Official Club - General Questions
No. The general liability and player accident coverage are required under the terms of the club membership policy. *Minimum of twenty-five participants
No. Club participants are not required to be an individual member of USA Pickleball. The organization or facility would be considered an Official Club of USA Pickleball. Individuals that are registered with the Official Club are then considered “club participants” of the club (first name, last name and email) and the club pays the per participant fees. Registered club participants are then covered under the terms of the club membership policy.
Would this cover individuals in a club that teach people how to play pickleball, at no cost to the learner?
If the instructor and the “learners” are club participants that are registered with the club in USA Pickleball’s club database, they would be covered under the terms of the club policy. If someone in the club is teaching non-club members, and therefore not registered as Club Participants with USA Pickleball under the Club Membership, that instructor is not covered under the terms of the policy and would need to be certified and insured by an entity such as the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR).
A Primary Venue is the location where organized, regular and scheduled club programs and events take place. A Certificate of Insurance or Additional Insured Status certificate is provided at no additional cost for a primary venue.
A Secondary Venue is the location that may serve as a regular, secondary location for the club play, or an alternate location due to the temporary closure of a Primary Venue. An additional Certificate of Insurance (COI) or Additional Insured Status certificate is issued for this location as well and at no additional cost.
Yes. The only difference between the two memberships is the inclusion of club insurance. All Official Club Members receive the following benefits for annual dues of $200.00:
- National Rally opportunity exclusive to Official Clubs of USA Pickleball (coming 2022)
- Discounts and access to USA Pickleball Approved Software providers that will offer clubs solutions for managing fees, ladder/league play, calculated playing levels, socials, events, etc.
- USA Pickleball Official Club Banner for the organization ($90.00 value)
- Mailed subscription to Pickleball Magazine (one printed copy for club)
Yes. Official Club Membership Plus receives general liability and player accident coverage for a fee of $5.00 multiplied by the number of club participants. These fees represent the cost of the liability and accident coverage for the club. For example, if a club has 100 club participants, the cost of insurance would be $5.00 x 100 club participants which would equal $500.00.
May a club become an Official Club Member with the insurance option without adding participants of the club?
No. There is a minimum of twenty-five participants. Only individual participants of those pickleball clubs, groups and facilities would be covered under the terms of the organizational policy when registered with USA Pickleball as a participant of that club.
Yes. Additional venues may be added for an additional charge of $25.00 per venue that is in addition to the primary and secondary venue. Venues are not editable or interchangeable.
*Venues are for specific court locations identified by physical addresses.
- Liability Insurance Coverage for Club and an Accident Medical Expense Benefit for the Club Participants
- USA Pickleball Club Banner for the organization ($90 value)
- Mailed Subscription of Pickleball Magazine
Official Club - Enrollment/Terms
Enrollment will begin in June 2021. A club member may join throughout the year, however, there will be no proration of dues, as the term is annual and will run from July 1 through June 30 each year for all club members.
The annual term will always begin on July 1 and will be for a one-year period which ends on June 30.
Yes. In fact, club administrators must add new club participants when the participants join the club. The club is assessed $5.00 for every new participant that is added and will be billed quarterly.
*Due to evolving elements of the USA Pickleball Official Club Membership, we reserve the right to make adjustments to the program terms and conditions.
Official Club - Fees
The cost of a Club Membership is $200.00 (annual club dues). The cost of a Club Membership Plus is $200.00 (annual club dues) plus $5.00 multiplied by the number of club participants (club insurance fees).
If a person is a USA Pickleball member already, is the club still assessed the per participant fee of $5.00?
Yes. The $5.00 multiplied by the number of participants is the fee assessed to the club to provide general liability coverage to the club and player accident coverage so that the registered club participants are covered to play in club activities at their registered venue(s) during the coverage period.
Additional coverage for Directors & Officers is available to USA Pickleball Club Members, however, this is handled separately and independently by the club through the same Insurance Broker that is used for Club Membership coverage. Quotes are specific to each club. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Does the $5.00 fee multiplied by the number of club participants (club insurance fees) entitle participants of Official Clubs to play in USA Pickleball Sanctioned Tournaments or must they become full USA Pickleball members at $35.00 per person?
The $5.00 does not entitle participants to full USA Pickleball member benefits or the ability to play in USA Pickleball Sanctioned Tournaments and events. Club participants seeking full USA Pickleball benefits would need to join USA Pickleball as individual members. Only the club is recognized as a member of USA Pickleball with the Official Club Membership, not the individual club participants.