In this issue:
| September Windup Tournament
|| Guidance for Social Media
| Call for Indoor Captains
|| Club Statistics
| A Message from Alex Martin
September Windup Tournament
Just a reminder that we will be holding our fall windup tournament on Sept 16/17. This tournament is on Pickleballbrackets.com and registration closes at 8 pm this Sunday. If you haven't already registered you should consider doing so as these events are always a lot of fun and a great way to meet and socialize with other Club members.
Guidance regarding Social Media Posts
As you may have noticed, some of our social media postings, especially in our WhatsApp groups are getting a little unruly and beyond the scope of Club operations. As such, the Club has updated its electronic communications policy which can be access by clicking on this link.
While you must read the entire policy for complete guidance, we would like to highlight a couple of key extracts from our policy as follows:
All electronic communications must:
- be timely, appropriate and related to club business;
- not be used to endorse people, products, services or organizations, unless approved by the board
These two points are particularly relevant given the many recent ads that have been posted or been requested to be posted to our Facebook group page and our Club WhatsApp group chats. What is important to note is that no service, entertainment or other event, or product may be advertised or offered for sale on Club Social Media. The only exception as noted in the policy is the sale of used pickleball equipment by members (for example offering your used paddle for sale). If pickleball related vendors or suppliers wish to advertise their products or services to Club members on these sites, they must have entered into official, signed sponsorship agreements with the Club as noted in our policy regard same.
After having read the full policy you are still unsure about an item you wish to post, please contact the Communications Manager.
Call for Indoor Captains
It is that time of year folks!
We need Captains for the following indoor venues for our upcoming fall and wither play.
Here is the tentative schedule planned starting this fall:
Monday 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Joseph Demko, Rating - 3.5
Monday 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Bertha Kennedy, Rating - ALL
Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Bertha Kennedy, Rating - 2.5
Thursday 6:30 to 9:30 pm at JJ Nearing, Rating - 2.5
Friday 6:00-9:00 pm at Bertha Kennedy, Rating - 3.0
Friday 6:15 to 9:30 pm at Lois E Hole, Rating - ALL
Friday 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Holy family, Rating - 3.5+
Saturday 2:15 to 4:45 pm at Bertha Kennedy, Rating - ALL
Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Bertha Kennedy, Rating 4.0+
Wednesday 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Sister Alphonse, Rating - 3.5
Saturday 9:15 am to 12:00 pm at Bertha Kennedy, Rating - 4.0+
Saturday 12:00 to 2:15 pm at Bertha Kennedy, Rating - 2.5
Saturday 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Joseph Demko, Rating - 3.5
There will be a Captains meeting on Tuesday. September 26th from 9:00 to 10:30 am and Tuesday September 26th in the evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
If interested in joining the Captains team, please confirm your attendance by responding to the firstname.lastname@example.org stating which meeting you will be attending.
Please note that you do not have been a past Captain in order to volunteer - training and all of the information you need to know will be provided to you. The Club is very appreciative for the volunteer efforts of our past and current Captains and strongly encourages new members to give back to the Club by volunteering in this important role.
We thought you might be interested in a breakdown of our ever-growing Club membership by Club Rating Level. If you are, please see that breakdown below:
No Rating - 290
2.5 Rating - 12
3.0 Rating - 132
3.5 Rating - 245
4.0 Rating - 160
4.5 Rating - 17
5.0 Rating - 2
Total current Club members = 858
Alpine Courts Play Breakdown
2.5 79 members played
3.0 179 members played
3.0+. 72 members played
3.5 519 members played
3.5W 58 members played
4.0+ 297 members played
ALL Play 213 members played
Partner 310 members played
70+ 71 members played
2.5 RR 47 members played
3.0+ RR 68 members played
3.5+ RR 72 members played
2.5 68 members played
3.0 217 members played
3.0+ 104 members played
3.5 549 members played
3.5W 41 members played
4.0+ 354 members played
ALL Play 138 members played
Partner 244 members played
70+ 65 members played
2.5 RR 49 members played
3.0+ RR 67 members played
3.5+ RR 114 members played
2.5 141 members played
3.0 155 members played
3.0+ 79 members played
3.5 480 members played
3.5W 40 members played
4.0+ 233 members played
ALL Play 143 members played
Partner 136 members played
70+ 63 members played
2.5 RR 17 members played
3.0+ RR 106 members played
3.5+ RR 79 members played
(NOTE: More 2.5 sessions were added)
Other Summer Play at Alpine:
League ladies play - Mondays an average of 30 ladies played
DUPR 3.5 sessions - 47 members on average (10 sessions)
League Mixed Play - An average of 70 members played each session
Total Number of Individual Plays in each month not including DUPR/League:
1985 in May
2051 in June
1655 in July
474 DUPR participants in these three months
360 Ladies League participants in the three months
840 Players participated in 4.0+ Mixed League Play in these three months
Total members plays at Alpine was 7365 from May through July! Yup, we're making good use of those courts!!
A Message from Alex Martin
A message to all members of the St. Albert Pickleball Club from Alex Martin:
A year ago I went into cardiac arrest while playing pickleball at the Hub. Fortunately, I was with a group of guys who reacted quickly and performed first aid on me; there was a AED machine there which the guys used to revive me, and they worked on me until the ambulance personnel got to the site to take over. Because of the actions of these men, including access to the AED machine, as well as the fantastic medical care that I received at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, I’m fortunate to be alive today and very much enjoying life. The people in the St. Albert Pickleball Club have been fantastic with all the support, care and friendship that they have shown to me - my family and I will always be grateful to all of you!
Until next time keep your paddle up!