Pickleball Opening – Limited Basis

The pickleball courts will be opened for play on Monday, June 8th subject to our adherence to a set of guidelines. These rules don’t meet everybody’s wishes but will enable us to begin play again. It is important for everyone to follow them.

Here’s what you need to do in order to play:

  1. Use only approved paddles, and balls obtained from the club. A household can be assigned one ball from the club. Additional balls will be available for sale by the club. Three compliant balls cost $16.98 from Pickleball Central (with shipping, tax & the club discount). You can purchase balls for $3.50 each (billed to your house number)! If you have purchased balls in the past they cannot be used, until they are approved. The reason for this is to ensure compliance with our approval from the City of San Jose. More info on balls is in this form.
  2. Important. The individual signing up for use of the court is responsible for ensuring that these guidelines are utilized while you are at the courts. It has taken us a long time to get permission to play, and one or two individuals who violate the guidelines could result in our losing the ability to use the courts again.
  3. The guidelines below contain an extend list of requirements that we expect all of our members will continue to follow. Obviously, they are there for all of our safety. We are delighted that that we can begin to play again.
  4. Players will sign up for courts utilizing the online reservation system – https://villagestennisclub.org/book_a_court/. Instructions for how to use the online reservation system are on our website.
    There must be at least 30 minutes of open time between reservations to allow players to exit and enter the courts without traffic through the gates. If you reserve 9 am, then stop play at 10 am. Reserve play at 10:30am, then stop play at 11:30., etc.
    Instructions for signing up are here: Pickleball Scheduler
  5. Only players from one or two households allowed on the court at a time. . Example: Pomeranz vs David Cook (two households not living together) OR (Mike and Julie Walias vs Sadna and Norm Krishna (4 players but only 2 households, must be on opposite sides of the court).
  6. No Open Play or Guests allowed, Villages residents only.

Full Villages rules for play are below, we are required to abide by them, or else the courts will be shut down. Please help us be successful!

Bill Pomeranz, Pickleball President


Revised Pickleball Play
COVID-19 Guidelines
HEALTH INFORMATION – Do not play if:
  • You are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Are a vulnerable individual with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, or whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
GENERAL COURT INFORMATION:
  • Whoever signs up for the Courts will be responsible to ensure all rules are followed. There will be checks made to ensure players are following social distancing rules, and that players are from no more than two separate households.
  • Masks must be worn on and in the vicinity of the courts but may be removed during play. Six feet of distance must be maintained at all times.
  • All Tournaments, Groups and Drop-ins have been suspended until further notice. Lessons and clinics are not available.
  • All Social Gatherings are postponed until further notice.
  • Please make sure to use sanitizer after touching gates! Bring your own hand sanitizer to the courts. After play, clean your paddles and balls with sanitizer.
  • Benches will remain on the courts but cannot be used. Portable seating options like folding chairs are not allowed on the courts.
  • No spectators are allowed, on or off the courts.
  • Bring a personal water bottle, as the water fountains are turned off.
PLAYING PICKLEBALL:

Instructions for how to use the online reservation system are on our website.

There must be at least 30 minutes of open time between reservations to allow players to exit and enter the courts without traffic through the gates. If you reserve 10:30 am, then stop play at 11:30 am. Reserve play at 12:00 noon, then stop play at 1:00., etc.

  • Playing time is limited to one hour.
  • A player can only sign up for one session per day, even if they are playing with different partners. Only one game per day per player.
  • Only players from one or two households allowed on the court at a time. . Example: Pomeranz vs David Cook (two households not living together) OR (Mike and Julie Walias vs Sadna and Norm Krishna (4 players but only 2 households, must be on opposite sides of the court.)
  • No Open Play or Guests allowed, Villages residents only.

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