Switching from the Winter to the Summer Program

Finally spring has arrived and with it the demise of the winter, and the birth of the 2018 summer program at Peach Orchard.

All members will have received invitations through Sign Up Genius to attend our programs and to volunteer as court hosts.

Using self-assessment skill criteria please register for the appropriate programs.  You can find the criteria on this website under the “Rules of the Game” tab.

The summer season begins with Ladies Day (all skill levels) on Tuesday May 1st.

Please follow these simple rules:

  • Park in the designated parking areas outside the campground.
  • Be aware that washroom facilities will be closed until the campground opens – be prepared!
  • Once the campground is open for the season, pickleball activities and use of the leaf blower cannot start before 9 am.
  • New players and guests are welcome to join during club-designated hours but will have to sign an insurance waiver form.
  • Insurance waiver forms and membership forms are available in the binder kept in the locker.

Please consider volunteering as a host during drop-in sessions.  In this role you are the ambassador representing the Pickleball Club.  Responsibilities include:

  •             Unlock cabinet

–           Ensure courts are clean, dry and safe to use

–           Set up paddle rack system and explain how the system works

–           Meet and greet any new members or public players

–           Any complaints should be directed to an SPC board member or the District Recreation Department

–           Ensure all equipment is returned to the cabinet and locked after play

–           The cabinet cannot be accessed outside designated SPC and public play times. A member is not permitted the use of club equipment to play with guests/friends, etc.

–           Report any injuries to an SPC board member. 

You can register as a Court Host on Sign Up Genius for any time slot.

Club Times for Peach Orchard Courts

A few days ago the Summerland Parks and Recreation Commission met to discuss our request for club-exclusive access to the Peach Orchard courts.  Commission members fully supported our request for dedicated club time as follows:

  • Monday morning 9:00 – 10:30 and 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday morning 10:30 – 12:00
  • Wednesday morning 9:00 – 10:30
  • Thursday morning 10:30 – 12:00
  • Friday morning 9:00 – 10:30
  • Saturday morning 9:00 – 10:30

The SPC Executive will meet over the next couple of weeks to determine what kind of programming we can offer during these time slots.

Commission members also endorsed our request to reserve all three courts for pickleball from 9 am until noon from Monday through Friday.  There will be public access incl. SPC members outside club-exclusive time slots.  The tennis court may be used for other racket sports in the afternoon during the week and all-day Sunday.

In addition commission members recommended that the SPC pay a $300 user fee for the 2018 outdoor season.

All these recommendations will be presented at the next council meeting at 7pm on April 23 with a recommendation for council approval.

 

First frigid play starts the 2018 outdoor season

Nine brave souls gathered at 5 C temperatures and wacked the ball around freshly cleaned-up courts at Peach Orchard.  We had a great time and were even able to welcome two soon-to-be members Dale and Art.  Kudos to Angela, Vijai, Gwen, Sue, Mark, Pat and Henry.