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West Kelowna Pickleball Club

In Partnership with the City of West Kelowna,  our mission is to provide an environment where all members can learn, play and, most importantly, HAVE FUN. We are active members of our community and support KidSport.

Hold My Court‘ booking system is for West Kelowna Pickleball Club Members ONLY

WKPC is currently establishing the use of Pickleball Brackets for multiple-uses.

Click Here to go to this new page (still under construction) where you will be able to freely join Pickleball Brackets and eventually find links to upcoming events, etc.

Please make yourselves familiar with our new AED (Heart Defibrillator). We have added a link in the menu at the top of each page called ‘Defib’. Click here or on on the ‘Defib’ link in the menu  to go to this new page where you can watch the brief training video.

ED STUERLE – Head of Player Development

On-Court Etiquette

All play is by the IFP (International Federation of Pickleball). https://www.ifpickleball.org/official-rulebook/  rules. IFP rules are also published by the USA Pickleball Association.

Fair play and sportsmanship are keys to the success and enjoyment of any sport. The West Kelowna Pickleball Club requests that all players follow these guidelines for On-Court Etiquette.

Acknowledge your opponents at the beginning of the game. Introduce yourself to people you don’t know before playing. At the end of the game, meet at the net, tap paddles and say something positive such as “thanks for the game” or “nice play”.

Service traditionally begins from the side of the court against the high fences. The server shall clearly call out the score before each and every serve to ensure everyone knows the score and are ready to play.

You and your partner are responsible for calling service line and kitchen foot faults on yourselves. Be considerate and do not call service line or kitchen foot faults on your opponents.

Only call the lines on your side of the net. Be considerate and give your opponents the benefit of the doubt on their line calls, as they should with yours. Don’t question an opponents call unless asked. Everyone makes errors in line calls, let it go, it all balances out over time.

If your ball is hit into, behind or through an adjacent court, loudly call “Ball In” so all players can stop play before someone trips on the ball. If you see a loose ball in your opponents court, stop play by raising your arm or calling “Ball In”. All play MUST STOP for safety when a loose ball is in the court. Once play has stopped and the loose ball has been cleared from the court, the last server begins again by reserving the ball.

Do not provide unsolicited coaching during the game. If a player asks for advice, offer a tip or two but do not detract from the flow of the game and/or distract your opponents. Save any detailed advice, if asked, for after the game. If you wish to offer some guidance, ask first.

When playing on the Drop-In Courts (non-reserved courts), try to play with everyone. Be willing to play with weaker players, work on shots they can return and learn from so they can gain experience. Be willing to play with stronger players, don’t avoid hitting to them, playing against them will improve your play. Play in a way that keeps everyone involved in the game.

About West Kelowna Pickleball Club

Our club began play on new courts provided by the City of West Kelowna in September 2017.  Since then we have grown quickly and hope to provide opportunities for fun and competitive play for all. ​We now have 12 courts!  

The club promotes a friendly, safe and collegial environment that strives for excellence in all areas of Pickleball.
1735 Pike Road  West Kelowna, BC  V1Z 2T6
(Beside Mt. Boucherie Secondary School)

Wayne Kerr – PB Corner

New Member Information

The schedules for Organized Play, Player Development, Tournaments, Social Events and other information are posted on this website. WKPC uses MailChimp for all announcements, events and important information. MailChimp messages will come via eMail from “West Kelowna Pickleball Club”.

 The Mt. Boucherie Pickleball Courts are leased by the West Kelowna Pickleball Club from the City of West Kelowna for exclusive use during the following times:

Courts 3 to 12 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Courts 5 to 12 Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Courts 5 to 12 Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to dusk.

Courts 1 & 2 are reserved for public play at all times. Members are asked to be courteous and not to use these courts during Club time when non-members are present. Use Gate 1 (front gate) to access Courts 1 and 2 / Gate 2 (main gate) for Courts 3,4,11 and 12 / Gate 3 (rear side gate) for Courts 5,6,7,8,9 and 10. All courts are public courts after 12:30 (note exceptions on Monday and Thursday evenings).

Park along East Boundary Road adjacent to the ball fields. Limited parking is also available in the small lot in front of the courts, and along Pike Road across from the courts/ball field. Vehicles parked along Pike Road must have all 4 wheels off the pavement for the safe passage of school busses and other traffic. Parking is not permitted in the spaces reserved for staff and students during school hours. There is a bicycle rack by the courts.

An Events Calendar is available on the ‘Events’ page of the website and generally contains WKPC’s scheduled activities. Things change over the course of the season so the calendar may not always be up to date. Watch for announcements and changes via MailChimp eMail messages.

Rules of Play follow the official rules of pickleball as set out by the IFP (International Federation of Pickleball). https://www.ifpickleball.org/official-rulebook/. A copy of the rules is also available at the courts for reference.

Court Hosts, when present, are responsible for opening and closing the courts, they are not responsible for scheduling and organizing play.

Pickleballs can be purchased from the Court Hosts or Council Members, 4-ball packs for $20.00. Name tags for $5.00.

