We have received confirmation from District of Lake Country (DLC) that pickleball courts at Benchlands Park will be open as of Friday May 15th. The courts will open for public use with no organized club play allowed at this time. Users are required to maintain physical distancing and safe practices at all times.
LCPC supports these measures and does not want to overwhelm the courts by having large groups of players show up at the same time. To help avoid over crowding we have formed "bubble" groups of 8 players each and developed a rotating schedule for suggested play times. (Members check your email for your group assignments). By limiting the number of players we can help DLC provide a safer environment. Remember, crowded courts = closed courts. Let's all be kind, be calm, be safe and make this work! Thank you.
Welcome to the
Lake Country Pickleball Club
The Lake Country Pickleball Club (LCPC) was formed by a group of dedicated, enthusiastic "pickleballers" with a love for the game and a desire to help grow the sport in beautiful Lake Country, B.C. Canada.
LCPC has a growing membership base at various skill levels that participate in play April thru October at Benchlands Park in the Lakestone development. We have worked closely with the District of Lake Country Council to create a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides LCPC with scheduled use of seven pickleball courts at Benchlands Park.
Pickleball Courts at Benchlands Park
This website is for members of the LCPC and the general public who are looking for information on how to get involved in pickleball in Lake Country. We welcome your comments and encourage you to come join us on one of schedule dates or sign up for one of our clinics. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome!
History of Pickleball in Lake Country
The sport of pickleball is relatively new to Lake Country but has grown very quickly. It all started back in 2016 when the District of Lake Country (DLC) lined one court at Dewar Park and one court at Coral Beach in Carr’s Landing. For three years these were the only facilities available to the residents of Lake Country and many people had to drive into Kelowna or Vernon for a chance to join the pickleball community and enjoy the game. Pickleball has been played indoors for the last few years at George Elliott Secondary School, Oyama Community Hall and Okanagan Center Hall. These groups are not affiliated with Lake Country Pickleball Club and are operated by the DLC or the community facilities.
The first pickleball court at Dewar Park
In 2019 the DLC lined two courts at Shoreline Park as part of a multi-use sport court configuration that is shared with basketball, ball hockey and other playground activities. Pickleball was the dominant sport played at Shoreline Park and the sport took off with over 100 players registering for organized play. In July 2019, three dedicated pickleball courts were completed at Benchlands Park in the Lakestone development bringing the total number of courts in DLC to seven.
As pickleball continues to grow in popularity, the Lake Country Pickleball Club was formed to represent the players and give them a unified voice in the community. Several presentations were made to the DLC Mayor and Council to improve the facilities available. The result is a Memorandum of Understanding with designated club times and up to seven courts available at Benchlands Park. The Executive of LCPC believe this is a very positive step that will help grow the sport and demonstrate the benefits that pickleball will bring to Lake Country.