How to join


Some NBPC players

Some of the NBPC members.

Welcome to the North Bay Pickleball Club (NBPC)!  Here’s some information about our club that you may find useful.

Membership and liability waiver here: 200108 membership and liability waiver

Pickleball has been played for a number of years here in North Bay, and our club was just formalized in September of 2017.  A club charter, mission statement and policy document is in place to help guide our organization.

Anyone aged 19+ – from beginner to advanced player – is welcomed, and our club endeavours to accommodate all levels of play.   Good sportsmanship and player cooperation is the expectation for all club members.

Pickleball Ontario (PO) and Club Insurance:

Every NBPC member is required to purchase an annual membership ($15.00) with Pickleball Ontario which automatically makes you a member of Pickleball Canada.

Just click on this link to the PO membership page .

We access our club’s insurance through our affiliation with these organizations, so make sure you join promptly, and then submit/email your PO membership number to our Membership Convenor at

NBPC members must keep PO membership up to date, and you will receive renewal notices directly from the PO.   Again, you must submit your renewal confirmation to the NBPC Membership Convenor.

When you visit the Pickleball Canada or the Pickleball Ontario website be sure to look around, there is lots of helpful pickleball information. Other useful links.

Club Fees:

 The North Bay Pickleball club fees are set at the beginning of our year which is September. Please refer to our website for current fees. You can bring your fees with you when you come to play either by cash, cheque made out to North Bay Pickleball Club or you may etransfer to our treasurer Tom Cook at

Pickleball Court Safety:

As a new player, you will benefit from reviewing the basic pickleball rules, and believe it or not, you can learn from the pros by watching YouTube.  Just search ‘pickleball’ and let your learning begin!   Qualified and experienced coaches have websites that are jam packed with tips for all skill levels.

Experienced club members will help beginners to learn the game on the court.   Don’t be embarrassed… give it a try but play within your ability. We were all beginners once!

Court safety is a priority for our club, and every member is expected to adhere to our safety regulations and procedures.  Please review the club’s 181012 Pickleball Court Safety and Etiquette document that you were provided with upon registration.

What personal equipment do you need to play?

  • Not much gear is required, just a regulation paddle, court shoes, athletic wear and protective eyewear (recommended but optional).
  • Pickleball paddles can be purchased from a number of online suppliers.
  • Our club has some demo paddles that new players can try out. Our experienced players can give you some paddle selection tips and there is lots of information on the internet about how to choose a paddle.

2018-19 Board of Directors:

  1. Dan Burke – President
  2. Bob Carpenter– Vice President
  3. Tom Cook – Treasurer
  4. Dixie Platt – Secretary
  5. Holly Cangiano – Director at Large, Membership

You can reach any of our Board members via the club’s email address – . We are interested to hear from our members, please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or feedback, both positive and negative.

To join you must complete a Membership and Liability Waiver Form and submit it with payment to : North Bay Pickleball Club. Click here to download the NBPC form 200108 membership and liability waiver

The cost of NBPC is:

Yearly Fee : Sept 1 – 2019 to Aug 31 – 2020    $120

Semester Fee: 4month semester –                    $50

Monthly Fee:  First to last day of month         $20

Guest drop in:  Per session                                  $5

Ladders and other special events may have separate fees attached.