Manitoulin Pickleball Club

2024 Summer Season

The MPC 2024 summer season will officially start April 29, 2024. With 5 indoor courts and 4 outdoor courts, it promises to offer something for everyone.

Summer Season Details: (April 29 - ~October 31st)
Location:
Nemi Curling Arena
Indoor Courts:
5 (membership required after 2 guest visits  - $2.00 per session)
Outdoor Courts:
4

Morning: Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
       Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm (Daytime),
Evening:
Tuesday and Thursday:
       Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm (Evening)

All play times are for club members. The price is the same as last year, $2.00 per session plus a MPC membership. These costs are required for insurance purposes, equipment purchase and to offset the cost of renting the facility.

Should you have any questions, please contact: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com

2024 Summer Season

The MPC 2024 summer season will officially start April 29, 2024. With 5 indoor courts and 4 outdoor courts, it promises to offer something for everyone.

Summer Season Details: (April 29 - ~October 31st)
Location:
Nemi Curling Arena
Indoor Courts:
5 (membership required after 2 guest visits  - $2.00 per session)
Outdoor Courts:
4

Morning: Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
       Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm (Daytime),
Evening:
Tuesday and Thursday:
       Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm (Evening)

All play times are for club members. The price is the same as last year, $2.00 per session plus a MPC membership. These costs are required for insurance purposes, equipment purchase and to offset the cost of renting the facility.

Should you have any questions, please contact: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com

2024 Summer Season

The MPC 2024 summer season will officially start April 29, 2024. With 5 indoor courts and 4 outdoor courts, it promises to offer something for everyone.

Summer Season Details: (April 29 - ~October 31st)
Location:
Nemi Curling Arena
Indoor Courts:
5 (membership required after 2 guest visits  - $2.00 per session)
Outdoor Courts:
4

Morning: Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
       Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm (Daytime),
Evening:
Tuesday and Thursday:
       Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm (Evening)

All play times are for club members. The price is the same as last year, $2.00 per session plus a MPC membership. These costs are required for insurance purposes, equipment purchase and to offset the cost of renting the facility.

Should you have any questions, please contact: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com

2024 MEMBERSHIP


Our Club membership is open to adults 18 years of age and older who have completed the necessary Club registration process. This is also applies to any “Drop in” players who agree to sign an insurance waiver. A “Drop in” player is permitted 2 visits before they must decide whether they will join or not.

Note: The Manitoulin Pickleball 2024 renewal will be sent December 1, 2023 with the Canadian (PCO) and Provincial Ontario (PO) renewal notices. If you renew or plan to join from October 1 of any year, your membership will expire on December 31, of the following year. 

If you join before October 1 of any year, your membership will expire December 31 of the current year. 

If you want to renew only the PCO/PO portion of your membership, then you can start the registration process HERE and follow the instructions. Choose "V-Club, not Manitoulin Pickleball.

Jan - Dec 2024 Membership Fees include the following components:

  • Pickleball Ontario Provincial fee - $10.00
  • Pickleball Canada fee - $10.00
  • Manitoulin Pickleball Club - $25.00
  • Administrative fee - $2.50

 NEW members can process registrations  HERE or select JOIN-RENEW button

All memberships will expire December 31, 2024 (PCO Rule), regardless when you renew or join. There is no pro-rating. 


If you have any questions, please contact MPC membership at: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com


Who we are



Manitoulin Pickleball Club (MPC) is a non-profit association of volunteer pickleball enthusiasts who are committed to supporting the growth of the sport along with participation and development of both recreational & tournament players throughout Manitoulin Island. 

Our VISION:

Warm Up Exercise

2024 Summer Season

The MPC 2024 summer season will officially start April 29, 2024. With 5 indoor courts and 4 outdoor courts, it promises to offer something for everyone.

