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Reserved Play (Updated Oct 25 2020)


To play at an event marked RESERVED PLAY on an SAPC calendar, a member must reserve a spot in advance. Note that some of the following applies to fall 2020 and winter-spring 2021 indoor play. It does not necessarily apply to summer 2020 outdoor shootout play.

Open the event calendar (e.g. Red Willow calendar) and find the event in which you wish to register. Open the event by clicking on it. If there is no "Reserve" button, the session is not yet open for reservations. If there is a Reserve button, press it and follow the onscreen prompts.

When asked if you'd like your name to be publicly displayed, please accept the default of yes. This helps the captain verify legitimate registrants.

If you see a Waitlist button instead of a "Reserve" button, the session is full. Press the Waitlist link to be added to the waitlist.

They open at 12:00:01 am on the Thursday before the week of play. All events from the following Sunday to the subsequent Saturday will open at that time on the preceding Thursday.

Yes. If one or more people cancel their registration, the people at the top of the waitlist will automatically be registered and get either an invoice notification or, if the event is not payable in advance or free, they get a confirmation of registration. If you get an invoice notification it means your registration is pending. Pay promptly to secure your spot, or your reservation may be cancelled to allow another wait listed candidate to take the spot.

If you are automatically registered off a waitlist, please go into your registration via the event online and edit your registration so that your name is visible to the public. This makes it visible to the captain.

Yes. Please limit your reservations to one per day. You may only register and play more than once per day if there is an opening in a session and there is less that 24 hours before the start time of that session.

Yes. Also, the email address you use to make a reservation must match the email address you used to join SAPC.

The initial cost at Red Willow, commencing October 4 2020, is one sticker, payable upon arrival and sign-in. However, this price may rise, for example, to two stickers if we limit some sessions to fewer than 16 players, or if some sessions do not completely fill up, or in January 20201 if Red Willow again raises their indoor rental cost. SAPC varies charges to ensure revenue at least covers the direct rental costs of any indoor venue.

Members can buy stickers at our on-line store, under the Members menu. Log in to see this member-only information.

Please be courteous to others wanting to play, and cancel your reservation as soon as you can.

  • Log into the SAPC website.
  • Click on the event in the calendar. It will take you to the event description page.
  • On the left side the event description it will have the words in red "Already Registered". Click on this link.
  • On the next screen click on "Cancel Registration". You will get a pop up that will ask you, "Are you sure you want to cancel your registration?" Click on "Cancel Registration."

You will receive an email confirming your cancelled registration.

Some reservations may not be cancellable or may only be cancellable by emailing an administrator. Read the event description to learn of these possible exceptions.

Sorry, not these days. The number of players at our indoor event are limited for health safety reasons. As well, opportunities for indoor play are so limited that we expect all reservable spots to be filled and used.

No, the captain or her substitute already has a confirmed Captain’s spot. This is part of your perk for being one of our key volunteers.

If you are asked to be a substitute captain on short notice because the captain is suddenly unavailable, and if you already have a reserved spot, cancel that reservation if there is time, freeing it up for someone else.

Yes, captains and members can see who has reserved a spot. Here’s an easy way:

  • Open the event in the calendar.
  • In the left panel of the event description there will be a line that says something like "Registrants 15 registrants". Click the "15 registrants" link.
  • Note that if anyone was automatically moved from the waitlist to the list of registrants, their name will appear as "anonymous" unless they edit their registration after being moved off the waitlist. Contact Regplay@pickleballstalbert.ca or Treasurer@pickleballstalbert.ca if you need to know who "anonymous" is.
  • The captain’s name will not be on this list, but the captain nevertheless has a guaranteed reserved spot.

As long as you are a paid up member, you can reserve a play spot. There is no delay with our new built-in online reservation system.

Go to the News page and read the September 28th 2020 Newsletter posting. It covers our stay-safe play procedures, rules for entering and using our Red Willow venue, and more.

Email your comments, questions and suggestions regarding SAPC’s reserved play to regplay@pickleballstalbert.ca


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