OPC Pickleball Club Notice

Update on organized play from Pickleball BC – January 2, 2021

Happy New Year to you all – sincerely!

In light of changing PHO Orders (Dec 24) and numerous calls and emails Karen & I have the following update. It is applicable to ALL pickleball play, PCO members and non members, indoor and outdoor, private facility and public facility – here in the Province of British Columbia. A copy of this will be on our website early Jan 2.  Pickleball Play Restrictions Update January 1, 2021   Pickleball BC takes direction with respect to COVID restrictions from our PHO, with guidance and interpretation by viaSport.
 
On Dec 24th the existing PHO for sport in BC was further clarified by viaSport. The new information was posted by viaSport Dec 28th. Some of the definitions have been revised and some wording has been added. There is also a Jan 1, 2021 update.
 
Adult is now defined as 22 and older. Adult team sport has been changed to group sport. Travel is allowed to a home club for the purpose of sport. Sport club is an organization where a person is registered for sport. There are more details for high performance exemption, sport for children and youth and intercollegiate sport which we won’t go into here. See the viaSport website for details
 
Adult indoor group sport is limited to 2 players, with a minimum of 3 m between players. Therefore only singles pickleball is permitted indoors.
 
Adult outdoor group sport is limited to 4 players with the same a 3 m distance requirements, to all other players.
 
 As a pickleball doubles team cannot/will not be able to maintain the 3 m separation, outdoor pickleball is limited to singles also.
 
EXCEPTION – outdoors if ALL players live in the same household then doubles is permitted
 
Clarification re outdoor doubles – family member exemptions: 
– Outdoor pickleball can be played by four members of the same household without the need for 3 m separation.
– Three members of the same household cannot play doubles as one member would be teamed up with someone outside of the household and 3 meters distancing would not possible on that side of the net.
– Two members from one household can play against 2 members from another household as the 3 m distance requirement is controlled/maintained  by the 7′ Non-Volley Zone.  

The viaSport website URL is:
 
https://www.viasport.ca/news/december-28-2020-updates-province-wide-restrictions-sport
Walter Knecht
President
Pickleball BC

Play and stay safe! Karen Watson
Vice President
Pickleball BC

Styles of Play

Opening Day Madness!
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

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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.

 

Update on organized play from Pickleball BC – January 2, 2021

Happy New Year to you all – sincerely!

In light of changing PHO Orders (Dec 24) and numerous calls and emails Karen & I have the following update. It is applicable to ALL pickleball play, PCO members and non members, indoor and outdoor, private facility and public facility – here in the Province of British Columbia. A copy of this will be on our website early Jan 2.  Pickleball Play Restrictions Update January 1, 2021   Pickleball BC takes direction with respect to COVID restrictions from our PHO, with guidance and interpretation by viaSport.
 
On Dec 24th the existing PHO for sport in BC was further clarified by viaSport. The new information was posted by viaSport Dec 28th. Some of the definitions have been revised and some wording has been added. There is also a Jan 1, 2021 update.
 
Adult is now defined as 22 and older. Adult team sport has been changed to group sport. Travel is allowed to a home club for the purpose of sport. Sport club is an organization where a person is registered for sport. There are more details for high performance exemption, sport for children and youth and intercollegiate sport which we won’t go into here. See the viaSport website for details
 
Adult indoor group sport is limited to 2 players, with a minimum of 3 m between players. Therefore only singles pickleball is permitted indoors.
 
Adult outdoor group sport is limited to 4 players with the same a 3 m distance requirements, to all other players.
 
 As a pickleball doubles team cannot/will not be able to maintain the 3 m separation, outdoor pickleball is limited to singles also.
 
EXCEPTION – outdoors if ALL players live in the same household then doubles is permitted
 
Clarification re outdoor doubles – family member exemptions: 
– Outdoor pickleball can be played by four members of the same household without the need for 3 m separation.
– Three members of the same household cannot play doubles as one member would be teamed up with someone outside of the household and 3 meters distancing would not possible on that side of the net.
– Two members from one household can play against 2 members from another household as the 3 m distance requirement is controlled/maintained  by the 7′ Non-Volley Zone.  

The viaSport website URL is:
 
https://www.viasport.ca/news/december-28-2020-updates-province-wide-restrictions-sport
Walter Knecht
President
Pickleball BC

Play and stay safe! Karen Watson
Vice President
Pickleball BC

Get Involved!

Marina and Ernie

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!

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 Team – Roles and Responsibilities

OPC Committees and Volunteers – Roles and Responsibilities

OPC Financial Patrons

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