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
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:
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER MAILED OUT
Update on the six courts planned at Kerry Park. Possible completion by June 2022
Indoor pickleball schedules for various venues in the CVRD listed.
Update on the four courts at the Cricket Club in Shawnigan Lake. Courts are open for play; a limited number of memberships are available for 2022.
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 here.....
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
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER MAILED OUT
The results of our August survey are in.
Cricket Club site now taking membership applications.
Reminder, the AGM will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 5:30PM.
Kerry Park Recreation Centre has published a Concept Plan related to the six new courts planned in the field behind the curling/skating rinks. The Concept has been developed with the input from the SCPC, and we believe represents the best practices gathered from other court developments. We would welcome any comments on this plan. The plan can be viewed here....
The CVRD has been awarded a Provincial Grant for an Outdoor Pickleball Complex at Kerry Park. The preliminary plan is to have a gravel parking lot for approximately 30 cars, 6 pickleball courts, a picnic area, a walking trail around the perimeter of the complex and a small 2 stall washroom/change area.
Work is already underway to get geo-tech and surveying done within the next several weeks and then design work completed early spring to allow a tender package out by June.
Updated design work will be presented at the next Kerry Park Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for March 23rd.
Note that one of the requirements of the Grant recipients is that construction begins in 2021!!
We are extremely appreciative of all the support the the SCPC received from numerous folks at the CVRD. Although we don't know everyone who had input into this initiative we would like to recognize the members of the Kerry Park Recreation Commission and Kim Liddle, Manager of the Kerry Park site for the time and effort they put in to making this happen.
Watch this space for future developments
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