Guidelines/Information for returning to play
Breaking news: May 25.2021
Effective today outdoor pickleball games, competition and tournaments can resume.
Travel remains restricted to your local travel health authority
Tournaments will be restricted to the gatherings of 50 or less outdoors and no spectators allowed.
Indoor restrictions will be lifted June 15th to allow for indoor doubles.
KERRY PARK INDOOR PICKLEBALL STARTS APRIL 7TH, 2021
Indoor pickleball will commence at the Kerry Park curling rink on April 7th with COVID protocols in place and pre-registration required. See the registration requirements and days and times of play here.......
Further, beginner lessons will commence on April 8th and intermediate lessons on May 13th. For details see the CVRD Spring guide page 42 here.......
Kerry Park Recreation Centre has published a Concept Plan related to the six new courts planned in the field behind the curling/skating rinks. The Concept has been developed with the input from the SCPC, and we believe represents the best practices gathered from other court developments. We would welcome any comments on this plan. The plan can be viewed here....
LETTER TO KERRY PARK REGARDING COURT DESIGN
On March 3rd a letter was sent to the Kerry Park Recreation Commission thanking them for their support in getting the Provincial Grant. As well, a number of recommendations regarding court design were made including: access to courts, nets between courts, shade, court painting and court cushioning. The full text of the letter can be read here.......
The CVRD has been awarded a Provincial Grant for an Outdoor Pickleball Complex at Kerry Park. The preliminary plan is to have a gravel parking lot for approximately 30 cars, 6 pickleball courts, a picnic area, a walking trail around the perimeter of the complex and a small 2 stall washroom/change area.
Work is already underway to get geo-tech and surveying done within the next several weeks and then design work completed early spring to allow a tender package out by June.
Updated design work will be presented at the next Kerry Park Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for March 23rd.
Note that one of the requirements of the Grant recipients is that construction begins in 2021!!
We are extremely appreciative of all the support the the SCPC received from numerous folks at the CVRD. Although we don't know everyone who had input into this initiative we would like to recognize the members of the Kerry Park Recreation Commission and Kim Liddle, Manager of the Kerry Park site for the time and effort they put in to making this happen.
Watch this space for future developments
What is the maximum size of a pickleball paddle?
See the USAPA Rules link for the answer.
Cowichan Valley Citizen
The March 25th edition provided an excellent background article on the development of the new courts at Kerry Park.
Click here to see the article.......
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