Rules for CTPA Members

The Pickleball

CTPA does not supply balls.  All players are expected to bring their own outdoor pickleball to play.   Indoor balls will be provided when playing indoors.

When starting a game for the day, the team closest to the entrance gate will be responsible for supplying the pickleball for that game.   One of the members of the winning team who is closest to the entrance gate is responsible for supplying a pickleball for the next game.  We understand outdoor pickleballs now come in different hardness and colors.  While other members can offer alternative balls to use, the court rule is that the team member who won and is nearest to the entrance gate will supply the pickleball of their choice for that game.

The person who wins the next game and selects to be closest to the entrance gate will supply the next ball for the next game.
A single pickleball will be available for purchase when the office at the court is open.  Again all members are expected to have an outdoor pickleball with them for use.
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We've provided a summary of the rules.
 General Rules of the Game of Pickleball
Starting serves
The team furthest of the entrance gate will serve first.

We will not queue to play the next game of pickleball with paddles.  Instead your CTPA membership card will have a hole to hang on hooks to determine who plays next. You will hang your card with your name and photo positioned out, so when you are up, someone will call your name if you are not near. This is also an excellent way for everyone to verify; 
Who is up next (as their name will be on the card)

  • That you are a CTPA member
  • That you are playing at the correct level for those courts.
  • That your membership has not expired
You will be expected to show your card during the start of the session.  The first four players who arrive will start the process and will hang their card on the court hooks. If there is one person waiting to play and the first game finishes, one person from the losing team must exit and they can then hang their membership card to play next. (if neither of losing team member wants to voluntarily leave, then they can do a quick best out of three, even-odds with their fingers to decide who is staying)  If two are waiting to play, then both members of the losing team must exit and hang their membership card at the clue station to play again.

If four people are playing and four people arrive, and there is an available court for their level, they can start a game on the second court.
The next two people who are queuing will then play the winners of either court that finishes up first between the two teams.   The next player on the que will go to the side closest to the gate, the second person will go to the other side.   

Keep your CTCC membership card with your pickleball paddle, because you cannot play without either! 

Those who have a purchased guest pass will hang their guest pass on the hooks instead of a membership card.  Before queuing the guest must first present to the players/Ambassador a valid and non-punctured guest card.  Guest passes are dated and by puncturing a hole in it with the hook will then invalidate it for future use.  Guest passes waiting on the hook must have the correct date to be allowed to be use that day. 

We ask all CTPA members to be involved to assure only those who are playing are valid members and are playing on the correct courts.

If a person does not present a valid membership card they cannot play!