Overview

WHAT POLICIES ARE INCLUDED?

COVERAGE IS ONLY PROVIDED TO PICKLEBALL CANADA AND IT’S MEMBERS “WHILE PARTICIPATING IN AN AUTHORIZED ACTIVITY”

Authorized Pickleball Sport Activity                 Glossary
  COMMERCIAL GENERAL DIRECTORS & OFFICERS SPORT ACCIDENT
Member
Guest
Volunteer
INSTRUCTOR/COACH
DIRECTOR/OFFICER
ORGANIZATION
For Profit or Private Club
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES (if a Director/Officer)
NO
NO
NO
YES
YES
NO 
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
NO

WHAT IS AN AUTHORIZED  ACTIVITY?

A. Pickleball game played in Canada by a member, including warm-ups, practice and training.  Play must be in substantial accordance with IFP rules.  Uncontrollable rule variations such as placement of the NVL line when using badminton courts are allowed as long as such variations do not result in unsafe playing conditions.
B. Tournament play in Canada.  May be sanctioned, non-sanctioned, club or inter-club play.
C. Instructional/coaching/rating and similar sessions.
D. Demonstrations of the sport by a member.
E. Board or committee meetings/AGM and consequential Board actions and activities, excluding any activities involving alcohol.
F. Socials that do not include alcohol, while held in conjunction with an “Authorized Activity”.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

1 Member – A person, including minors, who holds a current valid PCO membership obtained through membership in an Organization.
2 Volunteer – A person in a non-player role assisting with the presentation of an Authorized Activity.  May be not be a PCO member.  Includes such persons as referee or other event volunteers.
3 Instruction/Coach – A member that provides pickleball instruction, teaching, ratings or similar services on a volunteer or paid basis.
4 Director/Officer – A Director or Officer of an Organization.
5 Organization – An entity affiliated with PCO that is either an incorporated or unincorporated club, group or a Provincial/Territorial Sports Organization (PTSO). Where a PTSO exists, the organization affiliation must come through that PTSO. Affiliation requirements may differ among PTSO, but a primary requirement is that all members of the Organization must be members of PCO and the PTSO (where one exists).  For profit and private clubs are excluded from Organization status.