New Pickleball Rules coming in 2021! If you haven't heard yet, the new year will bring a significant number of rule changes for all pickleballers. Members are encouraged to do their homework and review the rules that will apply to all skill levels. Click on the slide to download a Pickleball Canada presentation that provides details on the new rules and how you can work them into your game!   

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 (160+ registered players) at various skill levels that participate in play April thru October at Benchlands Park in Lakestone. 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. 

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Castanet recently featured a story on Lake Country Pickleball - click for video

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.

Planned Events (2021 Season)

Youth Clinics

To be scheduled next season... 

LCPC has an active youth pickleball program where children/youth are welcome to come learn the game with players the same age and skill level. Great fun and healthy exercise! 

Rating Clinics

Various Dates Throughout the Season

We offer ratings clinics at various times throughout the season. Qualified instructors evaluate your skills and provide constructive feedback on your strengths & areas you need to work on. 

Beginners Clinic

Learn to Play Pickleball!

Want to learn to play pickleball? We offer beginners clinics throughout the season and teach you everything about the game. Send us an email and we will contact you with information on our next clinic!

For more information on pickleball workshops and clinics send an email to: 

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