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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.)

After Sept 30, you can renew your membership for 2022:

    • Click the green Join button below to read about the new process.
    • To join or renew with our club this year you must use TWO different websites: this one AND the Pickleball Canada website.  Do you want to know why? Or do you want more information on the new process? See this new FAQ page on Pickleball Canada (PCO) Membership.

Forgot your password? No problem. Click the head and shoulders icon, 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.

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.

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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.  

Visitors (non-members) are usually welcome to play with us, but read on for more details as COVID is currently hampering our ability to welcome visitors. If and where allowed to play with us, visitors must sign a waiver to play in our organized play sessions, and should have an appropriate skill level  if playing in our 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 rated sessions.  No rated skill level is needed for our All Play or 2.0-2.5 sessions.



Fee Summary

You will first pay $15 and a small processing fee to join Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Alberta, then $40 to join SAPC for the 2022 membership year. These 2022 memberships are available starting Oct 1 2022, and expire on December 31 2022.

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 to play at a drop-in indoor venue is one or two stickers, with amounts depending on the cost of the specific venue rental and the number of players we accommodate at once.

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

News for You

Guide to Indoor Play - Fall 2021

Summary

Bring:

  • Vaccination Proof/QR Code (see Covid Safety below)
  • Mask
  • Membership Card (see Sep 30 Newsletter)
  • Stickers (No more purchases or loans from other members)

Reserved Play

  • Some indoor sessions, like most of those at Red Willow, will be reserved play. Other venues may start as "drop-in" (non-reserved) and then convert to reserved play in later weeks, particularly if the drop-in numbers become more than about 150% of court capacity. Click the event in the Indoor Calendar to be sure. Also, if the event is also on the Reserved Play Calendar, then it is definitely reserved play. This means you must pre-register to play.
  • Reservations open at approximately 4:30 pm on Friday, for all play sessions from Monday to Sunday of the following week.
  • To start the process of reserving a spot, click on a reserved play session in any calendar. 
  • As indoor play opportunities are limited, please limit your reservations to sessions rated at your specific club rating level or to “All Play” sessions. To give every member equal opportunity, please do not "play down" a level.
  • Maximum one reserved or drop-in session per day per member unless a reservable session still has an opening one hour before play starts.
  • You can cancel or reserve right up to the start of the event, but if you must cancel please be courteous and cancel as soon as you know you can't make it.
  • Please learn how to cancel your own events - don't email our volunteer captains or administrators to do this for you.
  • For more info on reserving play, cancelling, and waitlisting, see our Reserved Play page under the Play Menu.
Covid Safety - All Venues
  • As required by the Government of Alberta and the venues we use, and as explained in the Sep 16 newsletter, all players must be double vaccinated or have a recent negative Covid test, and must bring proof of same to each game played.  Captains will be checking.
    • See the Sep 16 newsletter for documentation options, or print out or download your vaccination QR code. 
    • Per the government's Restrictions Exemption program, the Covid test must be have been administered within 72 hours of play and must not be paid by government. Proof of personal payment is required by SAPC.
  • Masks must be worn entering building and gym and while not playing - including when seated between games. 
  • Sessions end 5 minutes before the hour. Subsequent sessions start 5 minutes after the hour.
  • Wait until previous session players have left the gym before entering.
  • Members only. No spectators - only players and trainers.
Red Willow Community Church
  • 11 reservable spots + 1 captain spot = 12 players per session.
  • Cost: 2 stickers payable when you sign in. Still the best deal in town despite increased rental costs.
  • The first session of each day cannot enter earlier than 10 minutes to the hour.
  • There are drop-in All Play sessions open to members and the public on the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month - a gift from Red Willow. No charge. Only the first 16 will get in.

Shoes, Playing at Your Level only, and other Indoor Play Rules

    SAPC, Ron and Brady featured on Pickleball Alberta Facebook

    Membership Renewals for 2022

    For 2022, you MUST first renew your Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Alberta membership BEFORE renewing your SAPC membership. The PCO and PA memberships are now 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 2023-01-01" button within your profile.

    2022 memberships are available on or after Oct 1 2021, are effective immediately, and expire Dec 31 2022.

    Youth Membership

    SAPC welcomes youth members 12 years of age or older. See our youth membership web page for more details.


    Want more news?

    See our newsletters.


    Next AGM Coming Soon

    Our next annual general meeting is tentatively set for February 16, 2022. Hold that date!

    There are several board positions up for election, including a second Director-at-Large position being added to help spread the board workload around a bit more.  This is a great way to get on the board and see what you can do to help there.  If you are interested, respond to our Nominating Committee's call for interested candidates - coming soon!


    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


    More Categories in Your Profile

    Volunteering for your club is a great way to meet more people, and it is so satisfying to give back -- to contribute to a great organization and help your fellow members.

    There are now more volunteer areas identified at the end of your membership profile. Log into your profile and pick your areas of interest. Training is available for all teams and positions.

    The next time we need more volunteers in a particular area we will first go to those who have declared an interest via their profile.


     

    All Play and Rated Play

    Any member, whether club rated or not, may attend a session designated in our calendars as "All Play."

    If play is rated to a specific level, such as 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0, players must be club-rated or tournament-rated at the designated level, or higher, to play at that session.

    Players with a rating higher than the session they are attending should play a soft game, facilitating fun and skill-development in the lower rated players.  Good sportsmanship is always in order.


    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.

    Indoor play is resuming at Red Willow this October. As of Sep 30, we are still waiting to hear about the availability of other schools. Stay tuned.

    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 at Large, Web Manager

    director1@pickleballstalbert.ca

    Roger Hutlet

    Director of Communications

    communications@pickleballstalbert.ca




    Carol Mah

    Director of Membership and Volunteers

    info@pickleballstalbert.ca


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