Q: Do you have to be Covid 19 vaccinated in order to play pickleball at Funky Bounce.
A: Yes you do. As part of the registration process you will need to upload proof of vaccination.
Q: When will registration open for the Fall 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: Will you be limiting the numbers of memberships?
A: Yes! We want 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 court capacity.
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 11 weeks of play.
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 organized play sessions available?
A: YES. We offer skill-based round robin play on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You must register for these weekly events at our Organized Play page.
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. The other option is to join one of our round robin sessions (see answer above).
Q: But I don't know that many people who play at my level. What can I do?
A: Funky Bounce members will have the option to enter their contact information on our Partner Search page. People who are looking to make connections can find other players on that page.
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: Are there drinking fountains at the gym?
A: Unfortunately not so you will have to bring your own water bottle.
Q: Can we consume alcohol, tobacco or cannabis while on the GBBC property?
A: No sorry