Pickleball in Lake Champlain Islands, VT

Includes Lake Champlain Is, Donaldson, Isle La Motte, North Hero, Alburgh

Local Admin Alert


​​July 2nd Notes:

Pickleball Prep for 3.0-3.5 players continues on Saturday’s in July at North Hero.  There will be weekly signups posted by 6:00p on Sunday with the skills to be covered and 12 player limit and a waiting list of 5.

The IPA encourages the scheduling of private sessions in the Scheduler, but would like to remind those looking to schedule those private sessions that they may only schedule during the times that the IPA has not scheduled sessions.  At North Hero, Alburgh, and Isle La Motte the IPA normally schedules sessions  between 8:00a-12p on specific days, so please check the Scheduler before planning a private session on those courts.  At Donaldson the courts are scheduled everyday from 8:00a-12:00p, Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00p-2:00p, and Fridays from 4:00p-6:00p.  Private sessions outside those hours may be scheduled,  but please be aware that this may change in the future depending upon IPA player needs and usage. If you would like information or guidance on scheduling private sessions, please contact Court or Tom for assistance.

A new Beginner/Novice session has been added to the Scheduler on Saturday mornings through July at 8:00a in North Hero to help address the large amount of interest in those wanting to begin playing.  Tim has sent out a message to a large mailing list of potential new players.  Additionally, we have scheduled a 10:00a Thursday session in Alburgh through July for any interested in learning how to play.

1.  Donaldson will continue to have two morning sessions on weekdays and Saturdays, alternating between higher and lower ratings.  Sunday, there are two open sessions with start times of 8am and 10am.  Friday early evening open "social" sessions will continue.  We will also continue with the Monday and Thursday, noon to 2:00 PM, Beginner / Novice play sessions.

2.  As noted above, a 10:00a Beginner/Novice session on Thursdays has been added to the Scheduler in Alburgh.

​3..   Wait List: each session has a wait list.  If the maximum has been reached you can still add your name to the wait list. That way if anyone drops off, the wait list names will move up automatically and will be notified by the scheduler.  There is no guarantee anyone will drop off, but if they do the next wait list player can play.

4.   Updated Guest Policy:

IPA members and/or season pass holders are allowed guest privileges during IPA regularly scheduled sessions. We require no more than two guests per member per session with the following rules:

  • Guest(s) shall have the appropriate skill level in the session selected.
  • Guest’s name and skill level needs to be provided to the IPA Scheduler (Tom or Court) by the inviter either by email or as a note in that session.
  • Guest(s) will need to sign a waiver. Please note, it is the inviter's responsibility to collect the waiver and provide it to an IPA board member.
  • Initial (first) session of play for any guest is free. Any subsequent play will require the $5.00 fee be paid to the IPA. Please note, it is the inviter's responsibility to collect the fee and provide it to an IPA board member.

The IPA reserves the right to adjust these rules as necessary.

Have another happy week of pickleball - cross your fingers for no rainouts. 

Thanks,  Court and Tom














Pickleball Courts in Lake Champlain Islands

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Senior Center, Alburgh Vermont 05440
2 Outdoor courts
Dedicated, Nets Provided
Donaldson Rd, Grand Isle Vermont 05458
3 Outdoor courts
Dedicated, Nets Provided
Isle La Motte Schoolyard
School St., Isle La Motte Vermont 05463
2 Outdoor courts
Dedicated, Nets Provided
North Hero Schoolyard
Rt. 2, North Hero VT 05478
3 Outdoor courts
Dedicated, Nets Provided