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Sports like pickleball, badminton, and volleyball were most in demand amongst respondents.

OAKVILLE, ON November 15, 2023 – New research conducted by Total Sport Solutions, a leading nationwide provider of sports flooring solutions, has found a growing demand among curlers for off-season activities in curling rinks. These findings reveal a clear opportunity to expand the usage of curling facilities during the warmer months and provide enthusiasts with an exciting array of alternative sports.

The research, conducted by Total Sport Solutions, surveyed curling club members from diverse backgrounds and demographics across the country to gauge their interest in off-season activities. The results were both compelling and illuminating, with over 84% of respondents stating that they find it important for curling clubs to offer additional activities in the off-season. Among the activities that stood out as the most sought-after options were pickleball, badminton, and volleyball.

Pickleball, a fast-paced and highly engaging paddle sport, emerged as a top choice among respondents, with a resounding 43% of participants expressing a keen interest in having their club offer it. What's more, an impressive 39% of respondents believed there was significant demand for pickleball offerings amongst curling club members. This statistic is particularly noteworthy considering that pickleball has been gaining recognition as the fastest-growing sport in North America. The sport’s rapid growth is evident in the results, with 63% of respondents stating that they’re familiar with pickleball. With its accessibility and adaptability to various skill levels, pickleball provides an ideal opportunity for curling rinks to diversify their offerings and cater to a wider audience.

"Our research demonstrates a genuine desire among curlers to stay active and engaged with their community during the off-season," said Ian Lintott, CEO of Total Sport Solutions. "By offering off-season options at curling rinks, we can keep these facilities buzzing with energy, generating revenue year-round, and creating new opportunities for social connections. We’re excited to see how we can help drive the growth of these sports amongst curlers."

Total Sport Solutions is eager to collaborate with curling rinks and organizations to develop tailored solutions for introducing these activities into their existing offerings. By doing so, they hope to transform curling rinks into multi-purpose hubs for sports and recreation, further enhancing the experience for all curling enthusiasts.

For more information about this research and how your curling rink can benefit from these exciting off-season activities, please contact Total Sport Solutions at sales@totalsportsolutions.ca or visit our website.


Media Contact:
James Falls, CIPR Communications
(403) 473-7705

OAKVILLE, ON October 25, 2023 – Join Pickleball Today as they sit down with Ian Lintott, owner of TSS PIckleball a division of Total Sport Solutions Inc. Discover insights into Pickleball's growth in Canada and how TSS Pickleball is promoting it. Explore the variety of playing surfaces TSS Pickleball offers.

Mark Gottfried and Daniel Gottfried – Ontario Pickleball Academy and Pros with Toronto United Pickleball

OAKVILLE, ON September24 , 2023 – Pickleball Today interviewed Mark Gottfried and Daniel Gottfried, leading pros from the Ontario Pickleball Academy and the driving force behind the Toronto United Pickleball Club. They share insights about their journey and their role in winning the CNPL Championship. Watch the full interview on Pickleball Today.

Note: Just a couple of weeks after this interview the Toronto United Pickleball won the 2023 Canadian National Pickleball League Championship

OAKVILLE, ON October 13, 2023 – We're thrilled to share that our President, Ian Lintott, had the honour of being interviewed by Mario Toneguzzi on his "Business Spotlight Podcast" today! They delved into the booming world of Pickleball and how TSS Pickleball is at the forefront of serving the Pickleball community in Canada.

Tune in to the insightful conversation in YouTube, and gain valuable insights into the dynamic world of Pickleball and our commitment to enhancing the game. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from TSS Pickleball

About Mario Toneguzzi

Mario Toneguzzi is a veteran of the media industry for more than 40 years and named in 2021 a Top Ten Business Journalist in the world and only Canadian - to learn how you can tell your story, share your message and amplify it to a wide audience. He is owner of Mario Toneguzzi Communications Inc.

Mario can be reached at mdtoneguzzi@gmail.com

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This is the first of a three-year partnership between the club and Canada’s leading sports facility solutions provider.

OAKVILLE, ON September 29, 2023TSS Pickleball, a division of Total Sport Solutions Inc., a leading backyard court and sport facility provider, is celebrating a successful first season as the sponsor of the Toronto United Pickleball Club (TUPC). This milestone comes just ahead of the highly anticipated inaugural Canadian National Pickleball League (CNPL) finals, and marks the beginning of a promising three-year partnership between TSS Pickleball,  and TUPC.

As Canada’s premiere Pickleball team, TUPC aims to unite elite athletes who strive for excellence, sportsmanship, and the advancement of the sport. TUPC sits in fourth place headed into the championship weekend, having won thirty-one games this season. As their dedicated sponsor, TSS Pickleball has actively engaged with the team throughout the entire season, fostering a dynamic relationship that extends far beyond financial support.

“Pickleball as a sport is on such a high trajectory right now, and we’re thrilled to be sponsoring TUPC,” said Ian Lintott, CEO of Total Sport Solutions Inc. “We wanted to get involved on the ground level to share our passion for pickleball and help grow the sport in Canada, and supporting TUPC as a sponsor has been a great way to do that. I can’t wait to cheer the team on this weekend and see professional pickleball played at the highest level.”

Ricky Liorti, President/Owner of TUPC, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership. "Total Sport Solutions has been an invaluable ally to our club this season,” said Liorti. “Their unwavering commitment to the growth and development of pickleball aligns perfectly with our mission to elevate the sport to new heights. We're excited to continue this journey together over the coming years."

This past weekend, TUPC, TSS Pickleball, and Cadillac Fairview partnered together to host a unique “Pickleball in the Mall” event at Sherway Gardens. The event hosted over two hundred participants taking part in pickleball lessons at a court set up in the mall’s center court. In addition to the lessons, pro exhibition matches were held with thousands in attendance to watch throughout the two days.

In addition to their sponsorship of TUPC, TSS Pickleball proudly serves as the exclusive Canadian distributor for Pickleball United, further demonstrating their commitment to promoting the sport nationwide.

Fans and enthusiasts across Canada can catch all the thrilling CNPL Championship action live on CBC Sports. This historic live streaming event represents a significant milestone for pickleball, allowing fans from coast to coast to witness the excitement and dynamism of professional pickleball right from the comfort of their screens.

As TSS Pickleball and TUPC celebrate their successful partnership's first season, they look forward to many more seasons of growth, competition, and shared passion for the sport.

About TSS Pickleball
TSS Pickleball is a division of Total Sport Solutions Inc., a Canadian leader in creating backyard courts, indoor sports facilities, multi-sport gymnasiums, and more. Our goal is to bring families and friends together through sport by providing a full turnkey solution that makes building a residential backyard court or indoor basketball facility in Canada a stress-free undertaking. When you combine our experienced team, superior materials, and exceptional service, you get Total Sport Solutions - the source for backyard courts, pickleball and basketball facilities, and more. To learn more, visit www.totalsportsolutions.ca/

Media Contact:
James Falls, CIPR Communications
(403) 473-7705

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