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Why join Pickleball?
Underhand serves makes it easy for everyone. Expect longer rallies and some exciting volleys.
Play area is smaller than tennis, so it's easier on the knees/joints.
Even when the ball is hit hard it does not go that far.
Very much a challenging sport, for speed, accuracy, and endurance.
Power and strength are not as important as strategy and thinking out your next move. Many times just stepping aside from a powerful return wins the point.
Almost any hard surface will work.
Precise court size is 20’ x 44’ which will fit in most backyards, school gyms, church halls, many clubs, parking lots, driveways, and so many other locations.
The equipment is very inexpensive. Did you know our club sells racquets? See the club coordinator if you are interested!
You can use a tennis net to start and weight it down at the centre with 1 gallon water jugs or lower the badminton nets to 36” on each end.
It has been said: Keeping fit is the fountain of youth. Pickleball gives you this and more.
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Interested in the history of Pickleball? Check it the video below:
Want to learn more about Pickleball? Check out these links:
Pickleball Canada: http://pickleballcanada.org/
Pickleball Video "Get in the Game":
About CLSA's Pickleball Club
CLSA Pickleball Club is a member of Pickleball Alberta and Pickleball Canada
Our Club plays with USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) rules and paddles approved by USAPA
We play using a Flexible Skill Level System.
Please see this document which outlines the skill level systems created for the club.
Click here to see our Photo Archive.
Rules and Expectations
When you arrive to play please:
Put your name on your racquet
Sign in on the attendance sheet
Wear a name tag - paper name tags are provided
Place your paddle in the appropriate line up and wait to play
Be attentive and ready to play when it's your turn
Follow the Flexible Skill Level System of Play
Check the notice board for announcements
Call the score before serving.
If a ball from another court comes into your court shout "ball" and stop play. Return the ball to the proper court and then the team that served the ball should reserve.
If the ball hits the net post during play,the ball is considered out.
Use an underhand serve.
Avoid running onto or behind the court of other players
Be available to go on the court when your paddle 'marker' assigns you to the next available court.
Extra balls are shared in boxes between the nets. Remove all errant balls from the courts and place in the box.
All players like to improve. The better, more experienced players should occasionally make themselves available to play with or against the weaker, less experienced players. We are all in the same club.
Due to time constraints, at CLSA games are played until first team reaches 11 points
For safety and courtesy, entries and exits to the courts, during play, should be made through the North doors.
When play is completed and you are leaving the court be courteous to players still playing and ensure ample clearance behind the courts that are in play.
Courtesies to other players:
Refrain from swearing and offensive language
Wash your athletic clothes and avoid strong perfumes
Do not move the paddles of other players
Practice honesty and fair play in line calls
Ball Etiquette and Paddle Care:
When the ball needs to be returned to the server, the player closest to the ball should get it and send it to the server.
Send a ball to the server so that he/she can catch it easily with one hand. Advanced players should be able to get the ball to bounce once, softly, to the server, and most less advanced players should be able to make the ball bounce twice to ensure that it arrives at a low speed.
Never hit a ball hard toward the server's side. Aside from the possibility of hitting someone who's not expecting a ball to be coming, you'll also probably cause the ball to bounce off the wall and roll either too far away or into the court where it will become a hazard. Also, it is disrespectful to make the server pick a ball up off the ground when you could have sent it so that it could be caught after a bounce or two.
As an added bonus, when you don’t use your paddle as a "scoop” to pick up the ball or hit it along the ground - you are also being kind to your paddle. You want your pickleball paddles to last as long as possible.
For additional Game Rules please see
Pickleball Paddle Care Tips and Tricks
Don’t leave it in extreme heat or cold especially in the car.
Keep it from getting wet such as from the rain or snow.
Don’t throw it, drag it, or bang it.
Don’t scrape it on the ground when picking up the ball.
Wipe it with a towel after every use.
Buy a cover and cover it when it is not in use.
Put a new grip on when the current grip is wearing off. Pickleball paddles get damaged when they slip out of someone’s hand.
Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Policy
Code of Conduct
All members and/or their guests will be expected to abide by the following:
Learn and play by the official rules of pickleball as set out by the USAPA.
Be a good sport – win with modesty and lose with dignity
Participate in Club play demonstrating good sportsmanship, respect, consideration and appreciation towards opponents, partners, officials, guests and staff of the facility.
Under no circumstances act in an intimidating manner or use any form of foul or abusive language or gestures.
Dress in safe and appropriate attire including proper non-marking footwear.
The Pickleball Club falls under the rules and policies of CLSA and infractions which contravene their policies will be subject to their disciplinary actions.
Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may result in Disciplinary Measures (refer to Discipline Policy).
All members must uphold the CLSA Pickleball Club Code of Conduct Discipline Policy and must comply with all applicable and implied rules and regulations associated with the operation of The Club.
