GUIDELINES FOR RETURNING TO PLAY
During these times of restricted, but maybe loosening, social activity, the pickleball community needs to respond with a modified operating model. The free, open drop in concept and socializing by the side of the court approach does not match the requirements and orders put in place by our
Provincial Health Authority. The following are suggested guidelines to be considered when returning to the courts.........
Read the full article, from Walter Knecht. President PICKLEBALLBC here
The City of Nanaimo has also re-opened; see their guidelines here
KERRY PARK RECREATION CENTRE CLOSED
Updated May 26, 2020
Currently, all recreation programs and facility bookings have been cancelled through to June 28, 2020. Decisions around programs and rentals scheduled after June 28 will be evaluated in the coming weeks.
For inquiries during the closure, please email:
COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT
Regional Recreation Strategic Plan – March 2019
During 2018/19 a regional recreation planning initiative was undertaken to assess the current state of recreation in the region and strategically plan for the future. The final phase of this planning initiative was to develop a Regional Recreation Strategic Plan that will guide future service delivery and collaborations. Those areas where pickleball was mentioned are highlighted
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST REQUEST UPDATE
A request for an Expression of Interest in forming a club was sent out on April 27th. Two weeks later we are pleased to report that over 70 players have responded that they are indeed interested. This response exceeded our expectations and clearly demonstrates the interest in our community in the sport of pickleball.
With such a large response we are sure that among the group we have a range of skills and contacts that will be invaluable in getting the Club up and running. A list of short term objectives is presented in the "About Us" heading; if you can help out with any of these let us know
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IN THE
SOUTH COWICHAN PICKLEBALL CLUB
On April 29th an e-mail was sent out to over 100 people who had played pickleball at Kerry Park over the past two years requesting an Expression of Interest in joining the Club.
If you didn't receive this e-mail and are interested in joining the Club please go to the Contact tab and send us a message.
PRESENTATION TO THE CVRD'S
ELECTORAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
In January 2019 a presentation was given to the Electoral Services Committee that provided background on the sport, it's growth and its health and social benefits. It also provided information about the distribution of public courts throughout the CVRD. The case was made that the South Cowichan area is undeserved relative to other areas in the Region. The PowerPoint document below accompanied the presentation (note that Slide 6 shows where public courts in the CVRD are located)
MILL BAY TENNIS CLUB SUPPORT
The Mill Bay Tennis Club is supportive of outdoor pickleball courts being added at Kerry Park Recreation Centre below the existing tennis courts. This is a link to their website page stating their position..
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How many holes does a pickleball have?
See the USAPA Rules link for the answer.