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  • 04/27/2022 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Effective May 1st, the club’s court rental permits give us the exclusive use of six courts from dawn to dusk 7 days a week!  Given the fabulous demand we’ve had since we started playing on April 11, we’ve now scheduled play on all 6 courts from 8 am until 8 pm every day.

    There are several additional social and league sessions scheduled. Plus we’ve added scheduled singles play and a skills clinic time slot. Finally, also new, is “Book-a-Court”. Book a court for the exclusive use of you and your playing friends for 2 hours. Check out the explanation for conditions. 

    Here is our new schedule, effective May 1, 2022.


  • 03/31/2022 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    BCIT is coming to the Surrey Pickleball Club to do a documentary on pickleball.  They will be at the courts on Friday, April 1 from 9:00 am to about noon.  Come on out and, who knows, maybe you'll be immortalized.

  • 03/29/2022 11:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The club's 2022 season is about to start! We kick off with the following events:

    • The April 9 beginners clinic - signup on April 3
    • The April 11 start of weekly play - register through the Calendar
    • The May 7 members-only Spring Launch tournament
    A copy of the email that was sent to members, listing what's happening in 2022, can be found here.
  • 03/24/2022 7:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    BC 55+ Games are back this year and will be held in Victoria, September 13-17.

    If you would like more information on pickleball in the games and/or how to register for the games please send an email to: zone3pickleball@55plusbcgames.org

  • 12/31/2021 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IFP and the USAPA have announced rule changes for 2022. Here are the the most significant changes:

    Spin Serves

    In 2022, a player can spin the ball before striking it on the serve, but only one hand at a time can contact the ball before the ball is hit. No foreign substances, material, apparatus, or additional body parts can be applied to the hand or aid the hand that releases the pickleball.

    The Drop Serve

    No changes were made to the drop serve other than to remove its Provisional status.

    Wrong Score Called

    The rules concerning what happens if the wrong score is called by a player or a referee have changed. If a player thinks a wrong score has been called, a player may stop play to ask for a correction before the ball is served. If it has been served, the rally is to be played out and the score correction (if any) is made before the next serve occurs.

    A Dropped Ball

    In non-officiated matches, it is not uncommon for a player to carry an extra ball. If an extra ball is carried, it must not be visible to the opponent. If a player accidentally drops an extra ball during a rally, it will result in a fault. This does not apply in an officiated match because the referee is responsible for removing any extra pickleballs from play.

    Medical Time-outs Called by a Referee

    If a referee, in the interest of player safety, determines that either medical personnel or the Tournament Director should be consulted for a player health issue, that time-out is not chargeable to the player as a medical time-out. The player retains the right to call their own medical time out later in the match, if needed.

    Verbal Warnings

    A referee may now issue verbal warnings for more than just profanity. Any situation that could result in a Technical Warning may instead be addressed by the referee as a verbal warning. Only one verbal warning per match, no matter what the infractions, may be issued to a team, or player in singles.

    Calling the Score After a 15 Second Warning

    Instead of a referee calling the score immediately after the 15 second warning expires, the referee will call the score after the players are ready, or should be ready.

    When Can a Technical Warning or Foul be Called?

    Referees are empowered to issue Technical Warnings or Technical Fouls for various reasons but it has been unclear exactly when a technical should be announced. The 2022 rules now make it clear that a referee will not stop a rally to call a technical warning or foul on an offending team. Any technical warnings or fouls will be assessed after the rally is over.

    Earbuds

    While some sports allow coaching during active play, pickleball does not. Since it is possible that a player could receive coaching via earbuds, earbuds will not be permitted on the court during tournaments with the exception of hearing aids.

    Tournament Score for a Retirement

    The score recorded for a player or team that elects to “retire' from a match has been revised to allow the actual scores of the match to be recorded. A team retiring may play additional matches in their bracket if any are warranted.

  • 12/18/2021 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the Surrey Pickleball Club’s Terry Brine and his doubles partner, Barrie Hill, for winning silver in last week’s US National Pickleball Championships in Indio, CA.  Well done Terry & Barrie.


  • 12/02/2021 5:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register for the Picklebox open house on December 11 or signup for Steve’s 3.0/3.5 clinic on December 18.


  • 12/01/2021 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There’s a new kid on the indoor pickleball block. Picklebox (using the Volleybox volleyball training facility in Cloverdale) is now accepting court reservations. While not inexpensive, if you are not satisfied with indoor options provided by municipalities and need your pickleball fix during the Surrey Pickleball Club’s off season, this is now an option for you. Rent a court (for 4 or 5 players) for 2 hours. Check it out at www.picklebox.ca.


  • 11/22/2021 4:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tennis BC and Pickleball BC have collaborated and issued a joint statement on how the two sports should/can co-exist. The summary:

    • Both tennis and pickleball are growing in popularity and participation.
    • Pickleball is underserved, particularly with respect to dedicated courts.
    • Tennis and pickleball are different sports with different needs.
    • More pickleball courts are needed while minimizing the impact on tennis courts.
    • Pickleball court location must account for sound and parking issues.
    • When contemplating making a significant change to any municipal sport facility, municipalities should consult with local representatives from all the affected sports.

    Tennis BC and Pickleball BC’s joint recommendation is to:

    Build "Pickleball Hub(s)"

    Is anyone listening?  We hope so.

    See the full documents here.

  • 09/30/2021 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On September 21 we held our Annual General Meeting for 2021, by Zoom again this year.  We had over 50 members represented, either on Zoom or by proxy.  Thanks to all who attended and took the time to participate directly or by proxy.

    Some highlights noted in the meeting:

    • Our membership went from 170 in March to over 350 in September!
    • We provided over 320 court hours weekly playing time
    • We moved to our new, dedicated pickleball courts
    • We held a beginners clinic about once every month and mentoring weekly
    • We sponsored several days of clinics by Mark Renneson
    • We held two very successful tournaments
    • We successfully negotiated with the City of Surrey for a low fixed-fee rental for the courts
    • The proposed budget and fees for 2022 were approved
      • The per member cost of running the club in 2022 is approximately $67.50.  Because of "profits" from our 2021 tournaments, we are able to make our 2022 fees $52.50 for returning members and $62.50 for new members.
    • The 10 members nominated for the Board of the club were all elected.  Seven are returning Directors and 3 are new. 

    If you are interested in seeing what the president's message was, it can be found here.

    As of October 1, our time on the courts has ended.  We'll start up again in April/May 2022, depending on the weather.  Don't forget to renew your membership by March 31, 2022 to get your renewing member discount.  If you renew (or join) now, your membership will be good through all of next season, until March 31, 2023.

    See you on the courts in the spring!

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