News and Notices

200921 INDOOR PICKLEBALL AVAILABLE

While not an NBPC activity , pickleball is available at the Y in North Bay every weekday between 10 and 1 pm. Check with at the Y for details. Join the Y before the end of September and they will waive the initiation fee for NBPC members. Pickleball at the Y is included at no charge with their membership, so , you can enjoy all their facilities if you join. Drop-ins are $12 per day.

200916 THERE IS NO ORGANIZED PLAY SINCE MARCH 2020

The club’s committee is actively seeking venues for indoor play that will let us start up again safely. ideally play could start late October or November. Stay tuned for updates as they are available.

If you know of any suitable space available in North Bay, please send us an email and tell us about it. We can add new opportunities to those that we are already working on.

 

200630 Opportunities to Play during Hiatus

In case you were not aware, there are two “new” outdoor pickleball courts at the Granite Club that can be used for the rest of the season.  Membership, payable to the Granite Club, is $100 or you can pay 6$ per day.  Strong support for these courts will go a long way to showing the Granite Club and the city that we need PURPOSE BUILT OUTDOOR COURTS here in the ‘Bay.
 
John Halliday is organizing the play there starting a “skinny singles” challenge ladder there in the next week.  Skinny singles is a modified form of pickleball, using half the court for each point.  It is MUCH easier on the body than full singles and is a great way to help you improve your soft game.
 
This is for ALL skill levels, from beginner to advanced. You can challenge a player two spots ahead of you on the ladder, which allows beginner players (and tennis players!) a chance to play and learn the game against better opponents.  New players can join the ladder after we start, which I hope to run to the end of August, by challenging someone of similar skill level.
 
Cost is $5 to help pay for new balls, and details should be posted in the clubhouse shortly.  Hope to start next weekend.
 
So, if you are interested, send me your name, phone number and email and I will add you to the list.  I will eventually post this information in the club house so players can arrange their games at a mutual agreeable day and time.
**For all who are interested in this please contact John directly at halliday5388@gmail.com. John is also copied here.**

 

 
A second playing opportunity is at Tweedsmuir courts in East Ferris where the city has opened the courts for use by the public. At this time NBPC does not have specific times at Tweedsmuir but a number of players have been arranging games there.
 
200313 NBPC Activities in Hiatus.

As the COVID-19 situation is forecast to become more severe NBPC is ceasing it’s activities and play at all locations with immediate effect. 

The news and fast changing situation with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic affects us directly as schools, colleges and universities are closed and as we each take precautions to avoid exposure to those who may be infected. We don’t want to be responsible for spreading the virus anymore than we want to contract illness from exposure.

We will keep this site up to date and get things going again as soon as is prudent.

200307 Canadore’s Fun Tournament photos are here!

See “events and gallery

200306 Monday and Wednesday morning play at Canadore increased

From March 11 play starts at 9 and continues to 12. It’s suggested that each player plans to be there just a couple of the three hours. Wait times will be reduced and players will have more court time in the time they are there.

200203 North Bay Spring Shootout Announced

The one day event is Thursday May 2nd. See Events and Gallery for details

200225 Monday mornings at Canadore move to 09:30 start

See Where and When we Play

200214 Teach the Teacher

John Halliday  Pickleball ambassador for North Bay is coordinating a Teach the Teacher Workshop opportunity here in North Bay, tentatively Saturday May 16th. If you are interested in teaching pickleball this will be a great opportunity to learn how to do it properly.  See Events Page for more detail .

200219 PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

Canadore College’s School of Sports and Recreation announces a Pickleball Tournament on Wednesday February 19th, 2020 at Canadore’s main campus. See details at “Events and Gallery” The invitation to compete is open to all pickleball players that can be in the area. Register by clicking on the poster on the “Events and Gallery” page or by clicking here.

The cost for playing is a donation to the Canadore student foodbank. Non-perishable foods. Please be generous.

200126 Ontario Provincial Tournament

The Ontario provincials are being played in Coburg May 8 to 10. See “Events and Gallery” for details.

191228 LOOKING FORWARD TO 2020

New playing times are in the “Where and When” to Play page and an email has gone out to members about Wednesday afternoon Shootout Ladder play. See you in the new year!

