Important Notice

Friday, June 19th

The OPC Pickleball Club regrets to inform all its Members and friends that it is unable to begin our 2020 season per our Constitution and Bylaws. As a result, we find ourselves unable to have an Annual General Meeting to begin our 2020 season for the foreseeable future until safe large indoor gatherings are once again allowed.

The tennis courts at the Parksville Community Park remain open for unorganized casual pickleball or tennis play, and the lacrosse box remains as a multi-sport venue at the Park for unorganized casual pickleball play, basketball, or lacrosse.

All OPC Members and pickleball participants are reminded that they are to follow the guidelines of all signage posted onsite at the Parksville Community Park as well as all the Sports Guidelines for COVID-19 located on the City of Parksville website at https://www.parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=565.

The City of Parksville asks all users of city venues to follow these guidelines when playing publicly at any venue, and to defer to the sport-specific guidelines at viaSport BC which can be viewed here at https://www.viasport.ca/return-sport.

Play Safe. Be Safe. Stay Safe.

OPC Pickleball Club Executive

Keith Hosking (President), Jonathon Winner (Vice President), Donna Wilson (Treasurer), Bob Krell (Member-At-Large), Judy Wood (Secretary/Recorder)


Friday, June 5th

The City of Parksville published a news release yesterday regarding their reopening plan of services and amenities. Please click the following link for the full news release … Let’s Talk Parksville – News Release – June 4, 2020.

Further information regarding OPC Pickleball Club safe return to play will follow on this website as it becomes available.

Be Safe. Play Safe. Stay Safe.


Monday, May 25th

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. -Albert Einstein

The re-opening guidelines posted by the City of Parksville for the Parksville Community Park sports courts have been revised to be less restrictive.

“Keep at least two metres (6 feet) distance at all times from those outside your household. Physical distancing must be practiced when attending City facilities.”

The new guidelines can be found here City of Parksville – Covid-19 Guidelines for Play on City Sports Courts . This is good news for all picklers who want to get out in the beautiful weather we are having and just play some pickleball.

OPC Members are urged to follow all guidelines as recommended by the City of Parksville to avoid any potential infractions.

OPC Members are reminded that the OPC 2020 season remains suspended. Any public play by any OPC Member is considered unsanctioned by OPC and as such all Members who choose to play publicly in casual small groups are urged to follow all local and Provincial re-opening guidelines for safe play and reminded that any group OPC insurance liability is suspended until further notice.

Be safe. Play safe. Stay safe.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

The City of Parksville has issued a statement in their newsletter … Let’s Talk Parksville … that effective Friday, May 22nd the City sports courts at the Parksville Community Park will be re-opened under strict re-opening guidelines for small group casual play only. 

“No organized team play, training camps or competitive tournaments will be permitted at this time.”

The re-opening guidelines that are listed on  the City’s website can be found here … City of Parksville – Covid-19 Guidelines for Play on City Sports Courts  .

OPC Members are urged to follow ALL guidelines as recommended by the City of Parksville to the letter to avoid any potential infractions and shutdown of the courts for small group public play.

OPC Members are reminded that the OPC 2020 season has been suspended. Any public play by any OPC Member is considered unsanctioned by OPC and as such all Members who choose to play publicly in small groups are urged to follow all local and Provincial re-opening guidelines for safe play and reminded that any group OPC insurance liability is suspended until further notice.


OPC Pickleball Club has suspended our 2020 AGM and the start of our 2020 season to comply with local directives regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.

OPC Pickleball Club will be suspending until further notice our April 22nd AGM and our season-opening on May 1st. During these unprecedented and difficult times, OPC Pickleball Club will NOT be sanctioning any OPC events of any kind and urges all OPC Members to follow all government directives. Any public play of pickleball by any OPC Members at any public City of Parksville facility or RDN managed facility is not sanctioned by OPC and as such any OPC group liability insurance is also suspended until further notice.

Future updates regarding the OPC 2020 season should be obtained on this website and urgent group emails will be provided to all current OPC Members on an as-required basis only.


