Lakehead Pickleball Club

Lakehead Pickleball Club

Thunder Bay, Ontario



Lakehead Pickleball Club will be following the recent regulations announced by the Ontario Government Premier regarding vaccination requirements.

"Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;"

As of October 22, 2021 all pickleball players who play indoors will need to produce proof of vaccination. Players are encouraged to ensure they have the proper paperwork before they go to an indoor site.

Indoor Play Procedures – COVID Requirements

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY. Remember nothing is written in stone, changes if needed can be made:

  • The day will be divided into time slots, players can only play in one slot per day unless there is space.
  • Only 24 players will be allowed in each session.

On Arrival

  • Masks are to be worn at all times except when playing
  • Disinfect hands
  • Sign form (disinfected pens in holder)
  • Only handicap washroom will be available for use.
  • Nets to be set up and taken down by 2 people only, disinfect your hands before and after

Personal Hygiene

  • Wash or sanitize hands often before and after each game, for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching hands to face
  • Wear protective eyewear if possible
  • Remember proper hygiene.
  • Try to refrain from blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing while on or near the courts Cough and sneeze into tissue, and dispose safely
  • Avoid touching doors etc with your hands

On Court

  • Everyone will use a disinfected ball for play
    • Use that ball when you go on court
    • Return to container when you leave court
    • If a ball strays to another court, tap back with foot or paddle, not hands
    • When finished for day, place ball in used ball container.
  • Do not share paddles or other equipment
  • Avoid physical contact with players (e.g. handshakes, fist pumps, elbow bumps) .

Off Court

  • Disinfect hands after each game/re-enter gym
  • Keep chairs 2 m apart. on sideline.
  • Bring your own water bottle and don’t share (
  • Maintain physical distancing when not playing

Keep in mind our goal of mixing up teams as much as possible.

**PLEASE remember that it is a personal choice to play or not to play. If you feel vulnerable to the virus or feel uncomfortable with the playing situation, please don’t play.*