Paid-up members of the Nelson Pickleball Club may sign up to play on Multi-use days at Mary Hall here. Please do not phone Mary Hall for information. Rental Days are open to members and non-members alike: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15-11.45; Sundays at 12:15 - 1:45. Please note: Nelson Pickleball Club membership is separate from membership in the Nelson Tennis Club, which gives you access to the new outdoor courts at the LVR High School. CODE OF CONDUCT and MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Friday, November 2, 2018

Learning in Retirement Clinics - Thank you from Janet

Janet instructing the Learning in Retirement group
Last year, our Pickleball Club created time slots at Mary Hall Gym for beginners only. I went to many of them to help new players learn the game. At one of the sessions,  Margaret Stegman asked me if I would volunteer to teach a beginner pickleball class for Learning in Retirement. And I agreed.

Those LiR sessions were held on October 1, 15 and 22;  25 players signed up. 

In just three sessions, we have many new pickleball players!  I want to thank the  regular players who lent their paddles so that everyone would have good equipment. Also, a special thank you to Gloria and Tim Beecham, John Ferguson, Doug Farquharson, Sandy Dupas, Sage Berrett, Len Fuss, Heather Fisher, Angie Cesa, Chris Drysdale and Puleng Pratt for volunteering their time to help coach such a big group.

We look forward to seeing many new players on the courts this season.

Janet Henderson

Monday, September 24, 2018

Winter Play in Nelson

Starting October 2 at 10:15AM we will begin our winter rentals at Mary Hall (Selkirk College - 10th Street Campus). Play is for 1.5 hours and all five courts will be in use. Normal rental days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 to 11.45PM, and Sundays from 12:15 to 1:45PM. Unless we notify you, assume that those are rental days throughout the winter, probably until the end of May. For non-rental days, use this link to sign up to play at Mary Hall. There is a maximum number of ten allowed in the gym at any one time on non-rental days. If too many people want to play, we may have to set up a second sign-up time during Mary Hall’s multi-use periods.

Nelson Pickleball Club Membership fees will be $25 for the year - this includes a $5 payment for membership in Pickleball Canada (PCO), and a $2.50 membership fee for Pickleball BC (PBBC). The club is absorbing the extra $2.50. By joining PCO, we receive insurance coverage for all paid-up members while playing pickleball. See the links on this page for all FAQ.

Rental fees will remain at $4 for members and $5 for non-members, or $40 for the month ($50 non-members). Fees for non-rental days at Mary Hall are set by Selkirk College.

These Nelson Pickleball Club membership and rental fees have nothing to do with the new courts at LVR. Those are separate costs that are paid to the Nelson Tennis Club, as described in the email you would have received last week regarding the opening of the new courts. We will be collecting $5.00 from anyone who plays at LVR and forwarding this money to the Tennis Club, unless you have paid a $25 Tennis Club membership deposit, or the total $75 for 2019 Tennis Club Membership dues. Pickleball Committee members will be updated with a list of members so as to know who to collect from.

As announced at the LVR Courts' opening, the Nelson Pickleball Club is donating $250 to the Nelson Tennis Club as a thank-you for the amazing amount of work that has been done to get the courts finished.

While it is still warm enough we are using the outside courts whenever possible. LVR uses the courts Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for school training activities, but we are free to use them at any other time. If it’s sunny and warm enough on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings, assume we will be playing at Lakeside courts at 10:15.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Opening of new facility at LVR Saturday September 22nd at 2pm.

Mark your calendars for this Saturday, September 22nd, at 2 PM for the opening of the new Tennis/Pickleball courts above LVR in Nelson. Many of us have been playing regularly at LVR already, and the general consensus is that the courts are FABULOUS! Thanks to all the hard work by members of the Nelson Tennis Club, funding and input from SD8 and the Columbia Basin Trust Recreation Infrastructure Program, we are indeed fortunate to be able to use this new facility. 

If you would like to use the courts free for the rest of the season, pre-pay your 2019 LVR Pickleball fees (or make a $25 non-refundable deposit on 2019 fees) now. You’ll find the rates on this page:  These rates are NOT part of the Nelson Pickleball Club’s membership, which you’ll be hearing about shortly, along with information about indoor court rental times at Mary Hall. 

In short: Adult fees for use of the LVR courts for 2019 is $75. A couple’s fee is $125 (a saving of $25).  If paid in full, or if a non-refundable deposit of $25 is paid this year, you can play on the LVR courts free for the rest of 2018. If you do not pay now, a one-time use of the courts fee is $5. Considering the good weather that is in store for the rest of the month, and into October, paying your 2019 fees (or at least a downpayment of $25) seems like an excellent bargain.

We hope to see you Saturday at 2:00 for the grand opening and some fun on the courts afterwards.

Tricia, Doug, and Gloria (your Pickleball Committee members).

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New Pickleball Courts for Nelson at LV Rogers High School

Nelson Daily Article Link

As you might have heard, the new courts up at LVR are finished. A few of us have tried them out and they are fabulous. 

This is a note that a received from the Tennis Club, as they are the ones who built the courts.

The Grand Opening is on Saturday September 22 at 2 pm.
It would be great if you could invite the pickleball crowd to come and enjoy the festivities and the free play. If there is more than 12, could you please organise the court sharing and check for non-marking footwear (it's like having a new car).
The Opening Promotional Offer involves a deposit ($25 or $50, not sure which yet) on a 2019 membership (pb adult $75; tennis adult $150; combo $175) and play the rest of the season on the new courts for free. Otherwise, the drop-in fee is $5/person for pb and $10/person for tennis. There will be a sign-up booth at the Opening and we will set up an online pay option at

Play times will be posted online as well and also at the courts as soon as we hear back from LVR PE Dept. 

The fee structure is the minimum necessary as NTC will be responsible for pb court maintenance and future resurfacing.

I hope your gang comes to join in the fun.



Monday, June 18, 2018

Castlegar Clinic

Hey Pickleball Players,

Are you interested in doing a clinic?

Third Shot Sports will be coming to Castlegar, July 13th-14th.  Registration must be done through their website at  
 If you have questions, ask:  
Heather Anderson
Recreation and Cultural Programmer

Regional District of Central Kootenay
2101 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC  V1N 3B2
Phone: (250) 365-3386 Ext. 4104   Fax: (250) 365-0127 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fun Pickleball Tournament in Trail

Trail's SILVER CITY DAYS "FUN" Pickleball Tournament will be held at the Willi Krause Fieldhouse on Sunday, May 13 from 10AM to 2PM. Deadline to register is by NOON on May 10. Call Trail Parks and Recreation at 250-364-0858 or 250-364-0888. Fee is $15.75.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tournament Photos April 21, 2018

Thirty-two players took to the courts at Mary Hall Gym, on Saturday April  21. Here are a few shots from the day. More photos here.
Tim & Anne

Gloria & John



Ben & Sage

Anne C

Tim, Anne K, and John

Doug & Kim

Doug & Kim

Kim, before the wipeout!

Kelly & Laurel

Linell & Craig

Dana and Anne C

Play Schedule

Fall / winter play begins October 1.

Join us at Selkirk College's Mary Hall as of October 1 every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday for a Pickleball rental day. Five courts wil...