The City of Nanaimo has opened their pickleball courts with certain conditions. Read them here.
The City of Kelowna is moving toward a slow reopening of outdoor recreation facilities. During a video news conference Wednesday morning, Mayor Colin Basran announced tennis and pickleball courts, skate parks, the disc golf park and BMX track will all reopen Friday. Read full article from Castanet here .
From PICKLEBALLBC check out these resources from around North America about getting back to playing.
During these times of restricted, but maybe loosening, social activity, the pickleball community
needs to respond with a modified operating model. The free, open drop in concept and socializing
by the side of the court approach does not match the requirements and orders put in place by our
Provincial Health Authority. The following are suggested guidelines to be considered when
returning to the courts.........
Read the full article, from Walter Knecht. President PICKLEBALLBC here.
Missing pickleball? You're not alone:
From PICKLEBALLBC's Walter Knecht comes a challenge:
"As we sit home, isolated, looking for something to do, I am sure many of you are thinking pickleball, pickleball, pickleball.
One couple in self isolation, as they just returned from the US, provided a video of their home version of pickleball:
Thank you Ross & Val Priebe!
We do not need to just watch their video - let us make our own!
Here is the CHALLENGE. And the rules.
1. Create and send a video, maximum 2 minutes in length
2. If a video is not within your capability - 5 or 6 still photos maybe?
3. Subject - YOU doing a pickleball activity at home with others in your household
4. Could be your basement, kitchen, garage, driveway - NOT a public space
5. No 'outside' people joining in
6. Spectators are OK - from across the street
7. Submit by mid-May
8. Judging of submissions will be by a panel yet to be determined
9. Prizes of some sort will be determined
10. Additional criteria and rules may be introduced as required
Objective - keep you isolated but active."
Submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View entries (to date) here.
The sport of pickleball has caused controversy in the District of Port Hardy, creating a ripple effect that has led to broader discussion on how the local Lions Club runs the district’s Civic Centre. Read the full article from the North Island Gazette here.
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