Welcome to the Vancouver Pickleball Association website! We hope that you enjoy browsing our website, and that you will find a lot of useful information. We expect the information on this website to be of particular interest to Pickleball players. Our website will continuously be updated with news and info, so make sure you return soon.
POP-UP COURT ATTENDANCE:
(read about the Temporary Pop-Up Courts below)
Temporary Pop-Up Courts
We have been pleading with the Parks Board for years that we need more pickleball courts for our rapidly growing sport. With today’s announcement of Pop-Up courts throughout the city, they have responded – providing temporary court space at 5 different sites throughout the summer and into the fall. The Parks Board will be using the popularity of these Pop-Ups to help determine how much space to provide to Pickleball in the future.
You may want to use “PlayTime Scheduler” to arrange play time with your friends at these temporary sites, or just to see who is playing on any given day or time. We believe this will increase play opportunities at these temporary Pop-Up sites.
If we fill these temporary courts during the trial period the Parks Board is more likely to allocate space and resources to Pickleball in the future. If not, they may not. Let’s use this short window to prove we are a sport in need of courts.
WHERE CAN I PLAY PICKLEBALL OUTDOORS IN VANCOUVER?
|Jericho Beach (near the sailing centre)||7 courts. Great for drop-in play. Nets available in storage box (but set up most of the time)|
|Memorial South Park (off of 41st, just east of Fraser St.)||6 courts. Great for drop-in play. Nets available in storage box (but set up most of the time)|
|Queen Elizabeth Park||7 temporary nets always set up. Great for drop-in play.|
|John Hendry Park (Trout Lake Park)||1 court, bring your own net|
|Pandora Park (Nanaimo St. & Pandora St.)||6 courts*, Five nets available in storage box|
|Cedar Cottage Park (Clark Drive between 10th & 11th)||2 courts*, bring your own net|
|Brewers Park (Victoria Drive & 25th Ave.)||4 courts*, Four nets available in storage box|
|King George High School Tennis Courts (1701 Barclay St.)||8 courts, bring your own net|
|*Shared courts (lines painted on existing tennis courts)|
What’s your Pickleball skill level?
Self-assess your skill level by visiting our IPTPA Skill Levels page:
Public Indoor Play Schedule & Lessons
Click HERE for this at-a-glance view of the public sessions
We Need Your Help
The VPA has ambitious plans to expand the number of playing sites (both indoors and out), acquire new court maintenance equipment, safety supplies, instructional signage, and sound barriers, as well as solicit funds and develop leagues, ladders and tournaments.
Click HERE to learn more about how you can help
This month we’re featuring Walt Woo. Click Here to view his bio.
To view previous Coaches Corner posts Click Here
Pandora’s Box has a new friend: “Brewer’s Box”
A storage box with Pickleball nets for anyone to use has been installed at Brewer’s Park.
Read all about it HERE
A storage box containing Pickleball nets for anyone to use has been installed at Pandora Park.
Read all about it HERE
VPA END OF SUMMER PARTY – Wednesday September 15th, 2021
Thank you to all that attended, and to all that helped make it such a great success!
Make your own Pickleball court
You’re not limited to playing where there are permanent lines. You can find a space and “chalk-off” your own court.
Read about how to do that by clicking HERE
Quiet Pickleball Paddles may help us enjoy the game without restrictions
Our beloved game is being restricted by many localities due to noise. You can help stop that from happening by choosing a quiet paddle. Read about the issue by CLICKING HERE
We need your help!
The Vancouver Pickleball Association has ambitious plans to expand the number of playing sites (both indoors and out), acquire new court maintenance equipment, safety supplies, instructional signage, and sound barriers, as well as solicit funds and develop leagues, ladders and tournaments. If we are going to do this, we need your help. If you are interested in helping our organization by volunteering, please click here to read more…
Many of us have experienced frustration and confusion when the Pickleball courts are busy. When all the courts are being used and there are many people waiting, a bit of simple etiquette and understanding can really help. Read more about some common sense guidelines here
Read more about this issue here
If you would like to enjoy the support of a strong organization, as well as substantial discounts brought about by our partnerships with sports equipment providers, become a member today.
Press the “JOIN” link at the top of the page to become a member of the Vancouver Pickleball Association.
What is Pickleball?
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