REGISTER FOR AUTUMN COURSES

REGISTER FOR AUTUMN COURSES

Registration is open. Adult courses start 16/8, and children courses start 23/8. Do not create a new account in Matchi if you are either a member, has been on a course with us, or have had private lessons – use your existing account. Contact post@oslotk.no if you have any problems or questions.

PICKLEBALL AT OTK

PICKLEBALL AT OTK

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America

Pickleball is a paddle sport with combined elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong, and played on a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle that is similar to table tennis and usually made up of graphite or composite. The ball is comparable to a Wiffle ball.

The game can be played in either singles’ or doubles’ matches.

Pickleball grew in 2020 to 4.2 million players in the US, an incredible growth rate of 21.3% from 2019 per the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s (SFIA) 2020 Pickleball Participant Report, released in Feb. 2021.

Pickleball is for everyone, and it’s a great family sport, too. “Anyone can play, from eight-year olds up to 100-year olds,” “It’s great for hand-eye coordination for younger kids.”

Health Benefits

Since pickleball moves at a slower pace than tennis, it’s easier on the joints while also improving balance, coordination and agility. This makes it a wonderful choice for those who have had injuries in the past, or former tennis players looking for a gentler alternative.

For new players, the basics of the sport are easy to learn. Typically, one session of three or four games is all that it takes.

Playing pickleball can boost your mood and overall mental health, you burn calories, and fewer injuries occur due to the low impact nature of the game. Pickleball specifically works on your balance and agility while it also offers the same benefits of other regular exercise. These include reducing your risk of heart attack and chronic disease, toning your muscles and increasing your energy.

Most of all, pickleball is a social sport where you will create friendship anywhere you play.

Join us! We play every Friday at 7 pm

Coronavirus – rules as from September 1

Coronavirus – rules as from September 1
  • The infection rate is climbing again

Who can play?

  • all club members can book courts and play 
  • all course participants (adults and kids) can play
  • you can be up to 4 players in a private lesson

General

  • No one with symptoms of Covid-19 infection, including fever, respiratory symptoms, or other symptoms that may indicate Covid-19 infection, may play or stay at facilities associated with OTK until clarified by a doctor no Covid-19 infection
  • No person with a previously proven Covid-19 infection can play or stay at facilities associated with OTK before being cleared by a doctor
  • No persons with imposed home isolation or quarantine may play or stay at facilities associated with OTK until the period has expired
  • Normal infection control rules apply with no physical contact (always applies and also outside OTK’s facility), frequent hand washing and 1-meter distance (except inside the household

Playing on the courts:

  • All courses, private lessons, subscription lessons, team training and regular course bookings must end games 5 minutes before full time. Balls are picked up, and you should be out of the court before the full hour On court 1 and 2 you must set aside enough time to brush the court, clear the lines and water the courts
  • Everyone who enters the court – regardless of activity – must wait until a full hour to enter
  • It is possible to wait upstairs in the fireplace room in the clubhouse if you arrive early