Summer Season Details: (April 29 - ~October 31st)
Location:
Nemi Curling Arena
Indoor Courts:
5 (membership required after 2 guest visits  - $2.00 per session)
Outdoor Courts:
4

Morning: Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
       Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm (Daytime),
Evening:
Tuesday and Thursday:
       Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm (Evening)

All play times are for club members. The price is the same as last year, $2.00 per session plus a MPC membership. These costs are required for insurance purposes, equipment purchase and to offset the cost of renting the facility.

Should you have any questions, please contact: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com

2024 MEMBERSHIP


Our Club membership is open to adults 18 years of age and older who have completed the necessary Club registration process. This is also applies to any “Drop in” players who agree to sign an insurance waiver. A “Drop in” player is permitted 2 visits before they must decide whether they will join or not.

Note: The Manitoulin Pickleball 2024 renewal will be sent December 1, 2023 with the Canadian (PCO) and Provincial Ontario (PO) renewal notices. If you renew or plan to join from October 1 of any year, your membership will expire on December 31, of the following year. 

If you join before October 1 of any year, your membership will expire December 31 of the current year. 

If you want to renew only the PCO/PO portion of your membership, then you can start the registration process HERE and follow the instructions. Choose "V-Club, not Manitoulin Pickleball.

Jan - Dec 2024 Membership Fees include the following components:

  • Pickleball Ontario Provincial fee - $10.00
  • Pickleball Canada fee - $10.00
  • Manitoulin Pickleball Club - $25.00
  • Administrative fee - $2.50

 NEW members can process registrations  HERE or select JOIN-RENEW button

All memberships will expire December 31, 2024 (PCO Rule), regardless when you renew or join. There is no pro-rating. 


If you have any questions, please contact MPC membership at: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com


Contact Us

Manitoulin Pickleball Club
  • Summer Season 2024

    The last day winter season play date upstairs is Monday April 22, 2024. Starting Wednesday April 24, 2024, play will be in the Curling Rink.


    Summer Season 2024 officially starts April 29, 2024. With  5 indoor courts and 4 outdoor courts, the season promises something for everyone. Cost for indoor play will be the same as last year, $2.00 for members.(MPC membership required)


    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know at: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com


    Note: it is advised to wear warmer clothing because the Curling Rink is still cool.

    April 21st, 2024
  • Winter play 2023-2024

    The winter play season starts Friday, November 3, upstairs at the NEMI Recreation Centre.  Please see the Schedule of Play Winter 2023-24 page for the latest details.

    October 27th, 2023
  • Summer Social - Photos

    On August 16, 2023, Mike Blanchard hosted the Manitoulin Pickleball Club's summer Social gathering at his home.  Check out the photo gallery and send in your own pictures to be added to the page!

    August 16th, 2023
  • Summer Season begins!

    The summer season of play has started, at the NEMI recreation centre in Little Current, in the curling rink area.  We meet from 9:00am-12:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The fee is $2/session for members, and $3/session for non-members.

    May 1st, 2023
  • Pickleball tips

    Keith Holtze has recommended a Youtube video with several pickleball tips, so please check it out and then come along to our regular play with any questions you may have!

    February 3rd, 2023
  • Winter schedule beginning October 17

    As of Monday October 17, 2022 we begin our Winter schedule of play. We continue to play at the NEMI Recreation Center in the upstairs Rec. Hall on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9:30am - 12:00pm. Please see the schedule page for details, directions, and contact info.

    October 15th, 2022
  • 2022 Social

    On Monday, August 29th, we gathered for our annual Pickleball Social, graciously hosted by Debbie. A few people took some pictures for us to remember the day.

    August 29th, 2022
  • Group Photo on Wednesday, August 24

    We will be taking another group photo on Wednesday, August 24 during the usual play time session from 10am-12pm at the arena in Little Current. Please join us and wear your Manitoulin Pickleball apparel if you have it!

    August 18th, 2022
  • Tuesday Introduction sessions, and continued regular play

    Reminder: For any interested adults, our “Introduction to Pickleball" sessions continue on Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at the outdoor Pickleball/Tennis courts behind the NEMI Arena. Come out and play! Our regular scheduled club play continues on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 10am-12pm.

