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

  • We welcome Tamas Viraj to the Board. He was elected our Membership and Volunteer Director at our June 24 Annual General Meeting.
  • We also wecome returning and re-elected board members and officers, and:
    • Melanie Malchuk, our new Ombudsperson, and
    • Candace Morgan, who joins Mike Bowen and John Sandmoen on the Nominating Committee.
    • Douwe Spriensma, who's term as Director-at-Large expired and who took on the job of Secretary.
  • Still vacant is the position of Communications Director. Anyone interested in being on this team (and say writing a newsletter or two every quarter or administering our Facebook site) are invited to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or any board member.
  • At the June 24 AGM, members approved a 2019-2020 budget that holds membership rates at $30 and sticker costs at $3 each, but also heard that our prices are below market rates and below those of other clubs in the region. Future increases are likely due to:
    • a likely need to hire some part-time staff to handle administrative work, particularly when and if key positions are not filled by volunteers,
    • increasing rental costs for indoor venues, and
    • a growing need and opportunity to use more advances technologies to automate more functions.

See also our collection of newsletters.   (If you aren't getting yours by email, check your junk email folder. If it's not there and you have a valid 2019-2020 membership, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure you are on our mailing list.)

 

Coming Events and Reminders

See our events page


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