Markham Pickleball Club

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does it cost to join MPC?

MPC's BASIC annual membership fee is $25. As MPC is an affiliate club, MPC Members must also pay annual membership fees to Pickleball Ontario ($10) and Pickleball Canada ($10). With processing fees and taxes,, the total membership fee is $47.50 ( includes $2.50 processing fees and taxes). Basic Members are invited to attend club events. They also received discounts on fees for lessons and for court fees to play during club hours. To join, click here.

MPC Basic Members wishing to play during club hours may also purchase season pass for outdoor play. Please see immediately below for specific details.

What are the Outdoor Season Pass & Daily fees for 2024? 

Outdoor registrations are sold out.

Thank you for your interest in joining MPC. The response from members has been huge. Since we only have 8 courts, we have had to put limits on registration to provide members with reasonable playing times. 

Outside of MPC, play is still possible! 
The Cornell Park courts are available to everyone, including members, during public hours. There are also tennis courts across the City that have been lined for pickleball. Information is available on the City of Markham website

How do I play at MPC Outdoor Courts?

Outdoor schedule is posted on the Main page of our. 

You will need your shoe tag to identify you as a paid Outdoor Court fee member. Shoe tags must be worn and visible to members at all times. They may be either on your shoe, pinned to your shirt or worn on a bracelet. Please note shoe tags are NOT transferable.  If you have lost your tag, you can get a replacement tag for $5 via an e-transfer to cfo@markhampickleballclub.ca.   If you do not have your tag, you CANNOT play on the courts during club hours.

When you paid for your outdoor fees,  you would have received an email with the Gate Code that can be used to enter the courts when there is no court hosts on site. This code must be kept confidential. 

Upon arrival members - especially new members - check in with the court host. 

As an MPC Basic member or Non-Member only, you can purchase a Daily pass. See Daily fee options in the table below.

MPC Basic Member Daily Fee (Weekdays Only)

Non-MPC Member Daily Fee (Weekdays Only)

$10.00

$15.00

$1.30

$1.95

$0.99

$1.24

$12.29

$18.19

You must be a PCO Pickleball Canada member

When courts are busy, players will rotate on and off courts using the Next Up Rotation Board

Courts will be designated for recreational play or competitive play and some may be designated for special activities (e.g., ladder leagues, coaching clinics). A schedule of activities will be available on our website.

How do I get my shoe tag?

Tags are available for members who have paid the Full Fee Play or Reduced Fee Play during hosted hours.  You must pick up your tags by May 31, 2024 to get your complimentory Franklin balls.

What happens during MPC hours if there is no host?

Play during un-hosted MPC hours is self-directed play using the Next Up Rotation Board if people are waiting.

How do I play during public hours?

Members of the general public will play on a drop-in basis. Click markham.ca for more information about public hours and rules of play.

Can I reserve a court?

No. At this time we do not have a reservation system for court time.

Can I play if I'm not a member? or Can I bring a non-member guest?

Members of Pickleball Canada may purchase a Daily Fee pass ($18.19 [$15 plus HST + Processing fee]) in advance of play. Click (Link not yet available) to register and pay. After showing a copy of the player’s receipt, the court host will provide the daily player with a name tag.

Will there be a ladder league at MPC?

Yes, information will be provided once available.

Important - Members who wish to play on our ladder(s) or in our club tournament must have paid either the full or reduced fee for outdoor play. There will be a supplemental charge for reduced fee players who elect to play in these events.

We strongly encourage MPC Outdoor Season Members to set up an account on PickleballBrackets.com and join the MPC club on this site. We will be using PB Brackets for ladder leagues plus other events. Also, if you have any interest in playing in tournaments this is the site for the majority of Canadian tournaments. The direct link for MPC on Pickleball Brackets is https://pickleballbrackets.com....

Does MPC have a Junior program?

MPC is working with the City to establish a Junior Program in July and August. Information will be provided once available. 

Does MPC offer lessons? How do I sign up?

We are currently offering Play Better clinics on Thursday evenings at Rouge Park PS. Click here for the latest pickleball clinic schedules and for registration.

We will continue the Play Better series at Cornell Park this summer. Starting mid-June these sessions will be held on two courts from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings. These are members only sessions. 

They include:
· Lesson 1 – Serve – Return – Groundstrokes
· Lesson 2 – Third Shot Drop or Drive
· Lesson 3 – Fourth Shot – Block, Volley, Dink or Drive

Sessions will be adjusted according to demand and scheduling will reflect the impact of statutory holidays on member participation. The minimum registration will be 4 and the maximum 8.

We plan to offer limited Learn 2 Play clinics to members only in May. We will update the clinic schedule once available. 

For more information and/or questions, email lessons@markhampickleballclub.ca.

Does MPC have different rates for different groups?

1 Is there a family rate? NO

2 Is there a discount for seniors? NO

3 Is there a discount for juniors? Not at this time

4 Is there a discount (or free) for volunteers? No

5 Is there a discount for MPC members on guest fees? Yes

6 May a member bring a guest for free? No – Must purchase a Daily Fee (refer to the table above)

When I tried to register for an event, I could not input my member # on the registration form and the “Member Lookup” cannot find me.

You must enter your first and last name exactly the same as on your basic membership. For example, if you normally go by Russ or Betty but you used your full name Russell or Elizabeth, you must enter your full name in the lookup. 

How can I stay up to date with all things MPC?

WhatsApp Info Centre

WhatsApp Info Centre chat group is our official MPC Information Centre where we will share important club information such as latest news, announcements, information about club events etc. This chat will be restricted to providing valuable information to our members only. We encourage every member to be part of this WhatsApp group. If you are not already part of this group, please contact Doris (volunteers@markhampickleballclub.ca) or Ben (cfo@markhampickleballclub.ca) or Dennis (dsue@rogers.com) to add you to this group. We need your name, cell phone number and membership #. 

There is also an active WhatsApp Social Group chat called MPC Social Centre (Unofficial) that you can join.

MPC website & Facebook

Access our MPC website for up to date info on all things MPC. We also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/great... that we encourage you to join.

I love MPC! How can I volunteer? 

Unionville Festival
MPC has been invited to participate in this year’s Unionville Festival. June 1st and 2nd. We are seeking volunteers to help out with our booth, with the parade and with demonstration sessions.

MPC Court Hosts
Once the schedule is confirmed, we will be again seeking volunteers. Court Hosts help us to establish a welcoming and safe environment for all participants. They are an important part of MPC. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Doris at volunteers@markhampickleballclub.ca