Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre: Pickleball Central!
PLEASE NOTE: ALL ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Please watch our front page for further details.
A wonderful place to play pickleball on the Coast. A great layout, totally fair for people of all ages and abilities.
Everyone is entitled to play 2 times a week at “Level Play”. In addition, Social Play is also offered so people of all levels of ability can play together in a pleasant atmosphere.
And – it’s only $3 per session. And —– there is equipment and coaching available. And ——— we’re awesome.
There is no Beginners Level play during June or July to give our hard working coaches a break. If you know the basics and the rules, though, you are welcome to come to Social Play for Beginners to Intermediate – SP-Beg-Int – Check the schedule.
Equipment is available.
Remember to check the website for schedule changes.
There will be a sign up sheet for interested beginners at the front desk.
If you have played elsewhere you are welcome to come to our Social Play sessions
- “SPAL” = Social Play All Levels,
- “SP-Beg-Int” = Social Play Beginners to Intermediate (1.0 to 2.5/3.0(ish))
- “SP- Int-Adv”- Social Play – Intermediate to Advanced (3.0(ish) and above).
If you have been assessed elsewhere, you are welcome to come out to Level Play session at the level at which you have been assessed – email Bert / Gill at email@example.com and we’ll let the group know you will be showing up. We reserve the right to reassess as all groups assess somewhat differently. If you would like to be assessed to move up to the next Level, check out our procedure below. Any questions, email Bert / Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are rated fairly, but remember our population. As the sport grows and more young people participate and techniques improve, these ratings might be too high for tournament players. We’re okay with that.
Thank you to all of our coaches for volunteering their time to help interested players improve their games. Pickleball Machine sessions are being organized by the coaches to help us keeners improve our skills even more.
Pickleball at the SSAC is inclusive, fair, fun and competitive, with an emphasis on FUN! The Centre is the best venue on the Coast, with well-maintained, air conditioned regulation-sized courts with a new sports floor.
All pickleball players, whether beginners, top-level players or players who simply enjoy being physically active and want to play for fun, are equally important. The Centre provides opportunities for players regardless of age, ability or interests, through level play and social play, and other special sessions; all at an affordable cost.
There is a drop in fee of $3 per session and a 2019 SSAC membership is required ($30 for 2019).
You are welcome to try pb once (just pay the $3 fee) before joining the SSAC.
Access the auditorium via the back door. There is parking there too.
There are set times for level play and social play.
Everyone who knows the basics and the rules is welcome to attend Social Play on Friday mornings 7:50am-9:50am, Friday evenings and Sundays from 5-7pm. There is also a Social Play session on Sundays from 3-5pm for Beginner to Intermediate players. On Wednesday mornings 7:45 to 9:30, there is Social Play for Intermediate to Advanced players. Check the schedule to confirm the times.
The remaining times are for level play sessions.
If you are new to the SSAC, but have played before, you can attend Social Play or Beginners but do not drop into another level play session without first discussing your situation with one of our coordinators – Gill or Bert – at email@example.com.
We use Rally scoring when there are players waiting. If there are only 8 players, the server chooses between traditional and rally scoring.
(Click here for details about Rally Point Scoring)
The game of pickleball like any physical activity bears inherent risk. It must be understood by all participants that they accept these risks when they play this sport at the SSAC.
Players are responsible for assessing their own health and fitness status before participating in training and before playing every game to determine if they are fit and ready to play.
In addition, participants must abide by our Code of Conduct and ensure that they do not behave in a way that could injure others.
Scroll down for more links to info about Pickleball at the SSAC and coaching tips.
Questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org