Procedures

      
In addition to the items mentioned on this sign
additional club procedures are outlined here.
  1.  PPC Club Times - are listed on a sign posted at the courts.  Public times are also listed.

  2.    Fees:  annual or drop-in fees are to be paid to PPC before playing during club hours.  A waiver must be on file before you play. 

  3.    Sign in on sign-in sheet before going on the courts.   

  4.    Drop in - open to all members.  Non-members must pay a $5.00 drop in fee to the court host.  Drop-in play makes use of the paddle rack to determine court playing order. There is no limit on the number of players lining up for drop-in play. (click here for detailed drop in procedure).

  5.    Programmed times (other than drop-in) -- only open to members unless the Captain deems that there is room for a non-member to be included.  (non-members must pay a drop in fee and have a waiver on file).  If a court is not being used, the event captain may, at their discretion, release the court for member play. Regularly scheduled PPC programs may be cancelled due to special events.  Event captains will have a capacity number on their programs.
  
6.    Reserved courts - All players booking reserved courts must be club members. Courts may be booked on-line up to 7 days and 4 hours in advance.  Members may only book one court per day. If a court has not been claimed after ten minutes of the scheduled time, then it is open to other members to play on. (e.g. 10:00 AM booking not claimed by 10:11 AM is open to other members to play on).   Bookable courts may be overwritten, without notice, by club events such as court cleaning, or social events. 

Non-member guests may be included in Reserve A Court times but must abide by the terms of the Reserve-a-Court non-member policy set out as follows:  


  • The person who books the reserve-a-court must be a member and become a  court host for the time booked. 
  • The person who books the reserve-a-court takes responsibility for explaining  and enforcing the club rules and procedures (as set out in the red binder  located in the storage bin) to their non-member guests. 
  • The person who books the reserve-a-court time has the non-member guest sign a waiver (if one is not already on file) and that they collect the drop-in fee. 
  • The person who books the court gives written consent indicating that s/he understands their responsibility as a reserve-a-court host.  (such consent will be obtained through e-mail to the website administrator). 


7.    “Big fence” side serves first.
  
8.    Players must be 16 years of age or over. 

9.    No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the courts. 

10. Non-glass water bottles are permitted on the courts.  

11. Equipment bags/backpacks are not permitted on the courts.  Bags may be hung on the outside of the fence.  Place them so they don’t obstruct the view of the spectators. 

12. Return the pickleballs to their holders after your match. Any cracked pickleballs should be placed in the damaged pickleball container at the courts.  If you are the last group on the court in the morning and in the evening, place balls through the hole in the storage bin. 

13. Lost and found articles will be placed in the storage bin for short-term storage. Articles not claimed within a reasonable time, will be taken to the Lost and Found at the Penticton Recreation Centre.

14. Safety:  

  • Never play on a wet court.  It is extremely dangerous.  One way to check a damp court surface is to press your toe down firmly and make a twisting motion.  If you leave an obvious “wet” spot it’s too wet to play. 
  • The use of proper eye protection is highly recommended for all players.
  •  If you suffer an injury an Incident Report is to be filled out.  Court hosts and event captains can access these forms in the storage bin.  These forms are then kept on file for our insurance carrier.  

15.  Player skill levels may be accessed to determine player abilities at the discretion of the rating committee.  Rating descriptions can be found on the club website.