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Newsletter June 8 2022

2022-06-07 20:27 | Anonymous

In this issue:

 Tournament - Thank Yous  Shirt and Ball Sales
 Member Profile Updates   Mentoring Session Openings

Tournament - Thank Yous

The amount of volunteer dedication and work needed to serve our members and facilitate a weekend of tournament play is phenomenal.  As such, we would like to publicly acknowledge the efforts of all those who organized, volunteered and played at the Summer Kick Off Tournament last weekend.  

First of all thanks to Ken Dentzien our Tournament Manager for all of his hard work in organizing the tournament, securing and assigning volunteers, answering tournament related questions in the weeks leading up to the tournament and during the day of, and so much more - Ken, you're amazing!

Special thanks also to James Porter who once again managed the technology for the tournament through Pickleball Brackets and did so masterfully and showed no signs of stress but rather a calm and pleasant demeanor throughout - great job James!

Other notables (with apologies to those whom we've missed):

Arlene - who spent two full days at the tournament helping out wherever needed and did not even play

Jeanine and Karen - for doing a great job getting the snacks and lunch together.

Karen - for her awesome announcing on Sunday - you kept us on track!

All of the referees - for their exemplary job of reffing our playoff matches (better than we can say for the recent NHL games!)  

It was a great weekend and everything ran smoothly.   Most importantly all the participants had a lot of fun! 

Shirt and Ball Sales

Thanks to Rosemary Pon and her team, the SAPC website now reflects all of the shirts and balls that are available to purchase.  Members, get your credit card ready and log into the web store!


Check out the various style of shirts and selection of colors.    There is no limit on Club shirts…you are free to buy as many as you please - go crazy!

As many of us are aware, the global supply chain issue has impacted the manufacturing, sales, transportation and delivery of all consumer goods. That being said, our vendor will try their best to fulfill our orders.  We need to recognize that the inventory of shirts changes daily and it may be out of their control if your choice of shirts is not available in your size or colour. 


The Club is also selling a limited number of brand name pickleball balls to members at a great price that will be hard to beat, so why not buy a few new balls at a great price; please note that members will be limited to a maximum purchase of 3 packages of balls (3 balls per package).

The deadline for ordering is June 24, 2022.  A Member can access the web store by following these steps:

1. Use your user ID and password to login to the St. Albert Pickleball Club website

2. Locate the tab for Members and click

3. Click on Store and you will see the shirts and balls.

4. Choose the shirt style, quantity and color that appeals to you

5. Choose the type of balls you want and the quantity (as noted above there is a maximum of 3 packages of balls/member)

6. Before electing to pay by credit card, apply your remaining store credit first if you should have one (to do so, please follow the steps as outlined in the Finance and Technology FAQ section under the Members tab)

7. Enter checkout and then enter your credit card information to complete the purchase.

This is a great time to buy a few new shirts and pickleball balls for yourself, your family, your friends and, perhaps, your colleagues.  If you are planning to fly south this winter or if you need some gifts for graduation, birthdays, or Christmas - consider purchasing our high quality Club logoed shirts and balls.  Everyone can wear the Club shirts with pride!

It is our goal to have your purchases of Club logoed shirts and balls delivered to the Alpine Courts during the July Pickle Party Tournament.  You may pickup your purchases on the following dates and times:

  •  Friday, July 15 from Noon - 2 p.m.
  •  Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. - Noon.
  •  Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The final date for purchased product pickup is scheduled for Friday, July 24 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  We will notify you should there be any deviation from the pickup scheduled proposed.  Should you be unable to pick up your purchase at any of the above scheduled times, you can e-mail Rosemary Pon at  and provide a written consent to allow us to release your purchased order to a trusted family member, colleague or friend.  Upon presentation of a picture government ID, a Sales Team member will release your purchase to the authorized individual.

Member Profile Updates

If you have not done so recently, please log in to the SAPC website and update your profile information especially your contact information.   In trying to get hold of members, we have discovered a number of instances where member contact info was not up to date.  While you're there, make sure you update your volunteer interests as well.


Please note that there are still spots open for the upcoming mentoring session on Saturday, June 11th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Alpine Courts.  If you are a beginner and want to advance your skills and/or prepare yourself for a future rating clinic, this may be the opportunity for you!

Until next time, keep your paddle up!


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