The CLSA Pickleball Club Executive may suspend a member for a period of time as they deem appropriate for one or more of the following reasons but not limited to:
if the member has failed to abide by the Code of Conduct
if the member has disrupted meetings or function
if the member has done anything harmful to the operation of The Club
The affected member shall receive:
a verbal warning
a written warning
a termination of membership effective immediately
The written document will describe the reason(s) why the Discipline Policy has been initiated. The decision of the Executive Committee is final. All Club financial matters concerning the individual(s) will be forfeited/cancelled immediately except for monies that are currently in arrears.
Club secretary will file all disciplinary actions with CLSA.
Pickleball Photo Archive
CLSA hosted a Pickleball Tournament on Thurs Oct 12, 2017
Check out their video from the opening ceremonies below:
Pickleball Club Event Photos and Videos
PICKLEBALL CLUB XMAS LUNCH 2018
CLSA TOURNAMENT PLAYOFF VIDEO FALL 2018
PICKLEBALL CLUB TOURNAMENT FALL 2018
GROUP PHOTOS AND MISC SEPTEMBER 2018
CLSA TOP GUNS PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT MAY 15 2018
REFEREE CLINIC BY WALT AT CLSA PICKLEBALL CLUB APRIL 20 2018
CLSA XMAS LUNCH 2017
PICKLEBALL FALL 2017 INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
PICKLEBALL CLUB SPRING 2017 TOURNAMENT
PICKLEBALL CLUB FALL 2016 TOURNAMENT
Can't get enough Pickleball?
The following are other known locations for courts and Pickleball groups that play:
Senior Centres (Indoor Play)
To play pickleball at local Senior Centres participants must be 55 years of age and a member of the Centre (and the Pickleball Club where applicable). Four Senior Centres in Edmonton have pickleball courts with designated play times (Central Lions Seniors Association, South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA), North Edmonton Seniors Association (NESA) and Westend Seniors Activity Centre).
Address: 9350–82 Street
Fee: $1 drop-in fee
Address: 7524–139 Avenue
Fee: $1 drop-in fee
Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Address: 9629–176 Street
Fee: $2 drop-in fee
City of Edmonton Recreation Centres (Indoor Play) Check the website at www.edmonton.ca
A.C.T. Aquatic & Rec Centre
Monday and Wednesday 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Clareview Recreation Centre
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 AM
Terwillegar Community Rec Centre
2015 Leger Road
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 - 10:00 AM
The Meadows Community Rec Centre
Tuesday 8–10 AM and 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Thursday 8:00–10:00 AM
Other City Recreation Centres have courts available (badminton courts) for booking on a first come first served basis if players organize their own play and bring balls.
Outdoor Play in Edmonton
Kinsman Sports Centre has outdoor tennis courts with pickleball lines. Players may organize their own play and bring their own balls.
Pickleball Play in Edmonton and Neighbouring Communities (Winter 2018)
Westmount Fitness Club
Address: 12840–109 Avenue
Fee: $5 drop-in or 10 visits for $40
Monday, Wednesday: 10:15–12 PM, 12:00–1:45 PM
Thursday: 10:30–12:00 PM, 12:00–1:45 PM
Beginner lessons offered on Saturdays only
Contact: Andrew Fulks 780–451–9248
B-Active Badminton Club
Address: 14830–112 Avenue
Fee: $5.25 drop-in
Contact: 780–482–2213 or email@example.com
Edmonton Pickleball Club
Strathcona County Millenium Place (Indoor Play)
Address: 2000 Premier Way, Sherwood Park
Up to 5 courts, Tuesday to Friday morning
Fee: $8.50 adult ($7.25 senior) facility drop-in fee (includes use of all facilities for the day)
Contact: 780–416–3300 or Bertha McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ardrossan Rec Centre (Indoor Play)
Monday–Thursday 12–4 PM
Wednesday 7:15–9:00 PM
Contact: Dennis at email@example.com
Outdoor Play in Sherwood Park
Cloverbar, 50 Main Blvd., 2 courts outdoors, no charge
Village, 710 Village Drive, 2 courts outdoors, no charge
McGhan, 751 Meadow View Drive, 2 courts outdoors, no charge
Brentwood, 28 Heron Road, no charge (some talk last year of a Brentwood court maybe being painted this year)
*Lessons are available for various levels by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginner (B), Novice (N), Intermediate (I), Advanced (A)
Servus Credit Union Place (Indoor Play)
Address: 400 Campbell Road, St Albert
Fee: $10.25 adult drop-in ($7 seniors)
Contact Mary Ann Cuvilier at email@example.com
Red Willow Church (Indoor Play)
Address: 15 Corriveau Avenue, St. Albert
Fee: Members $3 / Non-members $5
Tuesday, 10–2 or 11–1
Contact: Wayne Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Play in St Albert
Address: 149 Larose Drive, St Albert
Contact: Miki at email@example.com
Indoor and Outdoor Play in Spruce Grove
The Parkland Pickleheads is a club open to all ages. View their website (below) for further information.
New Sarepta has indoor pickleball.
Address: Westlock Spirit Centre
Fee: Drop in for seniors $5, others $6.50
Contact: George Oko at firstname.lastname@example.org