Thursday January 7: The Government of Alberta announced further COVID-19 restrictions keeping the Mid-Sun Community Centre closed until at least Monday January 25. Updates to this web page will be made when further announcements are made. Please consider signing up for our Recreation Newsletter shown below in red.
Registration for 2021 Lessons
We sadly cannot commit to a registration date for Pickleball Lessons at this time and are hopeful to start in February, however we must wait to hear the update from the Government before January 25. Our planned registration date of January 6 has been postponed and we encourage you to review this page for the most up-to-date information.
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Cancelled Program Credits and Refunds
Credits from cancelled Pickleball Lessons will remain on your Mid-Sun account until our fiscal year end on June 30, 2021 so please feel free to leave the credit on your account for future use. Administration staff are required to work from home starting Monday, December 14th and we will resume returning account credits to your credit cards on Monday January 11, 2021.
A BIG Thank You!
All Recreation Programs were cancelled for the remainder of 2020. We are very proud of our participants who joined us at Mid-Sun, and most importantly, our instructors and staff for ensuring our facility is a safe environment. We have had zero positive cases arising from the Community Centre and we are hopeful to see everyone in the New Year!
Community Centre Hours
Administrative Office Staff will be working from home starting Monday January 4 until at least Monday January 25 from 9am to 4pm. We enjoy hearing from you either by phone at 403 254 8058 or email:
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation and Creative Art Programs (Caroline): email@example.com
Facility Coordinator / Room Bookings (Vanessa): firstname.lastname@example.org
Pickleball Lessons All dates are to be determined
Enhance your game in a fun and socially distanced environment with Kevin Doucet, who is a level 5.0 player with 3 national titles, and Val Calon who is a level 4.0 player. 5 weeks of 1.5 hour lessons cost $75 (residents with a valid community membership receive a $10 discount). 3 courts, a ball machine, balls, and paddles (if needed) are provided. There is a maximum of 12 players in each set of lessons. All lessons are held at the Mid-Sun Community Centre located at 50 Midpark Rise SE
Beginner (level 0.5 – 1.5) Thursday 11:30am – 1:45pm and Friday 10:30am – 12:00pm
- Swing structure, forehand and backhand
- Serving practice, rules, technique
- Foundational game rules
- Basic drop shots
- Basic game tactics
Advancing Beginner (level 2.0) Thursday 11:30am – 1:00pm and Friday 10:30am – 12:00pm
- Developing consistency
- Introduction to third shot drops
- Kitchen line play
- Basic volley technique
- Blocking volleys
- Improving foot movement
- Overhead and lobs
Intermediate (level 2.5) Thursday 1:15 – 2:45pm and Friday 12;15 – 1:45pm
- Shot consistency (overheads, blocking volleys, service returns)
- Intermediate level tactics
- Positioning in combination with your partner
- Foot movement
- Ready positioning
- Condition games are used towards the end of class time to reinforce your technique changes.
Drop – In Pickleball
Friday morning and weekend drop-in pickleball has been postponed until further notice.Mid-Sun is an inclusive facility where all skill levels are welcome. Each of our 6 courts include a skill level rating to encourage great games and progression of skills. We have a Beginner Court where you can meet, learn and have fun games with other Beginners. On busier days we offer rally point scoring on 3 courts to speed up play. 9 paddles are available to borrow if you are new or forget yours. Head out for coffee with everyone after the games!
Drop-In Schedule – postponed
- 6 courts available
- 1 Beginner court
- 8 paddles are available to borrow
- Balls are provided
- All levels welcome
- $10.00 for a 5 visit value pass
- $20.00 for an 11 visit value pass
- $5 for a single drop-in
5 and 11 visit value passes do not expire and are transferable. We will be accepting payment via Debit, Credit, and Paper Bills only.
The Calgary Pickleball Club is a solid resource for everything Pickleball in Calgary. Click HERE to visit their website.Play Pickleball is a valuable online learning resource; check it out by clicking the link or by visiting www.playpickleball.comThe International Federation of Pickleball skill level scale is a great resource to determine what category your current skills are rated as.