HERE is the May Schedule – click on this link –> May 2019

The best place to play pickleball on the Coast.  A great layout, totally fair for people of all ages and abilities.

Everyone is entitled to play 2 times a week at “Level Play”.  In addition, Social Play is also offered so people of all levels of ability can play together in a pleasant atmosphere.

And – it’s only $3 per session.  And – there is equipment and coaching available.  And – we’re awesome.

The SSAC is a fair, friendly and inviting location.

There is Beginners play on Fridays & Sundays 1:30-3 for anyone drop in to learn, practice and play.  Coaching and equipment are available. Remember to check the website for schedule changes.

If you have played elsewhere you are welcome to come to our Social Play sessions “SPAL” = Social Play All Levels, “SP-Beg-Int” = Social Play Beginners to Intermediate (1.0 to 2.5(ish))

“SP- Int-Adv”- Social Play – Intermediate to Advanced (3.0(ish) and above).

If you have been assessed elsewhere, you are welcome to come out to Level Play session at the level at which you have been assessed – email Bert / Gill at ssacpickleball@gmail.com and we’ll let the group know you will  be showing up.  We reserve the right to reassess as all groups assess somewhat differently.  If you would like to be assessed to move up to the next Level, check out our procedure below.  Any questions, email Bert / Gill at ssacpickleball@gmail.com.

We are rated fairly, but remember our population.  As the sport grows and more young people participate and techniques improve, these ratings might be too high for tournament players.   We’re okay with that.

Thank you to all of our coaches for volunteering their time to help interested players improve their games. Pickleball Machine sessions are being organized by the coaches to help us keeners improve our skills even more.

Much appreciated!

 

HERE IS THE LATEST PICKLEBALL NEWSLETTER
PICKLEBALL PRESS – Fall 2018

PICKLEBALL PRESS – MAY 2018

Pickleball at the SSAC is inclusive, fair, fun and competitive, with an emphasis on FUN! The Centre is the best venue on the Coast, with well-maintained, air conditioned regulation-sized courts with a new sports floor.

All pickleball players, whether beginners, top-level players or players who simply enjoy being physically active and want to play for fun, are equally important. The Centre provides opportunities for players regardless of age, ability or interests, through level play and social play, and other special sessions; all at an affordable cost.  There is a drop in fee of $3 per session and a 2019 SSAC membership is required ($30 for 2019).

You are welcome to try pb once (just pay the $3 fee) before joining the SSAC.

Access the auditorium via the back door.  There is parking there too.

There are set times for level play and social play.   Everyone who knows the basics and the rules is welcome to attend Social Play on Friday mornings 7:50am-9:50am, Friday evenings and Sundays from 5-7pm.    There is also a Social Play session on Sundays from 3-5pm for Beginner to Intermediate players.  On Wednesday mornings 7:45 to 9:30, there is Social Play for Intermediate to Advanced players.    Check the schedule to confirm the times.

The remaining times are for level play sessions.

Thanks to Sheryl Warner and all our coaches and coaching assistants for organizing Beginner Pickleball Lessons.  The first round of lessons were a great success and we hope to start another beginner course in the Spring.  In the meantime, feel free to attend a Beginners session on Friday 1:30 to 3pm.  Equipment is available and one of our coaches will be there to help you.

If you are new to the SSAC, but have played before, you can attend Social Play or Beginners but do not drop into another level play session without first discussing your situation with one of our coordinators – Gill or Bert – at ssacpickleball@gmail.com.

We use Rally scoring when there are players waiting.  If there are only 8 players, the server chooses between traditional and rally scoring.

Here is how Rally scoring works – Rally Point Scoring

 

Safety First:

The game of pickleball like any physical activity bears inherent risk. It must be understood by all participants that they accept these risks when they play this sport at the SSAC.

Players are responsible for assessing their own health and fitness status before participating in training and before playing every game to determine if they are fit and ready to play.

In addition, participants must abide by our Code of Conduct and ensure that they do not behave in a way that could injure others.

Scroll down for more links to info about Pickleball at the SSAC and coaching tips.

1) Pickleball Progression Chart

2) SSAC Pickleball Assessment Procedure

3) Code-of-Conduct Jan 2019

4) Coach Serge Recommends – Pickleball Websites

5) Pickleball Tips

 Questions? email us at ssacpickleball@gmail.com