Drop-in Play uses the white PVC paddle holders to queue players. Always place your paddle at the end of the queue so all players have equal play. Generally, players will play two games in a row before returning to the queue, try to switch partners during drop-in games. When courts are very busy, players will play one game before returning to the queue. Court Hosts may help ensure fair play.

Court Reservations for group play are made through the online reservation system “Hold My Court”. Details and instructions for use are on the ’HMC’ page of our website. Members reserving courts are responsible for ensuring any non-member guests sign the Guest Record/Waiver and pay the drop-in fee, and for ensuring all members of the group follow the Safe Play guidelines of the WKPC. Use the ‘Partner Search Function’ within HMC to search for and contact other members to play games.

Organized Play requires preregistration via Google Docs through the ‘Organized Play’ page of our website so we can determine the number of courts needed. Each activity’s details are listed. The coordinator will contact you to confirm registration and attendance. Registration may be limited.

Player Development requires preregistration via Google Docs through the ‘Player Development’ page on the website. Player development includes In-Game-Coaching, Coaches Clinics, Drill-the-Skill clinics, Personal/ Group Training, and the use of the Pickleball Tutor machine. There are also helpful videos on the basics of pickleball on the ‘Learning’ page of the website.

Tournaments in-house take place from time to time. Check the website for times and details. Watch for MailChimp email announcements.

Social Events are part of club efforts to create and maintain connections between members. “Coffee In The Kitchen” takes place every 3rd Monday of the month. Special events also happen from time to time. WKPC supports KidSport (a local charity that enables children to participate in local sport who might otherwise be unable to do so) through 50/50 draws, pickleball sales and member donations.

Court Etiquette is appreciated by all. Please be courteous and help our operations run smoothly. Court Etiquette rules are found on this page. Please familiarize yourselves with them and make every effort to follow them. Keep the games fun, friendly and safe.

Safety and Injury Prevention guidelines are meant to keep everyone healthy and injury free. WKPC complies with Provincial Health Regulatory guidelines for outdoor sports. DO NOT COME TO PLAY ON THE COURTS IF YOU FEEL UNWELL or exhibit any symptoms of contagion, such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms, or have recently been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Safe Play Guidelines are available on this webpage (there is a graphic and link).  Please read and follow for your own safety and safety of the players around you.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED machine) is in the large storage locker. Instructions for use are on the ‘Defib’ page of the website – read/watch them. In-person training is provided from time to time for interested members.

Click Here for The West Kelowna Pickleball Club Learning Center

Coffee-in-the-Kitchen Social (2021)

with members of the Club and the City of West Kelowna!

From the City of West Kelowna Facebook page: 

Big wins at the Mt. Bou. Pickleball Courts this week! The pickleballers opened a great new sunshade structure for their club and the community and donated $500 to West Kelowna KidSport, a local charity that ensures all children have access to sports.
We love good news – especially before a long weekend.
Thanks Couns. Rick de Jong and Stephen Johnston for helping with the official opening of the sunshade, West Kelowna Parks Staff for helping build the structure, and the many gracious hosts from West Kelowna Pickleball Club for arranging the event and giving West Kelowna Recreation Staff a quick lesson on the game.

Club Sponsors

Please support our sponsors if at all possible.  

WKPC Members recieve $10 off and 

free car wash at Great Canadian

OIL CHANGE

EYECRAFT OPTICAL: 

Dan Harder                       Eyecraft Optical
Tel: (250) 768-1678            2415 Main St.
Fax: (250) 768-1628            West Kelowna
Email:  dkeyecraft5242@gmail.com

Come in and see Dan for great sales and service. He has “Wiley X sports frames” as well as over 2,800 other frames from which to choose.

On Monday, June 3rd, 2019, pictured here, our club members gathered at the courts to present Kevin Bourchier, the Supervisor of Recreation for the City of West Kelowna, with a cheque for $229 for KidSport (right).  Funds continue to be raised through volunteer hours, donations, and Get Out of the Kitchen 50/50 draws.

 

We proudly support West Kelowna KidSport. Click on the link or picture above to learn more about this wonderful organization!

On September 14, 2020 a cheque was presented for $190.

On July 3, 2020 a cheque was presented for $125 . 

2021: WKPC members donated $1,072.00 this year to Kidsport; through 50/50 draws during social events, through donations for pickleball lessons, through donations when purchasing pickleballs, and often just because.

October 2020

“Thanks”,  West Kelowna Pickleball Club

The City of West Kelowna and West Kelowna Kid Sport would like to thank the West Kelowna Pickleball Club for their generous donations to the KidSport Fund over the past three years.  Without the support of local business, service clubs and sport organizations, KidSport West Kelowna could not function.  KidSport Canada states that the rising cost of sport keeps one in three Canadian kids out of sport.  West Kelowna KidSport provides grants for children and youth ages 18 and under living in West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation and Peachland.

Kevin Bourchier MPA, BA

Supervisor of  recreation  |recreation & culture

Our Parent Organizations

We would Love to have you Join The Club 

If you haven’t already, please join the fastest growing sport in North America at one of the premiere locations in Beautiful West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada!  We offer opportunities to socialize, learn and of course participate in a variety of pickleball events and regular round robin tournaments.  See you on the courts!

West Kelowna Pickleball Club 2021

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