Outdoor Play Formats
Royal Gardens Community League Courts 4030-117 Street NW, Edmonton with currently 6 courts available for play on a seasonal basis. NOTE: Our planned major courts renovation project is to both improve and increase to 10 courts with construction expected this year.
WATCH FOR OUR SCHEDULE OF PLAY THIS SPRING AND SUMMER AND IT WILL BE EMAILED TO MEMBERS AND POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE AND OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.
DROP-IN PLAY: For all Skill Levels with scheduled periods of play of 2 to 3 hours when all players can come and expect/hope to find other players looking for games. Anyone can go out on the next open court and usually operates on a Mix or Match of players with different skill levels - unless a specific skill level is listed. Be courteous and wait until the previous group is filled before organizing a new group of 4 players. Pick your partners or take a chance – the object is to enjoy and have fun with the Edmonton Pickleball Club.
LESSONS: This will be an excellent opportunity for newcomers to learn how to play the game – is meant for Beginners or those who have started to play without any formal training. We will cover the basics over a 2 lesson span and as it will run twice a week both the morning and evening session will offer the same content so that all can attend. Pre-Registration is required and numbers may be limited to provide all attending a chance to learn the game. Paddles and balls provided. Spread the word. Intermediate & Advanced Skill Lessons/Clinics will also be offered. Check the Schedule for the next set of Lessons.
OPEN: Courts are available for all as no event is scheduled and will be operated without a Court Host. Players may come and access the courts, 6 portable nets, balls and a few loaner paddles using the combination locks. The combination for the gate to the courts and storage box is given to each dues paying member with their new membership card. Suggest you arrange your group in advance as other players may not be present. Please remember to put away and lock away the equipment (including loaner paddles) and lock up the courts when you leave.
ROUND ROBIN: Players exchange partners for each game (usually to 11) based upon Round Robin Sheets from those who show up to play at the designated start time. Late comers can play but must then play with remaining players looking for partners.
ROYAL COURT: So you like a bit more of a challenge? This will appeal to you then. Players assemble teams as they wish and games are played to 15 (or 11). The winning team stays on the court and takes on the next two challengers to hold the Royal Court and then this can be repeated. The drill is then if one team wins three consecutive wins they come off and stay out for a game or two – depending upon the number of players present. Teams could also move to other courts if they lose or are the Royal Court winners - but not ahead of other challengers waiting their turn. This can be played on all six courts at different skill levels depending upon the schedule posted.
SKILLS & DRILLS: Volunteer Instructors organize the teaching of different Pickleball skills and with demonstration and drills the players learn to improve the skill being reviewed each week. It involves a lot of repetition and practice, practice, practice to gain the improvements desired.
SHOOTOUT / LADDER: Uses the same basic format of a Round Robin with the scores being kept and recorded by the Club and the total points for each player will create a win percentage handicap that will be kept throughout the season. We will start with a common start time the first week but moving forward we will likely require advance registration for different levels and groups if it becomes very popular. Your handicap can move you up and down the Ladder as it will place you in similar groupings over the season to keep your games most challenging and interesting. All Skill levels are invited and the Court Host will establish the player combinations until a few weeks with results can create handicap numbers.