Delta Pickleball Association

To ensure the Chalmers Pickleball facility in North Delta is being used primarily by Delta residents and in keeping with the City of Delta objectives, we are unable to accept any new non-North Delta members for play at Chalmers.  Our limit has been reached until at least June 30, 2023, so we are not currently accepting additional memberships from those living in Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, White Rock, Coquitlam, Pt. Coquitlam, New Westminster, or Port Moody (renewals are allowed). We appreciate the support of our community neighbours, but need to ensure residents in North Delta are given the opportunity to learn and play this wonderful game.


Lessons and Skills Sessions are provide free to current members.  

Club Fees help cover operational costs of the club, balls, Pickleball machines, lobbying for times and facilities with Delta, insurance, website, newsletter, tournaments, scheduling software, coach training, and court cleaning and maintenance equipment costs (blowers, brooms, squeegees, etc.).


Welcome to Pickleball BC. 


Enregistrement auprès de Pickleball Canada

Notre nouveau système d'inscription vous permet de vous inscrire en une seule fois auprès de votre club, de votre organisation sportive provinciale ou territoriale (OSPT) si vous en faites partie et de Pickleball Canada. Si vous appartenez à plus d'un club, vous ne vous inscrirez qu'une seule fois auprès de Pickleball Canada ! Si vous appartenez à plus d'un club et qu'ils se trouvent dans des provinces ou territoires différents, vous devrez vous inscrire à chacune des OSPT.

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Renonciations

ACCEPTATION DE RISQUES

A: PICKLEBALL CANADA ORGANIZATION, et ces provinces et territoires et ces représentants locaux et clubs, et leurs dirigeants, agents, employés, instructeurs, représentants, bénévoles, contractuels indépendants, sous-traitants, commanditaires, successeurs et bénéficiaires (ci-après les « Renonciataires »)

ACCEPTATION DE RISQUES

En signant cette entente, je reconnais que je suis, par la présente, informé ou que j’ai été informé que ma participation dans le sport de pickleball implique plusieurs risques et dangers habituels, fréquents et raisonnablement prévisibles et qui sont inhérent à ce sport, incluant, mais pas limité à : des collisions avec d’autres personnes ou objets; le risque de se faire frapper par une raquette, de se faire frapper par une balle; le risque d’accident vasculaire cérébral, les risques cardiovasculaires ou autres conditions qui peuvent menacer la vie causé par l’exercice physique, le risque de blessure personnelle incluant, mais pas limité à, des coupures, des égratignures, des contusions ou autres lésions, entorses, foulures, fractures, lésions cérébrales tel que les commotions cérébrales ou autres traumas crâniens, blessures à la colonne vertébrale, incluant la paraplégie ou tétraplégie ou la mort; dommage à ou perte de vision; perte d’équilibre ou de contrôle; des chutes; et un manquement de se comporter prudemment ou dans les limites de ses propres capacités.

J’ACCEPTE LIBREMENT ET ASSUME EN ENTIER TOUT RISQUE ET DANGER HABITUEL ET RAISONNABLEMENT PRÉVISIBLE INHÉRENT AU SPORT DE PICKLEBALL ET LA POSSIBILITÉ DE PERTE DE VIE, PRÉJUDICE PERSONNEL OU DOMAGE OU PERTE MATERIELLE. JE RECONNAIS QUE JE SUIS RESPONSABLE DE MON CHOIX DE PARTICIPER DANS LE SPORT DE PICKLEBALL APRES AVOIR ÉTÉ INFORMÉ DES RISQUES ET DANGERS MENTIONNÉS CI-HAUT ET DANS CETTE ENTENTE ET QUE LE NIVEAU DE RISQUE ET DE DANGER QUI POURRAIT M’AFFECTER PERSONNELLEMENT PEUT ETRE AFFECTÉ PAR LE NIVEAU DE MES HABILITÉS ET EXPERIENCE DANS LE SPORT DE PICKLEBALL, AINSI QUE LES MESURES PRÉVENTIVES QUE J’AI PRISES OU QUE JE N’AI PAS PRISES POUR EVITER DE TELS RISQUES ET DANGERS ET LA REACTION QUE J’AI CHOISI DANS TOUTE SITUATION PENDANT MA PARTICIPATION DANS LE SPORT DE PICKLEBALL.

