Frequently Asked Questions
The following information is intended to answer many of the Frequently Asked Questions regarding Pickleball and the Mono Pickleball Club. If you require additional information please contact us at
< MonoPickleballClub@gmail.com >
Vision: For Fitness, For Fun, For Everyone
MPC is a non-profit, volunteer, community-based organization. Please let us know where you can volunteer your strengths as the club expands. Volunteers are welcomed and needed.
Annual Membership and Renewals: it is an easy process to “Join/Renew”. You will register with Pickleball Canada, Pickleball Ontario and Mono Pickleball Club annually (you will receive a registration reminder email annually). Membership runs from January to December. Registration after October 1st of any year carries forward to the following December (15 months). The annual cost to register with Pickleball Canada, Pickleball Ontario is approx. $10.00 ea. and Mono Pickleball Club fee is $25.00 for 2023. The Mono Pickleball Club fee will be adjusted as more benefits are offered to our club members.
Paddles: Do I need to purchase my own paddle? The Mono Pickleball Club has paddles for new members that they can try out before they purchase their own paddle. There are many locations where you can purchase a paddle, for example: Canadian Tire, Amazon, Marketplace, and other specialty stores. It is recommended that you purchase a composite paddle (not wood or aluminum).
What type of running shoes should I wear? Any type of shoe that is for court use (not running shoes) and designed to support motion in all directions. If you have mobility or balance concerns, you may want to consult a “foot” specialist to select an appropriate type of shoe for this sport.
Gym clothing i.e., shorts, leggings, track pants, etc. Comfort is key!
Water: It is recommended that you bring your own water bottle. Some venues do not have water available.
Place of residence:
Place of residence is not a condition of membership. We have members from Orangeville, Caledon, Mono, Shelburne, and other communities.
The club has 4 NCCP Level 1 Certified Instructors. Scheduled clinics will be posted on the website and communicated in our newsletter. It might be open to non-members for an additional fee if registration does not fill from within. MPC will have paddles available for you to use during the clinics if you have not purchased one of your own yet.
Communication - Newsletter:
Mono Pickleball Club (MPC) emails all members a Newsletter with upcoming events, clinics, playing venues, schedules, etc. They are an excellent source of information. Past and current newsletters are available on our website under “About Us”: www.monopickleballclub.com/
Mono Pickleball Club home courts will be a “state of the art” facility:
Our “MPC home” is at Mono College Park (Cardinal Woods). The existing tennis courts will be redesigned into 6 permanent, dedicated pickleball courts this year. The courts will reopen once reconstruction is complete. This is tentatively planned for Sept 2023. MPC members are excited that in 2024 MPC will be home to 6 “state of the art” pickleball courts.
Other Options for playing Pickleball
Registered members of MPC may take advantage of the Clubs new Net Lending Program. Members will be able to sign out a net to use for a day or weekend.
Lions Sports Pad – 120 Diane St., Orangeville: You can set up a net and bring friends or family members to play when the pad is not in use. Pickleball lines are painted on the concrete surface.
Saputo (Alder St. Arena) – this court can be booked in advance for a fee.
Idlewyld Park, Orangeville: You can set up a net and bring friends or family members to play when the pad is not in use. Pickleball lines on painted on the asphalt surface.
Brampton: has indoor PB programs at Save Max Sports Centre and Flowertown Senior Centre. Register through Brampton Parks and Rec.
Fergus: has indoor PB programs. Check the Fergus website for details.
Shelburne: a tennis court has pickleball lines painted on the asphalt surface, using the tennis net in lieu of a pickleball net. The Shelburne Arena also has indoor courts on a concrete surface.
Questions please email: MonoPickleballClub@gmail.com