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Open Play/Drop-In

Courts are divided into 5 PODS.  POD’s 4 & 5 will use separate boxes to queue play on those courts for drop-in play.  Players are welcome to move to different PODS as often as they choose.  Drop-In Play is for individuals or groups of less than 4.

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OPEN PLAY GUIDELINES

 

1.     Open Play is for four (4) players only.  Less than four (4) players should use the Drop-In courts.

2.     Courts 13 – 20 are designated for Open Play. Occasionally 13-16 are used for tournaments or social events. 

3.     Courts 1 – 12 are utilized for events.  Courts revert to their original designation when not being used for events.  

4.     Four (4) players place their paddles in the box together, when a court (in their POD) opens the group with the indicator moves to the open court. The “next in line indicator” is moved to the next set of paddles. No extra paddles, 1 player = 1 paddle.

5.     Play 1 game to 11, using traditional scoring, win by ONE.

6.     Please come off the court immediately when your game is finished.  Even, if there are no paddles in the POD box, please exit court to indicate you have finished your game prior to playing a second game.

7.     For groups with more than 4 players they must organize their group of paddles PRIOR to putting the paddles into the box.  Only the actual group of 4 players moving onto the court to play together may put their paddles into the box.

8.     When courts are full, drilling/practice, ball machines, coaching and singles play are not allowed.  We encourage these to take place anytime there are empty courts available and no paddles waiting.  However, if 2 players are playing singles prior to the courts becoming full, they can finish their game.

9.     When empty courts are available new groups MUST use an empty court before putting their paddles in a POD box.  Groups who arrive early are allowed to stay on their court until all Open Play courts are being used by groups of 4 players.

 

DROP-IN GUIDELINES

 

  1. Drop–In play is for individuals or groups of less than four (4). 

  2. Drop-in courts have individual boxes since each court is for different skill levels.

  3. Paddles are placed in the box in the order an individual comes to play.

  4. The first 4 paddles in the box (the side closest to the gate) will take the next game for that court; play 1 game to 11, traditional scoring, win by ONE.

  5. Players may not move any paddles from their position in the box.  If 1-3 players are waiting for others to arrive for a game and the court is empty, groups of four (4) from Open Play can use the court until there are four (4) drop-in paddles in the box.  The Open Play foursome can finish the game before exiting the drop-in court.

  6. When courts are full, drilling/practice, coaching, ball machines and singles play are not allowed.  We encourage these to take place anytime there are empty courts available and no paddles waiting.  However, if 2 players are playing singles prior to the courts becoming full, they can finish their game.

Refer to the signs on courts 9-12, 3, 2 for the level of drop-in play designated for each court.  Court 9 is for entry level to 2.5 players and the level of play increases on each successive court in this order 9, 10, 11, 12, 3, 2.  Court 2 is for players 4.0 and above.

 

We want to get the most usage out of our courts, so if Drop-In has an available court, and Open Play courts are full, the Open Play players can use those courts and visa-versa.  However, once paddles are in the box, the court reverts to the identified purpose.

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