Survey results from 52 responses:

Question #1, What are the highlights for you?

Top seven answers were:

a. Round Robin Weekly play – 42 (80%)
b. Separate Skill Level play – 30 (58%)
c. Skill Level Clinics – 30 (38%)
d. Open Saturday play – 17 (33%)
e. Spring Launch – 13 (25%)
f. Mixing of Skill Levels – 12 (23%)
g. Referee Clinic – 5 (10%)

Question #2, Is there a reason you do not play in your scheduled time slot?

Top four answers:

a. The day/timeslot did not work for my own schedule – 17 (33%)
b. Too many players playing above their own skill level – 11 (21%)
c. I live in another area, outside of South Surrey – 11 (21%)
d. I want to play more with players in a higher skill level – 6 (11%)

What is your skill level rating?

How do you view the membership fee of $40.00?

Area (s) of concern or improvement for our club to be aware of are:

Top five answers:

a. Permanent designated pickleball courts – 43 (83%)
b. More skill level play – 27 (52%)
c. Stronger guidelines for players to play in their skill level – 17 (33%)
d. More courts in general – 14 (15%)
e. More Open play court time – 4 (8%)

On September 10th, under clear blue skies, the mixed doubles events of our Grip ‘n Rip was a big success. Due to a rainout on September 9th, Men’s and Women’s double events have now been moved to September 16th.  If you have registered and are unable to attend, please contact surreypickleballclub@gmail.com as soon as possible to let us know.

Check in: Players are required to check in at least 30 minutes prior to their event start time.  If the tournament is running early your event could start up to 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.

Participants: It’s very important that you check the event player list/events/brackets on www.pickleballtournaments.com to ensure that you and your partner are in the correct events.  Click here to show events/brackets

We recommend players/spectators bring lawn chairs to watch the games. In addition make sure you have lots of fluids to hydrate, bring lunch and snacks.

Format: Skill divisions 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 double elimination with winners games played 2 out of 3 to 11 win by 1 and consolation games played 1 to 15 win by 1. The 4.5 & 5.0 divisions have been combined in women’s doubles.

Balls: Durafast 40 Outdoor Ball

Food: R.E.C. for KIDS Society is setting up a refreshment table.  Support this local charity – they will have power drinks, water, and sodas for players.  Cost is by donation or $1.00 per item.  In addition, the recreation centre has a café that has sandwiches, salads, etc.

Play Schedule: Schedule of play for all events is posted on pickleballtournaments.com and can be accessed by clicking on this link: Schedule of Play. Brackets are subject to change until each event starts.

Good luck everyone!

Welcome to the Surrey Pickleball Club’s 2017 Gip ‘n Rip Tournament!
 
Sent on behalf of your Tournament Committee
 
We are very excited about the first Grip ‘n Rip Tournament and even more excited that you are joining us!! With 138 players we are sure to have some great play!
 
We are planning on making a go of this tournament as scheduled on September 9 & 10.  Although, the forecast is calling for light rain on Saturday – it’s very minimal, less the 1mm, and forecast to stop early in the day.
 
Check in: Players are required to check in at least 30 minutes prior to their event start time.  If the tournament is running early your event could start up to 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. You must check in each day you play!
 
Participants: It’s very important that you check the event player list/events/brackets on www.pickleballtournaments.com to ensure that you and your partner are in the correct events.  Click here to show events/brackets
 
We recommend players/spectators bring lawn chairs to watch the games. In addition make sure you have lots of fluids to hydrate, bring lunch and snacks.
 
Format: Skill divisions 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 double elimination with winners games played 2 out of 3 to 11 win by 1 and consolation games played 1 to 15 win by 1. The 4.5 & 5.0 divisions have been combined in women’s doubles.
 
Balls: Durafast 40 Outdoor Ball
 
Food: R.E.C. for KIDS Society is setting up a refreshment table.  Support this local charity – they will have power drinks, water, and sodas for players.  Cost is by donation or $1.00 per item.  In addition, the recreation centre has a café that has sandwiches, salads, etc.
 
Play Schedule: Schedule of play for all events is posted on pickleballtournaments.com and can be accessed by clicking on this link: Schedule of Play. Brackets are subject to change until each event starts.
 
