MAP Membership Fees
Two Membership Options for season 2020 - 2021:
We expect that membership in the club will be capped at 100 full-time members next year, unless we can obtain significantly more court time, but we now have two options for membership.
Option One – Full-time Yearly membership
For returning members, $100 membership covers from May 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021 (11 months)
This is because in 2021 we are going to start our financial year from April 1, not May 1.
Note also that our expenses inevitably rise each year, and this allows us to keep the price at $100 this season.
New members can join April 1, 2020 for 12 months (a usual perk for new members to join a month early)
Perks for full-time members include the right to play in April, priority sign up for tournaments, the ability to invite visiting guests for occasional play for free and a guarantee to play throughout the year if we reach our membership cap.
Full-time memberships are non-refundable.
If a person has financial hardship, they can speak in complete privacy to Helen who can, in her discretion, allow installment payments, or reduce or waive the fee. It is not the intention of the club to exclude low-income people.
Option Two – Pass-Card membership (excluding April)
We are creating a new option to buy a “pay-as-you go” pass-card membership ($40 for 10 plays) but the pass-card may not be used in April.
April is our busiest month and we think it is fair to restrict play in that month to those who buy full -time memberships.
Also, full-time members will be given priority ahead of pass-card members to play in our annual fun tournament (and any other tournament we organize).
The convenient wallet-sized pass-card must be presented to the day’s convener, who will initial the card to indicate that a play has been used.
If you do not have your card with you, you may not be permitted to play.
The pass is transferable, and if the pass-card member brings a guest, they must use one of their plays to pay for their guest.
If our full-time membership reaches 100 members, or if the courts are regularly over-crowded, we reserve the right to not issue additional pass-card memberships – therefore, if you buy a $40 pass-card and use up your 10 plays, you may not be able to buy another pass if the club is full.
The cost of a pass-card may not be used to later off-set the cost of a full membership.
In other words, if you use up your $40 pass-card, and then decide to join full-time, you will still have to pay $100 for the full membership.
All players, including pass-card members, must sign a liability waiver (but if you have already signed a waiver it is good for the coming year)
Essentially, we want to encourage full-time membership, while still providing some flexibility for those are away for much of the year, or those who want to join towards the end of the membership season.
Payment for Membership or Pass-card may be made by:
cash or cheque payable to Midland Area Pickleball Club and given to Helen Proctor
or cheque made out and mailed to Midland Area Pickleball Club, 10 Georgias Walk, Victoria Harbour, ON, L0K 2A0
or e-transfer to email@example.com
- NO DROP-INS unless they are visiting our annual members for a short period of time, who may then play for free as guests of that member.
- NEW TO THE SPORT - Have a look at this short 2 minute video to get an idea of what the basic rules are: Basic rules
- CAPPING OUR MEMBERSHIP
If more than 100 players wish to become a member, we will start a waitlist.
We are trying to avoid overcrowding and having to wait a long time for a free court.
We don't want to happen something like in the picture below:
We are a not-for-profit club and are always striving to keep the fee as low as possible for all of our players.
MAP policy: NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON ONCE SIGNED UP
NSSRC has six indoor courts.
Tay Shores Public School has two indoor courts.
Tiffin Park has four outdoor courts.
McGuire Park has four outdoor courts.
We have increased play at the Rec Centre in Midland from Sunday to include Friday afternoons as well.
We may also play at Tay Shores Public School in Victoria Harbour two evenings per week.
See schedule on this website under "NEWS & Special Events", then "Calendar of Events".
Our research indicates that $100 is good value in general and in relationship to other places to play pickleball - very cheapl.
We hope you join to keep pickleball available for all ages and abilities.
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Last updated: February 4, 2020
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