DÉCHARGE DE RESPONSABILITÉE, RENONCIATION DE RECLAMATION ET ENTENTE D’INDEMNITÉ

Comme condition d’acceptation de ma demande d’adhésion dans l’organisation Pickleball Canada par les Renonciataires et, tel qu’applicable, ma province/territoire et association locale ou club, et en me permettant d’utiliser les installations et locaux fournis par les Renonciataires (ci-après les « locaux »), je conviens comme suite :

1. DE RENONCER TOUTE RECLAMATION que j’aurais contre un ou des Renonciataires et de décharger les Renonciataires de toute responsabilité pour tout dommage, perte ou préjudice matériel, ou frais que je pourrais engager ou que mes parents proches, héritiers ou testamentaires pourraient engager comme conséquence de la réalisation de tout risque prévisible, normal et habituel qui est en lien avec ma participation dans le sport de pickleball, sauf en raison de la faute intentionnelle ou faute lourde des Renonciataires (ou un des Renonciataires).

2. QUE, si je subi un préjudice corporel ou moral en conséquence de ma participation dans le sport de pickleball et que ce préjudice n’est pas une conséquence de la réalisation d’un risque habituel et raisonnablement prévisible qui est inhérent au sport de pickleball, ma connaissance des risques et dangers expliqués et dénoncés dans cette entente pourrait être considéré comme une faute commune de ma part et que ma responsabilité pourrais, par conséquence, être engagé dans la partage de responsabilité pour tout préjudice que je subi si j’intente des procédures judiciaires contre un ou des Renonciataires;

3. DE DÉGAGER DE RESPONSABILITÉ ET D’INDEMNISER LES RENONCIATAIRES de toute responsabilité pour tout préjudice matériel, corporel ou moral causé à une tierce partie en conséquence de mon utilisation ou présence dans les locaux;

4. Cette entente sera effectif et exécutoire et lie mes héritiers, testamentaires, administrateurs, cédants et représentants en cas de mon décès ou mon incapacité;

5. Cette entente et tout droit, devoir et obligation entre les parties de cette entente sera régi par et interprété conformément avec les lois en vigueur dans la province de la Colombie-Britannique seulement; et

6. Tout litige entre les parties de cette entente sera entendu dans la province de la Colombie-Britannique et exclusivement devant les tribunaux civils de la province de la Colombie-Britannique.

En signant cette entente, je ne me fie pas sur toute représentation orale ou écrite ou des déclarations faites par les Renonciataires concernant la sécurité du sport de pickleball sauf celles exprimées dans cette entente.

J’AI LU ET JE COMPRENDS CETTE ENTENTE DE DÉNONCIATION ET JE RECONNAIS QU’EN SIGNANT CETTE ENTENTE JE RENONCE A CERTAIN DROITS LEGAUX QUE JE POURRAIS OU QUE MES HÉRITIERS OU TESTAMENTAIRES, ADMINSTRATEURS, CÉDANTS OU REPRÉSENTANTS POURRAIENT AVOIR CONTRE UN OU DES RENONCIATAIRES.

PBC Communications Release Agreement

Your information is confidential and used only for PickleballBC communication purposes. Your information is protected under BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). I recognize and understand that there are certain inherent risks to which I will be exposed because of the nature and level of the Pickleball sports activity in which I have agreed to participate. I will adhere to the local precautions and regulations implemented by the Club that I am registering with.

Effective October 1, 2022 your registration provides you with PCO and PBC membership until December 31, 2023. If you have any questions about your Club Membership or issues surrounding your local organization please contact your club directly.

If you have any questions about your Pickleball Canada or PBC membership please feel free to contact me about those issues.

Rod Williams

PBC Registrar

registrar@pickleballbc.ca


DPA Mission Statement, Etiquette, and Code of Conduct

Delta Pickleball Association - Mission Statement

To grow the game of Pickleball across Delta for all ages, levels and abilities by creating and cultivating an inclusive and respectful environment that promotes safety, health, social interaction, good sportsmanship and fun.


To accomplish this, the DPA Executive will:

  • Create a playing schedule which provides fun competitive and recreational opportunities for players of all abilities.
  • Continue skill and mentoring programs to enhance organized recreational and competitive play.
  • Provide a positive working relationship with the City of Delta as we seek to promote, organize play and maintain the public outdoor pickleball courts in Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen.

Delta Pickleball Association Etiquette

Fair play and sportsmanship are keys to success and enjoyment in any sport. To ensure safety and smooth sailing on the Pickleball courts, Delta Pickleball Association (DPA) requests the following from those who play: Bring your own pickleballs and hand sanitizer each time you play. Wash/sanitize your hands and balls between games and keep 6 feet apart from all members outside your household. Avoid touching your face and cover your cough or sneeze. When coming off the court after your game, consider wearing a mask, especially if there are other people waiting to play on the sideline. Stay home if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, are in quarantine or are feeling unwell. No ‘random partners’. Allow your name to be recorded for contact tracing purposes and follow all government and Pickleball BC safety guidelines.

