Return to Sports Offered

Pickleball Drop-In




Just like you, we love our Drop-In programs, but this season continues to be a bit different.  


Due to current Provincial Government restrictions, leagues must contain no more than 50 participants total.  For that reason, we've capped this 6-week drop-in session to just 49 participants (and one Game Coordinator).

Even though you're now registering for 6-weeks of play (not exactly dropping in), you'll still have many of the advantages of drop-in style play.  You'll play various opponents allowing you to meet new people, and play with others at various skill levels.  Players are asked to monitor their own substitutions to ensure equal opportunity for all players.

All participants must adhere to physical distancing procedures and other safety protocols when on site. 

(photos are not representative of the facility as this is a new sport for OSSC).


Winter 2021 Details: 

COVID-19 Protocol & Guidelines


We are committed to providing the highest levels of safety for our community.  


To ensure player and staff safety, we have implemented mandatory 'Safe Return to Play Protocol & Guidelines' for all Club Activities.  In order to play with the Ottawa Sport & Social Club and stay in good standing, the following guidelines MUST be followed.  A zero-tolerance policy is in place for those who challenge these decisions.   

To ensure a successful season, please remember to practice safe physical distancing and a positive attitude!

All players are required to read, understand and adhere to the following:


1 - League Modifications

2 - Player Guidelines

3 - League Representative Guidelines

4 - Self Screening Tool (done before each game). 


As well as:

  • Facility specific COVID-19 Protocols (you can find these protocols in the facility link in your schedule once live). 

Start/End Dates

Starts Sunday, February 21 and ends Sunday, April 11.

# of Weeks

6 weeks.

Game Times

Drop-in times run from 4:00pm - 5:45pm (1 hour and 45 minutes). 

Registration Options & Price

Individual registration: $85.00 + HST. 

Bye Dates

Sunday, March 14 (March Break).

Sunday, April 4 (Easter Sunday).

Schedule & Welcome Letter The schedule will be posted online two days before your Drop-In starts and a welcome letter will be sent to let you know once the schedule is live along with specific COVID-19 facility protocols.


Ready to Play? Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

Skill Level Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Session 1 :
Session 2 :

- Click the skill description for more info!
- Prices listed are before taxes
- Review the Refund Policy
- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info


What you need to know about Pickleball!  

# of Players on Court

Teams are comprised of two (2) players (no gender requirement, however we strongly encourage co-ed teams).  

Drop In Format

Check out this video to learn about the game of Pickleball: 

How our Open Play will run (Split Bench System):

  • Teams (Pairs) are random to start the afternoon.
  • When a game is completed, the winning pair goes to a designated waiting area, the losing pair goes to the other.
  • When a court becomes available, the next 4 players in-line from one waiting area will begin playing (2 v 2).
  • Court availability rotates between the winning and the losing zones.
  • Your partner and opponent may be different for each game which will encourage a social atmosphere & a variety in game play!
  • The courts will be reserved for 1.5 hours (stay for the full time or drop by when you like).  
  • Players are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair for between rounds. 

Mandatory Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS  - Each sport has specific mandatory roster requirements. Once the first game has been played no additional players will be added to this league. 



  • Up to 49 maximum participants will be registered per Session. 


1) All players on your team are required to sign the waiver. 


3) Game day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all players prior to participation.


4) Players must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, playing the sport, resting/sitting on the sidelines, and departing the game.


5) No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance (this includes kids, family, ect).


Equipment Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - Players are required to wash/sanitize the game ball before the game and after each game.  


  • Pickleball nets will be set-up each week by the Game Coordinator. 
  • 1 ball per court will be available onsite.
  • Scoreboards will not be provided on-site.
  • Players will be required to provide their own racquets.

Sanitization options will be available on-site.


COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.


Rideau Sports Centre (RSC)

1 Donald Street, Ottawa, K1K 4E6

Located on the beautiful banks of the Rideau River, the Rideau Sports Centre is a top-tier, multi-sports and recreational facility open to the public.

Dome 1: Closest dome to the Clubhouse (Multi-Sport Courts: Volleyball, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Soccer, Dodgeball).

Dome 2: Furthest dome to the Clubhouse (Tennis)

Click HERE for a full facility map.