport: as a player, as a coach, as a volunteer or  as a community supporter who will make the availability of this sport stand out in your community. There are also opportunities for athletes to provide support to as a guide to visually impaired participants.  Your involvement need not be limited to a single activity as you can always get involved in as many ways as you wish.

When you do get involved, remember that the activity you select  is your personal choice regardless of the role you choose and that there will be a vast arry of activities to choose from.  There will be opportunities that are focused on leisure and opportunities that are geared towards goals you want to reach personally.

Availability of  any parasport is often non-existant in a community and your involvement could be critical in getting a parasport established in your community.

Para Pickleball : is now being played in different parts of the country. Players in wheelchairs can are playing in single or  doubles as in regular pickleball or, in teams made up of a wheelchair player partnered with a standing player.  A few modifications have been made for the wheelchair athlete. A double bounce is allowed for the wheelchair athlete and the front wheels of his chair can cross the non-volley line.

These guys are a joy to watch...they are fast, they are accurate, they are competitive and mostly...they are thrilled and proud to have a new sport in which thay can excel and have fun.  

Pickleball Canada is committed to the development of the sport in Canada to all demographics throughout the country. Help make this a truly National pastime. 

Contact Us 

If you would like to be part of the Para Pickleball Development Committee, please contact us below:

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