As we fully implement Step 3 of the BC Restart Program, CB55+ Pickleball is available both outdoors at McMinn Park and indoors at Saanich Commonwealth Place (SCP).
Unfortunately, Saanich is not offering our usual reserved time on Thursday afternoons at McMinn Park because public courts are being used strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Saanich is not reserving court time for any special events, lessons or specific community groups. And due to day camps at SCP, we can only reserve times from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
But CB55+ Pickleball players are still gathering at McMinn Park on Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. There are no restrictions as to the number of players, use of masks or use of your own pickleball balls.
At SCP we have reserved courts on Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm until September 1st. Season passes have been sold but drop ins are welcomed. The cost is $4.00 per session.
Please keep the game enjoyable for all with good sports behaviour and by observing all posted hours and rules.
These are the recommendations from Pickleball BC.
– Do not play if you are unwell or have any cold or flu-like symptoms
– Maintain social distancing before and after games.
– When necessary, stop play to ask for and safely have balls returned from other courts.
Thanks to group leader John Arduini for the update. John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!