Organized Play and Visitors

Check out the calendar for May 6th and beyond. YEE-HAW!  Organized OUTDOOR play starts again!  Thanks to Eileen, Carolyn, Candace, Claude, the rest of the board, ladder organizers Jim, Dave and Renee, several other captains, and everyone else stepping forward to make this happen.  Note that some sessions still need captains though - check out this newsletter to see our opportunities for captain volunteering.

The calendar has some new event types on it. So what is Kings/Queens of the Court, how does Round Robin work, and how do you register for Ladder Play?  Check out our new Organized Play Rules and Procedures for answers to these questions and for other play definitions, rules and SAPC conventions. 

Would you like to bring a friend, or have your visiting son or daughter play with you for a session or two? We have found that visitors make up less than 2% of our indoor players, and being good neighbors, we now welcome visitors to some of our morning and afternoon outdoor sessions.  We know, however, that our outdoor evening events will be overscribed by members alone, so these are marked as Members Only on the calendar.  For further information, check out our new Visitors Policy

Got an idea? Your board is interested in your on-going input. We are continually updating and fine-tuning play schedules, policies, rules -- all to enhance your fun and enjoyment. Some board member email addresses are now listed on the bottom of the About Us page.

Membership has its privileges! If you are not a member, you won't be able to access information at the above links. And if your membership expired April 30 -- please renew it before attending any Members Only sessions.

Member News, Reminders and Developments

News - Pickleball Alberta Developments

Did you know that your membership in the St. Albert Pickleball Club makes you a member of Pickleball Alberta (PA) and Pickleball Canada too? In fact, $10 of your $30 SAPC annual membership fee goes to those organizations.

PA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held this last Sunday just outside of Red Deer. Here's some meeting highlights:

  • Outgoing President Bev Walker, who has led the organization for three years, is staying on the PA Board as Director at Large and Past President.  She expanded upon PA's annual report, which is captured in this presentation.
  • Incoming President Kirk Jensen and several other new PA board members were elected by acclamation. Bios of incoming board members are here.
  • Attendees heard from PC President Doug Thompson about the challenge of coordination with USAPA and PC's progress on developing a "made for Canada" tournament, ratings, and membership management system for all levels of pickleball organizations and their pickleball members.
  • The 22 attendees, including one from SAPC, also had input to next year's PA priorities; PA's budget; provincial, regional and national tournament schedule; and several other matters.
  • PA was also encouraged to communicate directly with its 4000+ members in future, particularly with respect to its' next AGM.


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