In collaboration with the Calgary Pickleball Club (CPC), our Community Center offers great opportunities to play North America’s fastest growing sport! We have play opportunities every day of the week on the 3 courts in our gymnasium.
FOR SALE; Special edition Cedarbrae logoed paddle, courtesy of Sushwap Sports. Made by top Canadian manufacturer; Manta. Polymer Honeycomb core / Fibreglass skin. Available in low 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5 oz weights. Normally would cost $100. Yours for only $80. Great value for a beginner/novice player to grow into! Check with Cedarbrae office for availability.
The 2018-2019 indoor play season will end on Friday May 10, 2019. At which time we hope that the many outdoor courts across the City will be busting with players. See the Calgary Pickleball Club website for outdoor play venues.
Our Introduction to Pickleball lessons have concluded for this season. We are pleased to have been able to Introduce over 100 new players to the game. A massive shout of thanks to our volunteer lead instructors; Bill Lane, Gord McLure and other willing and able assistants for their great work introducing and promoting the game. We hope to begin the next indoor season in late-September or early-October with an offering of further Introductory lessons.
Introduction to Pickleball (Part 1, Basic Rules and Game Play): will introduce the game, rules, scoring, serving, returning and basic stroke play, followed by practice play. The intention of the Part 1 is to get people onto the court and simply playing according to the rules. Some folks need to practice their hand-eye coordination and rules application for longer before growing into strategy considerations. Cost: $tbc pp
Introduction to Pickleball (Part-2, Strategies): will review Part 1 material and will additionally introduce key play strategies, such as; serving deep, returning deep, volleying, avoiding high risk shots, “owning the line”, maybe 3rd shot drop and dinking at the net, followed by game practice. The intention of Part 2 is to get people to understand and apply certain key strategies and build confidence in how they play, thus giving them more capability against others. This is not to be confused with an Intermediate level lesson. It is more an “eye-opener” into tactics that more successful players will use, so that newer players can aspire to apply them themselves. Cost: $tbc pp
Each lesson will have a maximum of 12 participants and pre-registration is required by emailing to: email@example.com
Proper non-marking gym footwear is required. Loaner Pickleball paddles will be available. A Cedarbrae liability waiver will need to be signed.
For those who have never experienced the game and are eager to learn, there are excellent online video resources which discuss or illustrate items like the court markings, the rules, and playing techniques. One recommended Introductory 2 minute video is here. We look forward to seeing you on the court.
The 2018-2019 indoor play season will run until May 10, 2019 following the below generalized weekly schedule.
Please note that some sessions are public drop-in. Others are numbers limited and require preregistration using TrackItHub (see below notes). Also, that some sessions are segregated according to skill level or gender. We will continue to provide experience and growth opportunities for new players while providing adequate opportunities and challenges to test more advanced players. Play etiquette includes coaching and encouragement for beginner players as they grow their passion and skill for the game. Please note the various sessions and their descriptions: Open Play: All skill levels play on a rotating partner basis. Segregated Play: Play session is targeted to a specific gender and/or skill level. Some play sessions are managed using prior preregistration to limit the maximum number of players. When Signing-Up or Dropping-In for a Skill Segregated play session please restrict yourself to the session which properly reflects your true skill rating! You should not be at both up to 2.5 sessions AND at 3.0 & higher sessions! Please do not be offended if the host points out that you are too advanced or insufficiently advanced to play in a particular skill session.
Player Ratings: we have often been asked about how the Player skill rating system works. Rather than try and paraphrase it, we suggest you follow this link to the Canadian Pickleball website. In addition, another good resource is “The Pickleball Guru’s” website: (Here) you will find another useful resource to help you self rate your skill level.
Official Rules: see link here to the Canadian Pickleball website.
Gord’s Rule Refresher: See here to see Gord McLure’s very helpful Rules Refresher
Play and Court Etiquette: Like many sports, Pickleball has unwritten rules/expectations around etiquette. The Calgary Pickleball Club has an excellent page here which is well worth a read. Remember, whatever happens – it’s only a game!
TrackItHub (TIH): TIH is being introduced at Cedarbrae for the 2018-2019 season. All session scheduling and pre-registration for limited player sessions will be moved to TIH. To obtain session preregistration privileges you must be either a member of Cedarbrae Community Association (CA) or a member of Calgary Pickleball Club (CPC), and an account using your email address must be established. For basic TIH instructions follow this link.
Cedarbrae drop-in play sessions are open to the general public as well as Cedarbrae members. Drop-in play sessions for all CPC affiliated venues are included on the TrackItHub calendar. To view these drop-in play opportunities a member of the public must go to the TrackItHub.com website and sign-up for a free account, then navigate to find the Calgary Pickleball Club and then join the “Calgary Non-CPC Members (Drop-In Play Only)“ group. Pre-registration for drop-in sessions is not mandatory but is preferred so that the likely number of players can be assessed by other potential visitors.
2018-2019 WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE (see also the graphic table below)
|revised April 1, 2019|
|Sunday||0900||1130||Mixed Beginner & Novice only||(not required)|
|1145||1415||Mixed Advanced (3.0 & higher)||click here|
|1430||1700||Mixed Novice & Intermediate (up to 2.5)||click here|
|1730||2000||Court Drills & Modified Play||click here|
|Monday||0900||1200||Mixed Novice & Intermediate (up to 2.5)||click here|
|1215||1500||Mixed Advanced (3.0 & higher)||click here|
|Tuesday||0900||1130||Mixed Beginner only, Mentored play||(not required)|
|1145||1415||Men’s Open Play, All Levels||(not required)|
|Wednesday||0900||1200||Mixed Novice & Intermediate (up to 2.5)||(not required)|
|Thursday||0900||1130||Mixed Novice & Intermediate (up to 2.5)||click here|
|1145||1415||Mixed Advanced (3.0 & higher)||click here|
|1430||1700||PB Machine & Court Drills Practice, Mixed All Levels||click here|
|Friday||0830||1100||Ladies’ Advanced(3.0 & higher)||click here|
|1100||1330||Ladies’ Novice & Intermediate (up to 2.5)||click here|
|1330||1700||Men’s Advanced (3.0 & higher)||click here|
|1730||2000||PB Machine & Court Drills Practice, Mixed All Levels||click here|
|Saturday||0830||1100||Mixed Advanced (3.0 & higher)||click here|
|1115||1345||Mixed Novice & Intermediate (up to 2.5)||(not required)|
|1630||1900||Mixed Open Play All Levels||(not required)|
|Verify in TrackItHub.com for possible late changes|
Known Black-Out dates/times – NO PLAY! are:
Sunday, Apr. 7, after 1pm until 5.30pm
Saturday, Apr. 13, after 2pm
Tuesday, April 16, all day
Saturday, May 4, after 4.30pm
Cost of play* at Cedarbrae Community Center is:
- With Cedarbrae Community Membership: $5 per person per session
- Without Cedarbrae membership: $7 per person per session
- Monthly unlimited play, with Cedarbrae Community membership: $35 per person per month
* a Cedarbrae Community Association liability waiver is required annually, usually at first visit starting in October.