Outdoor Play

Pickleball Courts are available at Memorial Park for outdoor play. The lights for night-time play are free. A water fountain is provided from April to November, but please bring a chair as seating is limited.

All the courts are reserved for a few hours each week for Grass Valley Pickleball Club Play sessions. Club members play for free. Non-members pay $5 per session. For Club Play hours see the yellow box on the Home page of this website. Club Play times are sometimes reserved for other club activities such as coaching clinics. Check the Calendar to make sure courts will be available if you wish to play.

Club Play sessions are for players of all levels on all courts. A sign up board is used to rotate play in a 4-on, 4-off rotation. Players may write their name in any one of the available slots on the board and may sign up again only when they complete their game and come off the court. Unless fewer than 4 players are waiting, all 4 players leave the court at the end of a game. If there is a large turnout and wait times are unusually long, shortening the game length is an option.

Players wishing to play with a specific player or players may sign up together when all the players are not playing, i.e. placing a player’s name on the board when that player is currently playing is not permitted. When there are 16 or fewer players present, the option to rotate play in a different manner may be agreed upon by the entire group.

The club "lock-box" may be used during the reserved club times. Balls are provided for all Club Play sessions; at Memorial Park loaner paddles are also available if needed. Feel free to ask a member with a key to borrow a ball and paddles.

Please read our Safety Guidelines before joining us for Open Play.

 

​​Public Court Play

Outside of Grass Valley Pickleball Club Play times the pickleball courts at Memorial Park are open daily from dawn until 10 PM for public play. All pickleball players are required to comply with City of Grass Valley policies regarding use of the Memorial Park courts. These rules are posted at the courts.

The City of Grass Valley has approved a new rule to govern usage of the pickleball courts during non-Club times. Instead of making people wait an hour to get on a court, the new rule is:

If all courts are in use and other players are waiting, each group must rotate off after completion of a game.

We are hopeful that the new rule will make it easier to manage congestion at the courts, especially as the warm weather brings out more players. Just rotate off after a game, get a drink of water, rest up a bit, and wait for the next open court. We are permitted (but not required) to put up our white board during non-Club times. (Those who aren't Club members can use it too.) Just be sure someone is responsible for putting it back and locking the box when you're done.

While we encourage the use of PlayTimeScheduler (PTS) to organize games outside of club reserved play sessions, please be aware that PTS is not a court reservation system. Established players or a group of players on a court has discretion as to whether anyone, club member or not, may join that group's session. Please also note that PTS has a “private invitation” option.