    August 17th, 2022
  • Group Photos - Summer 2022

    Not everyone plays every session, with busy travel schedules and such, so it's difficult to get a group photo with everyone! For this reason, we take more than one group photo through the summer, to try to include as many players as possible.  We expect to take another photo in August, and will announce the date ahead of time.

    July 19th, 2022
  • Manitoulin represented at Canadian National Pickleball Championships!

    Four members of the Manitoulin Pickleball Group (Pierrette Hebner, Garry Wolfe, Bud Hebner and George Ballantyne) recently competed in the Canadian National Pickleball Championships held in Kingston, Ontario. This year there were more the 950 registered participants of all ages and skill levels from all over Canada.  Of special note “Bud” Hebner brought home a Bronze medal. In addition he and his wife Pierrette spent many hours “Officiating” games.  Well done!

    July 13th, 2022
  • Wind screens installed in Little Current

    After making an application to the McLean's Mountain Access Road Committee last year our Club received a Grant of $1500. This allowed our Club to purchase 120’ of wind screen for the North Fence and they were installed on May 18. These screens will permit more controlled play of Pickleball on the outdoor courts during windy conditions.

  • Organized Play for Summer 2021

    PICKLEBALL NEWS UPDATE


    After reviewing a number of items:


    • Nemi public health protocols
    • the arena ice surface next to the curling surface is now on.
    • the secondment of the Curling Rink until after the Federal Election
    • the unpredictable nature of fall weather

    It is time to wrap up the Summer Season of "Organized" Club Play.


    Outdoor play on the tennis/pickleball courts is available in Little Current, Gore Bay, Mindemoya, Manitowaning, and Espanola on a first come first serve basis.

    September 12th, 2021
  • Indoor Play Resumes

    Greetings – Indoor Court Access


    We may gain access to a portion of our indoor Pickleball courts (2) as early as tomorrow Wednesday 28, 2021. Additional courts (2) will be made available once equipment and material currently being stored on these courts is removed.


    When indoor play resumes there are certain requirements for safe play that we will be expected to follow. Please review the attached SAFETY PLAN in order that we may make a smooth transition to indoor play.


    Note: There are some players who are willing and or prefer to continue playing outdoors. This would take some of the load off the two indoor courts and reduce wait times.


    There a couple of options regarding how indoor play will be organized, we will have to see how many people wish to play on the indoor courts.


    Questions can be directed to George Ballantyne at: glmballantyne@gmail.com

    July 28th, 2021
  • April Newsletter

    MPG published a newsletter for April. Our plans are to publish one every 2-3 months. 


    If there is information you would like to see in the newsletter, please send your request


    to: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com

    April 14th, 2021
  • Play as of May 12, 2021

    Pickleball play has been suspended until further notice.


    Should you have questions or comments feel free to send to George at: glmballantyne@gmail.com

  • Play schedule as of March 9, 2021

    As of Wednesday March 10, 2021 the following changes to our Pickleball Schedule come into effect:



    • There will only be one net set up (Center Floor Location).
    • We have added an extra hour of court time divided as follows and limited to 10 players per segment.
    • The first segment is dedicated to open play (all levels) 90 minutes.The second segment is dedicated to advanced play 90 minutes.
    • The schedule has been revised as follows Monday’s 1-4pm, Wednesday’s 1-4pm, Fridays 10am-1pm
    • The nature of activity is limited to drills and Bud’s version of a drill that simulates singles play.
    • We request that you enter and depart from the Facilities in an expedient manner to avoid player overlap.
    • For tomorrow’s play I’m asking you to reply to me today as to your desired segment of play. 
    • Moving forward I will get you to use a form at the Hall to reserve your segment.

