The Board of Directors of the Surrey Pickleball Club is very disappointed to announce that the club’s 2020 playing season is cancelled.
Entering into Phase 2 of the Province’s “return to normal” plan, it was our hope that the provincial and City of Surrey operating guidelines for this and subsequent phases would allow us to provide an increasing degree of organized play sessions beginning as early as possible and lasting until the end of the outdoor playing season, in the fall.
Unfortunately, the provincial guidelines, as issued through BC’s viaSport, prohibits organized play in any sport. The viaSport directive can be found here: viaSport return-to-play. As a result, the club cannot provide organized pickleball play for our members for the foreseeable future.
The Board of Directors would like to thank all members for renewing their memberships and new members for joining the club. Your membership has provided you with membership in Pickleball Canada, Pickleball BC, and the Surrey Pickleball Club, provided you and the club with insurance coverage and as has allowed the club to cover its basic operating expenses. In recognition of that, the club will be offering a loyalty discount when then-current members renew their membership for the club’s 2021 season.
Over the next several months, the Board of Directors will continue working on your behalf, monitoring developments and providing input to City, provincial sport organizations, preparing for the club’s Annual General Meeting (September 17 – further announcements coming) and planning for the 2021 season.
Despite the club’s cancellation decision, we strongly encourage all pickleball players to get out on the courts to stay fit and to hone your skills while respecting the individual-play guidelines from Pickleball Canada, Pickleball BC, the Province of BC and the City of Surrey.
Stay safe, stay well.
President Surrey Pickleball Club