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. 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!
Our membership has reached 50 and we continue to play at Commonwealth Recreation Centre on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. If you have taken Beginner Pickleball Lessons and are a member of Cordova Bay 55+, you are most welcome to join.
It’s wonderful to have the pickleball relationship we have with Adam from Saanich Commonwealth. Yesterday, Adam provided two new orange balls and asked that we provide feedback on their quality. If you have comments, please let me know and I will pass the comments on to Adam.
As well, he asked that our group be advised that they now have a Family Pickleball Drop In on Sunday afternoons 3:30-4:30pm and are starting to see a lot of grandparents who play coming out with their grandkids. It you are interested in taking members of your family, the cost is $2 per person.
Although we have over 50 members on our master list, the average turn-out works out to be 24 to 30 people. I have asked Adam to put us in for any open spots he may have on the court. If any dates come up, you will be advised immediately by email.
For information, a request has gone to Nathan Bailey at Saanich, to see if we can have continued bookings for the two pickleball courts at McMinn Park from 1:30 to 3:30 on Thursdays starting in April and going until the end of October 2019. I am also requesting the same time on Mondays as an additional outdoor booking for 2019. This was extremely popular in 2018.
Pickleball at Cordova Bay Community Club:
There is new space for people to play Pickleball on Tuesday and Friday afternoons at the Cordova Bay Community Club for $5 per session. If you are interested in Cordova Bay Community Centre pickleball, please get in touch with David Niven at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The major aim of our group is to have FUN as well as learn to improve. Please contact Pat Bancroft or Ted Dobie if you are interested. email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org