    Thank you for understanding and cooperation in this matter. Not to worry if you are unfamiliar with drills or singles play (Bud’s version) Bud and I will be there to help you through it.\\Should you have questions or comments feel free to send to George at: glmballantyne@gmail.com

  • March 7, 2021

    Scheduled Pickleball play at the Central Manitoulin Community Center is cancelled until a group of us have an opportunity to further discuss options. Hopefully we will have an update before Wednesday March 10, 2021

  • Resumption of Play

    Greetings


    I have just received confirmation from Marcus Muhr that we are a “GO” to resume play as of tomorrow at 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Play will be in accordance with the Covid – 19 practices established before the interruption at Christmas. If in doubt please review these practices at the entrance to the Hall upon arrival when you sign in. See you all tomorrow! Cheers



    George

    February 17th, 2021
  • Play Delay

    Greetings Picklers


    As most of you have concluded already our return to play date has been delayed until the lockdown is over. This date is subject to further change depending on the guidance provided by the Provincial Government. So like me, I recommend you occupy your spare time by taking up activities like washing the salt off your vehicles, shovelling your driveway, sanding icy pathways, bringing in firewood, watching the weather forecasts including the ones down in the sunny south, repeatedly having the same conversation with your spouse, taking up birdwatching, ordering stuff on Amazon, making your weekly dump run a date with your spouse, etc …… Cheers and stay safe!

    January 8th, 2021
  • Updated Guidelines for Play as of Dec 24

    Due to the province wide lockdown, our play is suspended. We will advise further play when we know more and will send a general email announcement at that time.



    December 8th, 2020
  • Safety Reminder

    Manitoulin Pickleball Club – Safety Reminder


    The following information is intended to serve as a reminder of site specific (Mindemoya Community Center) safe practises that are to be followed by players. In accordance with Ontario Regulation 364/20 and the Guidance document specifically the section pertaining to Sports and Recreation as well as the COVID – 19 Response Framework we have the following measures:


    • The main floor (court area) by definition is our “Room” and as such is limited to 10 people. Our game dictates a max of 8 players on the 2 courts. Wearing a mask while playing is a player decision. In the event a 9th or 10th person ie. instructor, score keeper is in the room that person or persons must wear a mask and position themselves at the side of the court near a net post.
    • The stage area is not a play area and we have identified it as separate from the play area. There are taped markings on the stage floor where chairs are located for social distancing. Masks are to be worn when not on the courts playing.
    • Furthermore masks are to be worn when traveling to and from the courts.
    • Masks are to be worn at all other times when in the Community Center.
    • On a broader note: Players must decide for themselves
      • Do I feel safe to play (if in doubt error on the safe side)?
      • Have I travelled (ie. travelled to an area with a higher risk)?
      • Have I enlarged my (unprotected) social circle?
      • Do I feel sick today?
    • The above reminders are in addition to the existing safe protocols for pickleball (equipment sanitization, ball cleaning), player sign in etc.

    Have fun and play safe!




    Nov 23, 2020-G.Ballantyne



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    November 23rd, 2020
  • Winter Play

    Greetings everyone
          As most of you are aware tomorrow marks the beginning of the “Winter Season” of play for our Club. I have attached a poster that details the schedule and location of play. A few more points I want to share with you:- please wear your masks when entering the building and when you are not on the courts.- there will be chairs at the entrance for you to use when changing footwear. Please leave your outdoor footwear at the entrance.
    - remember to sign in (print your name) on the attendance sheet.
    - please bring exact change (2$) for rental fee.
    - if not on the courts, the stage will serve as the stand by resting area. Or should I say the VIP - spectator gallery.
    - please use the “common” washroom next to our playing courts (not the ones downstairs).
    - be advised to “move things along” between games because we only have a tight 2 hour time slot and only 2 courts for play.
    - we have created a site specific court arrangement. When numbers dictate we will utilize the 2 court layout. The 2 court arrangement results in a 10% reduction in court width on each court. The length is the same. We have close proximity to the side walls. When the attendance numbers are less the 8 we can switch to the single court layout.
    - we can expect some new players and or spectators because of the community promotion poster (attached).
    - I am enquiring about getting additional access to the lower room for purposes of working with new players and or drills.
    - we recommend lighter clothing because the hall is heated.
    - the format of play may vary a bit, based on numbers we may employ charts, round robin, paddles. Be ready for a mixed bag of routines
    - let’s “embrace” this change of venue with a positive attitude. We are open to all of your constructive suggestions.

