Come join Stratford Pickleball Association for the Pickleball Ontario Championship Series for SW Region May 5th-7th at the Stratford Burnside AgriPlex – over 250 participants are expected from the KW/Guelph area, west to Sarnia/Windsor, and St.Thomas/London area, north to Grey/Bruce. No cost for spectator admission!
May 5th – Officiating and skills clinics; plus City officials (Mayor Martin Ritsma and the Director of Community Services, Tim Wolfe) from Stratford and St. Marys Councillors participating in exhibition matches; and local elite Pickleball players displaying high level calibre Pickleball. The general public is invited to come out to observe and participate.
May 6th – Tournament play: Men’s and Women’s Doubles 8am-8pm (approximate end time)
May 7th – Tournament play: Mixed Doubles 8am-8pm (approximate end time)
Vendor tables will be set up from 8am-6pm throughout the tournament, including Bob’s Racquet Works (Goderich), Brickhouse Paddles (St. Marys), Grip on Golf and Pickleball Zone (Windsor), Racquet Guys (Markham), SLAAA Lapidary Club (Stratford), and more.
This tournament is 1 of 6 regional tournaments across Ontario culminating with the Provincial Finals in Collingwood on Sept 21-24th.
Best Western Plus Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford 519-275-2936 – May 5 & 6th from $189-$229. If you become a Best Western Rewards Member (free program, points never expire and can be signed up at time of booking), you can save 10% on the room rate, plus earn points towards free stays! Best Western Membership rates range between $160-$194.
The Queen’s Inn at Stratford, 161 Ontario Street, downtown Stratford 519-271-1400 – 10 rooms have been set aside for 2 nights’ accommodation Friday, May 5th & Saturday, May 6th for $299.00 plus taxes for both nights – call the Inn and let them know you’re with the Pickleball Ontario Championships to get this special 2-night rate.
Mornington Rose Bed and Breakfast, 240 Mornington Street, Stratford 519-275-2626 Located just a four minute drive from your venue. Our special room rate will be $199/night which includes a three course breakfast. Please mention the word “Pickleball” when making your reservations.
Make it a great weekend in Stratford with an overnight stay and more of the Stratford experience!
Flower Moon Witchy Market, Stratford Country Club 5-9pm
Monty Python’s Spamalot, Avon Theatre Downtown Stratford 8pm
Stratford Farmers Market, Burnside AgriPlex (Pickleball location) 7am-Noon
Indigenous Art and Craft Market, Stratford Perth Museum 10am-5pm
Guided Distillery Tastings, Junction 56 Distillery 11am-4pm (book in advance)
King Lear, Festival Theatre 2pm
Grand Magic, Tom Patterson Theatre 2pm
Variety Show, The Avondale 7pm
Rent, Festival Theatre 8pm
Open Mic Night, Full House Bar & Grill 8pm
The Almost Hip, The Hub 9pm
Open Kitchen – The Ultimate Burger Class, Stratford Chefs School 10am-1pm (book in advance)
Mother’s Day Market, Stratford District Secondary School 10am-3pm
From Earth to the Sky by the Stratford Concert Band, The Avondale 3pm (book in advance)
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail
Self-Guided Audio Walking Tours
Corporate sponsor: Stratford Lions Club
Sponsors: Bella Water Express, Distill Gallery, Foodland, Food Basics, No Frills, Pinnacle Fieldhouse Training Academy, Sobeys, Stratford Hometown Hearing, and Tim Horton’s – Huron Street, Stratford.
Court sponsors: Alexandra Bignucolo LLB, Bell’s Winery, Bentley’s Inn, Bar & Restaurant; Foster’s Inn, Home and Company Real Estate; Hyde Construction, Jobsite Brewing Company, Junction 56 Distillery, McIntosh Sports Performance, Nesbitt Burns, Orr Insurance, Paul & Kim Graham Realtors, Peak Realty – Tom Daum, Re/Max a-b Realty Ltd., Sutton Realty – Claire McIntosh, W K Financial, and Wilmark Carpentry.
Raffle sponsors: Brickhouse Paddles, Canadian Tire, Great Lakes Helicopter, Junction 56 Distillery, Rheo Thompson Candies, Sport Chek, Stratford Country Club, Stratford Festival, Stratford Pickleball Association, and The Wild Hog Country Market.