The Taylored Pickleball Initiative (TPI) is guided by the concept known as the “Joy of Sport for All”.
As a Canadian registered non-profit organization, our primary focus is to encourage participation in sports, provide positive youth development skills and promote multi-generational participation to three main population segments across Canada.
Our Initiative will focus on four pillars of Positive Youth Development:
1. Healthy Lifestyle – Focusing on the importance of physical & mental health, and building positive relationships between peers, adults, & members of their community
2. Character – Teaching them the fundamentals of establishing long-term, positive relationships in their lives
3. Academics – Understanding that learning is a lifelong opportunity while teaching the soft and technical skills needed to reach their dreams
4. Leadership – Demonstrating the behaviours and values necessary to become effective and positive leaders within their communities and circles of influence.
We believe that by creating positive, safe, and engaging experiences, relationships, and environments for our participants, we will empower them to reach their own personal potential
Is to create a positive, fun, engaging, educational and safe environment for our participants so they can learn, grow, and be empowered through the sport of Pickleball.
Is to empower our participants by teaching them positive development skills and making the concept of the ‘Joy of Sport to All’ a common term in Canada.
We are a relationship-first initiative that takes great pride in getting to know our participants, communities, and business partners on a more personal level so we can 'Taylor' our programs for optimal success.
Our Board of Directors
Meet TPI's Board of Directors, without them, none of this would be possible!
Bret recently retired after a 40-year career with Royal Bank of Canada where he had the opportunity to lead Regional, Provincial and National Teams of over one hundred Payment Professionals. Combining this business leadership experience with over 30 years of coaching and planning youth sports he understands that leadership is continually evolving.
As President of Taylored Pickleball Initiative, Bret will partner with local youth organizations and jointly create programs that focus on keeping youth active.
Barbara is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities. She has created and led numerous seminars for youth and adults on financial literacy and managing your money. She has coached baseball at all youth levels over the past 40 years and has learned how important fundamentals and teamwork are to all aspects of life. Barbara is also in her final year of Laurier's Masters of Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy and works with children and families as they deal with today’s issues.
As Vice-President of Taylored Pickleball Initiative, Barbara brings her passion for sport and expertise in planning and leadership to enhance our work with local youth organizations.
Cameron is the founder of Taylored Pickleball Initiative and co-founder of Taylored Pickleball Academy, which provides lessons, clinics, events and coaching for pickleball players of all ages across Canada. He has been involved in a variety of sports from a young age so he understands first-hand the benefits Canadian youth can receive from active participation.
Cameron hopes to share his passion for pickleball and personal development through 'Taylored' events in order to encourage more Canadian youth to embody the concept of the "Joy of Sport for All".