What’s My Rating?

 

One of the biggest question players have (or argue with other players about!) is their Rating. You have probably heard, ‘I’m a 4.5’ or ‘You’re not a 4.5!’, around your local pickleball court.

 

The truth is, pickleball has a player rating system and it does follow some guidelines, but overall it can be a bit subjective.

See the rating guide here

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What is the maximum size of a pickleball paddle? 

See the USAPA Rules link for the answer.

Annual General Meeting  - Save the Date

Tuesday September 20th, 2022 at 5:00

at the Kerry Park Pickleball Courts

 

We will review this year's progress and elect the Board members.  A number current Board members have indicated that they will not seek re-election. Therefore, we encourage you to consider taking on a Board position to assist the Club in moving forward.
 

See you there!!

 

Further information on the AGM as well information about the recent July Ladder event, and the Kerry Park Pickleball Complex operation can be found in our recently mailed out

SUMMER NEWSLETTER.

KERRY PARK COURTS UPDATE - JULY 6, 2022


The following email was received from Darcy Kulai, Sport Programmer at Kerry Park.  If you want the most current information from the CVRD you should contact Darcy directly and have your name added to his contact list.  If you have questions about  Kerry Park court usage Darcy is the best point of contact.

"Hello pickleball enthusiasts, you may have already heard but the new outdoor pickleball courts behind Kerry Park Rec are open for use. For more info on usage and booking please visit https://www.cvrd.ca/3363/South-Cowichan-Outdoor-Pickleball-Comple but basically it boils down to this: there are 6 courts and courts 1-4 can be reserved online for $5 for 2 hours. Courts 5-6 cannot be reserved and are always on a first come first serve basis. If courts 1-4 are not in use/reserved they are also available on a first come first serve basis.
 
In terms of indoor drop-in we will continue with the Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 9:30 am – 12:00 pm as long as there is interest but if numbers drop off due to everyone wanting to play outside we may need to revisit. I will keep you all posted if any changes are made.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions,
 
Darcy Kulai
Sports Programmer
Kerry Park Recreation Centre
Tel:  250.743.5922 ext. 3717"

JUNE NEWSLETTER MAILED OUT

In this Newsletter:

Two Grand Openings:

  • Kerry Park June 24th 9:00am to 9:30am at the new courts behind the Recreation Centre

  • Shawnigan Lake Pickleball Club June 25th at 12:00 at the Cricket Club, 1722 Elford Rd.

 

Kerry Park Overview

Possible Ladder Play at Kerry Park

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER MAILED OUT

 

In this Newsletter:

  • Kerry Park Update

  • Annual Fees for 2022/23

  • Kerry Park Courts Site Plan

  • Pickleball Improves Your Memory

KERRY PARK COURTS INCREASED FUNDING APPROVED

Additional funding to allow development of the six new courts at Kerry Park was approved on January 12, 2022.  See the article in the Cowichan Valley Citizen for details

KERRY PARK COURTS COST INCREASE

The cost of the six new courts at Kerry Park has risen substantially since the Provincial grant for their development was approved. A recent article in the Cowichan Valley Citizen provides a good overview where Kerry Park is in the development process.

RULE CHANGES FOR 2022

IFP and the USAPA have announced rule changes for 2022.  The complete text of the changes can be found at:  https://usapickleball.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Final-2022-Change-Document-pdf-12_30-FINAL.pdf

 

Click here for a summary of the most the significant changes:

2021/22 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

The Club's AGM was held last night with 22 members in attendance; we would like to sincerely thank those who came out. 

The minutes of the meeting can be found in the Members Only tab.

The 2021/22 Board members are:

President - Joan Wright

Treasurer - Rick Hollingworth

Secretary  - TBD

Social Directors - Sharyn Higginson and Ute Wright

Directors at Large - Brian Johnson, Laurie Vasey and Sherry Saunderson​

2022/23 ANNUAL FEE PAYMENT

  • waived for 2021/22 Members

  • To join - $10 for new Members, no registration required (pay the fee and you become a member)

Payment Instructions - Click on Money Bags icon

Farnsworth Rd. Lock Box

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