Bow Valley Pickleball Association

BVPA Member Code of Conduct

APPROVED MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT, POLICY NO. 10

EFFECTIVE DATE June 28, 2023

BVPA Mission

Our mission is to develop pickleball as a sport for all in the Bow Valley by promoting the health,

physical and social well-being of its members through offering organized recreational and

competitive play in an atmosphere of collegiality and sportsmanship.

Purpose

Bow Valley Pickleball Association (BVPA) is committed to creating a positive atmosphere for all

club members, guests and visitors. This Code of Conduct will allow these members, guests and

visitors to fully enjoy the benefits of BVPA events, services and facilities, while ensuring that

other members may be afforded the same benefits without impairment.

Scope

This BVPA Member Code of Conduct must be adhered to by all members, guests and visitors

of the club.

Code of Conduct for Bow Valley Pickleball Association

1) Members will be honest and show thoughtful interpersonal communication with

demonstrated respect for the opinions and the sensitivities of other members.

2) BVPA is a volunteer-run club where members pitch in and share in the responsibilities and

tasks that are essential to run the club (e.g., setting up for play, cleaning up and storing

equipment after play).

3) Members are encouraged to share with the Board any recommendations for change to

improve the workings of the club.

4) Members will treat all people that volunteer to help run the club with courtesy and

respect and will respect the authority and decision-making vested in referees, ratings

officials, tournament officials and volunteering members in leadership roles. Differences

of opinion related to safety should be voiced immediately; other concerns or suggestions

should be shared respectfully with those in the leadership role at an appropriate time.

5) If needed, members will point out to guests and visitors appropriate and expected

conduct when participating in club activities.

6) Members will not damage the club’s reputation by words, actions or written

communications.

7) Members will not speak, communicate or infer to speak on behalf of the club, unless

specifically authorized by the board.

8) Members will respect the rules of the venue or public facilities being used, and will not

complain, or give direction to venue staff, change set-ups, adjust thermostats, etc.

9) Members will support the work of volunteers by not needlessly creating situations which

add to the work of volunteers.

10) Members will abide by the policies of the club.

11) Members recognize that failure to abide by this Code may result in disciplinary action by

the board. This may range from a simple discussion of the matter at hand, to a warning,

to suspension, to revocation of membership.

12) Members will use the Conflict and Complaint Resolution Policy to bring to the board

unresolved policy breaches and other issues that have a detrimental effect on their or

other members’ enjoyment of the club, or on the club itself.

13) Members are expected to create an environment that supports the dignity of, and equity

for, all members and is free of discrimination and harassment.

14) Members will be respectful at all times and will not engage in disparaging works or deeds

with reference to other members’ gender, gender identification, language, ethnicity, age,

race, color, disability, or faith. Intolerance of others will not be accepted.