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  • 09/04/2021 6:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rain has delayed the completion of the Grip ‘n Rip tournament. See the revised schedule here.

  • 09/02/2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OK, the start times of the various brackets in the Grip 'n Rip have been set.  You can find them here.

    Let's have a great tournament!

  • 08/12/2021 5:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Thank you to City of Surrey Mayor McCallum and Councillors Locke, Guerra and Patton for attending the official opening and ribbon cutting at the newly named Sunnyside Pickleball Park. Our own Board member, Doug King, gave a short pickleball lesson to the Mayor and two Councillors.  Will we now see them on the courts regularly?

    And congratulations to those who won the draw prizes provided by the City.  Especially Bruce Loeppky who called it, that he’d win the draw for a new paddle!

    We’re officially open!  Come on down and play pickleball. 

  • 08/07/2021 11:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We believe our performance-based ratings process through Rated play has been a great success!  And, like any success, we look for ways to improve on it.  After a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the process, we will be tweaking it to ensure that club ratings and movement from one rating level to the next are accurate, clear, evidence-based and sustainable.  We also want to provide a way for members who are unable to play Rated play have opportunities to improve their club rating.

    So, effective Monday, August 9, the following performance-based rating adjustments will be put in place:

    • Current members who, through Rated play have seen their club rating improve to the next rating level may submit a request to the club’s Initial Placement Committee (IPC) to be considered to have their rating increased
    • New members who, within two weeks of joining the club, feel that they have incorrectly self-rated, may apply to the IPC to be considered for a different level.  
    • Members  (current or new) under advancement consideration will be required to play a minimum of 10 additional Rated games (at their requested level) with the requirement that they maintain the new level in 10 consecutive games
    • Once the 10 consecutive games requirement has been met, the member will be confirmed at the new level.  Failure to maintain the higher level for 10 consecutive games will result in the player’s playing level reverting
    • If, due to insufficient players for Rated play or an incompatible Rated play schedule, a member may play the 10 sustainment games in club social play where those scores are recorded and submitted to the IPC for consideration.  If the IPC deems there is clear evidence to advance the member, they will be confirmed at that level.
    • At the IPC’s discretion, if a member fails to achieve the 10 consecutive games requirement, they may be allowed to play additional games in order to verify they can play consistently at their requested level. 

    We believe these refinements best reflect the goal that any rating change is accurate, clear, evidence-based and sustainable.

  • 08/07/2021 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    OFFICIAL OPENING

    Join us on Thursday, August 12 for the official opening of the new 12 court complex at the recently named South Surrey Pickleball Park. Come by and enter the draw for a pickleball paddle. See you there!

  • 08/07/2021 7:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    After many months of COVID restrictions and now many weeks of above normal temperatures, it is easy to see how people can be on edge and let things get to them. Unfortunately those frayed nerves can carry on to the pickleball court.

    Remember that pickleball is a highly social sport and everyone should have fun playing - especially at club levels. Please don't let disagreements over playing style, line calls and/or rules escalate to the point of anger or shouting. Take a deep breath, let it go, smile, apologize if necessary and get back to having fun and enjoying this great game.

  • 08/04/2021 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    What a pleasure to have City of Surrey Councilor Linda Annis join us at the Surrey Pickleball Park this morning for an introduction to pickleball! After a short lesson, she was out on the courts enjoying the game….and doing well.

    Thanks Linda. We hope to see you on the courts much more.

  • 07/27/2021 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Surrey Pickleball Club's first tournament of the 2021 outdoor season, the Mid-Summer Slam, is now in the books.  It was a tremendous success!

    Thanks to all of the players who entered and battled hard.  You looked good in your tournament shirts.  And a huge thank you to the dozens of volunteers who worked diligently to make it run smoothly.

    You can see the tournament results here.  You can see photos of some of the action (and the medal winners) here.  And you can see video of some of the action here.  See you next July for the 2022 edition of Surrey Pickleball Club's Mid-Summer Slam.

  • 07/19/2021 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The start times (Revised on July 20) for each of the brackets in the Mid-Summer Slam tournament are now available and can be found here.

  • 07/18/2021 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    As a result of monitoring court demand and usage over the past month as well as fielding member suggestions, a new weekly play schedule comes into effect on Monday, July 26, 2021.  The major changes are:

    • all sessions back to being 2 hours in duration
    • mentoring in Monday sessions only
    Enjoy!
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