The Arundel Paddle Club was founded in 1984 by a
group of local families who loved the sport and who sought an outdoor activity that would keep them moving and busy throughout
the long winter. The season typically lasts from October to April. The club has two courts, a maintenance shed
and a heated “paddle hut”. The courts have lights for night play and heaters that melt the snow and ice
from the court surface. Our facilities allow the club to play host to many different social events, offer clinics for
members of all ages and ability levels, and hold round robins and events for players from other regional paddle groups.
Balls are provided by the Club for use by players. There are also a few demo paddle racquets that are available to
be borrowed / tried out. Chris Adams represents the Viking line of paddle equipment and can provide additional information
about their products.
Groups are formed and court times are reserved at the Kickoff Meeting each year which is
typically held in early October. Hour and a half court times are “committed” during the weekdays for the
season while weekends remain open for sign up from week to week. At the kickoff meeting, club members can “sign
up” for up to two times per week (weekdays). Weekend signup is generally wide open.
The best way to
get a game is to contact existing member(s) and join or rotate into their groups. Also making yourself available as
a sub is a great way to get into a variety of games. Some years, members have “regrouped” in January to
revisit the court schedules as some players depart for southern climates. This is another great time to join existing
games or start new ones.
If you are joining after the Kickoff Meeting, to sign up for a court for the remainder
of the season, please inquire about available court times by checking the schedule in the Warming Hut. Then contact
Jon Hansen to confirm availability and to get your group added to the published Master Schedule. Many primetime courts
are reserved at the beginning of the season at the Kickoff Meeting.
This year, like last, we will be organizing events
including clinics, round robins, potlucks and casual tournament(s) that enable all levels of skill to participate. We
are fortunate to have a long time veteran of the game, Chris Adams, available for coaching and clinics as demand dictates.
Furthermore we encourage members to use the club socially and take advantage of the grill, hut and two courts for an evening
of fun and exercise.
Two membership options are available:
1) Lifetime Membership (Family). Pay a $2,400
initiation fee (all at once or in four yearly installments of $600) to become a full member with voting rights. In addition,
an annual maintenance fee – $195 single/$255 family - is due.
2) Annual Membership. Annual members
pay $450 for a single membership or $585 for a family membership.
Once you have joined, all new members
are asked to participate in a New Member Orientation. We try to hold these events at least two times per year in an
effort to familiarize you with the club’s facilities as well as provide some pointers on the game of paddle.
Please contact Jan Auger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about joining the club.