Q: I understand that pickleball is limited to singles play only. When will that change?
A: We have no idea when the restrictions will be relaxed by the government and viaSport. PickleballBC is apparently discussing the situation with viaSport but for now we are limited to singles play.
Q: When will registration open for the Winter 2021 season?
A: Members of Funky Bounce will receive first notice. IF there is still room for new members we will open up registration at a later date.
Q: I don't like playing singles, should I still join?
A: You need to make your decision as if we will be playing singles for the entire season. If the government relaxes the restriction and allows doubles play to resume then we will modify our schedule to reflect this change.
Q: Will you be limiting the numbers of memberships?
A: Yes! We wanto to avoid what has happened in other clubs where memberships grew to the point that court times became difficult/impossible to book. We will be capping our numbers based on capacity for singles play. If the government allows doubles play to resume we will open up registration to allow for the increased capacity but we will be monitoring court usage to ensure that members are able to bookcourt times.
Q: Why do you call yourself Funky Bounce?
A: The gym floor is made from interlocking tiles. It is the same type of floor that Olympic volleyball is played on. Because of the tile construction you will get the occasional "funky bounce" hence the name.
Q: Are there any benefits for playing on this type of floor?
A: Yes! The floor is softer than the outdoor courts so your joints tend not to be as sore as they might be after playing outdoors. Your eye-hand coordination will improve as will your footwork. Those players who embrace the funkiness of the floor tend to find that their game improves because you always need to be watching the ball and you always need to have good footwork in order to deal with the occasional bad bounce. Plus you have a built in excuse when your shot doesn't work out!
Q: How often do you get a "funky bounce"?
A: Most players estimate a less than10% occurrence of funkiness.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located inside the HQ building of Green Bay Bible Camp which is located at 1449 Green Bay Road in West Kelowna.
Q: When can we play?
A: There are time slots available from Monday to Friday. Please see our Schedule page.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Membership costs $125 plus GST for 13 weeks of play. If you play 5 days per week that works out to just over $2 per session.
Q: Where does the money go?
A: All of the funds go the Green Bay Bible Camp. The only benefit that Ed (organizer of Funky Bounce) gets from running Funky Bounce is that he gets to play for free and can book in advance.
Q: Will there be drop in sessions available?
A: Unfortunately not. During the Covid 19 pandemic we will restrict play to members only.
Q: Will there be Open Play sessions where I can just show up and get to play?
A: Unfortunately not. During the pandemic we need to keep our social bubbles small. Therefore we have adopted an online court reservation system. You will need to form your own group of players and reserve a court in order to play with these players.
Q: Will there be organized sessions sessions based on skill level?
A: Sorry no. Please see previous Q & A.
Q: How do you try to ensure that players are able to play other players who are at their skill level?
A: We are moving to an online court reservation system. Only Funky Bounce members will be able to reserve a court. Once you have a group of players you can reserve a court time. It's up to you find people who are a good fit for you and your friends.
Q: But I don't know that many people who play at my level. What can I do?
A: As part of the registration process players are given the opportunity to share their contact information with other club members. This includes sharing their player ranking. If you are a 2.5 level player then you can look up other 2.5 level players and contact them to see if they are interested in playing. Please visit our Partner Search page if you need to find another player.
Q: What Covid 19 procedures do you have in place.
A: Please see our Covid 19 page.
Q: What happens if one of our sessions gets cancelled because of a commitment that Green Bay has to honour?
A: Green Bay Bible Camp does get its fair share of groups that rent the camp out during the fall and winter season. Most of these groups come in on the weekend but every now and then there are mid-week group rentals. Green Bay will do its best to encourage these groups to use the gym after 3:30 so that it doesn't interfere with pickleball. However if a group does need the gym during the midweek day then we would have to cancel pickleball on that day. This is not likely but possible. If this were to happen we will open up some extra sessions.
Q: Who sets up the nets and takes them down?
A: The camp staff will do their best to set up and take down the nets. If something happens and the nets are not set up when you arrive you can set up the nets yourself.
Q: Are there bathroom and shower facilities at GBBC?
A: Bathrooms yes, showers no.
Q: Can we consume alcohol, tobacco or cannabis while on the GBBC property?
A: No sorry