Signup

Until mid-October (when we return to playing at Mary Hall Gym in Selkirk College's 10th St. Campus), all play will be at LVR (Nelson High School) or Lakeside Park courts. Signup for LVR is not mandatory, but helps others know that someone will be there. 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, or you can pay a $5 user fee (honour system box is on the outside of the shed). Click here for the Nelson Pickleball Club CODE OF CONDUCT and MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

If you have been playing pickleball lately you will have noticed how busy it is at the LVR courts. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of our Tennis Club friends, the project is proceeding at a steady pace. This means there is quite a bit of heavy equipment in the area. To alleviate congestion and to make it easier for the operators, PLEASE PARK in the LVR PARKING AREA (entrance is on Davies, not Cottonwood). 

Again, thank you to the Tennis Club for all you have done to help put Pickleball on the map in Nelson.

Today your committee met to consider your many suggestions re scheduling at the LVR courts. We have tried to accommodate as  many of your wishes as possible, however it is probably not possible to please everyone. We want to welcome all players at all levels of play, and in doing so bring people together in a social "club" setting, while sharing the courts fairly. Our aim is to provide opportunities for each and every one of you to enjoy games at a skill level that is both comfortable for newer players and challenging for more experienced players. 

The following is what we perceive to be the best solution for all:

So that you do  not arrive at the courts with nobody to play with, and to quell the dozens of freelists.org emails that fly about daily asking who might be playing, we believe that an unlimited signup for daily open play at 8:00AM at LVR will work well. This is the URL for signup: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2151979/true#/invitation  - 
Although signing up is not mandatory, it would be common courtesy to do so, so that others will know approximately how many will be playing. If there are too many signed up, some may choose to play at Lakeside. 

A sign on the gate to the LVR Pickleball courts gives information about court fees.

More competitive players will have the opportunity to sign up for play Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 6:30PM. This will be limited to 14 more experienced players. 

For players who wish to organize their own foursomes to play at either LVR or Lakeside, there is still plenty of opportunity to do so.

We hope this will please the majority of players. Thanks for hanging in there with us over the past couple of weeks as we have sought to find the best solutions for summer play at LVR. 

Doug, Tricia and Gloria

Friday, May 10, 2019

Seasonal Opening of the LVR Courts

Saturday May 11 is the day for the opening of the new courts at LVR. Please come along at 2PM for some games (tennis and pickleball), food, and lucky draw prizes. If you are a member of the Tennis Club, or have donated to the club, you will be eligible to win - i.e. your name is already in the hat. Funds are still being sought to build a Facility Centre. Please help if you can.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Please use this schedule until school is out to see when the LVR courts are available.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Keep May 11 at 2PM free for LVR courts opening day

The weather got in the way today, so the season opening of the LVR courts has been reset to May 11 at 2PM.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Facility Centre at the LVR courts

Weather permitting, the courts above LV Rogers Secondary School will open tomorrow, Saturday April 27 at 2PM. Should it be raining, the opening will be postponed until May 11 at 2PM. Watch this space for updates.
Thanks to all of you who have donated to the Tennis Club for the building of the Facility Centre. The Pickleball Club's donations, to date, are at $2400. We would love to meet our goal of $5,000, so there is still plenty of time to donate. Please make your cheques out to School District 8, so that you can be issued with a tax deductible receipt. You can give them to one of the Pickleball Committee members (Gloria, Doug and Tricia) at the opening of the courts.
Remember to subscribe (which means add your email address to the freelist - see right hand column on this page) if you want to know when and where we are playing through the summer.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

No PB Sunday April 14

Just a reminder that there is no pickleball on Sunday April 14th at Mary Hall.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Playing outside Friday and Saturday, March 22-23

With this beautiful weather we'll be playing at Lakeside Friday (at one) and Saturday (at two). There's a sign-up online happening for anyone who wants to play.  We will play indoors on Sunday as usual (12:15), as well as Monday to Thursday at 10:15. Signup needed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, but not Thursday or Sunday.

We have rented Mary Hall Gym until Thursday April 11, and will play it (the weather!!) by ear after that. 

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...