On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11.45, signup to play is required and is limited to members. No signup is required on Sundays (12:15 to 1:45) and Thursdays (10:15-11:45). 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. Please do not contact Mary Hall for information on pickleball. CODE OF CONDUCT and MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM.

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. 

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tournament in Castlegar, March 30, 2019

Cal Herle is putting on a fun tournament Saturday, March 30, at Selkirk College from noon to five. The play will be round robin, ladies playing ladies, men playing men, in teams of 2. So get a partner and email Cal ASAP. Bring some cash to help pay for the rental and bring your own food and drink.  They have 4 courts there and new lighting. See you on the courts. CAL:

Friday, March 8, 2019

Successful Pickleball Coaching Clinic

 Fifty-two players signed up for the coaching clinic put on by Manta World Sport. 
Coaches for the three 2-hour clinics were Brooke Siver and Elya Postma.
Now the big question is: How many whackers will become dinkers?

Friday, February 8, 2019

A few spots left for the Nelson Pickleball Clinic to be held March 1

If you would like to take part in the Pickleball clinic to be held at Mary Hall on March 1, please contact Tricia ( as soon as possible. If you have never played before, this will be a great introduction to the game. There will be three sessions of two-hours each to accommodate 48 players - 9 to 11; 12 to 2; and 2:30 to 4:30. The coaches from Manta Sports are professionals from Kamloops. Clinic cost is $35, and paddles and balls will be provided. All you need is suitable clothing and gym shoes. Of course if you have your own paddle, it would be appreciated if you would bring it along.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Pickleball in 2019

Starting January 6th, Sundays (12:15)  and Thursdays (10:15) are 5-net rental days at Mary Hall Gym; there is no need to sign up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (all at 10:15 at Mary Hall) are also rental days, but play will be divided into two sections for different levels of play. You will need to sign up on the Signup Page. Player numbers are limited to 26. Remember that Friday, January 11th is our first rental day at Hume School (3:30-5:00PM), followed by a social get-together at Leo’s afterwards.

All information on dates and times of play can be found on the Signup Page. If slots are filled, there is no room for more players, so PLEASE do not take a spot if you are not SURE you can play, or, if you have taken a spot, cancel it in good time if you find you cannot play.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The Nelson Pickleball Club has had a very successful year, finishing 2018 with 63 members. We look forward to another fun-filled, energetic year.

On March 1, the club will sponsor a clinic, to be run by Brooke Siver of Manta Sport. It will be held at Mary Hall Gym, where the club plays regularly throughout the fall and winter months. Most of the spots in the three categories have been filled, but there are a few left. Contact if you wish to take part in the Manta Sport clinic.  Those of us who have done a clinic with Brooke and Elya speak very highly of the experience.

In January, play is possible several days a week, starting Sunday, January 6th. Check on the Sign-up page for vacant spots. No signup is necessary on rental days, unless stated on the Sign-up page. We will be trying out Hume School's gym at 3:30PM on Friday January 11th, followed by a get-together at Leo's Pizza & Greek Taverna - dinner or drinks or whatever! If successful, it will become a regular Friday event.

The committee wishes all Pickleball aficionados and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Pickleball-filled New Year.

Doug, Gloria and Tricia

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

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...