Just a quick refresher from Pickleball BC reminding us about the current rules for outdoor play.
Please respect them.
The last thing we need is to lose our court privileges for the game we love.
With that in mind, here’s a quick review of the current rules for playing outdoors that we received from Pickleball BC.
As the daily new case numbers are up significantly, heavy with variants, and the vaccine rollout stutter steps ahead – it is important that the pickleball community continues to maintain a steady course.
The latest changes per Dr. Henry affect pickleball play in only a minor way. Yes we can have a few more people socially distanced gathering – up to 10. But the actual game play opportunities have NOT changed:
· Indoors – singles only – zero doubles play
· Outdoors – singles only unless your playing partner lives in the same house/condo/apartment/suite as you.
Wearing masks while playing, having already received your first or even 2nd vaccine shot, nor any historical account of how safe you are – none of these permit or enable a change to the Public Health Office (PHO) orders nor the viaSport directives. Trust us – we have asked.
From the feedback we receive it is evident that many pickleball players are NOT complying – doubles is being played in many locations and not just with live-in people as partners. To the ‘much greater many’ that are playing safe within the rules and guidelines – THANK YOU for supporting the general efforts to control this pandemic.
Remember – Pickleball BC has not made any of the rules nor created any of the guidelines – they are all from our PHO and viaSport. Pickleball BC is tasked with informing and encouraging all pickleball players, not just Pickleball BC members, to join and support the COVID-19 fight.
May we have your continued support as we strive to have all pickleball play continue but in a safe and compliant way.