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Welcome to the St. Albert Pickleball Club

Members - the first time you visit here: click the icon of the head and shoulders* in the top right corner, enter your email address, and click "Forgot password."  Go to your email, follow the steps to get your new password, and use it to log in. (*On a smartphone, this icon may be an arrow.)

Members - on subsequent visits: click the head and shoulders icon to log-in and see your profile. After logging in, you will see items under the Members menu. Go to Members > Store to buy indoor play stickers.

Potential Members: If you've not already played pickleball at all, you are in for a real treat!  See our Explore Joining menu to get your frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered. Then sign up for a free beginner's lesson, but get in line because we have a lot of newcomers and this is a very popular activity!

Once you've joined our friendly club, you'll be able to log in to this site as a member.  The sign-up and payment process is fully automated through this site.  

Join today!

Visitors who have a player's rating from another club: You can come and check us out at a session that matches your player's rating. Details on how to pay and our expectations are in our Visitors Policy.  Note that the cost to purchase two sticker from another member is now $6.70.



Fee Summary

Our annual fee of $30 is very low, but non-refundable.  Don't hesitate to join though -- pickleball is lots of fun, great exercise, and a wonderful opportunity to socialize and make new friends.  Once you join as a member, you will have the opportunity, on this site, to buy a card of 20 stickers for $67 ($3.35 each).  The cost to play at a drop-in indoor venue is one sticker for members, two for guests of members.  The cost to play at a reserved sessions is two stickers, and these sessions are members only.  

See our FAQ under the Explore Joining menu for more details.

News for you 

July 7th- Covid Alert:  playing member has tested positive

Please read the Covid Alert News Post for urgent details.

Organized Play is here! (Members only, for health reasons.) 

The calendar for various types of organized play at Alpine courts is posted!  Organized play starts Monday June 29.

Check your June 27 member email for an announcement on the upcoming shootout events for 3.0 and 3.5+.

We continue to observe Covid safety protocols, so please be patient with our Venue Captains and some extra requirements.

1. Bring a pen to register at your sessions.

2. Only ONYX balls will be used, and you need to bring your own. These are the preferred ball to help reduce the noise for our residential surroundings.

3. Bring sanitizer -to have, to hold, to cherish.

4. Be mindful of social distancing and enjoy seeing all your club friends safely around & across from you.

So if you haven't yet rejoined, now is the time to do so! Welcome back!

Shootouts and Rating Clinics

Members in the 3.5 Rating Group were emailed an invitation to a shootout pool pre-registration that opened June 28. The pool is now full, but any 3.5 can add their names to a waiting list.

Members in the 3.0 Rating Group are getting a similar email, but there is a different registration time for the 3.0 pool.

If you didn't get an email, you can also find the "event" which allows you to pre-register by looking in the Outdoor calendar. Note that the 3.0 pre-registration won't show up in that calendar until it opens at 6 pm July 2.

See the Outdoor Calendar or the Rating Clinic calendar if you want a 3.5 or 3.0 club rating. Summer clinics are being held July 6 and 7. (June 30 UPDATE: Due to demand, TWO MORE CLINICS HAVE BEEN ADDED for JULY 7. In total, 5 clinics are now being run on July 6 and 7.)

If you didn't get a shootout or rating clinic invitation email, it may be because you let your membership lapse. In this case, you need to rejoin as a member then be manually added back into the appropriate rating group. See our upcoming early July newsletter for more details.

Our AGM

Thanks to those who attended our online AGM June 9. 

  • Zoom worked great for us, thanks to our technical coordinator James Porter.
  • Members voted unanimously in favour of each resolution considered.
  • All board positions and nominating committee positions were filled, as were the positions of Auditor and Ombudsperson.  See a recent newsletter for more on those elected.


Member Directory Launched

Check out our new members directory here.

This directory is available for members only, so you must log in to use it.

By default, the directory includes your name, your phone numbers, your rating and your interest in volunteering. All of this is designed to help you find play mates at your skill level, make social connections, help team leaders find more team members, and help team members connect with each other.

Note that although your email address is not displayed to other members, the directory can still be used to send a message to another member.  Just find a particular member using one of the search methods provided and click on their rating link to get to their particular details, then click the Send Message button. 

Members can adjust the information visible to other members if they wish, but the directory works best if nearly all of us display at least the minimum information displayed by default.  If you have particular security needs, you can also remove yourself from the directory. To make adjustments, go to the privacy tab in your profile.



Do you want to know ...

... where we play?  Click on the top-level Play menu, then click on one of the location names to get a Google map.

... about the color-coding and other features of our calendars? Click on the top-level Calendar menu.

... how our club works?  Click on the top-level Club Mgmt menu.

Volunteer Opportunities


Alpine Captains - 2.5 and All Play

Want to meet other members quickly? Become a Captain. We need several more for the organized play at Alpine, particularly for the 2.5 level and for All Play. Captain's training is available. Email your interest to venuemanager@pickleballstalbert.ca

Facilities Task Force

Our club has access to plentiful indoor facilities and to a marvelous outdoor facility, thanks to the hard work of some of our club members.  What will our next leap forward look like?  Help determine our future by joining this ad hoc task force.  See the mandate, and email your interest to your club Secretary Douwe Spriensma.

Equipment Coordinator

This key position has just been filled. Mark Nadeau will be taking over from Claude Michaud.  Thanks for taking this on Mark, and thanks for your years of friendly service Claude!

Assistant Treasurer

Job posting coming soon.

  


 

Organized Play and Visitors

Would you like to bring a friend, or have your visiting son or daughter play with you for a session or two? We have found that visitors make up less than 2% of our indoor players, and being good neighbors, we welcome visitors to many of our indoor and outdoor sessions.  Check our calendar on this site, and bring a guest to any session that doesn't say "Members Only."  Of course, guests should also have the skill level required for the session, for sessions designated at the 3.0 level or higher.


Organized Play Types and Times

If you are a new member, you may be wondering how our organized play works.  Well we have several types of organized play. Each type is described here and here.

When organized play resumes, you can find the dates and times for each session at the outdoor Alpine courts on this calendar.

We hope to also have some indoor play at Red Willow, and may have additional outdoor play at Larose if warranted by demand.  All of this is subject to the province's and city's safety rules and health guidance, of course.

Court locations are here.

Board Members


Eileen McClean

President & Venue Manager

president@pickleballstalbert.ca


Gary Marcellus

Vice President

development@pickleballstalbert.ca


Douwe Spriensma

Secretary

secretary@pickleballstalbert.ca


Ray Keroack

Treasurer

treasurer@pickleballstalbert.ca


Tamas Virag

Director of Membership and Volunteers, Web Manager

info@pickleballstalbert.ca


Gary Spencer

Director of Communications

communications@pickleballstalbert.ca




Carol Mah

Director at Large

director1@pickleballstalbert.ca


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