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Open Play

For Open Play please follow the system described here to make efficient use of the courts and to be fair to all participants regardless of skill level.

With 49 courts available, Open Play is available all day, every day. Although some courts may be reserved for skill specific levels, instructional classes, Tournaments or special events, there will ALWAYS be some open courts available for open play.   

Skill Level play, Challenge Court and other special events (see Pictona's Event Calendar here ) are offered at various times during the week.

For more details regarding court skill level assignments please visit the Court Usage page.

When members head out to the Open Play courts and all courts are full with members waiting to play, we have switched to the paddle rack system at members’ request. Please observe the procedures described next.

Women's Doubles

If the paddle rack is empty place your paddle in the first slot to the far left of the rack and move the clip underneath your paddle. If there are already paddles in the rack place your paddle in the first available opening to the right of the paddles currently in the rack. 

Note the location of the clip below the paddles. It demarks the group of 4 players to take the next open court. When a court becomes available the four players remove their paddles one at a time and one of them moves the clip to the next position to the right. When the last 4 paddles on the right are retrieved the clip is moved to the first slot of 4 on the left.

Open play is one game to 11, win by 2. Then the four players must leave the court and place their paddles back on the paddle rack and wait their turn for the next available court. 

If the Open Play courts are not full members may rotate in without using the paddle racks. We encourage those who are playing during quieter open play times to be aware of other members also looking to play. Please be sure to invite these members waiting to play into your rotation when there are not enough members waiting to make use of the paddle racks.  

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