NEWSLETTER - MAY 10, 2017
It can now begin … playing Outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. Click box HERE is the Spring Schedule for our Outdoor courts at Royal Gardens that starts on Monday, May 15 but you will notice some events start later so that we can get registrations, etc. It has been organized with the help of Wendy & Al Schilling but we need more volunteers to act as Court Hosts. Click box HERE to contact Wendy.
An early event will be this Friday when all players with a level of 3.5+ are invited to the Royal Court from 12:30 to 4:00 PM. Bring your chair and refreshments.
Some of our members still prefer the Indoors and many play at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre where all tend to go on a rainy day. Clicking on this link HERE will also provide you with the May schedule and note the changes for the Victoria Day Holiday and school break from May 22-24.
Our New Website
This is now available for the public and all members to visit and use at edmontonpickleballclub.org Here you will find lots of information and I will try to keep it up to date with the latest news, including play schedules. Please “click” on the small advertisements as they like to know we are reading their paid sponsorships. Check out the Winter 2018 Tournament at a resort in Mexico with special discounts available until May 31. The MEMBERS tab is exclusive to all current members and has confidential access to Club Members Directory and the padlock code for the Outdoor Courts gate and storage box. Even if you forget the code you can use a smartphone to get the code.
Coming Tuesday June 6 & Thursday June 8 we will have the first FREE Lessons for Beginners wanting to learn how to play our great game … see the new schedule for more details on timing (planned for first and second week of each month). Spread the word to your family and fiends. Intermediate Clinics will also we offered twice each month starting on June 20 and 22 with more details coming out later. Register your interest in attending by clicking HERE and emailing Ken and advising which session you are interested – Beginners OR Intermediate. More information will be send out to those interested in the events.
Under Age Players
Our Club is currently operating under the policy that membership is limited to players with a minimum age of 18 years. Recently a few members have questioned bringing their children or grandchildren to play Pickleball at the outdoor courts. The Board considered this question yesterday. After discussing several options, the Board past a motion that children under the age of 18 could play as a guest during any of the “OPEN” times on the Edmonton Pickleball Club Outdoor Schedule as long as the he/she is accompanied by an Edmonton Pickleball Club member during the entire time the underage player is on the court. Accordingly the member accepts the responsibly for ensuring the underage player has proper court footwear and accepts all responsibility for the actions of the underage player on the court.
Club Potluck Social
Mark your calendars… this popular event is coming on Thursday June 8 for all up-to-date dues paying members (wink, wink) and their spouses/partners. More details will be sent out soon.
Looking for a little Extra Income?
The City of Edmonton has asked us to circulate their Job Posting for four part-time Pickleball Instructors. Full information is available at this link: https://edmonton.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=29135