Invermere Pickleball Club

Invermere Pickleball Club

Invermere, British Columbia
  • STILL WORKING ON MORE PLAY TIME

         We have now gone through two council meetings, had an article in the Pioneer and our President was even interviewed on CBC radio.  We still have no additional play times but are hoping to be close to more day times and some evening play.
         On a positive note, the District has acknowledged the need for full time courts and is willing to work with the club to that end.  While they have not committed to any dates, we are trying really hard to have something in place for next year. 
         Please check back to this website for the latest info and spread the word that we need more time to play and permanent courts. 

    May 12th, 2022
  • 2022 Summer Season

    Hello all members!
         Our new summer season is just around the corner.  Weather permitting, we will start playing the week of April 19 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 till 3PM.
         Our play is on the multi use court at Mt. Nelson park using our portable nets.  As you know, Mt Nelson offers us 4 courts, public washrooms, full fencing and a proper sport court surface. Currently, the District of Invermere has permitted our club to reserve these courts for pickleball club play every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.  However, last year, we had requests for additional playing time.
         This year, we will be approaching the District council (April 26, 7PM, Columbia Center) to expand both the days and times that we can play.  This will allow for more open play, instruction and drill times and even league play.  If you are available next Tuesday night, please come to the council meeting and support our club representatives that will be presenting to council.
         Along with our hopeful expansion of play time, we are planning to have a few social events and tournaments.  All this requires volunteers.  Our club fee structure has now been changed to allow for members that do not wish to help out and those that do.  Because we need to put up portable nets to play, we will need hosts to unlock our equipment, set up, take down and lock up again for every session.  Being a host is easy.  To find out more about being a host, read this document, PB Host duties 2022.pdf
         Ultimately, how often we can play and what additional fun events and tournaments we can have ,will be determined by how many volunteers we can rely on.  We will also be trying out teams of host to make it easy to commit to helping out. So PLEASE renew your membership with the cheaper, volunteer option.  For those that have already paid their membership, please email volunteers@ipbclub.ca and let us know that you are going to help out.
       For all those who have not renewed your membership, please do so here.
       See everyone on the courts.




    April 13th, 2022
  • Club Members win medals at the Nationals

    In the Alberta Provincials Dean and his partner Bronze there in 3.0 17 and over age group. Sue medaled, with a Silver in Mixed Doubles 3.5 17-59 


    Nationals  Sue Stevenson Brown Gold in ladies 4.0 age 50-59 Ladies partner Beth Tabor, Calgary Silver in mixed 4.0 age 60-69 Mixed partner Mel Louie, Calgary   Dean Kroetsch Bronze in the 3.0 age 17-59. Were given Silver for their age bracket 50-59 Men’s partner was Mike Dowse. More photos in our photo album See you on the courts.


    To Quote Dean: We had an awesome time at the Canadian National Pickleball Championships the past week. There was some top notch Pickleball play to be seen with several high profile players attending. Cindy and I had good games
    against some great people in our mixed play but came up short of the podium. Shoulda, coulda, woulda… we definitely came away with things to work on. Shout out to my men’s doubles partner Mike Dowse; we finishedbronze in the 3.0 combined play of the 17-59 age group but were given silver in our 50-59 age bracket. And yea, he’s a lot taller than I am






    ????

    .


    August 19th, 2021
  • Start time change at the Mt Nelson Courts

    New start time for play at the Mt Nelson Courts is 9am starting on Tuesday August 17th.

    August 17th, 2021
  • Club Members win medals at the Nationals

    Two of our club members have won medals at the
    Pickleball Canada National Championships held last week in Red Deer.
    Congratulations to Sue Stevenson Brown and Dean Kroetsch. We are so
    proud of your success.
    Photos and stories to follow.






    August 17th, 2021
  • Grand Opening Highlites - Mt Nelson Courts.

    A very successful Grand opening-BBQ/Potluck was held on Aug 5th. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our Events coordinator Cathy Howard and the many volunteers that contributed time and food for the event.


    Some highlights included, the cutting of the ribbon ceremony (Simon and Dan), John and Sharon's anniversary, and the awarding of the third annual Sportsmanship award to Bill Yaskiw by Randy Baker.


