Pickle Ball is played on a badminton-size court with the net about the height of a tennis net. We play singles or doubles, depending on the number of people who come. Each person uses a paddle a bit bigger than a ping pong paddle and a wiffle ball. The rules are similar to ping pong. It’s not a strenuous game and we’re there mostly for the fun.
Please wear safety glasses when playing pickle ball. One of our players was hit in the eye today and the only thing that saved her was that she was wearing glasses. The ball hit her glasses so hard that they flew off. Most regular eyesight glasses are made of safety glass. If you do not wear glasses, please consider purchasing a pair of safety glasses. They are available through local sports shops. Your eyesight is very important!
A reminder that in the fall our schedule at Commonwealth moves to Tuesdays 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. We are lucky to have private access to the courts, so are pleased with whatever they can give us. The drop-in fee for Commonwealth is $3.00. We are also meeting at Tolmie Park on Monday afternoons at 1:30 – 3:30 pm — WEATHER PERMITTING.
For further information on the Pickle Ball Group, please contact Ed Bancroft at 250-380-2411.