190829 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

All North Bay Pickleball Club Members,

When:   Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Ecole Secondaire Algonquin – 555 Algonquin Avenue and at Jane Street

(prior to regular play).

             Use the parking lot entrance door and follow the AGM signs.

Please review the attachments:

  1. Agenda
  2. Board Election Nomination Form
  3. Proposed Policy Amendment Form
  4. Policy Amendments proposed by the board of directors

Nominations – Election to the Board of Directors

Nominations are open to any member who may wish to have his/her name stand for election to the board of directors.  All nominations are welcomed and encouraged.  Please refer to the attached nomination form that is required to be submit/email to Patty Gysel, club secretary, no later than Monday, September 9, 2019. northbaypickleballclub@gmail.com

Three of the current five directors are willing to let their names stand for re-election, and all club members are asked to consider serving on the board. A ballot election will take place should more than two nominations be put forward.

  1. Brian Batchelor (No)
  2. Dan Burke (Yes)
  3. Tom Cook (Yes)
  4. Patty Gysel (No)
  5. Holly Cangiano (Yes)

190823 SOME SUMMER 2019 MEMBERS

190829 NBPC Group 3

190829 NBPC Group 2

190603 TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENING PLAY AT CANADORE STARTING JULY – 7 to 9 pm

As Algonquin High School goes into its summer holidays evening play will move to the Canadore gym at Commerce Court. Keep playing at the regular times at Algonquin through June.

Also during  July and August, the Tweedsmuir outdoor courts have been reserved for members between 9 and 11 on both Saturdays and Sundays. You can also arrange a group to play there anytime subject to sharing with non members.

 

190327 2019 Provincials in North Bay

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Click here to register at Pickleball Brackets.

190305 COURT AVAILABILITY DURING MARCH BREAK

Algonquin Secondary will be closed for Pickleball starting this coming Friday (March 8th) and will remain closed the following week for the March Break. So the first day back at Algonquin will be Monday March 18th.
 
There will also be no Pickleball at Canadore on Friday March 15th since the School needs the Gym that day. There will still be Pickleball at Canadore this coming Friday morning (March 8th) and Monday and Wednesday mornings next week.
 

190224 BACK TO 9:30 WEDNESDAYS

…WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

 

190214 PLAY CANCELLED

There will be no Pickleball Monday (Feb 18th) 2019 at either Algonquin or Canadore due to the Family Day Holiday.


181214 FRIDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT

On Friday December 14th we had the first  FRIDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT. Congratulations to Jeff Tiller and Tom Geddes who won “Gold Medals” and to Richard Lachance and John Halliday who took Silver. Full results are in Events and Gallery 

The purpose of the tournament is to enjoy competitive games where players use their best skills to win in a sporting manner. The purpose was met!


181130 SHOOTOUT LADDER FINAL RANKINGS

Ajay Goyal went from court 2 in week 3 to win on court 1 in week 4. CONGRATULATIONS AJAY! See Events and Gallery for more detail.

Suzanne Rochefort played strongly and earned her second place finish. The final week also saw Bruce starting to get back in the sing of things and winning promotion to court 1 and a fourth place finish. After leading the first two weeks Tom still managed a podium place. Well played Tom.

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181123 Shootout Ladder Results

On Friday Bruce McIvor substituted for Tom Cook and Brian Gysel substituted for Dick Tafel. Bruce McIvor will play for Dan in the remaining games as Dan has had to retire with injury. See table of results in Events and Gallery


181122 CLUB TEE SHIRTS

It’s time to order your North Bay Pickleball Club T-shirts!

  • Cost $22.60 each (includes tax)
  • Cash or cheque payable to the North Bay Pickleball Clu 
  • Submit completed order form to Tom Cook or Patty Gysel with full payment. 
  • The initial order deadline is Monday, December 10, 2018.
  • The next order deadline will be Friday, February 15, 2019.
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  • T-shirt description
  • Full colour club logo
  • Your choice of colour – black, navy, blue, orange, green, pink, red
  • Men’s and Women’s sizing

181116 SHOOTOUT LADDER RESULTS .. WEEK 2

 
Tom Cook maintained his winning streak on court #1 with a perfect score and tops the rankings for the second week straight. Well done Tom. See “Events and Gallery” for details.
 

