Have you been wondering what all of the pickleball buz is about?
Do you have friends that can't stop talking about pickleball?
Pickleball is fun, social fitness activity for all ages.
Our members range from 13 yrs to several 80+ players. Yup that's right!
It doesn't matter if you:
have no sports experience...
have always felt uncoordinated...
were always picked last in the playground...
have mobility issues...
We promise - pickleball will support your health & magnify your joy!
At DRYTC Pickleball we ALL love the game, and whatever level you play, you are so welcome to join us! Come and give it a try!
DRYTC has 8 dedicated outdoor pickleball courts & 2 dual use courts, with lights for evening play.
2023 programs include programs for new, recreational & competitive players – and new this year - youth classes.
Click here to view the weekly court schedule / programs.
To access the DRYTC courts, you require a DRYTC Pickleball Membership, or must have purchased a program open to non-members. Day use passes are also available on our registration system - max 5/year.
Join our DRYTC Spond Communication Hub to connect with pickleball members, schedule games and keep up with Pickleball activities & news! Spond is a fantastic (and free) app for sports clubs
& can be accessed from a smart phone or a desktop.
Give DRYTC & pickleball a try!
Sign up for a 2-hr 'Learn to Play' session with our fabulous pickleball coach Hannah Ward. Hannah is a Level 1 certified coach with both NCCP and IPTPA and is currently working on her Level 2 with both organizations.
If you should decide to become a member (we hope you do!) your 'Learn to Play' session fee will be put towards your membership.
What is the cost for a new pickleball membership at DRYTC?
It's $205 (taxes incl.)
Adult Learn to Play
Open play is a hallmark of pickleball... the 'drop in as you can' format is appreciated by our members.
No partner? No problem!
Can't arrive at a specific time? Arrive when you can!
DRYTC Pickleball open play will be available on all courts, 7 days a week, 730 am - 10 am. Currently, 4 courts are dedicated for recreational players and 4 courts for competitive.
Some days will be all club, and other days will have courts designated for 'all play', 'recreational play' & 'competitive play'.
Click here to check out our pickleball court schedule for details!
Court booking is now available. Bookings can be made 7 days in advance.
Keep an eye out on the Pickleball Court Calendar - booked courts are clearly noted.
Pickleball Ladders, Programs & Tournaments
DRYTC competitive Pickleball members are now using DUPR for both evening competitive league and morning competitive open play.
DUPR is optional for recreational play, however, DUPR is a great tool for all levels of player as it provides a way to track improvement over time. Many sports have adopted such a rating system including tennis, squash and golf.
Having an accurate rating is very helpful if you want to occasionally participate in a couple of morning competitive open play games, sign up for a clinic that will be most beneficial for your skill level, join a league with a posted minimum rating, or sign up for the right section in a tournament.
What is DUPR?
DUPR stands for “Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating.” It is a very accurate and reliable international rating system. All players, regardless of their age, gender, location, or skill, are rated on the same scale, based on their game results. Your DUPR rating is calculated by games won and type of result (recreational play vs. league, sanctioned tournaments, etc.)
DUPR is free to register, and anyone can have a rating. You simply play a game (with recreational or competitive players on DUPR), agree the score will be entered before the game, then record the score and the names of the players. DUPR then calculates skill levels.
When joining DUPR everyone is automatically assigned a rating of 3.5. That rating will adjust as you play games against other DUPR players. The more games you enter, the more accurate your rating will be.
interested in signing up? click here See you on the courts!
DRYTC Evening Pickleball Programs
Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:30, Men's and Women's singles ladder.
Both 'skinny' and 'full court' play. Members sign-up on Spond.
Non-members can register for 6 week program for $60.
Current session ends July 25th - stay tuned for the next one!
Wednesday evenings, 5:30-8:30, Open Doubles round robin, hosted by Hannah. Courts 1-3-5 recreational, Courts 2-4-6-7-8 are competitive.
Members sign-up on Spond. Non-members can register for 6 week program
or $60. Current session ends July 26th - stay tuned for the next one!
Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:30, competitive men's & women's doubles, hosted by Metin & Anne! Starts with random teams re-arranged based on the king-of-hill format. Matches are 13 minutes long and can be entered in our ladder. Current session ends July 27th - stay tuned for the next one!
Wrap up summer with a fun Labour Day weekend pickleball tournament in beautiful Deep River, just 2 hours west of Ottawa! Join us on Saturday September 2nd (rain date Sunday September 3rd), and enjoy our 8 new dedicated pickleball courts and beautiful waterfront location!
Tournament fee: $50 (+ $13 Pickleball Brackets fee)
Fee includes a light lunch, snacks & prizes.
Morning Matches: Mixed Doubles
Afternoon Matches: Men's & Women's Doubles
Round Robin (4 games guaranteed), 1 Game to 15 Points (win by 2) to a maximum of 17, followed by the medal rounds.
3.0 (3.0 & under) 3.5 (3.1-3.5) 4.0 (3.6 & up)
Our 1st Annual DRYTC Labour Day Pickleball Tournament is Saturday September 2nd!
Introduce your child to the great game of pickleball!
Pickleball is a craze that's quickly sweeping the nation. It's not only a great way to be active and get outdoors - it's easy to learn and play, and builds athletic confidence.
Balls and paddles provided.
May / June Junior Lessons (Age 6 -14)
Tuesday / Thursday 4-5 pm
Starts Tuesday May 30th
Students will be divided based on age.
Summer Junior Lessons
Age 6 - 8
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 9:30 - 10:30
Starts Monday, July 3rd
Age 9 - 11
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 10:30 - 11:30
Starts Monday, July 3rd
Age 12 - 14
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 11:30 - 12:30
Starts Monday, July 3rd
Consider registering for both junior pickleball & junior tennis - double the learning & double the fun!
Jumpstart funding is available for junior lessons.
Go to jumpstart.canadiantire.ca to check your eligibility and to apply.
Alternatively, in case of need, a bursary program is available to assist with lesson fees. Contact the registrar for information about the Don Clements Bursary.
How do I become a member?
Joining the club is done online via our registration page. DRYTC offers several types of memberships including Adult, Family (two adults and two kids), Student, etc. To join the Club, please follow the link in the menu or on the Membership page.
Are you running junior programs in 2023?
Yes, in 2023 we are running junior programs in sailing, tennis and pickleball! Youth do not need to be a member to register for summer programs.