A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. Played as doubles or singles. Click here to watch "What is pickleball" video  

To view a summary of Pickleball's basic rules for those new to the game: Click here


We encourage players to visit Pickleball Canada for the most current version. A summary of the rule changes for 2023 can be found here.


Pickleball players are rated based on their skill level. The numerical reflection of a pickleball player’s skill level is called a pickleball rating. Pickleball ratings may also be referred to as pickleball skill levels. Pickleball ratings vary from 1 to 5.  

Why do we have ratings?

Ratings provide a means to compare the skill levels of competitors. They may be used to determine a player’s skill level for tournament entry, specific club play (leagues, ladders, skill level brackets) where, for example, there are separate courts for different skill levels.

You will see clinics that are specifically geared or targeted to certain skill levels, such as 2.0/2.5 or 3.0/3.5 etc. These are typically communicated as “this clinic is for 3.0 level players” or “prerequisite 3.5 for registration”.

So What’s My Rating?  Watch this basic skills video here to help you understand more about ratings. You should also review this link from Pickleball Canada to get a more detailed understanding then download our RDPC-Skills Assessment form to give you a starting point. There will be several rating clinics offered during the summer to help you to identify your rating.


Court Shoes, and a Pickleball Paddle. Wearing proper footwear is a must.

No Bare Feet! We highly recommend that you purchase a pair of outdoor tennis or outdoor court shoes. If you're lucky you will find "Pickleball Shoes". For indoor play, volleyball, or badminton shoes work great if Pickleball Shoes are not on the shelf. If you don't own a Paddle the club has a few paddles available for you to give it a try.


Donate Your Bottles to APC!

Here's your chance to make a difference while you recycle! The Airdrie Pickleball Club (APC) is excited to invite you to participate in our bottle drive, where you can contribute to our mission by simply donating your bottles.

How You Can Help:

Collect Your Bottles: Gather your empty bottles and containers.

Visit the Hometown Bottle & Recycling Depot: Head over to the Hometown Bottle & Recycling Depot, conveniently located behind

Superstore in Airdrie.

Hand Over Your Bottles: When you arrive at the depot, hand your bottles to one of the helpful workers.

Mention APC: Don't forget to mention that your donation is for the Airdrie Pickleball Club.

That's it! Your contribution will support our club's activities, helping us continue to foster a vibrant pickleball community in Airdrie.

We appreciate your support and commitment to our cause. Together, we can make a positive impact through something as simple as recycling. Thank you for choosing to support the Airdrie Pickleball Club!

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