More Info About Pickleball

DENMAN ACTIVITY CENTRE PICKLEBALL

Pickleball is played on a netted court with a perforated plastic ball and paddles. It’s rated as easy to learn, accessible, and enjoyed by all ages. Players must wear non-marking indoor gym shoes and supply their own paddle. New players are always welcome.

COVID restrictions are in place. Anyone 12 years of age and up entering the building must be confirmed to be double vaccinated. Pickleball coordinators can confirm vaccination status. Masks covering nose and mouth are required at all times while in the building except when actively playing. Face shields are not acceptable substitutes for masks. Social distancing and hand sanitizing are in effect.

Players have three options to play:

  1. Drop-in play is $3 per person per session.
  2. Membership is $150/year and $75/year for under 19 when a parent is also a member (Contact Sue Stewart for membership information at 3352441@telus.net)
  3. Private booking. Drop-in and membership fees apply and the gym must be reserved through deNeen Baldwin to avoid any program conflicts. (Contact deNeen at dbid@telus.net.)

A number of  groups of different skill levels play Pickleball at DAC. Play is coordinated via email. Four players is the usual minimum. Eight to ten players is often the maximum. All groups are interconnected and most recently this interconnectedness has transitioned into the Denman Island Pickleball Club. The Pickleball Club is a member of Pickleball BC/Canada.

Following is a link that offers a range of views about the Pickleball rating systems at play.

https://www.pickleballmax.com/2020/04/pickleball-skill-ratings/

Level 2-3:

Tuesdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fridays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: Susanne Beauchemin 604 551 8491 Susannebeau1@gmail.com

Level 2.5-3.5:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 pm
Contact: DD Fuchs at tdfuchs@gmail.com

Level 3-3.5:

Sundays and Mondays 1:00- 3:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am-11:00 am
Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm
Contact: Bill Engleson bengleson@telus.net

Level 3-3.5:

Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 pm
Contact: Paola Brodsgaard 250 335 0008 rustyroosterlifestyle@gmail.com

Level 3.5-4.5:

Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm
Contact: Noel Villard nvillard@telus.net

By early summer we are hoping that the old downtown tennis court will be resurfaced which will allow us to have two more public pickleball courts.