Grande Prairie Pickleball Club

Grande Prairie Pickleball Club

Grande Prairie, Alberta

Welcome

Welcome to the Grande Prairie Pickleball Club! We are so excited to welcome new members and hope that after the country gets the COVID situation under control, that we will be able to meet everyone and have a social event.  But for now, welcome to the club!  Enjoy pickling!!!

We're Ready For The Wind!

A huge thank you to all of you that came out to help us install the wind screen.

Welcome

Welcome to the Grande Prairie Pickleball Club! We are so excited to welcome new members and hope that after the country gets the COVID situation under control, that we will be able to meet everyone and have a social event.  But for now, welcome to the club!  Enjoy pickling!!!

Venue

Leisure Centre Pickleball Courts
11313 - 105 Street
Grande Prairie
10 outdoor pickleball courts

Safety, Play Etiquette & Basic Rules

Fair play and sportsmanship are keys to success and enjoyment in any sport. To ensure safety and smooth operations on the pickleball courts, we request you follow the below guidelines and rules…

COURT SAFETY

  • Wear proper court shoes.
  • Always warm up before beginning your play session.
  • Do not backup on the court, turn and move sideways.
  • Do not run into other active courts when playing your ball.
  • Do not chase your ball through other active courts—wait for others to return your ball to you.
  • When retrieving a loose ball, look for players waving at you. When possible, return ball behind courts.
  • Stop play immediately if a loose ball comes on your court, or behind it. Then replay your rally.
  • When going to and from a court, be aware and stay well clear of other active players and courts.
  • Keep yourself well hydrated.
  • Consider wearing some sort of eye protection.

COURT ETIQUETTE

  • At the beginning of the game, introduce yourself if not familiar with your partner, or players.
  • Remember if a stronger player is on the court with you, hit to them often. It will make you a better player, plus keep the game interesting for all who are playing. If you are playing with weaker players, work on shots that they can return and learn from.
  • When you are playing in a non-competitive situation, take time occasionally to play with weaker players—they will be happy to have the experience.
  • If playing mixed partners, be courteous and not slam directly at weaker or female opponents.
  • Unsolicited coaching on the court is not to be done. If someone is new, or asks for your input, do so briefly, being mindful of the flow of the game.
  • When a ball is out of bounds, call “out” loudly, as well as using a hand signal with your hand/arm pointing up. Because of noise level, the hand signal is preferred.
  • Be courteous to each other, no foul language or aggressive words or behavior. Positive remarks and encouragement only.

PB RULES as well as ETIQUETTE

  • You must call out the score so your opponents can hear, before serving the ball.
  • The server must wait for the receiver to be ready before serving.
  • You do line calls on your side of the net, and NOT on the other side.
  • You may ask the opposition to help with a call, and then their decision is FINAL.
  • If you did not see where a ball bounced—in or out on your side of the net – IT IS IN
  • For non-officiated recreational play, non-volley zone faults (such as foot faults) may be called by any player on either team. It is up to the called person and the side to acknowledge the call, remembering we are playing for fun.

      

We're Ready For The Wind!

A huge thank you to all of you that came out to help us install the wind screen.

Safety, Play Etiquette & Basic Rules

Fair play and sportsmanship are keys to success and enjoyment in any sport. To ensure safety and smooth operations on the pickleball courts, we request you follow the below guidelines and rules…

COURT SAFETY

  • Wear proper court shoes.
  • Always warm up before beginning your play session.
  • Do not backup on the court, turn and move sideways.
  • Do not run into other active courts when playing your ball.
  • Do not chase your ball through other active courts—wait for others to return your ball to you.
  • When retrieving a loose ball, look for players waving at you. When possible, return ball behind courts.
  • Stop play immediately if a loose ball comes on your court, or behind it. Then replay your rally.
  • When going to and from a court, be aware and stay well clear of other active players and courts.
  • Keep yourself well hydrated.
  • Consider wearing some sort of eye protection.

COURT ETIQUETTE

  • At the beginning of the game, introduce yourself if not familiar with your partner, or players.
  • Remember if a stronger player is on the court with you, hit to them often. It will make you a better player, plus keep the game interesting for all who are playing. If you are playing with weaker players, work on shots that they can return and learn from.
  • When you are playing in a non-competitive situation, take time occasionally to play with weaker players—they will be happy to have the experience.
  • If playing mixed partners, be courteous and not slam directly at weaker or female opponents.
  • Unsolicited coaching on the court is not to be done. If someone is new, or asks for your input, do so briefly, being mindful of the flow of the game.
  • When a ball is out of bounds, call “out” loudly, as well as using a hand signal with your hand/arm pointing up. Because of noise level, the hand signal is preferred.
  • Be courteous to each other, no foul language or aggressive words or behavior. Positive remarks and encouragement only.

PB RULES as well as ETIQUETTE

  • You must call out the score so your opponents can hear, before serving the ball.
  • The server must wait for the receiver to be ready before serving.
  • You do line calls on your side of the net, and NOT on the other side.
  • You may ask the opposition to help with a call, and then their decision is FINAL.
  • If you did not see where a ball bounced—in or out on your side of the net – IT IS IN
  • For non-officiated recreational play, non-volley zone faults (such as foot faults) may be called by any player on either team. It is up to the called person and the side to acknowledge the call, remembering we are playing for fun.