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.)
NEW: As of Sep 30, 2023, SAPC membership sales are suspended. Membership renewals and sales of new memberships will be re-activated soon. See the article below for more details.
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.
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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 will go on sale soon (date tbd), 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 Suspended
Posted Sept 30 2023: Pickleball Alberta (PA) has introduced a new controversial fee with little notice to clubs and members. SAPC encourages members to advise PA of their thoughts regarding this change and the way it has been managed.
SAPC is also considering how this may impact our organization and our coordinated membership management. When a path forward has been determined by our club, we will resume our membership sales. Until further notice, we advise members NOT to renew their pickleball memberships on any system. A path forward will be identified, and membership sales will be resumed, before the expiry of current memberships on December 31, 2023.
SAPC welcomes youth members 12 years of age or older. See our youth membership web page for more details.
Club Ratings and DUPR
In an April 1 email to all members, Roger Hutlet, SAPC's Communications Director, announced the lifting of its freeze on club rating changes, and pointed members to these webpages for further details. All these pages can also be found under our Development menu.
Our board would like to thank our Rating Committee members for considering how the club can and should continue some means of assessing play skills, and how to operationalize and implement the new methods chosen.
As these webpages note:
The club is starting to run DUPR play sessions immediately, as one way to get game scores into the DUPR app and start building your DUPR rating. For club-hosted DUPR sessions, the club will enter the scores for players.
In the initial DUPR sessions, priority will be given to accommodating members who have no rating and members who want a higher rating. By late spring or summer, the club will also offer sessions for those with a club rating who want a DUPR rating or more competitive play, but are not necessarily looking to advance their club rating.
Members can register for DUPR sessions by quickly responding to invitation emails sent to members eligible for that particular session, or by finding a DUPR play session in the Rating Session calendar, opening an event, and registering there. Read the event description carefully, as these events have some new qualifications -- like having to join DUPR and join SAPC on DUPR.
Remember we're all volunteers here, and this is new territory for us and a lot of other clubs. Our processes and policies will continue to evolve as we learn more. Satisfying as many of your wishes for pickleball play as we can remains "job 1".
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