Open Play/Drop-In

Courts are divided into 5 PODS.  POD’s 1 – 4 will use separate boxes to queue play on those courts.  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.

POD

1

2

3

4

5

Activity

Open Play

Round Robin / Open Play

Drop-In – rating of 3.5 and above

Drop-In – rating 3.0 and below

Reservations

Courts

1, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16

2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12

4, 5

6, 7

17, 18, 19, 20

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OPEN PLAY GUIDELINES

 

  1. Open Play is for 4 players only.  Less than 4 players should use the Drop-In system.

  2. PODS 1 and 2 will have their own boxes.  POD 2 will be available for open play when those courts are not being used for round robin club events.

  3. 4 players place their paddles in the box, when a court (in their POD) opens the next group in line moves to that open court.

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

  5. Please come off the court immediately when your game is finished.  Even, if there are no paddles in the POD box, please step off the court to indicated that you finished your game prior to playing a second game.

  6. If there is a group of 5 or more players who want to play together, the 5th paddle must wait until the players come off the court to put their paddle in the queue.  One player may not save a place in the box for the others to join.

  7. A group of 8 may exchange paddle positions if it does not interfere with any other group’s placement in the POD.

  8. When courts are full, drilling/practice, ball machines and singles play is 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.

DROP-IN GUIDELINES

 

  1. Drop–In play is for those individuals or groups of less than 4 to come and play.  Drop-in boxes are run differently than Open Play.

  2. Paddles are placed in the box in the order an individual come to play.

  3. The first 4 paddles in the box will take the first open court; plan is 1 game to 11, traditional scoring, win by ONE.

  4. Players may not move any paddles from their position in the box.

  5. Drop-in play is for those players who chose to play with a variety of players.

  6. When courts are full, drilling/practice, ball machines and singles play is 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.

 

Drop-In courts for players with a rating of 2.0-3.0 will use courts 6 & 7.

Drop-In courts for players with a rating of 3.5 and above will use courts 4 & 5.

 

This is a pilot to see whether this hybrid approach works.   A few side notes:

  • As a Club, we have the responsibility to make all players feel welcome and abide by the intent of these guidelines. 

  • Depending on the demand, courts may be reconfigured and assigned as needed.

  • When some courts are shut down for the new fencing, courts 17-20 will be converted to Open Play with their own boxes.

  • Occasionally court 1 or 8 will be reserved for Coaching for Courts, but not before 9:30 a.m.

 

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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