    “Game on!” 

    • George
    November 6th, 2020
  • Season End

    Hello:


    Our season at the NEMI Rec Center is coming to an end. Considering all the happenings this year, we did manage to get in some very good sessions. I want to thank everyone who helped in the organizing of our Summer season.


    Watch for an email next week, announcing our Winter season play. 
    Safe travels - wherever you end up. 

    October 21st, 2020
 

Who we are



Manitoulin Pickleball Club (MPC) is a non-profit association of volunteer pickleball enthusiasts who are committed to supporting the growth of the sport along with participation and development of both recreational & tournament players throughout Manitoulin Island. 

Our VISION:

Venue

Nemi Rec Center - Manitoulin Island
9001 ON-6
Little Current
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Warm Up Exercise

2024 MEMBERSHIP


Our Club membership is open to adults 18 years of age and older who have completed the necessary Club registration process. This is also applies to any “Drop in” players who agree to sign an insurance waiver. A “Drop in” player is permitted 2 visits before they must decide whether they will join or not.

Note: The Manitoulin Pickleball 2024 renewal will be sent December 1, 2023 with the Canadian (PCO) and Provincial Ontario (PO) renewal notices. If you renew or plan to join from October 1 of any year, your membership will expire on December 31, of the following year. 

If you join before October 1 of any year, your membership will expire December 31 of the current year. 

If you want to renew only the PCO/PO portion of your membership, then you can start the registration process HERE and follow the instructions. Choose "V-Club, not Manitoulin Pickleball.

Jan - Dec 2024 Membership Fees include the following components:

  • Pickleball Ontario Provincial fee - $10.00
  • Pickleball Canada fee - $10.00
  • Manitoulin Pickleball Club - $25.00
  • Administrative fee - $2.50

 NEW members can process registrations  HERE or select JOIN-RENEW button

All memberships will expire December 31, 2024 (PCO Rule), regardless when you renew or join. There is no pro-rating. 


If you have any questions, please contact MPC membership at: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com


Who we are



Manitoulin Pickleball Club (MPC) is a non-profit association of volunteer pickleball enthusiasts who are committed to supporting the growth of the sport along with participation and development of both recreational & tournament players throughout Manitoulin Island. 

Our VISION:

2024 MEMBERSHIP


Our Club membership is open to adults 18 years of age and older who have completed the necessary Club registration process. This is also applies to any “Drop in” players who agree to sign an insurance waiver. A “Drop in” player is permitted 2 visits before they must decide whether they will join or not.

Note: The Manitoulin Pickleball 2024 renewal will be sent December 1, 2023 with the Canadian (PCO) and Provincial Ontario (PO) renewal notices. If you renew or plan to join from October 1 of any year, your membership will expire on December 31, of the following year. 

If you join before October 1 of any year, your membership will expire December 31 of the current year. 

If you want to renew only the PCO/PO portion of your membership, then you can start the registration process HERE and follow the instructions. Choose "V-Club, not Manitoulin Pickleball.

Jan - Dec 2024 Membership Fees include the following components:

  • Pickleball Ontario Provincial fee - $10.00
  • Pickleball Canada fee - $10.00
  • Manitoulin Pickleball Club - $25.00
  • Administrative fee - $2.50

 NEW members can process registrations  HERE or select JOIN-RENEW button

All memberships will expire December 31, 2024 (PCO Rule), regardless when you renew or join. There is no pro-rating. 


If you have any questions, please contact MPC membership at: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com


Who we are



Manitoulin Pickleball Club (MPC) is a non-profit association of volunteer pickleball enthusiasts who are committed to supporting the growth of the sport along with participation and development of both recreational & tournament players throughout Manitoulin Island. 

