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!


Saanich Municipality website shows the following court courtesy:
  • Use courts on a first-come, first served basis
  • Saanich programs and special events have priority
  • Limit play to 30 minutes or one set if others waiting
  • Team up and play doubles where possible
  • Use courts for racquet sports only 

We have been given exclusive use of the two Pickleball Courts at McMinn Park for    Thursday’s from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  This is effective immediately and ends at the end of September.   You are encouraged to use the courts as much as possible during those times so that our permit is justified.  A reminder that for Outdoor Pickleball, you will need to have your own racquet.  


Outdoor at McMinn Park
1:30 – 3:30 pm. on Monday’s and Thursday’s until the end of September

Indoor at Commonwealth Recreation Centre
4:30 – 6:00 pm. on Tuesday starting JULY 3rd and going to the end of August
Currently, there are 52 players and they meet on a weekly basis at Saanich Commonwealth on Tuesday from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.   Since most are retired and travel, we normally have 16 to 25 at each session.   There are four courts so 16 people can use the courts at a time.



Pickleball for the Students  

Following a successful series of Pickleball training sessions this spring for all grade 4 and 5 students at Cordova Bay School, the Pickleball Group was asked to organize a drop-in session for Grade 4 and 5 students during their lunch hour. With the assistance of five volunteers from the Pickleball Group, lunch hour drop-in sessions each Monday began on April 16th and will continue until June 18th.  Approximately 13 Grade 4 students are participating as well as approximately 24 Grade 5 students.  While the students have an opportunity to practice the skills they have learned during the formal training sessions, there is equal emphasis on letting them have fun.



For further information on the Pickle Ball Group, please contact Ed Bancroft at 250-380-2411 or Ted Dobie at <tedandsue.dobie@gmail.com>. 




Cordova Bay 55+ Association
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Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
#1-5238 Cordova Bay Road,
Victoria, BC, V8Y 2L2
Telephone: 250-658-5558
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