The Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society(POPS) was formed in the summer of 2016 to provide a venue for folks of all ages and abilities. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America and no longer just played by seniors.
Last summer we had many tourists drop by for a game and appreciated doing so at no charge. One couple from Texas even donated money for ball replacement
We play on 6 courts at the Lacrosse Box at the Parksville Community Park 6 days a week from 9-12 noon and 1-2 evening sessions will be added again this year. This new club plays on dry days in spring then daily from July 1st to Oct 31st. No club or drop in fees and loaner paddles are available. We only ask folks to sign a waiver. No previous experience is necessary; the sport is quite social and is played at all ages and levels from beginner to tournament player.
Another venue where folks can play or take lessons this spring is at Oceanside Arena (9 courts) from April 24th to July 5th, 2017. Cost at the arena is $3.50/person and loaner paddles are available.
Monday, April 24th is a free play day so anyone can try out the sport.
My husband Hugh is an USAPA Ambassador for the Parksville Qualicum Beach region and a certified International Pickleball Teaching Professional (IPTPA).
He will be teaching at Oceanside Arena and will also provide instruction as requested at the Lacrosse Box in the Community Park.
Contact Oceanside Arena at 250-248-3252 to book a class or we can be reached at 250-248-9568
or this email
. Elaine & Hugh Bohm, Parksville BC
Also check us out at Facebook/Pickleball Lets Play