Our VISION:

Manitoulin Pickleball Club
  • Summer Season 2024

    The last day winter season play date upstairs is Monday April 22, 2024. Starting Wednesday April 24, 2024, play will be in the Curling Rink.


    Summer Season 2024 officially starts April 29, 2024. With  5 indoor courts and 4 outdoor courts, the season promises something for everyone. Cost for indoor play will be the same as last year, $2.00 for members.(MPC membership required)


    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know at: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com


    Note: it is advised to wear warmer clothing because the Curling Rink is still cool.

    April 21st, 2024
  • Winter play 2023-2024

    The winter play season starts Friday, November 3, upstairs at the NEMI Recreation Centre.  Please see the Schedule of Play Winter 2023-24 page for the latest details.

    October 27th, 2023
  • Summer Social - Photos

    On August 16, 2023, Mike Blanchard hosted the Manitoulin Pickleball Club's summer Social gathering at his home.  Check out the photo gallery and send in your own pictures to be added to the page!

    August 16th, 2023
  • Summer Season begins!

    The summer season of play has started, at the NEMI recreation centre in Little Current, in the curling rink area.  We meet from 9:00am-12:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The fee is $2/session for members, and $3/session for non-members.

    May 1st, 2023
  • Pickleball tips

    Keith Holtze has recommended a Youtube video with several pickleball tips, so please check it out and then come along to our regular play with any questions you may have!

    February 3rd, 2023
  • Winter schedule beginning October 17

    As of Monday October 17, 2022 we begin our Winter schedule of play. We continue to play at the NEMI Recreation Center in the upstairs Rec. Hall on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9:30am - 12:00pm. Please see the schedule page for details, directions, and contact info.

    October 15th, 2022
  • 2022 Social

    On Monday, August 29th, we gathered for our annual Pickleball Social, graciously hosted by Debbie. A few people took some pictures for us to remember the day.

    August 29th, 2022
  • Group Photo on Wednesday, August 24

    We will be taking another group photo on Wednesday, August 24 during the usual play time session from 10am-12pm at the arena in Little Current. Please join us and wear your Manitoulin Pickleball apparel if you have it!

    August 18th, 2022
  • Tuesday Introduction sessions, and continued regular play

    Reminder: For any interested adults, our “Introduction to Pickleball" sessions continue on Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at the outdoor Pickleball/Tennis courts behind the NEMI Arena. Come out and play! Our regular scheduled club play continues on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 10am-12pm.

    August 17th, 2022
  • Group Photos - Summer 2022

    Not everyone plays every session, with busy travel schedules and such, so it's difficult to get a group photo with everyone! For this reason, we take more than one group photo through the summer, to try to include as many players as possible.  We expect to take another photo in August, and will announce the date ahead of time.

    July 19th, 2022
  • Manitoulin represented at Canadian National Pickleball Championships!

    Four members of the Manitoulin Pickleball Group (Pierrette Hebner, Garry Wolfe, Bud Hebner and George Ballantyne) recently competed in the Canadian National Pickleball Championships held in Kingston, Ontario. This year there were more the 950 registered participants of all ages and skill levels from all over Canada.  Of special note “Bud” Hebner brought home a Bronze medal. In addition he and his wife Pierrette spent many hours “Officiating” games.  Well done!

    July 13th, 2022
  • Wind screens installed in Little Current

    After making an application to the McLean's Mountain Access Road Committee last year our Club received a Grant of $1500. This allowed our Club to purchase 120’ of wind screen for the North Fence and they were installed on May 18. These screens will permit more controlled play of Pickleball on the outdoor courts during windy conditions.

  • Organized Play for Summer 2021

    PICKLEBALL NEWS UPDATE


    After reviewing a number of items:


    • Nemi public health protocols
    • the arena ice surface next to the curling surface is now on.
    • the secondment of the Curling Rink until after the Federal Election
    • the unpredictable nature of fall weather

    It is time to wrap up the Summer Season of "Organized" Club Play.


