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#61 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 April 2024 - 11:19 AM

On Saturday (April 13), 125 women will take part in the Berwick UVic Women’s Pickleball Tournament at the university’s CARSA field house.

“This event brings together a wide range of ages coming together for a first-time tournament experience for many participants,” Jason Wright, UVic Vikes recreation programmer, said in a news release. “As we prepare for our summer camp season it is a wonderful reminder to nurture the kid who plays in all of us, whether you are eight, 38, 58 or 88.”

According to the release, the pickleball association conducted a survey of their female membership and found the majority didn’t enter tournaments, in which 70 per cent of registrants are male, because they felt intimidated.

https://www.vicnews....rnament-7341407



Good grief.

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#62 Nparker

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Posted 10 April 2024 - 11:25 AM

Would it make a difference if those 70 percent are biological females who identify as male?



#63 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 May 2024 - 05:16 AM

North Saanich opts to close Wain Park pickleball courts, citing noise

 

 

Despite residents’ heavy use of the two courts, council voted to shut them down as of May 7, rejecting sound-mitigation options.
 


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Posted 04 May 2024 - 05:56 AM

A day after North Saanich abruptly announced it would close its only outdoor pickleball-specific facility, a sizeable number of people (830 at the time of this writing) have already signed a petition to keep it open.
When asked why the council voted to close the four courts at Wain Park, North Saanich Mayor Peter Jones told Capital Daily: “Well, if I had to pick a number, I’d say 75% noise and 25% because of the way that the residents in that location were being treated.”
Jones accuses the Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association (SPPA) of bullying residents in their dealings near the court and disrespecting regulations by playing well past the designated open times and even cutting the lock to play. However, there is no way of knowing whether association members were involved.
Jones said the association refused to use softer balls to lessen the noise because they only use tournament standard balls. “We found from the pickleball association, there was zero compromise,” Jones said.
But to hear it from the SPPA, the mayor is running roughshod. “He just wants to shut it down,” Brad Watson, the association’s president, told Capital Daily.
Watson said only about 5% of SPAA members are among the estimated 500 or so using the Wain Park courts and when asked about possible bullying, he said he had “no idea what he’s talking about,” and said the mayor is to blame.
“I'm not calling him a bully. That's what everybody thinks of him.”
Coun. Jack McClintock tells Capital Daily he was “completely surprised” when on Mon., the mayor brought the motion to close the courts.
“The rapid turnaround as far as when the motion was called, the motion was voted on, and the closing of the courts, in my opinion, didn't really give the public an opportunity to speak to the matter,” he said.
McClintock said hadn’t noticed an aggressive approach from the association as the mayor described in his experience.
“There probably were personality conflicts, but bully is a pretty strong term and I have never been approached by a person that's a victim of bullying by anybody that plays pickleball.”



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#65 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 05:58 AM

onal players, a standard pickleball court measures 20 feet by 44 feet. USA Pickleball's guidance on minimum playing surfaces requires the court to sit evenly inside a 30-foot width and 64-foot length, which adds 10 feet to the width and 20 feet to the length.





Can’t people just set these up in their driveways? It doesn’t seem too large.

What about at outdoor school basketball courts or other school sports courts? Or maybe parking lots.



You can get a portable net for $125.

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 May 2024 - 06:03 AM.


#66 aastra

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 10:27 AM

 

Can’t people just set these up in their driveways?

 

Dude, they can do whatever. Isn't it supposed to be a fun game for getting a bit of exercise? Badminton, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, bocce, lawn darts, lawn bowling, frisbee, cornhole... none of them get this kind of press. But pickleball isn't mainly about batting a ball around, it's mainly about the politics and the controversy. This is why it's been getting more attention than every other hobby or pastime combined, times a thousand. Like I say, politics isn't real, it's just a big coordinated delusion. Whenever you see any issue being framed in those same inane & scripted terms then you can be sure there's more going on than meets the eye. Reality doesn't behave the way politics says it does.

 

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#67 aastra

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 10:30 AM

Methinks if that last item there doesn't snap a person out of the trance then nothing will. Politics is the elevation of absurdity.



#68 aastra

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 10:42 AM

I mean, come on:

 

-war

-detente
-one of the many issues that governments grapple with
-balancing the competing needs of constituents
-listening, understanding
-animating our national spirit
-highlighting the need for data-driven government

etc.

 



#69 Matt R.

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 11:23 AM

I bought a ping pong net like that for our picnic table. Works great, take it camping!

Got it at Robinson’s, of course.

#70 max.bravo

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 03:49 PM

The problem with pickleball is 100% of its players are Boomers. The most entitled generation to ever exist. The ones who only saw peace time, only saw home values increase, whose lives were so easy that an almost-free undergraduate degree would land you an oak bay house. Aka, the generation that is completely outta touch with how people before and after them had to live.

#71 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 03:50 PM

If only pickleball players saw more war.
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Posted 04 May 2024 - 03:53 PM

They’re making up for it now
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#73 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 03:54 PM

lol.

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Posted 04 May 2024 - 04:40 PM

The problem with pickleball is 100% of its players are Boomers. The most entitled generation to ever exist. The ones who only saw peace time, only saw home values increase, whose lives were so easy that an almost-free undergraduate degree would land you an oak bay house. Aka, the generation that is completely outta touch with how people before and after them had to live.

 

  • Players 18-34 make up the largest percentage of pickleball players at 28.8% nationwide. (USA)
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https://www.picklehe...ball-statistics



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Posted 04 May 2024 - 06:49 PM

Idiomatically 100% are boomers, in case that needed clarification.
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#76 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2024 - 02:16 AM

Pickleball players are pushing back after the District of North Saanich said it would permanently shut down courts at Wain Road Park.

 

A Change.org petition started Thursday calling on the district to reconsider its decision gathered nearly 800 signatures in the first 24 hours.

 

Petitioners want the district to consider sound-mitigation measures to address noise complaints from nearby homes, rather than shutting down the courts.

 

“The pickleball courts at Wain Park in North Saanich are a valuable community asset frequented by hundreds of local citizens,” Caitlyn Wolski wrote in launching the petition. “These courts serve as an essential outdoor recreation facility, promoting health and wellness within our community.

 

“Closing the most popular outdoor recreation facility in the history of North Saanich not only deprives many people of their preferred recreation venue but also is a huge waste of taxpayer’s money.”

 

The courts, which were a strategic priority for the council at the time, were built in 2017 for an estimated $150,000.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...-courts-8697268


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#77 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2024 - 05:32 AM

Looks easy to me to put up a noise wall.

 

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#78 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2024 - 05:50 AM

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Posted 05 May 2024 - 07:32 AM

PHOENIX – USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S., announced today the launch of its Quiet Category for pickleball products, a revolutionary initiative that aims to reduce the sport’s sound output during recreational play. As pickleball continues to grow in popularity and new outdoor courts open, USA Pickleball has invested in the research and creation of equipment and solutions to enable more communities the opportunity to enjoy the sport. The launch of this Quiet Category will recognize pickleball products that reduce acoustic output during play without negatively impacting performance. In addition to this effort, USA Pickleball is expanding its Facilities Development program to further support noise-reduction solutions for potentially sound-sensitive pickleball venues.

https://usapicklebal...eball-products/

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Posted 05 May 2024 - 01:40 PM

I couldn't believe how much a racket costs. I can't afford pickleball, lol. 


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