One of the great things about pickleball is playing against various ages and having a blast – from grandkids to grandparents. The above photo is not actually a kid, it’s Steven taking a break while his partner carries the day! lol
Pickleball, in comparison to many other sports, has lots of laughter and fun included. Make a great shot and it’s celebrated – make an embarassing shot – we can celebrate those too!
Sally the Scarecrow is really saying, “Heh there – why not sign up and join the club?”
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America. Smiles like this are living proof!
Membership has its benefits – and it’s only $50* in 2021!
Take a look at these benefits
Online Sign Up System
We use a sign up system called “Ezin” to manage the numbers of players per session so you are not sitting around waiting for your next game long.
Designated game categories
Whether it’s fun and friendly or competitive games you are looking for, we provide something for everyone.
Instructional sessions – learn to play or increase your skills
Our goal is to introduce new players to this awesome game. We provide “Learn to Play” instruction and seek to get you playing the game within an hour. Then we continue to provide drills that only add to your skills.
Demo paddles to try out before you buy
We carry a variety of paddles for you to use to try out before you have to purchase your own. Paddles range from $20 to $300 so you get what you pay for. We’ll even help you find a paddle as well.
It’s also a social club…
There are no requirements regarding social engagements but you will find a friendly group of people to connect with and find friendship. We have not been able to organize many events due to Covid-19 but we did hold our first Club Tournament in February 2020.
We offer members discounts on club offerings like clinics, tournaments and paddle deals.
Join Meaford Pickleball Club
Membership Sign Up Process
We welcome you to join our Club. All it takes is to sign up below. Adult memberships are open to those 18 years of age and older. We are now accepting memberships for 2021. All members will need to renew their memberships annually. If you were a member during 2019-2020, please renew now and be ready for play when we can hit the courts running!
Our desire is to support the growth of pickleball in Canada and to see it become recognized as a national sport. To that end we have signed onto the Pickleball Canada National System (PCNS).
Membership fees will therefore be a combined amount to include MPC, Pickelball Canada and Pickleball Ontario. One payment will be made through the national registration process.
The total fee is $50. taxes included.
$30 will be the rate for our local club
$10 going to the other two organizations for a total of $20. If you were a previous member of PCO or PAO then you may receive a discounted rate depending on when you joined.
A very sweet deal for a year of pickleball!
This summer we will have lots of capacity to provide lots of games. This fall when we come back inside will be another challenge to find court space but our goal is to do our level best in finding good places to play.
When you sign up with the National System (PCNS) you will be asked to sign liability and media waivers. You will pay membership fees through a secure system with either a credit or debit card.
All members will have to complete a Covid Screening Assessment required by the Municipality of Meaford – click below, complete the form, hit submit and come back here to complete the sign up registration process.
All players will have to sign up, agree to the waivers and pay their fees, before being allowed to play.
MPC does allow people to try the game for a session before deciding to become a member. Please contact the club to arrange for your trial session – our contact page is here. Walk-ins are not allowed at this time.
The membership year runs January 1 – December 31. Pro-rated fees are offered at certain times during the membership year.
Join Meaford Pickelball Club by clicking on the link below. It takes you direct to Pickleball Canada’s registration page.
Our Fee Structure Summary
Our Club fee is $30.00 per year.
Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Ontario $10.00 each
Total cost per year is $50.00* plus your session fees. Previous members of PC or PO get discounted rates this year.
2021 Court Fees will be $2.00 per session per person for either the Arena or the Pavilion Outdoor Courts. These fees are on top of your Annual Membership Fee.
Pickle Passes are an easy way to cover your court fees. You can buy them at the game sessions from a Court Host or you can buy them when you register. Buy 20 and you get one session free.
Here are some historical Court Fees based on previous rates.
- St Vincent Community Centre Hall $4 per 2 hrs
- 4th Canadian Training Recreation Centre $6 for a day pass
- Harbour Pavilion Outdoor Courts $2 per 2 hrs
- Meaford Tennis Courts No charge
Ezin Sign Up System
All members will be invited to join Ezin (pronounced, Easy-In). This is the system we use to book court times for all players and games. Click the link below to jump to that page.
Why do we join Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Ontario?
- Personal insurance coverage for individuals
- DIrector’s and Officer’s Liability insurance
- Membership Management System – a powerful data base for our Club
- Email Communication System
- Payment System – including options to pay for clinics, merchandise and special events
- Support for growing pickleball provincially and nationally which will bolster the potential for funding and resources for pickleball in Canada
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America. Pickleball Ontario has over 500 listings in their “places to play” list. An estimated 17,000 people were playing pickleball in Canada according to the Globe and Mail in 2019. There are lots of good resources on both of these web sites.
Click below for the Ontario site
Click below for the Canadian site
Click below to see the 2021 USA Pickleball Association Alternative Rulebook for 2021 (identical to the International Pickleball Federation Rulebook.) Please note some significant changes come into effect for January 2021 – perhaps the most notable is the freedom to serve the ball off a bounce. We’ll have to see how that works when we hit the courts!
UPDATED March 31, 2021
“This past summer (2020) was a game saver for me by being able to be outdoors and play pickleball in the midst of a global pandemic. Thanks Meaford Pickleball Club for making this possible.”