OPC Pickleball Club serves the Oceanside Area and Parksville BC for players 55 years and older
All About OPC Pickleball Club
OPC Pickleball Club is a sporting and social club playing in Parksville, BC and serving the Oceanside area for the 55 plus demographic. We are completely operated by volunteers at a nominal cost with the objective of providing a positive and supportive atmosphere for both competitive and recreational players at all levels.
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OPC Pickleball Club 2021
August 17, 2021 – OPC Pickleball Club Operations Update
After 21 months of no club pickleball play OPC Pickleball Club restarted its club play on June 15, 2021 when the Province of BC entered Stage 2 of its Restart Plan after 15 long months of dealing with COVID-19.
The plan to reopen was crafted by the OPC Executive Committee. Our Return to Sport Plan was aligned carefully with the 4 steps in the BC Restart Plan which began on May 25th. After canvassing those members from our 2019 membership list, we put together our Setup and Takedown Teams who put up and take down the nets every day, and our Membership Committee so we could welcome back returning members from our last year of operation in 2019.
From June 15th to June 30th, several Members from 2019 renewed their membership and began play while complying with the restrictions of the BC Provincial Health Officer.
On July 5th after BC announced Step 3 of its Restart Plan, the OPC Executive re-evaluated the relaxed PHO restrictions on gathering and held a 2-day new membership drive to safely allow new members to join the club. We took in 60 new members which brought our membership total to 203 Members which is where it now holds.
OPC’s season ends on October 31st this year, and it is highly unlikely that OPC Pickleball Club will be able to accept any more new Members for the rest of this year. Even if BC moves forward to Step 4 of its Restart Plan on September 7th and gathering restrictions can be relaxed once again, our abbreviated 2021 season will be almost over.
We do have a membership waiting list that a few people have requested to be on. If you are still interested in becoming a member for our 2022 season which will begin on May 1, 2022 and run through to September 30, 2022. please contact us email@example.com and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you as we get ready to begin our 2022 season.
OPC Pickleball Club
Styles of Play
We offer several different styles of play for different levels of pickleball players. We play from 8:30 to 1 PM Monday to Saturday with the time split between “paddles down social play” and the more competitive “level play.” On Saturdays we offer our Members Drills and Skills sessions to hone their personal player development and the more competitive Members Ladder Play where we track each player’s personal on-court effectiveness.
Lessons and Drills
At the beginning of every season, we offer two sets of lessons for our Members. Beginning pickleball players and players relatively new to the sport benefit from our 2.0 to 2.5 lessons. After the Beginner Lessons have taken place, we offer 3.0 to 3.5 lessons for those players of a more intermediate caliber.
We also offer our Drills and Skills sessions for all levels of players after the 3.0 to 3.5 lessons have been completed.
OPC Pickleball Club was originally started by a brave band of eager volunteers and continues to run as a fully functioning pickleball club with many different facets for our Members. We are completely run by a dedicated and eager group of volunteers who give generously of their time and talents to our club. From the elected OPC Executive Committee who administrate and guide us, to the many different Volunteers in specific committees that involve themselves so that we can all enjoy pickleball together, our Volunteers are an integral part of OPC Pickleball Club.
Get Involved Today! We always need people with time and talents who want to be a functioning part of our club. For further information on how you as an OPC Member can get involved for one of the elected Executive positions or one of the Committees/Teams and for further information on the roles and responsibilities as an OPC volunteer … please visit the appropriate link below …