Peace Country Pickleball Association

Peace Country Pickleball Association

Fort St. John & Taylor, British Columbia

Indoor Play

Indoor Play at Ma Murray and Kearney is cancelled Mar 18 to Apr 2, 2024 during Spring Break.

INDOOR PLAY FOR 2023-2024 IS HAPPENING NOW.

SEE THE ATTACHED SCHEDULE BELOW.

Monitor the Peace Country Pickleball Facebook group page for last minute schedule changes.

Within the Peace Country Pickleball Club, we “self rank” as to what skill level we sign up for, for scheduled sessions and we have two basic levels, “Beginner/Novice/Recreational”, and “Intermediate/Advanced”. We have specific days/times allocated for these 2 skill sets during our Winter indoor schedule. So, what do these skill sets mean? Let’s go over them!

Beginner/Novice/Rec:

Beginner/Novice/Rec are just that, players who are just starting down their journey of playing the Sport of Pickleball, or those who come to the courts purely for fun, and have no intention of ever playing competitively, or “take the game too seriously”. These players are learning the rules of the game and are challenged to return the ball consistently over the net in a planned manner. Play is wild, the ball is everywhere and unpredictable. In short, players are having a blast! We as a club embrace Beginner/Novices/Rec players as we were all beginners at one time and appreciate these types of games for what they are.

Intermediate/Advanced:

These players are no longer Novices and have a good understanding of the rules and strategy of pickleball. These players are still advancing their skill sets and drill often to achieve their desired competitive and tournament play goals. These players have a good handle on where the ball is going and can sustain a rally with players of equal ability. They may still have some weaknesses in their strokes but know this and are working to reduce these liabilities. These players utilize or are developing depth and variety in their shots and are working towards anticipating their opponent's shots. Intermediate/Advanced players have a desire to continue to improve but are still enjoying playing for fun and exercise as well.

Last Winter season, we saw the Beginner/Novice/Rec scheduled events underutilized, and often very few players signing up for sessions. If you are a Beginner/Novice/Recreational player, these sessions are for you! Come join in with similar skill set players and enjoy the time set aside specifically for the Beginner/Novice/Rec players.
So, when should you move to the Intermediate/Advanced Group? When you are consistently winning 2/3 or more of your games within the Beginner/Novice/Rec events, you should then consider moving to the Intermediate/Advanced Group. And conversely, if you are playing within the Intermediate/Advanced Group and you are consistently winning 1/3 or less of your games, consider moving to Beginner/Novice/Rec to have more enjoyable games.

Beginners are of course welcome to join in all Beginner/Novice/Rec events (With the exception of Match Play, where Beginners will be placed with other matching skill set players.).

We encourage all players to play within their skill set, to play fairly, equitably, and ethically. It is a lot less fun when widely varying skill sets play together during scheduled events and that is what Open Play time is for. If you have any questions as to where your skill set lies, or what group you may be best suited, ask one of the Club executive for their recommendations.

Skills and Drills:

For the 2023-2024 indoor season we will reserve 2 hours of indoor time at Dr. Kearney on Sundays for skills and drills. This is an opportunity to practice skills such as third shot drops, blocking, punch volleys, and dinking. When possible experienced players will be present to lead these sessions but participants are encouraged to come prepared with ideas of what skill(s) they may want to focus on.


Anyone wishing to play should follow the Peace Country Pickleball Facebook Group page for up to date schedule changes and club news. Players can also message Robin Sipe and request to be included in the club Messenger group.

1. Ma Murray Community Gymnasium (11504-105 Ave, FSJ, BC V1J 0R8)

3 courts available unless the west gymnasium is unoccupied

$5 Drop-in fee for non-members, first time is free.

DR. KEARNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (10723-93 AVE, FSJ,BC V1J 3JR)

4 courts available

$5 Drop-in fee for non-members, first time is free.