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!

Christmas Social and Volunteer Appreciation Get-together

Come out and celebrate the season and to appreciate all that our volunteers do to support our Club.

Sunday, December 8th at 11am at Oliver Woods Community Centre. There will be coffee, tea, cakes and other goodies.

Pickleball Tutor Plus

***NEW*** The club has purchased the Pickleball Tutor Plus machine and it is available to club members to rent. For more information, click on the Pickleball Tutor Plus under the Payment tab.

New to the website…

Information on lessons and clinics offered by the club as well as clinics offered by others happening on the Island. Check it out under the Membership tab.

Mark Renneson of Third Shot Sports is offering a clinic on July 14th at Oliver Woods Community Centre. Click on this link for more information and to register.

2019 Nanaimo Indoor Pickleball Tournament, June 22 and 23

Great action on the courts over the weekend with Nanaimo’s 7th Annual Indoor Pickleball Tournament. Thanks to all the participants, Nancy Stern and the volunteers who made this tournament such a success. Congratulations to all the medal winners. Click here for the results.