  1. Acknowledge your opponents at the beginning of the game. If you are playing unfamiliar players, introduce yourself. At the end of the game thank your opponents for the game without tapping paddles. When you have finished playing for the day, do not continue to stay at the courts to socialize.
  2. If you hit a ball towards another court, loudly say "Ball on Court". Everyone should immediately stop play, to ensure no one trips on the ball. Return the ball to the correct court and re-play the point. Do not pick up the ball.
  3. Call out the score loudly before each and every serve to ensure all know the score and are ready to play.
  4. If the ball lands on or close to the out line, the receiving team has the final say on calling the ball “In” or “Out”. Do not question the call. In social play if you are uncertain of the call, call it “In”, giving the benefit of the doubt to your opponent. If you disagree with your partner on a line call – the benefit of the doubt goes to your opponent. If both you and your partner are unsure about the call, ask your opponents’ especially if they had a better view. Never ask for, or accept, line calls from spectators.
  5. During Open Play, (Mixed Skill Levels) play with everyone, no complaints. If a stronger player is on the court with you, hit to them and often. If you are playing with weaker players work on shots that they can return and learn from.
  6. During Advanced Level of Play (3.5+) ensure that you are qualified to play by using the “Pickleball Skill Levels” chart which is on our website and is also posted. If you are still unsure, check with one of the directors of DPA.
  7. Call yourself if you or your partner land in the kitchen on a volley.
  8. Unsolicited coaching on the courts is not to be done. If someone asks for your input, offer a tip or two after your game once you are off the court, so as not to detract from the flow of the game and/or distract your opponents. If however coaching is agreeable to all 4 players, keep comments brief especially if the courts are busy
  9. Be ready to go onto the court when it is your turn. Do not play past your scheduled time when another group is waiting.
  10. Always exhibit good sportsmanship when playing or observing others. Refusing to play with a less experienced player is considered unsportsmanlike.
  11. Don’t use the lob shot with players with limited mobility. Running backwards for a lob shot can be a serious safety risk.
  12. Be aware of where your partner is. If you are near your partner with an overhead slam opportunity where you may hit them, stop playing. Let the ball drop. Lose the point. Do NOT hit your partner.
  13. Don’t cross the court behind a match until the play has stopped. When that happens move quickly.


Code of Conduct

The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to ensure a safe and positive environment by making members aware there are appropriate behaviors that are expected from DPA members at all times. These behaviors are consistent with our core values which include respect, fairness, integrity, honesty, transparency and safety.

Every DPA member pledges: I will:

  1. treat others with respect
  2. exhibit fairness and honesty in my dealings with others.
  3. not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct or encourage others to do so.
  4. not engage in any behavior that would endanger the health, safety or wellbeing of others.
  5. not engage in the use of profanity, harassment or bullying
  6. not engage in public criticism of other players or officials, and
  7. not use or exploit DPA members for business purposed or financial gain

If complaints come forward to the DPA Directors regarding inappropriate behavior, actions or language, the following procedures will be followed:

  • The President of the club will appoint two individuals to look into the complaint and create an action plan that is restorative in nature and directly deals with the parties involved. (Individuals will not be close friends of the parties involved).
  • If resolution is not possible, the offense(s) will be examined by the whole board of directors and may result in a written reprimand, suspension or cancelation of membership from the DPA.
  • The Board of Directors may use the policy guidelines developed by the Ontario Pickleball Association for direction in dealing with a complaint.

Definitions

  • Bullying - Defined as verbal aggression or yelling, humiliating actions or practices, hazing, spreading malicious rumors, using derogatory names towards someone and includes cyber bullying through the use of electronic communication (email, text messaging, social networking, etc.)
  • Harassment - Refrain from any behavior that constitutes harassment, where harassment is defined as any behavior or actions, visual material, unwelcome remarks, jokes, comments, innuendoes, written or verbal threats and/or any conduct directed towards an individual or group that undermines self-esteem, diminishes performance, and are offensive, abusive, racist, degrading, defamatory or malicious.
  • Respect - This involves consistently treating individuals fairly, equitably and reasonably. Demonstrate respect to individuals regardless of body type, physical characteristics, athletic ability, age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, gender, and sexual orientation.
  • Sexual Harassment - Defined as any behavior or actions such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with an individual’s performance, creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment or is the basis for making a decision that affects the individual.