More Patience in the Time of Covid
At this time (May 21) only pickleball courts at Murdo Frazer, Institute in Lynn Valley and 29th & Marine are open as is Tempe (BYO nets). Only the tennis courts at Little Cates are open.
The Good News is that these courts are open all daylight hours.
The Bad News is that, while we have looked at many scenarios and would love to start club play, ultimately NSPC lacks the authority to manage safe play at any of these sites. Consequently, we have sadly concluded that, at this time, there will be no hosted club play. We continue to dialogue with DNV, CNV and WVan and we will meet again to consider any new options.
IF or WHEN You Play Pickleball ….
Municipal guidelines are posted at each court location. We have considered additional recommendations from local, provincial and international sources to produce our own Safe Pickleball Play Policyfor when club-hosted play resumes.
We ask all members to read and adopt these practices for their own pickleball play. Know that these recommendations will evolve as we go through the stages of Covid-19 opening process.
A. Physical Distancing
- Stay home if you are sick or think you have come in contact with someone who is sick (14 days).
- Maintain physical distancing.
- Play with a limited number of people. It’s safest to keep an individual sphere of contacts to 8 people or less, or play only with known partners.
- Do not enter early or linger on the court area. Move outside of fenced court area if the waiting area is less than 2 meters wide. No large groups of players assembling off court.
- Do not go to the courts to “watch.”
- Bring your own container of hand sanitizer and use it before and after your games.
- Avoid touching your face until you have washed your hands.
- No sharing of equipment, chairs, water bottles etc.
- Avoid touching surfaces with your hands where possible (gates, nets, fencing, benches).
- Clean all balls if there is a change of people on court or after each game.
- No paddle taps at the end of the game.
- If there are no dividing fences between courts, when possible, use alternating courts only. If your ball travels to another court, ask the player to kick your ball back to you.
When You Play on Public Courts …
May we suggest:
- Be kind and patient. Not everyone has adopted the same Safe Play Policy.
- Discuss yourSafe Play Policybefore playing with your pickleball partners.
- Limit your court time to 1/2 hour if players are waiting.
Outdoor Play Cost
Club play is free for NSPC members! Click here to register.
Indoor Play Times
None at this time.
Indoor Play Cost
Drop in fees apply. Check your local community centre or parks web site for rates.