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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.


Registration:
 
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 for each membership year. Registration after October 1st is for the following membership year.  The annual cost to register with Pickleball Canada, Pickleball Ontario is approx. $10.00 ea.  and Mono Pickleball Club fee is $60.00 for 2024.  Fees may vary annually.

 

What does my membership include?

Our club officially opens for outdoor play in May. There will be no additional fees to play on the outdoor courts at Mono College Park other than for clinics/instruction or special events.

Although MPC is officially an outdoor club, over the past few years MPC has been fortunate to rent indoor space to play throughout Oct-May. This is an "add on", and members who are interested must sign up and pay the rental fee in advance.  All indoor space is at capacity at this time.

How do I learn to use SignUp Genius?

MPC has created a guide that will help you register for a free account and understand how he proggram functions.
Click < here > to download the "SignUp Genius Instructions" file.

 

Place of residence:

Place of residence is not a condition of membership.  We have members from Orangeville, Caledon, Mono, Shelburne, and other communities.

 

Can we book court times in advanced?

At Mono College Park, MPC has dedicated hours for our members and the court schedule and programs are posted on the website for each upcoming season.  There will be some timeslots for members to book a court for personal games.  MPC members can play during public hours as well for no additional cost.

You can also arrange pick up games when courts are available.

Is there organized play?  

There is organized play for all levels most days of the week.  This is all be part of the court schedule posted prior to the season opening (however it may be adjusted as needed throughout the season).


Are there options for skills advancement?

The Skills Assessment Procedure is found on this page of our website:

https://www.monopickleballclub.com/constitution-bylaws-policies

 

Beginner/Novice Clinics:

The club has 3 Level 1 and 2 Level 2 NCCP Certified Instructors.  Scheduled clinics will be posted on the website and communicated in our newsletter.  I  MPC will have paddles available for you to use during the clinics if you have not purchased one of your own yet.  You can find additional information and sign up for upcoming clinics here:
https://pickleballcanada.org/event/2024Clinics


Can we bring friends to play that aren’t in the club?

At this time MPC does not have the capacity to allow guests during designated hours.  However, members of the community can play during public hours if they have registered with the Town of Mono and purchased the corresponding court pass. (please see the Town of Mono website for further details)

Equipment:

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).  
 

Shoes:
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.

 

Clothing
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.

 

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

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