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Pickleball at the RA
RA Pickleball is a welcoming community where players of all ages can play the game to the best of their ability all year round.
Individuals interested in participating may do so by:
Calling all Pickleballers!
We are looking for volunteer Pickleball Ambassadors to join our team.
Volunteer Ambassadors ensure that our All Level Play times run smoothly and courts are assigned equitably. With a full membership base, the shifts will be fast paced and require you to know the game, make decisions and champion fair play. In return for your support and hard work, we will offer you some guaranteed weekly court time for your own play. Please contact Jill Laidlaw for more information.
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How to book a court
On-line through PlayRA
Click here to read the on-line Court Booking procedures.
Call Member Services at 613-733-5100 to book your court.
Click below to view the full Pickleball Court Schedule
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RA ETHICS AT PLAY
Play Pickleball year-round - No membership required
All Level Play Drop-In sessions
Looking for a fun way to meet other players as well as enjoy all levels of play but might not have a partner to play with? The RA Pickleball Centre is excited to be able to offer casual drop-in all level play this season for a daily drop-in fee. We are not able to supply pickleballs so please ensure you bring when you drop in.
ALP DROP-IN SESSIONS
September 6, 2022 - June 26, 2023
What is All Level Play?
The All Level Play structure allows players with varying skill levels (novice, intermediate, advanced) to all play together in a fun, social atmosphere. Games are created by using a rotational paddle rack where players upon completion of their game, return their paddles to the paddle rack, where a volunteer ambassador will shuffle paddles around to create a new foursome.
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Pay-as-you-play court rentals
One-hour court rentals are available for all Non-RA and RA Members. Juniors (12 to 17 years) are welcome (and may book a court) but must be accompanied by an adult 18+.
FEE (includes HST) : $20 per court (member & non-member)
Maximum 5 players per court (includes 1 spare)
CHECK-IN IS REQUIRED – Individuals who have booked a court are required to check-in at the East Member Services Desk BEFORE the start of their court booking. Please ensure every individual in your party checks in. Individuals who do not check in repeatedly will receive a penalty charge.
The RA offers a wide range of League play for a variety of skill levels. Each division within the league is intended to promote healthy competition in a fun and social atmosphere. A mixture of formats will be used to make each week interesting, including:
Each of the 3 divisions will use BenchApp, an easy-to-use website and app, to verify whether league participants are interested in playing that particular week. This app and website are very user friendly and is already used by the Ottawa Pickleball Association and many individual pickleball players in the Ottawa region.
Each division can accommodate a maximum of 35 players each night. If more players are interested than available spots for that particular week, the first 35 players to confirm their interest get to play.
Novice (up to 3.4 skill) Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm Sept 30 - Dec 16, 2022
Intermediate (3.5 to 3.7 skill) Saturday 5:00pm - 8:00pm Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2022
Advance (3.8 + above) Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm Oct 2 - Dec 18, 2022
Fee (plus HST):
$100 / RA Member
$120 / Non-Member
Rust Remover Clinics - Stay tuned for new sessions!
Looking to hone your skills as you return to indoor Play? Our Rust Remover clinics are for you! This short by design, two session program will offer players an opportunity to refresh skills and get ready for the indoor season. Pickleball Professionals will create a customized session based off of the groups skill set.
Intro to Pickleball Clinics - Stay tuned for new sessions!
These 4-week clinics are a great place to start as you enter the world of Pickleball. 1 hour of coaching/week for four weeks in which you will learn basic shots, rules of the game and get information on equipment. We supply paddles and balls for these clinics. You provide energy and enthusiasm. Come dressed to move - comfortable workout clothing, non-marking runners and a water bottle.
Level 2 Pickleball Clinics - Stay tuned for new sessions!
These 4-week clinics will keep building and expanding on the drills and skills foundation from the Intro Course. Drills will cover the third shot drop shot, volleying, lobbing and overhead shot making. Strategy and teamwork will be stressed and developed. It is not necessary to have taken the Intro Session.
Private, semi-private and group Lessons
Want to learn more about the rules and techniques of Pickleball? Sign-up for private, semi-private or group lessons with one of our Club Pros. Our Pros provide lessons to all age groups and for all levels of play. The lessons given depend on a player’s ability or their preference for a specific area of instruction. All lessons are one (1) hour in length.
