Court Guidelines when courts are busy

Many of us have experienced frustration and confusion when the Pickleball courts are busy. When all the courts are being used and there are many people waiting, a bit of simple etiquette and understanding can really help.

So please try to follow these guidelines, especially when courts are busy:

  1. Please refer to the “Pickleball Safety and Play Etiquette” posted on the Website for more detail.
  2. Put your paddle up on the Board in the next empty slot to the right (rotating clockwise when you reach the end on the right).
  3. Do not use a second paddle to reserve a court while you are playing.
  4. Players not present at the courts can not have someone else reserve a court.
  5. Courts are for doubles play (four players) or singles play (two players) only.  Therefore, if only a single paddle is the “next up” slot, the next court goes to the next slot having two or four paddles.
  6. Players will rotate off courts after 5 minutes of warmup plus either one game or 15 minutes of practice. This is an honour system.
  7. The next group waiting will keep an eye on all courts and proceed to the first court available. If not present then they lose their place.
  8. Carry out whatever garbage you bring in or at least place in appropriate garbage cans.