F.A.Q.


Yes, we are offering Singles play sessions as Oliver Woods, 8 players maximum to a gym. For a list of scheduled play times check the Scheduled Play page or Calendar on our website.
See our Web page titled How to Play Pickleball for a complete description and the rules.
The only equipment you need is a paddle, a pickleball (either indoor or outdoor ball depending where you are playing) and a pair of court shoes. You should wear whatever comfortable attire you have for either indoor or outdoor play. Most players wear a t-shirt or similar top and shorts or jogging pants depending on the weather.

Equipment can be purchased at most sporting stores or on-line at any of the many on-line sites. 
As a member of the Club you will be able to play in Club pickleball sessions that are only open to Club Members. In addition, your Club membership includes memberships in PickleballBC and Pickleball Canada. As a member of PickleballBC your membership will indicate your support for the development of PickleballBC and the overall goals set out. In the near future, as the organizational structure of PickleballBC is solidified and work begins, some of the benefits a player would have with a PICKLEBALLBC membership would include:

1. A PICKLEBALLBC website that captures information from across the province and links to information outside BC
2. Information on places to play across the Province
3. A network of like-minded people across the Province who are prepared to share their knowledge to promote the sport
4. A schedule of provincial tournaments for those that want a more competitive environment
5. Access to introductory clinics for new participants and skills upgrading clinics for existing players
6. Access to programs for the development of coaches, referees and training resources for all levels of play
7. Access to a process of player rating that is consistent across BC
8. Introduction of the game to schools and other organizations
9. Advice on club start up
10. Access to Third Party General Liability & Medical Expense Reimbursement insurance
11. Information on what’s happening across BC
12. Membership in an organization that is focused on the development of the sport with the goal of being a provincially recognized sport organization and the capacity to access provincial sports funding.
13. Membership in an organization that supports and guides municipalities in infrastructure development
14. Membership in an organization that actively encourages tournament infrastructure
15. Membership in an organization interested in making BC a leader in Canadian pickleball
You can join the Club by clicking on the New Membership button on the home page or going to the page titled Memberships ---> New Member. From here you will be taken to the Club's Site on our booking system CourtReserve. When you are on this Site, click Create Account and your application for membership will be reviewed by an Executive of the Club. Once approved, you will be notified by email. You then need to logon to CourtReserve to pay your membership fees and then you can start to register for play sessions. If you have never played before you will be restricted from playing until you take the "Orientation to Pickleball" session. For further details, please go to the "New Membership" page, click on "lessons and clinics" for any upcoming events.
If you are a Club member you can go to the member list on your member portal and look for members who are rated at the same level as you are - their contact information is provided. All scheduled Club play sessions are divided into two groups - 1) Under 3.0 and 2) 3.0 and above so you will be more likely to play with someone at your skill level.

Another way to find players is to drop-in at one on the many outdoor public facilities where players of all skill levels meet to play. Beaufort Park has 6 courts and will be your best opportunity to find a game. For a list of all the outdoor play areas see our Web page Places to Play. To play at these outdoor facilities you do not have to be a member of the Club.
Just logon to CourtReserve and go to either the calendar or event list and choose the session based on your skill level that you would like go play in. You can also find instructions on the homepage of CourtReserve.
Yes you can but there are restrictions. If you are new to pickleball and have little to no experience you can still join the Club but, you will be restricted from playing until you take the "Orientation to Pickleball" session. For further detail please go to the "New Membership" page, click on "Lessons and Clinics" for any upcoming events.
The current membership cost for New Members is $20 for the Club year (May 1 to April 30). At the beginning of the year, New Members can join for a discounted fee of $10 for a membership that is valid from Jan 1 to April 30th of the current year. On May 1st they will need to purchased a current year membership the price of $20.
If you join the Club between January 1 and April 30th,  inclusive, the membership fee will be reduced by 50% of the annual rate. The membership runs from May 1 to April 30.
You can look on our website to see what lessons are currently being offered on the page lessons and clinics. You can also google pickleball lessons as there are many individuals who offer private lessons.
The Club currently has no age restrictions but our membership is mostly adults many of whom are Seniors 55+. There would be limited play with someone their age.
Unfortunately you cannot play as a guest. However, you can become a Member for $20 to join our Club regular play sessions as long as you have pickleball experience. Otherwise you have to take the "Orientation to Pickleball" course before joining regular Club play.
Please see our web page for Places to Play. To play at any Club sessions you have to be a member.
When you joined the Club we submit your registration to PickelballBC who then, enrolls you in PickleballBC as well as Pickleball Canada. Once enrolled, PickleballBC would inform you of your PCO number. If you can't find your email please contact PickleballBC and ask if they will provide your PCO number to you. Also, you can check your member profile on CourtReserve as we have input members' PCO numbers in their profile if the information was available to us.
You can find a listing on the Club's play sessions on our web page for "Scheduled Play Session" or on the "Calendar".
Just go to our web page titled Tournaments for a complete list of tournaments on the Mainland and Vancouver Island as well as tournaments outside of BC.
The Club is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and we have no business address or phone number. To reach an Executive member of the Club go to the Contact US page on the website and complete and submit your question there or email the Club directly at nanaimopickleball@gmail.com Someone will get back to you in a few business days.