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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.)

Ready to renew your 2021 membership? As of June 7, there are two steps:

  1. Join or renew with Pickleball Canada (PCO) and Pickleball Alberta (PA) and us (SAPC) at https://pickleballcanada.org/club/SAPC . 
    • Click the Join-Renew button at this SAPC webpage on the PCO site and complete the registration form.
    • At this site you will pay your PCO and PA fees. (If you've already joined PCO or PA, you won't pay their fee again, but you still have to go through this step to register or renew with SAPC in this system.) 
    • Make note of your PCO member number. You will need it for step 2.
  2. Log in to this site, view your profile, and press the "Renew to 2022-01-01" button in your profile. Here you will pay only the reduced SAPC fee.

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:  Press the Join button to begin.

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See our Explore Joining menu to get your frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered. Once the pandemic ends, you will also be able 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.  The sign-up and payment process is fully automated through this site.  

Visitors: We are sorry to have to advise that our visitor's policy is suspended for the duration of our pandemic. To help manage risks of COVID spread, play is for members only at this time. We hope the pandemic can be arrested soon so we can again welcome guests. Meanwhile, why not try us out by joining for a season? 



Fee Summary

You will first pay $15 and a small processing fee to join Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Alberta, then $20 to join SAPC.

Our annual fee of $20 (plus GST) 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 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.

ALL Alpine Courts Closed from (maybe) Monday June 14th on

ALL Restrictions on Play have been Lifted!


Acoustic Panel Construction will require all courts to be closed for a few weeks.

We hope they have good weather to complete on schedule.

We expect to start our Club Organized Play on Tuesday July 5th!


As of June 9th, the City of St. Albert informed us that all previous restrictions on play have been lifted.  Doubles/Mixed Couples are ok!

Distancing and sanitizing is still encouraged.

As per reality- construction time frames could change.

Up to date information will be posted. Stay safe!

Pickleball Alberta: Provincial Championships Info and

Call for Volunteers

See Poster (link below) for details

Provincial Championships 2021 Poster[7305].pdf

As you may have heard or seen, the Pickleball Canada NationalChampionship (Aug 10-15th) Motorworks Field, Red Deer is a GO!

As of June 10th, Alberta entered Stage 2 of their Open for Summer Plan and with Stage 3 opening anticipated to be in July, this removes most of the restrictions, so it is looking very promising!

We have received many volunteer applications from within Alberta and across Canada of which we appreciate the interest, but we are not quite at our goal of 250 volunteers. 

We’re in need of additional line judges, certified referees, experienced photographers, certified Proserve bar or server staff, certified first aiders, individuals with social media/public relations experience, and general tournament help...to help meet our goal of 250 volunteers.

We welcome applications from all pickleball club members, non members and anyone that would love to be part of the biggest Pickleball Event of 2021!

Please visit the Nationals Volunteer site for more information.


Organized Club Play: Planned to Begin

Monday July 5th

We are planning to launch our organized play club schedule as soon as Alpine construction is completed. We hope things go as planned so we can begin July 5th!  Thank-you to those who responded for being Captains. Play sessions will be posted on our Outdoor Calendar. We look forward to a wonderful St. Albert summer on the courts! 

Renewal and Registration System News for you 

TWO STAGE Membership Registration Effective June 5

Pickleball Canada is now using a new national system, the Pickleball Canada National System. PCNS is being rolled out Canada wide and has now come to our club, effective June 5.  

What does this mean to you? Well, members will be using two systems to join or renew with SAPC:

(i) renewing and prospective members must go to https://pickleballcanada.org/club/SAPC and renew or register there with Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Alberta, then

(ii) come to this site to renew with our club.

More detailed steps are described in the first article on this page and in our May 30 newsletter.

Why two systems?

  • Well, to remain affiliated with Pickleball Canada (PCO), all clubs must use PCNS for the registration and collection of PCO fees and Provincial association fees going forward. This helps PCO better manage their membership information which is pre-requisite to being recognized as a national sport organization in Canada. This  recognition is important; it means a better coaching and officiating program Canada-wide and it opens the door to better funding among many other things.
  • Unfortunately, this new system is still in its infancy. It works for membership management and some simple website management, but is not yet great at managing events, selling goods (like sticker cards), displaying play calendars, member news  or other advanced web features. But this functionality and more will eventually come. Until it does, our club will continue to use our current (awesomely feature-rich) system. We know that seeing and keeping our play calendars is important, for example (and no one wants to go back to manually handling event registrations, fun as that is!).

Questions? Email Ray at Treasurer@pickleballalberta.ca or Carol at Membership@pickleballalberta.ca.

Alpine and Larose 2021 Court Renovations

Alpine

Some courts will be closed this spring, possibly in April, May and/or June. The City is taking down the south and east outer fence, installing sturdier fence posts, and erecting sound-deadening panels on this fencing.  We hope this only affects courts 1 to 4 and 12, but we'll see.

Larose

Great news!  These courts will be refurbished by the City this year. Starting in July, these courts will be completely resurfaced, re-layed out, and re-fenced.  We understand these will be brought to the same standards we see at Alpine. There will be two north-south running courts on the east end, flanked on the west by an aisle providing access to the courts. Then immediately west of the aisle will be four east-west courts. All courts will be individually fenced, and there will even be a bench or two in the centre aisle!

West of that will be two refurbished tennis courts.

Construction should be fixed by the time school re-starts in September.



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.

Immediate Openings

Here are the positions we'd like to fill right way.

Assistant Treasurer - contact Treasurer@pickleballstalbert.ca

  


 

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. Watch our news for more details.  We are still in discussions with North Pointe Community Church, and are searching for other venues.  There will be no club play at schools until January or later.

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


Gary Spencer

Director of Communications

communications@pickleballstalbert.ca




Carol Mah

Director of Membership and Volunteers

info@pickleballstalbert.ca


   Contacts


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