Welcome to the St. Albert Pickleball Club (SAPC)
Members: click the head and shoulders* icon in the top right corner to log-in and view your profile. After logging in, you will see items under the Members menu. Go to Members > Store to buy indoor play stickers. (*On a smartphone, this icon may be an arrow.)
If you haven't already done so, you can renew your membership for 2024:
Potential Members: Everyone 12 years of age or more are welcome! Press the Join button to learn how to use the automated signup and payment processes.
See our Explore Joining menu to get your frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered or to sign up for a free beginner's lesson!
Once you've joined our friendly club, you'll be able to log in to this site as a member.
Sorry - No Visitors this Indoor Season
Fee Summary - 2024
You will first pay $25 and a small processing fee to join Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Alberta, then adults will pay $52.38 ($55 with GST) to join SAPC for the 2024 membership year. Youth members have a reduced SAPC fee of $12.38 ($13 with GST).
These 2024 memberships are now on sale (as of Oct 17 2023), and will expire on December 31 2024.
Our annual fee is 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 for members to play at one of our drop-in indoor school venues is one sticker. See our Indoor Play article on our Play Types page for prices at other venues.
See also our FAQ under the Explore Joining menu for more details.
Membership Sales & Renewals for 2024
As of Oct 17, 2023, SAPC has re-opened its membership sales and renewals. 2024 memberships are effective immediately and expire Dec 31 2024.
Renew your Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Alberta membership BEFORE renewing your SAPC membership. The PCO and PA memberships are purchased on a separate system. See this webpage under the Explore Joining menu for more details.
After renewing with PCO and PA, log back into this site and go to our Join page to join or renew. You can also renew by opening your profile and pressing the "Renew to 2025-01-01" button within your profile.
SAPC welcomes youth members 12 years of age or older. See our youth membership web page for more details.
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Oct. 16 Update on Ratings and DUPR
The Rating Committee established by your board met October 12. 2023 to consider our recent learnings with DUPR and to consider changes in our ratings operations and DUPR play. Here are the key points from that meeting.1. Our club may periodically offer two types of DUPR events this indoor season, depending on: (i) demand, (ii) sufficient volunteers to run sessions and enter scores into DUPR, and (iii) venue availability. The two types of DUPR events are:
Demand for some of this play may be initially gauged by means of a survey. We also expect the frequency of these events will be low as we learn of member's interest (demand) and our volunteer capacity. Check our calendars frequently to stay abreast of opportunities, and please volunteer as a captain if you want to see more of these events.2. Effective November 1, we are removing one restriction to our "Aspiring To" events; specifically, members may now register for such events even if they already have 20 or more DUPR scored games.
DUPR is not perfect. Nor is any other rating mechanism. Recent changes to DUPR rating algorithms are not helpful. However, DUPR remains the most cost effective and viable basis for club ratings, for now. We hope and trust that the expertise DUPR has, and the efforts they are making, will result in an even better solution in time.
We also recognize some members' interests in skills-based improvement and feedback. To this end the club will continue to offer some mentoring sessions, and acknowledges that the Edmonton region continues to have multiple alternatives for those wanting more intensive mentoring and coaching. We wish we could do more now, within our club -- but we think we're also doing great with the resources (volunteers and venues) we have now! Onward and upward!
For more info, see our updated content on these pages:
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 an address and 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.