Code Of Conduct

The Calgary Pickleball Club updated its Code of Conduct and clarified its respectful play guidelines in 2022. The new Code of Conduct reflects the growth of the sport and changes in social attitudes in the past decade. The policy recognizes new expectations of behaviour on and off the court, and the importance of inclusivity in our sport. Any member who feels they have been compromised, or any members who witnessed an incident, can file a complaint directly to the CPC President.

CPC members have a responsibility to:

  • Demonstrate respect for every person regardless of physical characteristics, athletic ability, age, ancestry, colour, race citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, family, economic or marital status, gender identity or expression of sexual orientation.

  • Focus comments appropriately and avoid public criticism of athletes, coaches, officials, organizers, volunteers, employees, or members.

  • Consistently demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship, sport leadership and ethical conduct.

  • Act, when appropriate, to correct or prevent practices that are unjustly discriminatory.

  • Follow the rules of Pickleball and the spirit of those rules.

Respectful Conduct: CPC has a responsibility to its members to:

  • Investigate incidents and concerns brought forward by its members deemed to be in breech of respectful sportsmanship

  • Allow an appeal process to ensure thorough investigation

  • Take actions towards member in breech of Respectful Conduct Policy. The CPC discipline committee may decide on any of the following actions:

  • A verbal warning to offending member restating concern,

  • A Letter of Intention outlining incident and CPC expectations,

  • Letter of Intention-mandatory enrollment in Respect in Sports Program,

  • Extreme incidents, termination of membership

While we encourage all-round, good sportsmanship, should an incident occur and requires further action, we encourage CPC members directly impacted, and/or witnesses, to fill out the Incident Form and file a complaint directly to the CPC President.

You must download the Incident Form, fill in, scan and return by email to the President at