Please contact them directly by e-mail for rates and to book your lesson(s).
Join Fall/Winter Pickleball - seasonal membership (Sept - June)
All Level Play Membership time slots are reserved for members to participate in all level play on the designated days and times (as per their selected membership option) for a seasonal fee.
All level play (ALP) membership options & fees
ALP members have unlimited access to All Level Play on the days and at the time for which they are registered. Individuals accessing the ALP time slot are required to play using the paddle rack system and must follow the direction of the Volunteer Ambassador. Individuals who purchased two membership option will receive 10% off their second membership purchased
You must be an Association Member ("RA Member") to join. Providing you continuously renew your Pickleball membership, you will not be required to pay the Association Membership fee annually. Click here for information on Joining our not-for-profit association (“the RA”).
MORNING ALP Membership options
EVENING ALP Membership option
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sept 7, 2022 - June 28, 2023
Fee: $225/ RA Member - SOLD OUT
All level play Structure
The All Level Play structure allows players with varying skill levels (novice, intermediate, advanced) to all play together in a fun, social atmosphere. Games are created by using a rotational paddle rack where players upon completion of their 12 minute game, return their paddles to the paddle rack, where a volunteer ambassador will shuffle paddles around to create a new foursome.
Good to know...
ALP members who wish to play on days and times outside their selected membership option may also:
I love Pickleball! I am very passionate about playing and coaching. This sport can be played by all age groups and skill levels as well as seated / wheelchair players. As an International Pickleball Teaching Association (IPTPA) certified coach my instructional technique is to teach and promote Pickleball in the pickleball way. IPTPA is the leader in training and instructional techniques, and is the centre of excellence for coaching new and current Pickleball players!
Pickleball is fun, friendly and provides exercise and fitness at all levels of play! As a certified coach my instructional technique is to teach and promote Pickleball in the pickleball way.
Fun is the name of the game and the more skills and strategy you acquire the more the Fun Factor will increase. I concentrate on correct skill development, pickleball strategy and teamwork communication and play.
When asked why he enjoys pickleball so much, Don replies that meeting new people and making new friends are the biggest upsides of the game. You’re having FUN working out and there’s always room to improve and play at different levels once you master the strategy and skills that come with the game.
Don realized early on that teaching the game to entry level and intermediate players of all ages was very rewarding. He looks forward to having the opportunity to work with members to help them improve their skills and strategy on the court.
Cody is proud to be the new Pickleball Coach at the RA Centre for Advanced players and currently competes as a Selkirk Sport Sponsored Player. He is also a Pickleball Coach at the Orléans Tennis Club and is a multiple gold medallist in local and regional events and a national medalist.
Cody has been coaching pickleball for 4 years. He is the founder of the National Competitive Training League (2019) which assembles top players to develop the skills and mindset necessary to compete and win at a National level. As a result, Cody has the pleasure of coaching, drilling and playing with top Pickleball players across Canada.
He also brings 5 years of tennis coaching and 25 years of golf professional experience. His athletic achievements include a provincial championship in tennis, golf, as well as a gold medal in golf at the World Masters Games.
Cody’s passion for coaching is equally as high as his passion for competing. His goal is to work with players to break barriers and improve their skills, so they achieve all their goals.
Jane Van Bergen
Joane loves playing pickleball and is passionate about teaching both adults and youth. She enjoys competing in Canada and the USA. Joane has also refereed many tournaments including the US Pickleball Open and the Canadian National Pickleball Championships. She earned her Pickleball Coaching Certification from PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) and her Level 2 Pickleball Referee status in Naples, Florida. Joane is a member of PCO (Pickleball Canada) and USAPA (United States of America Pickleball Association). Her organized lessons focus on understanding basics and developing fundamental skills to establish a solid foundation. Joane’s Referee status allows her to pass on all the current rules and strategy tips. She speaks English, French and basic Dutch.
Joane offers a simple and efficient approach to learning the game. She enjoys helping others learn the sport and improve their performance (both skill and strategy). If you are an adult or youth pickleball beginner looking for the "right way" to start the game in a fun and supportive environment, give Joane a call.