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| Ratings Coordinator Wanted
|| Captains Needed
| Rating Clinics
|| Shoot Out
Always check the website calendar for the most updated play information. See also our SAPC Facebook site for any last-minute notices.
Ratings Coordinator Wanted - (Three people have now offered to fill this. Thanks!)
Do we have an opening for you! Are you looking to get a bit more involved with our club? Would you like to get involved in a small job, just as we streamline it to make it easier than ever to do? Would you like the chance to interact a bit more with a few of our members? Pad your resume? Learn a bit about our wonderful new membership management and event management system?
Then here’s your chance! The bulk of our ratings clinics have now been carried out or planned (and will be wrapped up by January 27) and the demand for more is subsiding, but we still need to offer about one clinic every month to our club members, starting in March. The job of running ratings clinics is about to get much easier, as 80% of the former work can now be automated through our new system. The job will only require about two hours per month to carry out. Here’s the job in a nutshell:
- work with our Venue Manager and our ratings services (Sean and Leslie from In A Pickle) to pick the next rating clinic date,
- set up the clinic in our automated event calendar (we’ll show you how to do this and be there to provide on-going coaching as needed),
- monitor the event (watch the system automatically take registrations and payments), ensuring the event fills up, and
- attend the start of the clinic to introduce Sean and Leslie to members, and to designate an attending member to captain the closure of the event (storage of nets and locking of doors).
If you are interested, please send an email to President@pickleballstalbert.ca with the subject “Ratings Coordinator.” We’d love to have you on board and welcome you to our growing team of volunteer organizers.
P.S. This job can easily be handled by a snowbird as some tasks can be shared or delegated and we are completely online!"
Captains Needed 2.0-2.5
There are several Friday dates available where play can be offered at Bertha Kennedy.
Play is now offered for 3.0 on the evenings the school is available.
It could be offered to 2.0 - 2.5 if captains would come forward.
The evenings available for Friday for 2.0-2.5 would be the following.
The information included about the nets is important as it is an easier venue to manage when you need only have to put up the nets.
If anyone can captain these sessions for 2.0-2.5 please email email@example.com
If no captains come forward these dates will be offered to another level of play.
Thank you to Bev and Judy for captaining the Saturday 12:30-2:30 play at Bertha Kennedy.
As can be seen from the requests below captains are needed for play on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. It would be extremely sad to not make full use of this venue as we worked hard to have pickleball on Saturday.
If a new captain steps forward an experienced captain will meet with you and give you assistance.
Captains Needed 3.0
Captains are needed for 3.0 sessions at Bertha Kennedy on Saturday’s at 2:30-4:45
If anyone can assist at any of the dates where no captain is assigned, please send an email to:
Jan 18th Chryss
Jan 25th Chryss
Feb 1st Chryss
Feb 8th Kathy M
March 7th Kathy M
April 4th Kathy M
Nets are always put away after Saturday play.
Captains are also needed on the following Friday nights at Bertha Kennedy from 6.00- 9:15 for 3.0 play. The information about the nets is important as it is an easy venue to manage when you need only to put up the nets.
Jan 10th (leave nets up) Douwe
Jan.31st (leave nets up) Chryss
Feb.14th (nets come down)
March 6th (nets stay up) Kathy. M
April 3rd (nets stay up)
May 1st (nets stay up)
May 22nd (nets stay up)
There is ONE SPOT left for the 3.0 clinic at 6 pm on Jan 27. Cost is $23.35. To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Watch our news for the notice regarding the next available rating clinics which will likely be in March. For the March clinics and beyond, we will have a new registration system in place. You will register and pay online rather than emailing.
If you are not club rated via one of these clinics and are not tournament rated, you may play at any session on the calendar marked for "All" play or for 2.0 or 2.5 level play.
Members must be rated at the 3.5 level to play at 3.5 or 3.5+ events and must be rated at the 3.0 level to play in 3.0 level play.
Shoot out registrations are full for both 3.0 sessions on Alternate Tuesdays at Sturgeon and 3.5 on Friday evenings at Vital Grandin. If you wish to go on the waiting list as numbers of people who play fluctuates email email@example.com
You will receive an email when your name is added to the play list.
Sunday at Sturgeon 3.0 and 3.5+
Play started at Sturgeon on Sundays from 9:00-11:45 January 5th
On a trial basis, the first and third Sundays of the month will be for 3.0+ play and on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, it will be 3.5+ play.
A decision will be made at the end of January to decide if play will continue for both levels after the January data is examined.
The club provides mentorship once a month at Bertha Kennedy on a Friday night.
We have changed our mentoring sessions into 2 groups.
The first is 6:45-7:45 PM and the second is 7:45-9:30 PM
We are capping each session to 12 participants. This limit should eliminate wait times.
It is extremely important that everyone is at their session 10 minutes prior to start time.
This ensures that each session starts on time.
Dates vary so you need to refer to the calendar. Mentorship is not just for beginners. It is for anyone who wants to practice/improve their skills and especially a great opportunity for those planning on going to a ratings clinic.
We will try to get those that are none rated or beginners into the first session and others into the second. We will try to get long term members that are not rated into the second session.
Please NOTE: You need to register for this. You must register via the website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation within 24-48 hours. Cut off for registration is the day before the session. If you have not registered you will not be able to attend.
Until the Next Time,"Keep Your Paddle Up!"