Summerland is one of the warmest and driest regions in Canada so on any given day from April to mid October from dawn to dusk you’ll find us on the outdoor courts. In the winter we’re fortunate to have two indoor facilities in which to play.
Summerland Pickleball Club (SPC) is a group of active, community-minded, fun and inclusive people who range in age and ability, but all have a passion for giving back and playing pickleball!
As a group, it is our aim to create a warm, welcoming and inviting forum for people to not only learn and play pickleball, but to meet new people and feel a sense of community.
The mission of the Summerland Pickleball Club (SPC) is to promote the development and growth of pickleball within the District of Summerland, BC. The SPC will do this by: working with various levels of government and private entities to expand playing opportunities by establishing permanent dedicated indoor and outdoor courts, promoting the game to individuals of all ages and abilities, encouraging community spirit and sportsmanship,
Promote an inclusive recreational experience in the sport of pickleball.
The SPC shall ensure a safe, respectful and inclusive environment where individuals of all ages and abilities can enjoy the experience of pickleball, encouraging community spirit, fair play and camaraderie.
President - Patti Lindquist
Vice President - Judy Walker
Secretary - Tracy Oslund
Treasurer - Barb Dougan
Membership - Linda Curle
SignUpGenius - Diane Beirnes
Facilities - Jason Schubert
Facilities - Blair Beirnes
Web site - Jennifer Beirnes
Director - Brian Christopherson
The Board of Directors manages the affairs of the Summerland Pickleball Club (SPC) and sets the tone for its operations, ensuring our Mission and values are the foundation of everything we do. The board is diverse in competencies and skills that work together for the betterment and sustainment of the SPC. The Board of Directors consists of 8 SPC members who meet regularly and participate on a variety of committees. Directors are elected by the SPC membership each year at its Annual General Meeting. Directors, all of whom are volunteers, do not receive remuneration for their services.
2016-17 Dennis Curle
2017-18 Brian Christopherson
2018-19 Brian Christopherson
2019-20 Brian Christopherson*
2020-21 Henry Sielmann
2021-22 Sue Simpson
2022-23 Mike Donnelly/Patti Lindquist
2023-24 Patti Lindquist
In Summerland in 2013 pickleball was taking off and there was a need to find a dedicated space to play. Trout Creek School offered a place, however court space was tight. At the Baptist Church players had to bring the nets and balls and take them away after each session. Consequently pickleball players met with Summerland District staff and Badminton Club members to negotiate space at the Badminton Hall.
Badminton members were apprehensive about sharing their space with pickleball players. There was concern about degradation of courts but Linda Curle reassured them this would not happen. In addition, she provided a demonstration of the game showing that pickleball was not only fun but no court damage would occur. Some badminton players began to take part in both sports while others now only play pickleball.
Today the Summerland Pickleball Club has over 220 members playing outdoors and at two indoor venues.