201030 NBPC HIATUS TO CONTINUE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021
An effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to close the type on institutional gym that the club used to community users. Alternate venues were not available and so the club’s operations will remain in hiatus until September 2021.
Meanwhile, there are some opportunities to play pickleball. Some members have opted to take out a YMCA membership and play at the “Y”. There are 3 courts that can be booked by the hour open between 9 am and 2:30 pm every weekday.
In addition,, players are watching KTP Racquet Club that is converting premises behind the movie theatre at North Bay mall in West Ferris and plans to open for pickleball before the end of the year. You can check out details at KTPRACQUETCLUB.COM
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
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
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:
- Board Election Nomination Form
- Proposed Policy Amendment Form
- 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. email@example.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.
- Brian Batchelor (No)
- Dan Burke (Yes)
- Tom Cook (Yes)
- Patty Gysel (No)
- Holly Cangiano (Yes)
190823 SOME SUMMER 2019 MEMBERS
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
Click here to register at Pickleball Brackets.
190305 COURT AVAILABILITY DURING MARCH BREAK
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.
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.
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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