Ross has been playing Pickleball since the spring of 2011. He played in his first BC Senior Games August 2011 and has competed in the Games each year since. Ross has also played in the Western Canadian National Pickleball Tournament in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Ross enjoys having fun while experiencing a good workout, whether recreational play or at a higher competitive level.
John learned to play Pickleball at the Palm Creek Pickleball Club in Casa Grande AZ. He volunteers his time for the Palm Creek Club in many ways, including serving on the Tournament Committee, the Training Program, is a Round Robin Captain, the Director of the Vendor Sponsor Program, works with the Medical Team, and is a Certified Referee. John, for much of his life has always participated in one sport or the other and when he found Pickleball, it was a challenge worth taking up! Prior to retirement John was in the RCMP, and that was followed up by a career in the Satellite Telecom Industry in a Senior Executive role. John is excited about all the pickleball activity that is growing in the Lower Mainland and is looking forward to helping the Surrey Pickleball Club grow to one of the premier Clubs in the area.
Tammy started playing pickleball in 2015 after her retirement from 35 years of healthcare. She received her first paddle as a gift from a friend and immediately fell in love with the game. It initially proved to be a bit of a challenge as she had never played a paddle sport; however, she quickly began developing her skill sets and improving her game. Tammy particularly enjoys the opportunity the comradery of pickleball while staying active and keeping fit. Tammy spent many years volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada and she is now looking forward to supporting Surrey Pickleball members to develop a successful and an enthusiastic Pickleball Club. When not on the courts, Tammy enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Last year, Tammy walked a southern route of the El Camino. She walked 262 km from Porto Portugal to Santiago Spain. Next year, she is looking forward to walking another route of the El Camino.
Bob began playing pickleball in November 2012, shortly after seeing his South Surrey neighbour on the courts and her enthusiasm for the game. After playing tennis and ping-pong, the sport looked like an easy transition, but it took time to learn. He started participating in tournaments in 2014, both locally and in Arizona. A retired sports journalist, Bob found pickleball to be a great blend of exercise, competition and social interaction. He also has been an volunteer in the sport, as well as in club and high school volleyball.
Gary learned to play pickleball four years ago in Kelowna and immediately was enamored by the game. He now divides his home court between the indoor and outdoor courts at South Surrey Recreation Centre and Palm Creek RV Resort in Casa Grande, AZ. Gary received his referee certification in 2016. After living and working in Kelowna, he moved to Surrey 3 years ago to enjoy the great weather and beaches and all the great amenities that Vancouver area offers.
Terry was an avid tennis player for 25 years and, when first introduced to pickleball several years ago, found the game to be very frustrating. Since retiring from BCIT in 2013, Pickleball has replaced tennis as his sport of choice. Terry enjoys competing in tournaments, social play at the South Surrey Courts, and the new friends that playing the game has brought. He eagerly anticipates the opportunity to participate in the growth and development of the club over the next year.