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Shawnigan Lake Pickleball Club

Code of Conduct

 

All members are reminded the Club’s goal is to provide an environment where all players can play the game to the best of their ability and most importantly “have fun” while doing so.

The SLPC Board has agreed to the Code of Conduct for all members and guests.  This Code is to apply to any SLPC organized or sponsored event. These include but are not limited to the following guidelines of behavior:

  • To abide by the Rules of the Club at all times.

  • To insure all your actions on the court ensure a safe environment for all participants; player safety is the number one priority of the Club,

 

  • To show respect for each other; recognize skill levels of opponents and where appropriate enable lesser skilled players

 

  • To avoid aggressive behavior and abusive / profane language.

 

  • To maintain an appropriate and clean dress code.

 

  • To look after the Club equipment and premises.

 

  • To welcome people regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

 

  • To value the contribution of all our members in the efficient running of the Club.

Failure to abide by this Code may result in disciplinary action having to be taken by the Board. This may be in the form of a warning or for more severe cases a suspension. 

 

In summary, be a positive minded club member. This is YOUR Club, support it and strive to make it better.  Inform a Board member should you have suggestions on how improvements may be made or on matters that concern you.

 

 

Shawnigan Lake Pickleball Club Rules

Effective January 1, 2022  

Updated June 2024

 

Access to the courts:  Only Members and registered guests (see the page on guest restrictions) can access the courts.

 

Access to the Clubhouse:  Access to the Clubhouse to use the washrooms is permitted at any time to members and guests.  Until further notice access to the deck and other areas of the Clubhouse must be arranged through a Director (send a request to shawniganpb@gmail.com)

 

Parking:  Members using the courts must park off-road in the Cricket Club parking lot.

 

Court Opening and Closing Hours:  Play must not commence prior to 9:00 AM and play must be completed by 8:00 PM.

 

Maximum Number of Players:  To ensure good relations with our neighbours a maximum of 20 players can be on the courts at any one time.

 

Footwear:  Non-marking court shoes are mandatory.

 

Balls: The Club will make balls available for use, however, players can use any ball they agree to play. 

 

Line calls:  Always accept decisions of the referees. In instances where there are no referees, the decision is made by the team on the receiving side; their decision is to be accepted. 

 

Smoking:  Regardless of the product, smoking is not permitted on the Cricket Club site.

 

Dogs : Dogs are not allowed on the courts.  In the common area between the courts dogs are discouraged.  In the event that a member brings a dog they must be controlled at all times by the member (e.g. on a leash).

 

On Leaving the Courts:  Ensure that all refuse is removed and the gate is closed.

 

Approved Paddles - Only paddles with a PASS on the USA Pickleball Paddle List  https://equipment.usapickleball.org/paddle-list/ are recognized and approved for Tournament and Regular Play by Pickleball Canada and the SLPC.  Paddles are rated for noise; it would be the Club’s preference if quieter paddles are used.

Shawnigan Lake Pickleball Club Guest Restrictions​

 

Note that Guests Must Play with Members.

​Members may reserve a court and invite: 

  • One guest to a single block of time at any time,

  • Two guests to a single block of time once every two calendar weeks, and,

  • Three guests to a single block of time once a calendar month. 

 

  • Members may invite the same guest a maximum of twice per month, up to a yearly maximum of 10 times.

 

When a Member signs up for a session they must provide the name(s) of the guest(s) they are inviting to that session.

 

The guest rate per person for a session is $5.  Members are responsible for collecting the fees and depositing then in the onsite lock-box or paying by Interac e-transfer to shawniganpb@gmail.com (the preferred method). 

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