Code of Conduct

Safety

  • Player safety is #1 – ensure health and safety of all players at all times
  • Stretching and Warm up prior to beginning play
  • Play within your physical abilities – you are playing for FUN reduce risk of injury
  • Maintain high level of hydration at all times.  Drink lots of water!
  • If a ball enters other court – Stop Play Immediately, call “ball on court” to warn other players. Wait for other court players to return ball

Respect

  • Members must be respectful when interacting with other club members and guests.
  • Respect all levels of skill and ability. Play with all skill levels.
  • Recognize skill levels of opponents and where appropriate enable lesser skilled players
  • If possible, dependent on number of players, designate courts dependent on everyone’s needs and level of play
    • Advanced court
    • Beginner court
  • Number of Players – if players are waiting for courts consider reducing game score to quicken play
  • Kibitzing (trash talking) teasing of your opponents is part of the fun of pickleball but be respectful if someone is sensitive or voices concern
  • When play is completed and players leave the court, be courteous to players still playing. Ensure ample clearance behind and beside the courts that are in play.

Sportsmanship

  • Good sportsmanship is the rule
  • Receiving team makes line calls – clearly state IN or OUT
  • Give advice on play – OFF court do not delay play
  • Honor system – Call yourself or partner if in kitchen or service faults

Membership

  • Members must act in the best interests of the club. 
  • Members are expected to follow the club code of conduct, rules and guidelines of the club, Pickleball BC and PCO. 

    Outdoor Drop in Schedule

    Contact Details

    • pickleballcowichanlake@gmail.com
    • 59-57 Cowichan Ave, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Pickleball BC News

    During the Current PHO Restrictions:

    Singles Outdoors: can be played with any two players as long as you maintain the 3 m separation.

    Outdoor Doubles:
    Outdoor pickleball can be played by four members of the same household, without the need for 3 m separation.
    Three members of the same household cannot play doubles as one member would be teamed up with someone outside of the household and 3 meters distancing would not possible on that side of the net.
    Two members from one household can play against 2 members from another household as the 3 m distance requirement is controlled/maintained by the 7' Non-Volley Zone.

    Club Covid Guidelines
    Should you choose to play at the LC Outdoor Courts its imperative that you follow the posted guidelines established by our Club and Town of LC.
    The new variant of Covid has a very high transmission rate. It’s especially important to keep your distance, sanitize your hands/ball/raquet and avoid gathering when not playing. Leave your bag outside of the courts.
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    From Pickleball BC

    To ALL PICKLEBALL Players in BC
    4 pm December 3, 2020

    We are in receipt of the ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER titled GATHERINGS AND EVENTS - December 2, 2020.

    After clarification from viaSport pickleball doubles play is NOT permitted effective immediately.

    There are two exceptions - youth under the age of 19 and high level athletic individuals.

    These restrictions are being placed in response to recent COVID transmission activity surrounding adult sporting activity.

    This restriction on doubles pickleball play applies to ALL pickleball play - indoor and outdoor - in the Province of BC - Pickleball BC members AND non members alike. Pickleball singles play is not restricted by the Order.

    We ask that all Club Presidents reinforce this message by sending it out via their Club media mechanisms.

    Questions, comments, concerns - reply to this email.

    Sincerely:
    Walter Knecht Karen Watson
    President Vice President
    Pickleball BC Pickleball BC

    Some clarifications:
    Source of our information - first level is the PHO Orders, followed by viaSport translation to real sport life. We must follow both. We (Karen) was on a conference call with viaSport 1 pm today, with some 80 other sport representitives.
    Who is high performance - quote from a PHO Order: " . .identified by Canadian Sports Institute Pacific as a high performance athlete affiliated with an accredited provincial or national sports organization . ."
    Can I play singles if my Club organizes ? No organized play allowed
    Me, my spouse, my kids one house OK? Order clarification says 3 max people.
    High level does not refer to just your group of 4 players at 4.0 level, isolated or not
    Play in contradiction of PHO and viaSport Orders, Guidelines and clarifications may void your PCO insurance coverage
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Our website is back up! Thanks Ryan Maizis for taking care of us!!
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Our website is down, (Aug.1st) Will post when we’re back. Sorry for any inconvenience
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Dear Members:
    I would like to acknowledge the following members who volunteered their time and energy to do an absolutely outstanding job, in power washing the Cowichan Lake Pickleball Courts. We stated at 9:15am and finished at 4:00pm. Special mention to the ladies who also cleaned the nets!

    Dennis
    Lyle
    Gail
    Bob and Cathy
    Veronica and Tom
    Paula
    Rod
    Barry

    N.B. The group picture shows the new Blower and Wet/Dry Vacuum, courtesy of the donation by Mosaic.

    Regards
    Tom Nannery
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club
    Hello Everyone
    The courts will be closed on Wednesday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tom Nannery and crew will be power washing the courts. Thanks for organizing the purchase of the new vacuum and rental of the power washer. And, thanks to all those members who have volunteered to help!

    CLPC