    The Sportsmanship Award has been sponsored by Tom Wilkinson and Jan Guenigsman every year. More photos are in the Photo Gallery



    August 5th, 2021
  • Invermere Pickleball Club - Outdoor Play

     


    Club play has moved to the Mt Nelson park.
    Schedule starting Tuesday, July 20th:
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8:30 am - 11 am

    Also, we still have high quality, outdoor balls, specifically suited to play better in windy conditions, available to club members. You can get 4 balls for $15 by contacting Sheila at pickleballcv@gmail.com


    IPC 2021 Presidents Message June 6.pdf


    PB Host duties 2021.pdf

    June 27th, 2021
  • Invermere Pickleball Club







    Invermere Pickleball Club Resumes Play  


       It's been a long COVID struggle for everyone, but it seems that we all are seeing the "bright light at the end of the tunnel". Recently, Pickleball BC announced the new Covid regulations regarding outdoor pickleball play which returns us to a state where we can resume our outdoor club play almost like before the start of Covid restrictions. Starting June 8, regular, drop in play will commence at Pineridge, currently starting at 9:30 and going to noon. We will have a host, as usual to register all players and ensure those who are not club members, sign their waiver. There will be no need to sign up ahead of time, however those wishing to continue to sign up will have the benefit of conveniently connecting with other players ahead of time. Play will be completely open with regular rotation facilitated by the paddle holder system that is in place. Players will have the option of rotating partners and opponents or can limit partners as they see fit. The only Covid protocols will be the physical distancing while you wait your turn to play, normal sanitizing and no spectators, only players can attend.


    In other news, the club has worked with the DOI to increase court availability. The DOI has stated that by the middle of June, the Mt Nelson multiuse court, will have new lines to facilitate 4 pickleball courts. The club will use these courts for club play and are working out the details on time, court usage, combining play between Pineridge and Mt. Nelson, etc. Once the courts are relined, the club will come out with the information on exactly how we will utilize the new facility. Stay tuned. There are a number of previous members that have held off renewing due to suspension of club activities. Now is the time to renew your membership. Please click https://secure.pickleballcanad... and renew today. Also, we still have high quality, outdoor balls, specifically suited to play better in windy conditions, available to club members. You can get 4 balls for $15 by contacting Sheila at pickleballcv@gmail.com or phone (403) 978 - 4559 Please take advantage of this while we still have balls available. We are all really happy to finally get to this stage and look forward to continuing to build our club facilities and activities as we move forward from here.


    Ray Schoepfer, President - Invermere Pickleball Club

  • Pickleball Play

    Outdoor
    Pine Ridge -  Open Doubles Play  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:30 - Noon                              


    Hosts are required - please contact chowardpb@gmail.com Please follow all the current COVID guidelines for outdoor play


    Indoor
    Columbia Lake Recreation Centre - Closed 

 

Payment Methods

Online

* Small processing fee applies

Columbia Lake Recreation Centre

The Columbia Lake Recreation Centre is currently closed


Invermere Pickleball Club - Mt Nelson Courts

As you know, we are working hard to secure more time for play with the District of Invermere.  Until May 23, we are playing at the Mt Nelson Courts:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday  11 am - 1 pm.

Hopefully, we will be able to expand our play time after that so check back here for the latest times.

Everyone is welcome.

If you are a visitor without a PCO number you are required to sign a waiver. Drop-in fee for non members of Invermere Pickleball Club is $5.

Payment Methods

Online

* Small processing fee applies

Columbia Lake Recreation Centre

The Columbia Lake Recreation Centre is currently closed


Invermere Pickleball Club - Mt Nelson Courts

As you know, we are working hard to secure more time for play with the District of Invermere.  Until May 23, we are playing at the Mt Nelson Courts:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday  11 am - 1 pm.

Hopefully, we will be able to expand our play time after that so check back here for the latest times.

Everyone is welcome.

If you are a visitor without a PCO number you are required to sign a waiver. Drop-in fee for non members of Invermere Pickleball Club is $5.

Invermere Pickleball Club - Mt Nelson Courts

As you know, we are working hard to secure more time for play with the District of Invermere.  Until May 23, we are playing at the Mt Nelson Courts:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday  11 am - 1 pm.

Hopefully, we will be able to expand our play time after that so check back here for the latest times.

Everyone is welcome.

If you are a visitor without a PCO number you are required to sign a waiver. Drop-in fee for non members of Invermere Pickleball Club is $5.

Columbia Lake Recreation Centre

The Columbia Lake Recreation Centre is currently closed


Invermere Pickleball Club - Mt Nelson Courts

As you know, we are working hard to secure more time for play with the District of Invermere.  Until May 23, we are playing at the Mt Nelson Courts:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday  11 am - 1 pm.

Hopefully, we will be able to expand our play time after that so check back here for the latest times.

Everyone is welcome.

If you are a visitor without a PCO number you are required to sign a waiver. Drop-in fee for non members of Invermere Pickleball Club is $5.