181109 SHOOTOUT LADDER RESULTS .. WEEK 1

Tom Cook was ranked #1 with two wins and and ten points in a losing game. See more details in Events and Gallery.


181101 SHOOTOUT LADDER TO RESTART NOV: 9th

The ladder is back! Play starts at 8:30 on Friday November 9th and runs four weeks. Sign up by emailing bobinnortbay@gmail.com


181017 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!

Play at Algonquin from 5:30 on Friday evenings. See “Where and When to Play


180928 AGM and NEW CONSTITUTION

The Club’s revised constitution and  minutes from the minutes from the AGM are “clickable” at the end of the “About the Club” page. The page also includes new sections of new member orientation … and old member reminders!


181004 INSURANCE COVERAGE QUESTIONS

A new link has been added to Pickleball Canada’s FAQ’s about insurance. You can find it in P-ball links


180930 MONDAY and WEDNESDAY START TIMES at CANADORE NOW 2pm.

See Where and When to Play


180916 NORTH BAY PICKLEBALL CLUB 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

Friday, September 28, 2018 – 11:45 a.m.
Canadore Commerce Court Campus – Room E237.
All North Bay Pickleball Club Members are welcome.


180907 PLAY AT NBPC FIVE TIMES A WEEK

New schedule at Where and When page. Play Monday and Wednesday mornings at Canadore Commerce court and Friday afternoons there. Play Monday and Thursday evenings at Ecole Secondaire Algonquin.


180705 OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

The new Tweedsmuir outdoor pickle ball courts are reserved for North Bay Pickleball Club from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Go out and give the great outdoors a try.


180705 CONGRATULATIONS KIM SAJATOVIC

Silver medal winner at the Selkirk Easterns in Ladies Double 3.5 level. Kim partnered Sheila Moffat from Carlton Place.180705 Selkirk Sports Eastern Canadian


180520 Assante 101 Tournament in NorthBay a great success!

Good participation by club players who universally enjoyed the competition and learning experience. Lots of pictures of North Bay players are shown in Events and Gallery and are available from Hannah’s Sport Photography.

See Events and Gallery for details.

180509 Brian Gysel wins the Spring Earlybird Shootout Ladder

See Events and Gallery for details.

180425 North Bay Pickle Ball Club Logo – You Chose!

Thanks for voting. The new club logo is #4

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180129    The Assante North Bay Open Tournament, scheduled for May 19/20 at Nipissing University, …. still time to sign up!

Events include mixed, men’s and women’s doubles in skill divisions (i.e. no age groups) and also mixed, men’s and women’s doubles in skill and age divisions. All games in any given category will be completed in the same day.

This is an open tournament for all players. If you register solo, the tournament organizers will use their best efforts to match you with a player from the division you are in. You can enter on-line only at:

See more details in the Events and Gallery  page.


180125 Playing times …..

Regular play at Commerce Court  on Mondays at 9:30, Wednesdays at 9:30 and Fridays at 9:30 plus Monday at 6:30 pm (Algonquin High School).

Check “Where and When to Play” for details.


171220 End of Season Play and Lunch

Wednesday morning on the 20th was the last day of play at Canadore in 2017. Play starts again January 3rd in the new year. See Events and Gallery for more.


171216 Twelve players competed Saturday morning in the NBPC Food Drive Tournament. There were many close games in the round robin which concluded with Brian Bachelor and John Halliday being unbeaten. In the final Tom Geddes and Travis Spies prevailed in three games with a great comeback in the third. Congratulations Tom and Travis! More details in the Events and Gallery page.


171215 Congratulations to the winners of the four week earlybird ladder. John Halliday was number one closely followed by Rheal Boulanger and Brian Bachelor.


171202 NOTICE: Submit club logo ideas. Your ideas for a club logo could be developed by a graphic artist and become the club’s future logo. Download a form for idea submittal here


I love that you can start enjoying competitive games with others of similar experience right away. Everyone was very supportive and I enjoyed learning the game by playing it. Other players are supportive but competitive generating a very healthy environment.

  • Bob Carpenter, Playing since September 2016

A great game with great people

The North Bay Pickleball Club wishes to thank  

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 for its financial support.

 

 

Thanks to friends of the club.