Our Story




We are Canada's largest pickleball retailer committed to providing top-quality gear along with personalized service. Bridging the gap between online convenience and local community, we strive to equip you with everything you need and to inspire and foster a passion for the greatest game with the strangest name!

Founded in 2012 by a self proclaimed pickleball fanatic who had an uncanny ability of merging personal passions with business ventures. This love of pickleball turned into Canada's first dedicated online pickleball store based out of Vernon, BC. Pickleball Depot soon grew from this small passion project to become the largest multi-brand retailer and wholesaler of pickleball equipment in Canada.

In 2015 we launched our manufacturing division- Apex Pickleball- with the goal of creating affordable, quality built paddles designed in Canada for clubs, schools and players looking to get into the sport at a reasonable cost. The journey began with the Club 101 model, becoming a huge success and leading to the launch of many more models ranging from entry and intermediate level composites to advanced play graphites. Thousands of paddles later, Apex is going strong with a wide range of models and is the preferred paddle used in most schools that have adopted this great sport.

Together with a dedicated team of hardworking individuals and the fastest and most efficient shipping department on this side of the border, Pickleball Depot has helped not only thousands of individual picklers but also hundreds of clubs and schools across Canada get the right products they need to get into the sport and take their game to a whole new level. Outstanding customer service has and continues to be at the forefront of Pickleball Depot's main focus.

Recipients of the 2018 Innovator of the Year by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, 2019 Top 40 Under 40 award for business owner Cara Arding and the 2018 Retailer of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards for the Thompson Okanagan, Pickleball Depot has received outstanding recognition within their industry and business community, locally and nationally.

"We think of all our customers as our big extended pickleball family. We thank everyone who has supported us in the past & we look forward to continuing to supply you with the best selection of pickleball products in Canada for years to come!"
- Pickleball Depot Team

Please join us in playing the greatest game with the strangest name! Now with two retail locations in Vernon and Kelowna, BC to serve you better!