  • STILL WORKING ON MORE PLAY TIME

         We have now gone through two council meetings, had an article in the Pioneer and our President was even interviewed on CBC radio.  We still have no additional play times but are hoping to be close to more day times and some evening play.
         On a positive note, the District has acknowledged the need for full time courts and is willing to work with the club to that end.  While they have not committed to any dates, we are trying really hard to have something in place for next year. 
         Please check back to this website for the latest info and spread the word that we need more time to play and permanent courts. 

    May 12th, 2022
  • 2022 Summer Season

    Hello all members!
         Our new summer season is just around the corner.  Weather permitting, we will start playing the week of April 19 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 till 3PM.
         Our play is on the multi use court at Mt. Nelson park using our portable nets.  As you know, Mt Nelson offers us 4 courts, public washrooms, full fencing and a proper sport court surface. Currently, the District of Invermere has permitted our club to reserve these courts for pickleball club play every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.  However, last year, we had requests for additional playing time.
         This year, we will be approaching the District council (April 26, 7PM, Columbia Center) to expand both the days and times that we can play.  This will allow for more open play, instruction and drill times and even league play.  If you are available next Tuesday night, please come to the council meeting and support our club representatives that will be presenting to council.
         Along with our hopeful expansion of play time, we are planning to have a few social events and tournaments.  All this requires volunteers.  Our club fee structure has now been changed to allow for members that do not wish to help out and those that do.  Because we need to put up portable nets to play, we will need hosts to unlock our equipment, set up, take down and lock up again for every session.  Being a host is easy.  To find out more about being a host, read this document, PB Host duties 2022.pdf
         Ultimately, how often we can play and what additional fun events and tournaments we can have ,will be determined by how many volunteers we can rely on.  We will also be trying out teams of host to make it easy to commit to helping out. So PLEASE renew your membership with the cheaper, volunteer option.  For those that have already paid their membership, please email volunteers@ipbclub.ca and let us know that you are going to help out.
       For all those who have not renewed your membership, please do so here.
       See everyone on the courts.




    April 13th, 2022
  • Club Members win medals at the Nationals

    In the Alberta Provincials Dean and his partner Bronze there in 3.0 17 and over age group. Sue medaled, with a Silver in Mixed Doubles 3.5 17-59 


    Nationals  Sue Stevenson Brown Gold in ladies 4.0 age 50-59 Ladies partner Beth Tabor, Calgary Silver in mixed 4.0 age 60-69 Mixed partner Mel Louie, Calgary   Dean Kroetsch Bronze in the 3.0 age 17-59. Were given Silver for their age bracket 50-59 Men’s partner was Mike Dowse. More photos in our photo album See you on the courts.


    To Quote Dean: We had an awesome time at the Canadian National Pickleball Championships the past week. There was some top notch Pickleball play to be seen with several high profile players attending. Cindy and I had good games
    against some great people in our mixed play but came up short of the podium. Shoulda, coulda, woulda… we definitely came away with things to work on. Shout out to my men’s doubles partner Mike Dowse; we finishedbronze in the 3.0 combined play of the 17-59 age group but were given silver in our 50-59 age bracket. And yea, he’s a lot taller than I am






    ????

    .


    August 19th, 2021
  • Start time change at the Mt Nelson Courts

    New start time for play at the Mt Nelson Courts is 9am starting on Tuesday August 17th.

    August 17th, 2021
  • Club Members win medals at the Nationals

    Two of our club members have won medals at the
    Pickleball Canada National Championships held last week in Red Deer.
    Congratulations to Sue Stevenson Brown and Dean Kroetsch. We are so
    proud of your success.
    Photos and stories to follow.






    August 17th, 2021
  • Grand Opening Highlites - Mt Nelson Courts.

    A very successful Grand opening-BBQ/Potluck was held on Aug 5th. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our Events coordinator Cathy Howard and the many volunteers that contributed time and food for the event.


    Some highlights included, the cutting of the ribbon ceremony (Simon and Dan), John and Sharon's anniversary, and the awarding of the third annual Sportsmanship award to Bill Yaskiw by Randy Baker.