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.

 

Friday, June 19th

The OPC Pickleball Club regrets to inform all its Members and friends that it is unable to begin our 2020 season per our Constitution and Bylaws. As a result, we find ourselves unable to have an Annual General Meeting to begin our 2020 season for the foreseeable future until safe large indoor gatherings are once again allowed.

The tennis courts at the Parksville Community Park remain open for unorganized casual pickleball or tennis play, and the lacrosse box remains as a multi-sport venue at the Park for unorganized casual pickleball play, basketball, or lacrosse.

All OPC Members and pickleball participants are reminded that they are to follow the guidelines of all signage posted onsite at the Parksville Community Park as well as all the Sports Guidelines for COVID-19 located on the City of Parksville website at https://www.parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=565.

The City of Parksville asks all users of city venues to follow these guidelines when playing publicly at any venue, and to defer to the sport-specific guidelines at viaSport BC which can be viewed here at https://www.viasport.ca/return-sport.

Play Safe. Be Safe. Stay Safe.

OPC Pickleball Club Executive

Keith Hosking (President), Jonathon Winner (Vice President), Donna Wilson (Treasurer), Bob Krell (Member-At-Large), Judy Wood (Secretary/Recorder)


Friday, June 5th

The City of Parksville published a news release yesterday regarding their reopening plan of services and amenities. Please click the following link for the full news release … Let’s Talk Parksville – News Release – June 4, 2020.

Further information regarding OPC Pickleball Club safe return to play will follow on this website as it becomes available.

Be Safe. Play Safe. Stay Safe.


Monday, May 25th

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. -Albert Einstein

The re-opening guidelines posted by the City of Parksville for the Parksville Community Park sports courts have been revised to be less restrictive.

“Keep at least two metres (6 feet) distance at all times from those outside your household. Physical distancing must be practiced when attending City facilities.”

The new guidelines can be found here City of Parksville – Covid-19 Guidelines for Play on City Sports Courts . This is good news for all picklers who want to get out in the beautiful weather we are having and just play some pickleball.

OPC Members are urged to follow all guidelines as recommended by the City of Parksville to avoid any potential infractions.

OPC Members are reminded that the OPC 2020 season remains suspended. Any public play by any OPC Member is considered unsanctioned by OPC and as such all Members who choose to play publicly in casual small groups are urged to follow all local and Provincial re-opening guidelines for safe play and reminded that any group OPC insurance liability is suspended until further notice.

Be safe. Play safe. Stay safe.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

The City of Parksville has issued a statement in their newsletter … Let’s Talk Parksville … that effective Friday, May 22nd the City sports courts at the Parksville Community Park will be re-opened under strict re-opening guidelines for small group casual play only. 

“No organized team play, training camps or competitive tournaments will be permitted at this time.”

The re-opening guidelines that are listed on  the City’s website can be found here … City of Parksville – Covid-19 Guidelines for Play on City Sports Courts  .

OPC Members are urged to follow ALL guidelines as recommended by the City of Parksville to the letter to avoid any potential infractions and shutdown of the courts for small group public play.

OPC Members are reminded that the OPC 2020 season has been suspended. Any public play by any OPC Member is considered unsanctioned by OPC and as such all Members who choose to play publicly in small groups are urged to follow all local and Provincial re-opening guidelines for safe play and reminded that any group OPC insurance liability is suspended until further notice.


OPC Pickleball Club has suspended our 2020 AGM and the start of our 2020 season to comply with local directives regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.

OPC Pickleball Club will be suspending until further notice our April 22nd AGM and our season-opening on May 1st. During these unprecedented and difficult times, OPC Pickleball Club will NOT be sanctioning any OPC events of any kind and urges all OPC Members to follow all government directives. Any public play of pickleball by any OPC Members at any public City of Parksville facility or RDN managed facility is not sanctioned by OPC and as such any OPC group liability insurance is also suspended until further notice.

Future updates regarding the OPC 2020 season should be obtained on this website and urgent group emails will be provided to all current OPC Members on an as-required basis only.


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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