Open Play: everyday 9:30 – 11:30 am & 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Meet, Mingle and Mix with other players and skill levels. This is a fun social event where everyone is invited to come out and enjoy pickleball. Note: Two courts are dedicated to beginning lessons every Tuesday. One court is dedicated to Adam MacKinnon, our pro coach, on Wed-Th from 9:00-1pm.
- The first and last rule of Open Play is HAVE FUN! If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.
- All courts are reserved during Open Play. Groups are welcome but they must mix and mingle following Open Play guidelines. This isn’t the time to bring out your group to play together for an hour or two.
- Paddle up (hang your paddle to indicate you are waiting to play) by skill level: Novice, Int or Adv. Skill levels are VERY loosely applied to try to make for competitive games. However, everyone should get an equal chance to play. If a skill level is short of players, it is OK to move up or down a level. As a courtesy, let the other players know your actual level and ask if it’s OK to play with them.
- The first level to have four paddles up takes the next open court. If there are fewer than 4 paddles at different levels, they may combine to make a foursome.
- After you have completed your game, you must leave the court if any paddles, at any level, are up. Groups are welcome but they must mix and mingle following Open Play guidelines.
- Guests: Players not actively participating in a game should wait on the patio not on the court. Guest usage is regulated by OVA guidelines. 1)No guest under 18 without adult. 2)Maximum 4 guests per household (not per person). 3) Guests NOT accompanied at the courts by their hosting member must obtain a guest card from the OVA Office before using courts.
Outside of Open Play: 8 am – 9:30 am & 11:30 am – 2:00pm and 4:00-7 pm.
- If the courts fill up, you must exit at the end of the game or after 15 minutes of practice if any paddles are up. Be aware that paired players who want to drill have the ‘right’ to the next available court for 15 minutes, as do groups of 4.
- Unlike Open Play, groups may paddle up and continue to play together when the next court opens up.
1. Formal skill level definitions can be found at USA Pickleball Association. However, the skill levels used for Open Play do not follow those guidelines. We use a simple self-rating method to organize foursomes into fun (sometimes competitive) groups.