    Outdoor play on the tennis/pickleball courts is available in Little Current, Gore Bay, Mindemoya, Manitowaning, and Espanola on a first come first serve basis.

    September 12th, 2021
  • Indoor Play Resumes

    Greetings – Indoor Court Access


    We may gain access to a portion of our indoor Pickleball courts (2) as early as tomorrow Wednesday 28, 2021. Additional courts (2) will be made available once equipment and material currently being stored on these courts is removed.


    When indoor play resumes there are certain requirements for safe play that we will be expected to follow. Please review the attached SAFETY PLAN in order that we may make a smooth transition to indoor play.


    Note: There are some players who are willing and or prefer to continue playing outdoors. This would take some of the load off the two indoor courts and reduce wait times.


    There a couple of options regarding how indoor play will be organized, we will have to see how many people wish to play on the indoor courts.


    Questions can be directed to George Ballantyne at: glmballantyne@gmail.com

    July 28th, 2021
  • April Newsletter

    MPG published a newsletter for April. Our plans are to publish one every 2-3 months. 


    If there is information you would like to see in the newsletter, please send your request


    to: manitoulinpickleball@gmail.com

    April 14th, 2021
  • Play as of May 12, 2021

    Pickleball play has been suspended until further notice.


    Should you have questions or comments feel free to send to George at: glmballantyne@gmail.com

  • Play schedule as of March 9, 2021

    As of Wednesday March 10, 2021 the following changes to our Pickleball Schedule come into effect:



    • There will only be one net set up (Center Floor Location).
    • We have added an extra hour of court time divided as follows and limited to 10 players per segment.
    • The first segment is dedicated to open play (all levels) 90 minutes.The second segment is dedicated to advanced play 90 minutes.
    • The schedule has been revised as follows Monday’s 1-4pm, Wednesday’s 1-4pm, Fridays 10am-1pm
    • The nature of activity is limited to drills and Bud’s version of a drill that simulates singles play.
    • We request that you enter and depart from the Facilities in an expedient manner to avoid player overlap.
    • For tomorrow’s play I’m asking you to reply to me today as to your desired segment of play. 
    • Moving forward I will get you to use a form at the Hall to reserve your segment.

    Thank you for understanding and cooperation in this matter. Not to worry if you are unfamiliar with drills or singles play (Bud’s version) Bud and I will be there to help you through it.\\Should you have questions or comments feel free to send to George at: glmballantyne@gmail.com

  • March 7, 2021

    Scheduled Pickleball play at the Central Manitoulin Community Center is cancelled until a group of us have an opportunity to further discuss options. Hopefully we will have an update before Wednesday March 10, 2021

  • Resumption of Play

    Greetings


    I have just received confirmation from Marcus Muhr that we are a “GO” to resume play as of tomorrow at 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Play will be in accordance with the Covid – 19 practices established before the interruption at Christmas. If in doubt please review these practices at the entrance to the Hall upon arrival when you sign in. See you all tomorrow! Cheers



    George

    February 17th, 2021
  • Play Delay

    Greetings Picklers


    As most of you have concluded already our return to play date has been delayed until the lockdown is over. This date is subject to further change depending on the guidance provided by the Provincial Government. So like me, I recommend you occupy your spare time by taking up activities like washing the salt off your vehicles, shovelling your driveway, sanding icy pathways, bringing in firewood, watching the weather forecasts including the ones down in the sunny south, repeatedly having the same conversation with your spouse, taking up birdwatching, ordering stuff on Amazon, making your weekly dump run a date with your spouse, etc …… Cheers and stay safe!

    January 8th, 2021
  • Updated Guidelines for Play as of Dec 24

    Due to the province wide lockdown, our play is suspended. We will advise further play when we know more and will send a general email announcement at that time.