Good luck everyone!
 

SPC is hosting Surrey’s first sanctioned Pickleball tournament, Grip ‘n Rip, on September 9th and 10th, meaning it will meet the standards set out by Canadian Pickleball Association and US Association of Pickleball. Twelve courts will be set up on the tennis courts just north of the South Surrey Recreation Centre at 14601 20 Ave. 

A hundred thirty-nine participants have registered for the event and Surrey Councillor, Bruce Hayne, will be doing the ceremonial first serve. Surrey Councillor, Tom Gill, has also expressed interest in attending. Thanks for coming out and helping share this exciting weekend! 

To register go to Pickleballtournaments.com

Alternate dates will be September 16th & 17th, in the event of rainout.

Grip ‘n Rip t-shirts that the Board members are wearing in the photo
are available to order at the tournament for $20.00,
or on-line with Paypal for $22.00

We will be ordering the t-shirts in bulk to avoid shipping charges. 
Once we have enough t-shirts on order, we’ll let you know when they will arrive
and where you’ll be able to pick them up!

 

Aug. 29, 2017

Surrey Pickleball Club regulars will try to repeat their recent Golden Doubles success when they play in the inaugural Grip ‘n Rip Pickleball Tournament Sept. 9-10 at the South Surrey Athletic Park Courts (14601 – 20th Avenue).

Lorraine Subtelny and Eileen Dowell won the 4.0 women’s category at the Pickle in the Park doubles tournament last weekend in Abbotsford. Wendy Sofiak and Jeremy Brine earned the gold medal in 4.5 mixed, and Debbie McRobbie and Sheena Brewer took home gold in the 3.0 women’s division.

These six will be among many Surrey club members scheduled to participate in the Grip ‘n Rip, which is sanctioned by Pickleball Canada. The tournament expects about 140 players on the 12 South Surrey courts, according to Club President Ross Priebe

The  Grip ‘n Rip has expanded from last year’s club tournament to include players from regions outside the White Rock/South Surrey area, making for what promises to be a first-rate event.

Men’s and women’s doubles will be played on Saturday, Sept. 9, and mixed doubles the next day. The tournament will be a double-elimination format. If needed, the rain date will be the following weekend, Sept. 16-17.

About 150 players competed in Abbotsford on a sunny, very warm weekend (Aug. 26-27). Surrey club members also winning gold medals included Janice Sturm, who paired with Patrice Van Nieuwkerk in 3.5 women; Bob Carter, who partnered with Pat Ellis, in 3.5 mixed; and Neville Israel, who played with Barry Mah in 4.5 men. Perennial medalist Marco Jankowiak won gold in 5.0 with partner Steve Deakin, and Irene Mah and Deakin grabbed gold in 5.0 mixed..

Silver medal winners were: brothers Chuck H Jung and Chuck P Jung (4.0 men), Doug Barham and Carter (3.5 men), Ronith Cogswell and Mah (4.5, 5.0 women), Sofiak and Marsi Jacobs (4.5 women), Rick Houghton and Dowell (4.0 mixed) and Vince Falbo and Jayna Mikuse (4.5 mixed).

Bronze medalists included Ryan Doray and Travis Brine (4.0 men), Cogswell and Mark Dana (4.5 mixed), Jankowiak and Elizabeth Peckham (5.0 mixed) and Diane Hill and Mimi Dmyterko (5.0 women).

September
Tournament
“Grip n’Rip”

We are going to be playing in the “GRIP ‘n RIP” Tournament!

Dates are September 9th & 10th and the venue is the South Surrey Athletic Park Courts.

Alternate dates will be September 16th & 17th, in the event of rainout.

Men’s and Women’s Doubles are on Saturday (levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0)

Mixed Doubles are on Sunday (levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0)

This is a tournament sanctioned by Pickleball Canada.

All participants need to hold a Pickleball Canada membership. If you do not, you will need to bring $5.00 cash the day of the tournament and fill out a PC membership form.

We expect that some levels will fill up quickly so do not delay; as this tournament is open to all.

To register go to Pickleballtournaments.com

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