COVID-19 Winter 2021 Rec Guide Corrections Jan 28


Welcome to Peachland Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in recreation. Challenge your friends to this exciting game which is played on a badminton court using tennis rules, a racquet that resembles a ping pong paddle, and a wiffle ball. Appropriate footwear such as inside court shoes is recommended. New players are encouraged to attend a Pickleball clinic before attending a regular session.

Winter Schedule *currently on hold due to COVID-19*

For a full listing of times and availability, please refer to the below schedule or call 250.767.2133 for more information.

Pickleball Schedule Winter 2021

Maximum 12 registrants will be accepted per session. An additional 6-person alternate list will be formed from the first six people on the session wait list. No drop in available.

No session Feb 10, 12, 14, 15, Mar 7, Apr 2, 4, 5 or 6. Any other interruptions will be posted in advance.

To register for programs, click here to register online, call 250.767.2133 to register over the phone,
or visit the Peachland Community Centre (4450 6th St) to register in person. For more information on our programs, please email rec-clerk@peachland.ca or call 250.767.2133.

General Registration Information

  • Appropriate program selection and registration are the responsibility of the person registering for the program.
  • Participants can transfer from one program to another only if space is available.
  • Prorated refunds will be issued at the time/date of notification. There is a 20% processing fee on session withdrawals unless the withdrawal is accompanied by a statement from a medical doctor.
  • All sessions are subject to cancellation due to COVID-19, insufficient registration, instructor availability, inclement weather or non-availability of facilities. In these cases, a full or prorated refund will be issued.
  • Class sizes are limited and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Sessions have both minimum and maximum numbers of participants required. Please register early.
  • Drop in attendance has been suspended as part of the District's COVID-19 Safety Plan. Only registered attendance will be accepted at this time. The District reserves the right to fill a registered session with drop-in spots 15 minutes after the regular start time.

IFP Rating System

We endeavor to provide a variety of recreational and competitive play opportunities to Peachland residents and guests. Volunteers support the Pickleball program by helping manage the day-to-day operation of the program. Please choose the program below best suited for you. Ranking is based on the International Federation of Pickleball Rating System. Volunteers can also assist you in finding out your rating. A brief description is below; however, for a detailed description, please see the recreation staff or volunteers.

Rating 1.0-3.0

  • Minimal to no knowledge of the game
  • Can sustain short rally with player of equal ability
  • Some knowledge of court positions
  • Developing basic shots (forehand, backhand, volley, overhead and serve)

    Rating 3.0-4.0

  • Consistent on serve and service return for medium and faster paced balls
  • Improved skills with basic shots and developing shot placement skills including direction and depth control
  • Beginning to anticipate opponent’s shot and attempt lob and dinks with little success
  • Exhibits some aggressive net play

    Rating 4.0-5.0

  • Consistent and dependable strokes including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand shots
  • Reliable serves, lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys and can use a spin shot with some success
  • Anticipates a shot and regularly can hit a winning shot
  • Forces an opponent into making errors
  • Aggressive net play and teamwork in doubles

    Outdoor Courts

    Peachland Outdoor Pickleball Courts

    In the summer of 2017, the District of Peachland installed two (2) new Pickleball courts and refurbished the two (2) tennis courts at Lambly Park.
    Use of the outdoor courts is self-monitored. Please refer to the posted signage for rules regarding court use.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Peachland Recreation Department at 250.767.2133 or by email.

    To report any unsolicited or prohibited activity, please call Peachland Bylaw Enforcement at 250.767.2647 or the West Kelowna RCMP non-emergency line at 250.768.2880. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

    With Financial Support from Community Infrastructure Program

    This project was made possible with contributions from the Federal Government Community Infrastructure Program.

    For additional information, please contact Cheryl Wiebe, Director of Community Services.