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About
CORE Pickleball

Sharing our love of pickleball with you!

What is Core Pickleball?

CORE Pickleball is a company based in Ottawa, Ontario. We started three years ago with an idea to help grow pickleball in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

  • We strive to make pickleball accessible for the enjoyment, health and social engagement benefits to all players.  We help people and organisations get started with pickleball.
  • We work with players to improve their game. 
  • We provide affordable lessons and equipment.
  • We continue working with local governments and organisations to promote the growth of pickleball and  create more playing opportunities
  • Best of all we promote the physical and social benefits of pickleball for all.
Ottawa Core Pickleball Coach Luc Germian

Luc Germain

2017 US open pic in mustang by mike

At a glance…

Ottawa Ambassador for Ontario Pickleball
Learning Facilitator for Ontario Pickleball.
Level II IPTPA Pickleball Teaching Professional.
Six years teaching pickleball.

Manta World Sport Representative
Founding Officer and proud supporter of the Ottawa Pickleball Association.
Fifteen years experience as a ski instructor with the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiers.
Twenty-seven years with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Message from the president

CORE Pickleball is a company based in Ottawa, Ontario. We started three years ago with an idea to grow pickleball in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

  • We strive to make pickleball accessible for the enjoyment, health and social engagement benefits to all players.  We help people and organisations get started with pickleball.
  • We work with players to improve their game. 
  • We provide affordable lessons and equipment.
  • We continue working with local governments and organisations to promote the growth of pickleball and  create more playing opportunities
  • Best of all we promote the physical and social benefits of pickleball for all.

I’ve been teaching and helping others all my life.  This is who I am. 

When retirement time arrived, it was very clear to me that this was the beginning of something.

Riding on my experience as a founding member and first V.P. of the Ottawa Pickleball Association,  after many years serving as a Volunteer Ski Instructor for Disabled Skiers and a fulfilling career with DND behind me., I founded “Core Pickleball Inc”. A company  with good social values that serves the community. It rides on my love for pickleball, my passion for teaching and my desire to serve our community.

I look forward to being of service to you.

Luc

Our Values

  • We treat others as we would want to be treated.
  • We operate with integrity.
  • We strive to over-deliver.
  • We treat people with dignity and respect.
  • We work hard.
  • We offer our services in both official languages.
  • We make sure everyone has fun!

Our Goal

  • Inform the community.
  • Grow pickleball in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
  • Work on making pickleball more accessible throughout the region
  • To provide our clients with the best experience possible.
  • Help people bring their game to the next level.
  • Sell high quality paddles and accessories.
  • Support Canadian and local companies as much as possible.

Your Coach

Pickleball

Luc Germain

Level 2 IPTPA Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional (CPTP).

Ontario Pickleball Learning Facilitator.

My goal as a Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional and Learning Facilitator is to help you bring your game to the next level. 

About six years ago, a group of keen volunteers founded the Ottawa Pickleball Association (OPA-APO). One of my roles other than VP, was Chair of the Player Development Committee. That’s how I started teaching pickleball.

I have since then been running skill development clinics, providing individual coaching, training instructors and referees, managing pickleball leagues and helping to grow pickleball in our community. 

I have also competed successfully in various local, Provincial, National and USAPA sanctioned tournaments up to the 4.5 level.

I look forward to spending productive time with you on the courts .