Lt. Gov. Joel Pritchard, co-inventor of Pickle-Ball instructor course

Singapore Pickleball History

  • Singapore Pickle-Ball Association (SPA) was founded in 1993.

  • Lt. Gov. Joel Pritchard, co-inventor of Pickle-Ball visited Singapore in 1996.  

  • Mr. Douglas Smith, President of Pickle-Ball Inc. actively promoting the sport in Singapore and Asia.

  • SPA has supported these two pioneers of the sport to introduce the game to the rest of Asia.  Together, they have visited many countries like Malaysia, Thailand,  Australia, China and etc.

Mr. Douglas Smith, President of Pickle-Ball Inc. special guest for SPA event

OUR KEY MILESTONES

1994 - 1st tournament

1994 - 1st tournament

Inaugural pickleball tournament at Fengshan CC. Guest of Honour, RADM Teo Chee Hean

1996 World Traditional Sports

1996 World Traditional Sports

56 countries represented with 136,000 spectators.

1996 World Traditional Sports

1996 World Traditional Sports

SPA receiving appreciation award from Thai Sports Minister, alongside Lt. Governor of Washington State Joel Pritchard, co-inventor of pickleball.

1996 SPA Thailand visit

1996 SPA Thailand visit

SPA join visit with Mr Joel Pritchard to Thailand.

Joel Pritchard's visit

Joel Pritchard's visit

A special visit from Lt. Governor Joel Pritchard, co-inventor of pickleball. These players have the privilege to attend a coaching clinic by Mr. Pritchard at Mountbatten CC.

1998 Douglas Smith Instructor course

1998 Douglas Smith Instructor course

Owner of Pickle-Ball Inc, USA. Mr Douglas Smith conducting instructors course.

1997 Challenge Trophy

1997 Challenge Trophy

Womens' doubles winners

Pesta Sukan 1997

Pesta Sukan 1997

1st Pesta Sukan pickleball tournament

2000 Dandenong, Victoria Australia

2000 Dandenong, Victoria Australia

SPA visit to Dandenong to promote the game to school children.

2001 SPA visit to East Malaysia

2001 SPA visit to East Malaysia

Pickleball friendly match at Tawau, Sabah, East Malaysia

National Novice Championship

National Novice Championship

In the late 90s to early 2000s, SPA organized many novice tournaments at the national level.

2002 Mass try out

2002 Mass try out

SPA organised mass tryouts for school children at Choa Chu Kang Primary School.

SPA Pickleball Open

SPA Pickleball Open

6th SPA Open Tournament at Choa Chu Kang Sports Hall.

2006 1st National Championship

2006 1st National Championship

1st National Pickleball Championship 2006

2007 Youth Cup

2007 Youth Cup

Dr. Fatimah Lateef Pickleball Youth Cup 2007.

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