What is the maximum size of a pickleball paddle? 

See the USAPA Rules link for the answer.

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

2022/23 SCPC Annual General Meeting was Held

on September 20th 2022 at Kerry Park

The meeting was called to order at 5:05 by President Laurie Vasey with 29 members in attendance.  In summary:

  • The bank balance at the date of the AGM was $376 with no expenditure commitments for the balance of the 2022/23 fiscal year ending on March 31, 2023.

  • Survey sent to all members on proposed membership fee for 2023 has produced inconclusive results with: 32% in favor of a $10 fee, 23% in favor of a $20 fee and 43% in favor of a $30 fee.  It was decided that the new Directors of the Board would investigate this further and decide how best to determine the new membership fee for 2023/24  fiscal year. 

Meet the New Board

Chair:  Laurie Vasey

Vice Chair:  Linda Rush

Treasurer:  Colin Collister      

Secretary:  Kathy Wilson

Communications:  Maureen Collister &
Shannon Oatway

Events:  Lynne Phillips

Membership:  Harold Borges


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"


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:


  • waived for 2021/22 Members

  • To join - $30 for new Members, no registration required (pay the fee and you become a member)

Payment Instructions - Click on Money Bags icon

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