Fees and Visitors
Club membership fees are $30 per year which includes affiliation fees to Pickleball Canada Organization ($5) and Pickleball Alberta ($5). The membership year is from May 1 to April 30.
Our membership fees are the best play value around and are not pro-rated -- the full fee is due upon application for the current year. Commencing April 1, 2019, new membership fees and renewed membership fees will apply to the 2019-2020 membership year expiring April 30, 2020.
Indoor play is paid by means of stickers valued at $3.00 each. Members may purchase indoor venue cards for $60 each on this web-site. Each card contains 20 stickers, and members will use one peel-off sticker for each drop-in session. Stickers on venue cards are transferable, never expire, and may be sold by one member to another if needed on occasion.
Non-members (visitors invited by a member) to indoor paddle play sessions are charged two stickers, and may purchase these from the member they accompany. Visitors to our mentoring sessions need not be accompanied by a Club member, and may purchase two stickers on site from any member for $6.00 exact change.
Although members and non-members can both play at outdoor city-owned courts for free, only members are allowed to play at club-organized outdoor events.
How To Become A Member
The club offers annual memberships that are valid from May 1 to April 30 each year. You must apply and pay online.
All of the club’s indoor venues are at school or church gymnasiums and are captained by volunteers. Members are expected to assist the captains and adhere to the following etiquette:
- Arrive within 15 minutes of start times at the schools or you will risk being locked out of that session.
- Wear indoor shoes.
- Help set up and take down equipment.
- Ensure the venues are restored to the condition in which they started.
- Help with running the event, as the captains wish to play as well.
- If you have any complaints or problems, address them to the captain or a board member. Do not take complaints under any circumstances to non-club personnel such as school or church staff.
- Do not adjust the thermostats. Only the captain or a board member may adjust the thermostat.
Whether you are a new or long-time member of the St. Albert Pickleball Club, this Handbook is important for you to read. It contains information that you are expected to know when playing pickleball not just in St. Albert, but at one of the many clubs across Alberta, Canada, and the world.
The Membership Handbook provides instructions on how to play pickleball safely, smartly, and respectfully. Pickleball is a fun sport, but it’s even more fun when everyone on the court understands and follows the basic “rules of the road”, which keep everyone safe and help keep the game running smoothly.