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 – Important Covid Notices

Parksville Community Park – new signage installed April 27, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

RETURN TO CLUB PICKLEBALL PLAY

The return to club play for the outdoor season will be postponed to be compliant with the current PHO COVID restrictions.  Hopefully, club play will resume at some point this summer.

CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS

The City has asked both local pickleball clubs to remind their members that there is no club play allowed at present with the current viaSport BC pickleball safe-play guidelines. Additional signage is soon to be posted by the City of Parksville as a reminder of the format of play that has been approved.

The provincial and city COVID restrictions at the tennis and box lacrosse courts require pickleball players to follow and adhere to all current viaSport BC safe-play guidelines for outdoor pickleball play which follow below.

  • Singles pickleball play only allowed, unless
  • Your playing partner lives in the same household (house, townhouse, condo, apartment/suite) as you
  • Spectators not allowed and all players within any groups must be playing at all times as doubles with their household partner only, no waiting between games or partner switching is allowed
  • Physical distancing of 3 metres must be maintained while engaged in all sports including pickleball play

All current provincial regulations regarding the province wide restrictions can be found at this link … Province-wide restrictions – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

It should be noted the above information is being provided at the request of the City and that neither OPC Pickleball Club or Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society manage or monitor play at the Parksville Community Park pickleball courts.

Be Safe. Stay Safe. Play Safe.

Keith Hosking, President, OPC

John Kuzbik, President, POPS


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OPC Pickleball Club


Additional Resources

April 2nd, 2021 pickleball play update from Pickleball BC – Update on PHO orders and Pickleball Play

March 19, 2021 viaSport BC update on adult outdoor sport – viaSport BC Update On Adult Sport

https://www.viasport.ca/news/february-5-2020-updates-province-wide-restrictions-sport

Styles of Play

We offer several different styles of play for different levels of pickleball players. Our drop-in play times for visiting players are generally from 9 to noon on weekdays with the time split between “paddles down social play” and the more competitive “level play.” On specific days of the week, 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. During our season we generally have two or three in club tournaments for our Members.


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 beginning of the season 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.


Get Involved!

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. We are always in need of different people to get involved at different times of our season. We always need people with time and talents who want to be a functioning part of our club. Get Involved Today! For further information on 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 …

OPC Executive Committee – Roles and Responsibilities

OPC Committees and Volunteers – Roles and Responsibilities

OPC Financial Patrons