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  • 06/18/2021 11:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    …and as a result of some excellent feedback from our members, we have a new weekly playing schedule that is effective Monday, June 28. Registrations for the Monday sessions start on Tuesday, June 22.

  • 06/12/2021 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Registration for the Surrey Pickleball Club's inaugural Mid-Summer Slam tournament is about to open. Club members get the benefit of being able to register early. Members also get the benefit of being able to purchase tournament t-shirts at a discounted price. Shirts can be purchased now, and will be delivered at the tournament check-in desk. You don't have to be a member to purchase a shirt, but you do to get the discount (log in to get the discounted price). And, you can purchase a shirt without having to register for the tournament.

    Great looking shirts, eh!?  The shirts can be purchased through the club store on the club's website here:

    For the details of the tournament and to register (and purchase shirts at the non-member price when you register), do so at pickleballbrakets.com here.

  • 06/11/2021 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    So this year the club abandoned the traditional Ratings Committee method of doing club rating assessments and moved to a Play Performance method where your performance on court drives what your club rating is. Depending on whether you win or lose against players of a certain level (and by how much) will determine whether you move up or down in your club rating.  You rise or fall until you find equilibrium playing amongst players of a certain skill level.

    We're happy to announce that John Baloun (pictured) is the first club member to move up in skill rating arising from his outcomes in our Rated sessions. John has moved from a 3.5 skill rating to a 4.0 skill level...after 3 days of Rated play.  Congratulations John! 

  • 06/10/2021 12:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The good news is Steve Deakin continues to do well on the professional pickleball tour.  The bad news is he will not be able to make it back to Vancouver and clear quarantine in time for our scheduled clinics with him in mid July.  So, unfortunately, we will have to cancel our clinics with him this season. 

    The clinics with Mark Renneson (recently rescheduled for August 18-20) are still on.

    Good luck on the circuit Steve!

  • 06/08/2021 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    We are having a refereeing clinic on Sunday June 27th at the South Surrey Athletic Park pickleball courts from 9:30-12:30. It will be a 3 hour clinic including instruction and on court practice games. We are extremely fortunate to have a highly qualified USAP Certified Referee who will be there to lead the clinic along with the club's Susan Livesey.

    The first hour we will be going over some of the most pertinent rules and how to ref a game, using the score sheet, what a ref's responsibility is etc. Once you have done the clinic it is our intention to pair you with a mentor who can help you to ref some of our Round Robin games. This will help you to feel comfortable when your time comes to ref some tournament games. It can be very rewarding and enjoyable.

    All you really need is a desire to learn, the ability to concentrate on the game you are reffing, a loud voice and a good attitude.

    We promise it will be a fun day!!!! Please sign up WE NEED YOU FOR OUR TOURNAMENTS!!!!!!

    To register for the clinic, you must do so through the Calendar event on the club's website. Surrey Pickleball Club members will get early registration.

  • 06/07/2021 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The club's 2021 outdoor season kicked off this morning at the pickleball courts at South Surrey Athletic Park.  First up was a 2.0/2.5 Rated session and a 2.0/2.5 Social (mentored).  See the Calendar for the schedule and to signup for sessions. Pictured is the hardy group that showed up to kick off 2021!

  • 05/29/2021 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our inaugural Mid-Summer Slam tournament has been rescheduled to July 23-25, 2021.  Check out the tournament details and registration information in our tournament posting on pickleballbrackets.com.  Remember, Surrey Pickleball Club members get both advanced registration privileges and discounted fees.

  • 05/14/2021 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello fellow SPC members,

    It is with great reluctance that we have had to cancel the 2021 Spring Launch. We have decided that this is the most prudent course of action. As of mid May, because of the provincial health orders, the City of Surrey is still not issuing court permits for us to hold a tournament. It is our hope that after the May long weekend, the health authorities may look to relaxing the current guidelines so we can move ahead with regular weekly play and our two remaining tournaments.  But...we will have to wait and see.

    Hope to see you on the courts some time in the not too distant future.....

    Rick Vandusen

    Surrey Pickleball Club - Director of Tournaments


  • 04/15/2021 9:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Whether and how we're allowed to play pickleball currently and for the next several months is governed by three areas:

    • Provincial Health Orders (PHOs) - as issued by Dr. Bonnie Henry
    • BC viaSport - which takes the PHOs and adapts them to provide guidelines for organized sports in BC
    • The City of Surrey - which takes the above two into consideration when deciding whether to open the courts, grant court rental permits and under what rules

    The current status of these three is:

    • PHOs - currently limit outdoor gatherings to 10 or fewer with social distancing required; stay within your same-household social bubble; the current PHOs are in place at least until April 19 but, given the province's recent uptick in COVID cases, are likely to be extended.  For example, we've recently seen an extension applied to indoor dining.
    • BC viaSport - no organized leagues or games, with 3 metre social distancing required, no spectators.  Hence, for pickleball: singles or same-household doubles only
    • City of Surrey - courts are open for singles or same household doubles only; no group court rental permits are being granted

    Subject to potential sanctions by any of the three governing bodies, as individuals, pickleball players are deciding for themselves whether to follow these guidelines.  For example, we're seeing lots of doubles, even if the partners are not same household and there is lots of between-game milling around at courts. 

    As an organized club, the Surrey Pickleball Club does not have the ability to ignore and go against these guidelines.

    Given the above, the current status for the Club is:

    • Weekly Play - The City has not yet granted us the permits to begin weekly play on May 3 as planned.  Within a few days of being granted those permits, we will open weekly play.  When that happens, we expect to have to be operating under COVID management guidelines.  Those guidelines have been developed and we have submitted those guidelines to the City.  We're ready to go!
    • Clinics - The City has not yet granted us the permits to hold the clinics.  It is unlikely that the Renneson clinics, scheduled for mid May, will be permitted to proceed (group size, distancing, City permits) and will have to be rescheduled.  If postponement is confirmed, we will work with Mark's organization to try to reschedule his clinics.  The Deakin clinics, scheduled for mid July, remain scheduled for now.
    • Tournaments - The City has not yet granted us permits to hold the tournaments.  The members-only Spring Launch tournament (originally scheduled for May 1) has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 5 (registration mid-May).  If restrictions prevent us from holding it on June 5 it will be cancelled since further postponements would then start to overlap with other tournaments.  The Mid-Summer Slam (July) and the Grip 'n Rip (September) remain as currently scheduled.

    While we're still not in a wide-open playing situation, we are in a much better place than we were at the beginning of the since-cancelled 2020 outdoor season.  Once the guiding bodies allow us to provide club events, we will notify you and be ready to get everyone back to the courts.  In the mean time, stay safe and stay well.

  • 03/10/2021 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As we approach the start of our 2021 outdoor season and in light of the ongoing uncertainties over COVID-19 restrictions, the Club has developed a policy for fee refunds including implications of a late start to our season.  You can read it through our Fees page.

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