More Pickleball in West Vancouver?

https://westvancouverrec.ca/haveyoursay

The District of West Vancouver invites your input on the future of District community services and recreation programs.

Over the past two years, community recreation has changed, and we would like to engage in meaningful dialogue about what the future of community recreation should look like in order to meet the needs of our community.


Some things we would like to know: 

  • What is working now and what isn’t?
  • What should our hours of operation be? 
  • Should registered programs be offered monthly or seasonally?
  • Should daily activities be open for registration or drop-in?
  • Are there programs you would like to see in the future?
  • How do we embed equity and diversity into our programs and services?
  • With the Red Cross swimming program coming to an end this year, what is important for the District to consider with a new swimming program? 

How to share your feedback

Join an open house

Reserve your spot by registering at the link above.

Permits, Plans & Sign Ups, for April 2022

Permit Times:

Here’s the plan/schedule for the two courts at Little Cates and four at Murdo for April.  At the end of a month we’ll evaluate the sessions and revise where needed.  Please ensure your membership is current BEFORE signing up.

Little Cates, 2 Courts: 

Beginning April 1st, DROP IN PLAY Monday to Saturday, 9-am to noon; Tuesday & Thursdays 5 – 8-pm.  The dates for installation of new courts at LC is still pending but when we know more we will be able to organize more level play times.  For after hours access to the nets, contact Karen at nspc.bc@gmail.com

Murdo Frazer, 4 Courts: 

Beginning April 2nd, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9 am to noon, Monday and Wednesday 1 – 4-pm and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6 – 8-pm

The NSPC Permits occupy 17% of the total court time available per week at Murdo Frazer. During permit times, NSPC will provide a portable net for court 6.

Plans & Signups at Murdo Frazer:

DROP IN:  every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 9-am to noon & Wednesday 6 – 8-pm

  • All skill levels are always welcome.  The whiteboard is used to determine the next players up: there are no set partnerships in drop in club play.  The purpose is to allow as many members as possible to play each other in a friendly, competitive environment.  
  • At Murdo Frazer the host may designated court 4 a “Challenge Court” for 3.5+ play.  Sign up will be via a separate portion of the whiteboard. 

LADDER:  every Monday & Thursday 6 – 8pm

The NSPC ladder provides an opportunity for similarly skilled players to play together and compete against each other in a structured format. There will be three levels, from advanced to novice: 3.5+, 3.0-3.25, 2-2.75. 

Over the first two weeks, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, April 4 – 14, round robins will be played to determine initial rankings within these 3 skill levels. 

Beginning April 18, Novice & Intermediate play MONDAYS, Advanced play THURSDAYS, in teams of 2 within your group of 8.  Results will be tabulated by a ladder captain and posted on the website. 

Register before April 2 to be included in the initial round robin.  For more details, see the website  or contact Kit at NSPCladder@gmail.com.  

Sign up at 

To estimate your own level (3.0, 3.5, etc.)  read the rating descriptions here: https://usapickleball.org/tour…

INTRO TO PICKLEBALL: Monday April 4 & 25, 1 – 3p-m

This Clinic is aimed at new-to-pickleball members as basic strokes and rules will be covered. Come and meet some other beginning players!  Limit of 20 people.  Additional dates will be published in future newsletters.

Sign up:   from your newsletter   

SKILLS & DRILLS, Monday April 11 and 18, 1 – 4 pm, Drop In:  

This Clinic will teach drills to improve specific skills.   Co-ordinated by Kit Chan and lead by competent volunteers.  All skill levels welcome.  No sign up required.

ROUND ROBIN, Wednesdays 1 – 4-pm, Women’s Only & Co-Ed on Alternate Weeks

16 players will play 6 games each over 1.5-hours, each time with a new partner and opponents.  Here’s your chance to meet some new people.  For April, Women’s Only and Co-Ed will alternate Wednesdays and each Wednesday offers two sessions:

1-pm to 2:30pm Novice and Low Intermediate (under 3.25)

2:30 to 4-pm High Intermediate to Advanced 3.25+

See your newsletter for sign up links.

MOUNTAINSIDE LEAGUE:

There is no designated permit time for league play.  For more public places to play your matches, check our list of Outdoor Courts on the North Shore:  Public Courts on the NS

WE’RE STILL LOOKING FOR HELP!

We can’t do this without you!  We need ladder captains, as well as drop in and round robin hosts.  Please reply to this email if you can help with a session.

29th St Courts Update

Taken from WestVancouver.ca/council-highlights

Options for Moving 29th Street Pickleball Courts to an Alternative Location in the Short Term

On December 13, 2021, Council directed staff to report back to Council in January 2022 to present options for moving the 29th Street pickleball courts to an alternative location in the short term.

Staff identified three options, but also noted that no location in West Vancouver is ideal.

After considerable discussion, Council did not proceed with a temporary relocation option for the 29th Street pickleball courts.

Instead, Council directed staff to close the 29th Street courts to pickleball effective April 30, 2022.

Council also directed staff to report back on the feasibility of installing permanent pickleball courts at Hugo Ray Park in summer 2022, especially concerning noise, traffic, and other impacts.