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!
The first session for the fall will have our regular 1:30 to 3:30 time spot and starts on Tuesday, September 17th. The drop-in cost is $3 per person payable prior to the start of your games. Please remember that as of OCTOBER, Commonwealth will no longer be providing pickleballs for our use. I have been collecting a $2 fee in advance so that we can purchase our own orange pickleballs. Many members have already dropped off their $2 at the Tuesday sessions. Ed and I will pick up quality pickleballs in the USA and bring them back for October. Hopefully, they will last us for three or four months. Once they are gone, we’ll have to ask the members for another $2.
Saanich has approved our block booking request for outdoor Pickleball at McMinn Park on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. and will continue until November — as long as the weather holds.