Pickleball in Lake Champlain Islands, VT

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

Local Admin Alert


​​August 18th Notes:

The IPA Tournament dates, times, and participants are now on the schedule.  Good luck to all!

The Beginner/Novice and Pickleball Prep sessions have ended for the year.  The sessions were sold out weekly and attended by enthusiastic groups of players.  A big round of applause goes the following volunteers who stepped up to bring in a large number of new players and improve the skill levels of a big number of the more veteran players - John Miner, Tim O’Reilly, Court Perry, Anza Myers, Jane Dall, Laurie Fleming, Moose Myers, Dee Steffan, Judy Stevens and Tom Pearl.  Kudos to all as we grow and improve Pickleball in the Islands.

Just a quick reminder that the IPA Schedulers (Court and Tom) do NOT cancel sessions when it is raining or the courts are wet.  We leave decisions on playing to the individuals signed up with the general caution to make good choices - particularly at Donaldson and Isle La Motte where the court is slipperier than the other  venues when damp.  Using the note function in the Scheduler allows players to communicate as in the Islands it can be raining in Alburgh and sunny in Grand Isle.

With regard to North Hero, the last weekday of play will be Monday, 8/29 due to the start of school.  Weekends have been scheduled until the middle of October.

The IPA continues to encourage 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 play.  


***** Donaldson note *****

1.  Continuing with three levels of play each day at Donaldson, but with a different rotation. Note that sign up for each category is restricted to players with the appropriate skill level.  We are confident each player will maintain their appropriate level. 

Note: the tournament dates of Tuesday 8/23 thru Friday 8/26 have been scheduled.  Please do not schedule any private sessions during this period.

Sundays will remain with two open sessions at start times of 8am and 10am.  Friday early evening open "social" sessions will also continue.

​2.   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.

3.  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 July 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