Indoor Club Play resumes Monday, September 14th

Here are the play sessions available:

Mondays 2:15-3:45pm
Tuesdays 8:00-9:30am and 1:45-3:15pm,
Fridays 11:00-12:30 and 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturdays  2:15-3:45pm
Sundays 11:45am-1:15pm (restricted to members rated 3.5+)

You must be a member to play. Please log in to CourtReserve to book your session(s).

Oliver Woods Facility Update for July

The City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities continue to remain closed to all private and public rentals up to and including July 31st, 2020 to comply with the BC Health Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer on March 16, 2020.  All Private rental bookings within this time frame will be cancelled with refunds / credits processed as soon as we can.

Please connect with us at a later date if you wish to re-book.  Booking dates beyond July 31st remain as listed on your contracts(s).  If you require changes to bookings dates that are scheduled beyond July 31st please contact the appropriate allocation clerk to request those changes.

If applicable, we will send the revised contract or receipts for refunds/credits for your records as soon as we can.

Parks, trails and many outdoor recreation amenities are now open, including water parks and splash pads. Sports fields will be opening next week, with all rental groups required to submit their Provincial and Local Sport Organizations’ COVID operating plans to the City of Nanaimo as a part of the booking process. When indoor facilities do reopen and programs restart, they could look very different than what has been in the past to facilitate physical distancing, use of equipment, time for cleaning and disinfecting and other safety measures as outlined by the BC Centre for Disease Control.   Indoor recreation user groups will also be required to submit COVID operating plans as a part of the booking process.  

Before indoor facilities can reopen staff must submit Site Safety Plans and revised operating schedules for approval.   These plans are well underway and staff will notify the public as soon as possible with potential reopening dates.

We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available and circumstances evolve.

Stay healthy and safe,

Thank you,

City of Nanaimo

AGM – May 30, 1pm

Due to these unprecedented circumstances, the AGM is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th at 1 pm via Zoom. For more information, please contact the club at nanaimopickleball@gmail.com.

City reopens outdoor pickleball courts, Thursday, May 14th

For more information, please click on the following link:

https://www.nanaimo.ca/NewsReleases/NR200513CityOfNanaimoReopeningSelectOutdoorRecreationFacilities.html

COVID-19 Update March 16th

City of Nanaimo has closed all recreational facilities as of 6 pm tonight and until further notice. Therefore, all club play will be cancelled for at least the remainder of the month. We will communicate any news to you as soon as we learn of it.

COVID-19 Update

This situation is changing rapidly and the Health Minister Adrian Dix, along with Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Chief Medical Officer made the announcement that anyone who chooses to travel outside Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when arriving back in B.C. This includes people who are coming back to B.C. now.

In light of this, the Executive highly recommends that people returning from outside of Canada to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution before entering into the club’s play.

A suggestion was made by one of our members to encourage players to bring a few sanitizing wipes in a baggie for their own personal use to wipe down the ball, hand and paddle between matches. And as a general precaution, don’t forget to wash your hands immediately after finish playing for the day.

COVID-19

There is important information regarding the coronavirus from Pickleball Canada on their website at https://pickleballcanada.org/coronavirus.php.

Your Club Executives are keeping a close eye on this situation. At the moment, we are still at low risk on the island for contracting COVID-19 but the situation could change rapidly and we will communicate any news to you as soon as we learn of it.

We can all do our part by practicing good hygiene, ie wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and not touching your face, and even if you have minor symptoms, like a slight persistent cough, or a minor sore throat, or a sniffy nose please “stay home”!  If you are returning from the U.S. or other countries, please self-isolate for 2 weeks before entering into club’s play. This falls in line with the province’s guidelines for returning travellers. B.C.’s chief medical officer is also calling for social distancing as new cases are diagnosed.

It is up to you whether or not to play, and some of you may wish to stay home throughout this ordeal.  If you are not comfortable playing at this time and are prepaid for one or more sessions, we will issue you a refund for the remainder play days in March. Please email the club if you would like a refund and state the day(s) you are prepaid for.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely over the next few days and/or weeks.  If it becomes necessary, we will cancel pickleball, but until then we should be able to carry on with regular play.

Membership – New and Renewal

Members can start renewing their membership on March 1st.

We are re-opening membership on March 3rd to those interested in joining the Club. Go to the Membership tab and please read the information carefully before submitting the form. If you fave any questions, email the club at nanaimopickleball@gmail.com.

Welcome in the New Year Mixed Doubles Tournament

The Nanaimo Pickleball Club held its inaugural “Welcome in the New Year” 3.5 Mixed Doubles Tournament on January 3rd, 2020. There were 16 teams vying for the medals. Thank you to all the participants and volunteers who helped to make this a success. Thank you to ONIX Pickleball for supplying the tournament balls.

For results and photos, click here.

Volunteer Appreciation and Christmas Social

Thank you to Sally, Sue, John Y and Bill for organizing the Volunteer Appreciation and Christmas Social held on December 8th. A special thanks to Sally for organizing the ‘Wacky Pickleball Play’ – everyone enjoyed lots of laughs – both the players and the spectators!