    December 8th, 2020
  • Safety Reminder

    Manitoulin Pickleball Club – Safety Reminder


    The following information is intended to serve as a reminder of site specific (Mindemoya Community Center) safe practises that are to be followed by players. In accordance with Ontario Regulation 364/20 and the Guidance document specifically the section pertaining to Sports and Recreation as well as the COVID – 19 Response Framework we have the following measures:


    • The main floor (court area) by definition is our “Room” and as such is limited to 10 people. Our game dictates a max of 8 players on the 2 courts. Wearing a mask while playing is a player decision. In the event a 9th or 10th person ie. instructor, score keeper is in the room that person or persons must wear a mask and position themselves at the side of the court near a net post.
    • The stage area is not a play area and we have identified it as separate from the play area. There are taped markings on the stage floor where chairs are located for social distancing. Masks are to be worn when not on the courts playing.
    • Furthermore masks are to be worn when traveling to and from the courts.
    • Masks are to be worn at all other times when in the Community Center.
    • On a broader note: Players must decide for themselves
      • Do I feel safe to play (if in doubt error on the safe side)?
      • Have I travelled (ie. travelled to an area with a higher risk)?
      • Have I enlarged my (unprotected) social circle?
      • Do I feel sick today?
    • The above reminders are in addition to the existing safe protocols for pickleball (equipment sanitization, ball cleaning), player sign in etc.

    Have fun and play safe!




    Nov 23, 2020-G.Ballantyne



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    November 23rd, 2020
  • Winter Play

    Greetings everyone
          As most of you are aware tomorrow marks the beginning of the “Winter Season” of play for our Club. I have attached a poster that details the schedule and location of play. A few more points I want to share with you:- please wear your masks when entering the building and when you are not on the courts.- there will be chairs at the entrance for you to use when changing footwear. Please leave your outdoor footwear at the entrance.
    - remember to sign in (print your name) on the attendance sheet.
    - please bring exact change (2$) for rental fee.
    - if not on the courts, the stage will serve as the stand by resting area. Or should I say the VIP - spectator gallery.
    - please use the “common” washroom next to our playing courts (not the ones downstairs).
    - be advised to “move things along” between games because we only have a tight 2 hour time slot and only 2 courts for play.
    - we have created a site specific court arrangement. When numbers dictate we will utilize the 2 court layout. The 2 court arrangement results in a 10% reduction in court width on each court. The length is the same. We have close proximity to the side walls. When the attendance numbers are less the 8 we can switch to the single court layout.
    - we can expect some new players and or spectators because of the community promotion poster (attached).
    - I am enquiring about getting additional access to the lower room for purposes of working with new players and or drills.
    - we recommend lighter clothing because the hall is heated.
    - the format of play may vary a bit, based on numbers we may employ charts, round robin, paddles. Be ready for a mixed bag of routines
    - let’s “embrace” this change of venue with a positive attitude. We are open to all of your constructive suggestions.

    “Game on!” 

    • George
    November 6th, 2020
  • Season End

    Hello:


    Our season at the NEMI Rec Center is coming to an end. Considering all the happenings this year, we did manage to get in some very good sessions. I want to thank everyone who helped in the organizing of our Summer season.


    Watch for an email next week, announcing our Winter season play. 
    Safe travels - wherever you end up. 

    October 21st, 2020
 

Warm Up Exercise

Pickleball Safety

Safety is of primary concern when playing pickleball, to avoid acute injuries or long-term issues which can come from falls or from being hit by balls.  Please review our Pickleball Safety page for helpful information.

Venue

Nemi Rec Center - Manitoulin Island
9001 ON-6
Little Current
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Pickleball Safety

Safety is of primary concern when playing pickleball, to avoid acute injuries or long-term issues which can come from falls or from being hit by balls.  Please review our Pickleball Safety page for helpful information.

Pickleball Safety

Safety is of primary concern when playing pickleball, to avoid acute injuries or long-term issues which can come from falls or from being hit by balls.  Please review our Pickleball Safety page for helpful information.