    The Sportsmanship Award has been sponsored by Tom Wilkinson and Jan Guenigsman every year. More photos are in the Photo Gallery



    August 5th, 2021
  • Invermere Pickleball Club - Outdoor Play

     


    Club play has moved to the Mt Nelson park.
    Schedule starting Tuesday, July 20th:
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8:30 am - 11 am

    Also, we still have high quality, outdoor balls, specifically suited to play better in windy conditions, available to club members. You can get 4 balls for $15 by contacting Sheila at pickleballcv@gmail.com


    IPC 2021 Presidents Message June 6.pdf


    PB Host duties 2021.pdf

    June 27th, 2021
  • Invermere Pickleball Club







    Invermere Pickleball Club Resumes Play  


       It's been a long COVID struggle for everyone, but it seems that we all are seeing the "bright light at the end of the tunnel". Recently, Pickleball BC announced the new Covid regulations regarding outdoor pickleball play which returns us to a state where we can resume our outdoor club play almost like before the start of Covid restrictions. Starting June 8, regular, drop in play will commence at Pineridge, currently starting at 9:30 and going to noon. We will have a host, as usual to register all players and ensure those who are not club members, sign their waiver. There will be no need to sign up ahead of time, however those wishing to continue to sign up will have the benefit of conveniently connecting with other players ahead of time. Play will be completely open with regular rotation facilitated by the paddle holder system that is in place. Players will have the option of rotating partners and opponents or can limit partners as they see fit. The only Covid protocols will be the physical distancing while you wait your turn to play, normal sanitizing and no spectators, only players can attend.


    In other news, the club has worked with the DOI to increase court availability. The DOI has stated that by the middle of June, the Mt Nelson multiuse court, will have new lines to facilitate 4 pickleball courts. The club will use these courts for club play and are working out the details on time, court usage, combining play between Pineridge and Mt. Nelson, etc. Once the courts are relined, the club will come out with the information on exactly how we will utilize the new facility. Stay tuned. There are a number of previous members that have held off renewing due to suspension of club activities. Now is the time to renew your membership. Please click https://secure.pickleballcanad... and renew today. Also, we still have high quality, outdoor balls, specifically suited to play better in windy conditions, available to club members. You can get 4 balls for $15 by contacting Sheila at pickleballcv@gmail.com or phone (403) 978 - 4559 Please take advantage of this while we still have balls available. We are all really happy to finally get to this stage and look forward to continuing to build our club facilities and activities as we move forward from here.


    Ray Schoepfer, President - Invermere Pickleball Club

  • Pickleball Play

    Outdoor
    Pine Ridge -  Open Doubles Play  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:30 - Noon                              


    Hosts are required - please contact chowardpb@gmail.com Please follow all the current COVID guidelines for outdoor play


    Indoor
    Columbia Lake Recreation Centre - Closed 

 
  • STILL WORKING ON MORE PLAY TIME

         We have now gone through two council meetings, had an article in the Pioneer and our President was even interviewed on CBC radio.  We still have no additional play times but are hoping to be close to more day times and some evening play.
         On a positive note, the District has acknowledged the need for full time courts and is willing to work with the club to that end.  While they have not committed to any dates, we are trying really hard to have something in place for next year. 
         Please check back to this website for the latest info and spread the word that we need more time to play and permanent courts. 

    May 12th, 2022
  • 2022 Summer Season

    Hello all members!
         Our new summer season is just around the corner.  Weather permitting, we will start playing the week of April 19 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 till 3PM.
         Our play is on the multi use court at Mt. Nelson park using our portable nets.  As you know, Mt Nelson offers us 4 courts, public washrooms, full fencing and a proper sport court surface. Currently, the District of Invermere has permitted our club to reserve these courts for pickleball club play every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.  However, last year, we had requests for additional playing time.
         This year, we will be approaching the District council (April 26, 7PM, Columbia Center) to expand both the days and times that we can play.  This will allow for more open play, instruction and drill times and even league play.  If you are available next Tuesday night, please come to the council meeting and support our club representatives that will be presenting to council.
         Along with our hopeful expansion of play time, we are planning to have a few social events and tournaments.  All this requires volunteers.  Our club fee structure has now been changed to allow for members that do not wish to help out and those that do.  Because we need to put up portable nets to play, we will need hosts to unlock our equipment, set up, take down and lock up again for every session.  Being a host is easy.  To find out more about being a host, read this document, PB Host duties 2022.pdf
         Ultimately, how often we can play and what additional fun events and tournaments we can have ,will be determined by how many volunteers we can rely on.  We will also be trying out teams of host to make it easy to commit to helping out. So PLEASE renew your membership with the cheaper, volunteer option.  For those that have already paid their membership, please email volunteers@ipbclub.ca and let us know that you are going to help out.
       For all those who have not renewed your membership, please do so here.
       See everyone on the courts.




