Pickleball

Summer Pickleball Trial

June 2 through September 15, 2022

 

Who and How?

  • Members only…no guests or wait-listers during the Summer Pickleball Trial.
  • Players sign up on Gametime and check in at front desk.
  • Each member may have one active pickleball reservation at a time and be named on one reserved court per day.
  • Pickleball reservations or court namings are in addition to allowable tennis reservations and court namings. A member may have one active reservation for each sport, and be named on one court of each sport per day.
  • Club-owned pickleball nets are available on Court 18 and must be positioned and stowed by the pickleball players within their timeslot.
  • Players may bring their own paddles and balls.
  • A limited number of paddles and balls are provided in the storage bin outside Court 18. These are first come, first serve, and should be stowed in the box at the end of each session.
  • Players should report any issues with courts or club equipment to the front desk.

When and Where?

Pickleball may be played on Court 18 only, and only during the following timeslots:

  Day Hours Sign Up
Open: Round-robin play with all other attendees Sunday 5:30 PM until dark Add your name to “Sunday Open Pickleball” activity under Gametime “Classes & Events” tab.
Reserved: Organize your own group of 2-6 players. Monday 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Use Gametime to reserve a slot, just as you would for tennis.
Reserved: Organize your own group of 2-6 players. Tuesday 7:00 PM – close Use Gametime to reserve a slot, just as you would for tennis.
Reserved: Organize your own group of 2-6 players. Friday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Use Gametime to reserve a slot, just as you would for tennis.

What are the rules of Pickleball?

  • Play in teams of 1 (singles) or 2 (doubles).
  • First team to 11 points (by at least a 2 point margin) wins.
  • Use tennis methods to determine side of court and first serve.
  • Serving
    • Player currently positioned on ‘deuce’ side of court serves first for their team.
    • Server continues to serve as long as they win the point.
    • After winning a point, the server and teammate swap ‘ad’ and ‘deuce’ positioning.
    • When server loses a rally, their partner gets to serve from partner’s current side (no ad/deuce swap). (Exception: At game start, only one player of first-serving team gets to serve.)
    • Once both players on a team have lost a rally on their serve, the serve goes to the other team . (Exception: At game start, serve goes to other team after one server loses their serve.)
    • A serve must have its first bounce in the diagonally-opposite service box, which includes the centerline, diagonal half of the baseline, and the sideline from baseline to No Volley Line. Serves hitting the net but landing in the service box are good and must be played.
    • The serve must be allowed to bounce. Additionally, the return of serve must be allowed to bounce. Failure to allow these two bounces (the “double bounce” rule) loses the rally for the team that didn’t permit the ball to bounce.
  • Play after the serve
    • After serve and first return, players may volley or hit on one bounce. If they volley, they must not touch the ‘kitchen’ (the area between (and including) the No Volley Line, the sidelines, and the net before, during, and after hitting the ball.
    • After entering the No Volley Zone to hit a ball that bounces, the player must re-establish positioning outside the No Volley Zone prior to volleying a subsequent ball.
  • Scoring
    • Only the serving team can score a point
    • Scores are called out prior to each serve
      • “Server’s Score, Opponent’s Score, Which Server? (Always 1 or 2)”

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The Adhoc Pickleball Committee will update these documents as new information becomes available.    

Please email any questions you have to [email protected]

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