CPC Summer Outdoor Play 2022

The Calgary Pickleball Club 2022 summer outdoor season has begun. CPC has purchased permits and equipment for club members to play at four City of Calgary outdoor court locations - Richmond Green, North Glenmore Park, Brentwood, and Huntington Hills/Thornhill.

CPC members can enjoy unlimited play at all locations for a one-time outdoor fee of $30. The fee covers all outdoor play, at all 4 CPC locations. CPC members can pay the fee by clicking here.

To see the summer schedule, go to our Locations page.

July Player Development


Introductory Clinics

If you are a new CPC member and new to pickleball, get a free introduction to the game - basic strokes, rules, scoring and strategy. This is designed for beginners.

Intro-Clinics are being held on Wednesday July 13 and 27, at Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, And, on Saturday, July 23rd, at the MNP Community & Sports Centre (formerly Repsol Sports Centre), 2225 Macleod Trail S, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There is room for 16 participants in each clinic with a wait list of 4 people. The clinics are free with your CPC membership. Members should only sign up for 1 session.

Sign-up using this link beginning at 12-Noon on Saturday, July 2nd:

SUG Link- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4FABAC2EA7FE3-july1


Novice Pickleball Instruction Camp

If you are new to the game of pickleball, here is your chance to improve your skills. The Calgary Pickleball Club is inviting novice players to enroll in a five-day pickleball “camp.” The camp is designed to help anyone new to the game and will be led by CPC certified instructors. This is for CPC members who have taken a CPC introductory clinic and have played a minimum of 10 games. Sessions will cover the basics of the ready position, dinking, serves and serve returns, forehand and backhand groundstrokes, volleys, lobs and smashes, and basic playing strategies. The final session will be an opportunity for players to exercise their skills in a mini tournament with other participants.

Sessions will be held daily at the Junior Varsity Centre (JVC), #130, 10 Smed Lane SE, starting Monday, July 11 through to Friday, July 15 from 10:00 to 12:00 PM.

The cost is $110 per participant. Sessions are limited to 16 participants who must pre-register and pay using the SignUp Genius link below. There is a waiting list for 4 players.

** All registrations will open for sign-up at 12 Noon on July 2nd **

SUG link- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4FABAC2EA7FE3-novice4

Please note participants are expected to attend all five sessions. There are No refunds once the camp sessions have started.


Intermediate Pickleball Instruction Camp

If you are an intermediate pickleball player (rating of 2.5 to 3.0), here is your chance to improve your skills. The Calgary Pickleball Club is inviting CPC members who are intermediate players to enroll in a five-day pickleball “camp.” The camp is designed to help those who have been playing at a 2.5 to 3.0 level and will be led by CPC certified instructors. There will also be an opportunity for players to exercise their skills in a mini tournament with other participants.

This camp is for players who have the following skills/abilities and can: consistently serve and return serves to the back third of the court, dink forehand and backhand - hitting at least 5 of 10 shots, control forehand and backhand groundstrokes, attempt 3rd shot drops from the back-3rd court and/or transition zone, sustain short rallies.

Sessions will cover: the ready position, dinking with purpose, effective serves and serve returns, forehand and backhand groundstrokes, volleys, lobs, and smashes, playing strategies for good team play.

Sessions will be held daily at the Junior Varsity Centre (JVC), #130, 10 Smed Lane SE, starting Monday, July 11 through to Friday, July 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

The cost is $110 per participant. Sessions are limited to 16 participants. You must pre-register and pay using the SignUp Genius link below. There is a waiting list for 4 players.

** All registrations will open for sign-up at 12 Noon on July 2nd **

SUG link- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4FABAC2EA7FE3-intermediate4

Please note participants are expected to attend all five sessions. There are No refunds once the camp sessions have started.

For further information please contact Stephen Hansen at hansensa@telus.net

New 3.25+ Skill Level Signups


Intermediate level players can now sign up for skill level sessions 3 days a week. Each session requires advance signup on SUG. This is for CPC members with a minimum 3.25 rating. Members must also have a $30 summer play pass. Find the SUG signup links on the location page.

There is 3.25+ skill level play at North Glenmore Park from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm every Monday. Signup is 4 days in advance. (Thursdays at 12 Noon)

There is 3.25+ skill level play at Richmond Green from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, every Tuesday. Signup is 4 days in advance. (Fridays at 10:30 am)

There is 3.25+ skill level play at Richmond Green from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, every Thursday. Signup is 4 days in advance. (Sundays at 10:30 am)


Novice Mentored Sessions

If you are new to pickleball, (beginner level) you can develop your play with the mentorship of experienced players. Mentors will offer tips to improve your skills, while you play. This is drop-in play for CPC members who have paid their $30 outdoor fee. (No signup required) Beginners must have taken a CPC "Introduction to Pickleball" clinic.

Novice Mentored sessions are being held at:

Huntington Hills - 6715 Centre St. N - Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Richmond Green - 2539 33 Ave SW - Sundays from Noon to 2:00 pm.

North Glenmore Park - 7305 Crowchild Trail SW - Tuesdays from Noon pm to 2:00 pm.


Set Up Your CPC "DUPR" Account Today

The Calgary Pickleball Club is using a new system to rate your pickleball skill level for internal club ratings. CPC has partnering with Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating or “DUPR” https://mydupr.com/ The DUPR software platform is used and trusted by pickleball clubs, professional tours, and recreational players alike.

Your rating will be based on your performance in recreational and competitive game play rather than evaluated by a subjective, ratings clinic. DUPR will be used to help Calgary Pickleball Club members establish an objective rating level so they can play in CPC organized activities - recreational drop-in play, leagues, ladders, clinics, lessons, and tournaments.

Go to our DUPR page to signup, join the CPC DUPR club account and download the App to start recording your matches.


CODE OF CONDUCT

The Calgary Pickleball Club has updated its Code of Conduct and clarified its respectful play guidelines. 2022 is the 10th Anniversary of the Club and the new Code of Conduct reflects the growth of the sport and changes in social attitudes in the past decade. The policy recognizes new expectations of behaviour on and off the court, and the importance of inclusivity in our sport. Find the link to our Code of Conduct page and an incident form below. Any member who feels they have been compromised, or any members who witnessed an incident, can file a complaint directly to the CPC President.

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