    April 13th, 2022
  • Club Members win medals at the Nationals

    In the Alberta Provincials Dean and his partner Bronze there in 3.0 17 and over age group. Sue medaled, with a Silver in Mixed Doubles 3.5 17-59 


    Nationals  Sue Stevenson Brown Gold in ladies 4.0 age 50-59 Ladies partner Beth Tabor, Calgary Silver in mixed 4.0 age 60-69 Mixed partner Mel Louie, Calgary   Dean Kroetsch Bronze in the 3.0 age 17-59. Were given Silver for their age bracket 50-59 Men’s partner was Mike Dowse. More photos in our photo album See you on the courts.


    To Quote Dean: We had an awesome time at the Canadian National Pickleball Championships the past week. There was some top notch Pickleball play to be seen with several high profile players attending. Cindy and I had good games
    against some great people in our mixed play but came up short of the podium. Shoulda, coulda, woulda… we definitely came away with things to work on. Shout out to my men’s doubles partner Mike Dowse; we finishedbronze in the 3.0 combined play of the 17-59 age group but were given silver in our 50-59 age bracket. And yea, he’s a lot taller than I am






    ????

    .


    August 19th, 2021
  • Start time change at the Mt Nelson Courts

    New start time for play at the Mt Nelson Courts is 9am starting on Tuesday August 17th.

    August 17th, 2021
  • Club Members win medals at the Nationals

    Two of our club members have won medals at the
    Pickleball Canada National Championships held last week in Red Deer.
    Congratulations to Sue Stevenson Brown and Dean Kroetsch. We are so
    proud of your success.
    Photos and stories to follow.






    August 17th, 2021
  • Grand Opening Highlites - Mt Nelson Courts.

    A very successful Grand opening-BBQ/Potluck was held on Aug 5th. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our Events coordinator Cathy Howard and the many volunteers that contributed time and food for the event.


    Some highlights included, the cutting of the ribbon ceremony (Simon and Dan), John and Sharon's anniversary, and the awarding of the third annual Sportsmanship award to Bill Yaskiw by Randy Baker.


    The Sportsmanship Award has been sponsored by Tom Wilkinson and Jan Guenigsman every year. More photos are in the Photo Gallery



    August 5th, 2021
  • Invermere Pickleball Club - Outdoor Play

     


    Club play has moved to the Mt Nelson park.
    Schedule starting Tuesday, July 20th:
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8:30 am - 11 am

    Also, we still have high quality, outdoor balls, specifically suited to play better in windy conditions, available to club members. You can get 4 balls for $15 by contacting Sheila at pickleballcv@gmail.com


    IPC 2021 Presidents Message June 6.pdf


    PB Host duties 2021.pdf

    June 27th, 2021
  • Invermere Pickleball Club







    Invermere Pickleball Club Resumes Play  


       It's been a long COVID struggle for everyone, but it seems that we all are seeing the "bright light at the end of the tunnel". Recently, Pickleball BC announced the new Covid regulations regarding outdoor pickleball play which returns us to a state where we can resume our outdoor club play almost like before the start of Covid restrictions. Starting June 8, regular, drop in play will commence at Pineridge, currently starting at 9:30 and going to noon. We will have a host, as usual to register all players and ensure those who are not club members, sign their waiver. There will be no need to sign up ahead of time, however those wishing to continue to sign up will have the benefit of conveniently connecting with other players ahead of time. Play will be completely open with regular rotation facilitated by the paddle holder system that is in place. Players will have the option of rotating partners and opponents or can limit partners as they see fit. The only Covid protocols will be the physical distancing while you wait your turn to play, normal sanitizing and no spectators, only players can attend.


    In other news, the club has worked with the DOI to increase court availability. The DOI has stated that by the middle of June, the Mt Nelson multiuse court, will have new lines to facilitate 4 pickleball courts. The club will use these courts for club play and are working out the details on time, court usage, combining play between Pineridge and Mt. Nelson, etc. Once the courts are relined, the club will come out with the information on exactly how we will utilize the new facility. Stay tuned. There are a number of previous members that have held off renewing due to suspension of club activities. Now is the time to renew your membership. Please click https://secure.pickleballcanad... and renew today. Also, we still have high quality, outdoor balls, specifically suited to play better in windy conditions, available to club members. You can get 4 balls for $15 by contacting Sheila at pickleballcv@gmail.com or phone (403) 978 - 4559 Please take advantage of this while we still have balls available. We are all really happy to finally get to this stage and look forward to continuing to build our club facilities and activities as we move forward from here.


    Ray Schoepfer, President - Invermere Pickleball Club

  • Pickleball Play

    Outdoor
    Pine Ridge -  Open Doubles Play  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:30 - Noon                              


    Hosts are required - please contact chowardpb@gmail.com Please follow all the current COVID guidelines for outdoor play


    Indoor
    Columbia Lake Recreation Centre - Closed