Annapolis Pickleball Club


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  • 09/15/2022 6:43 PM | Bethany Phillips (Administrator)

    The revised bylaws were approved at tonight's membership meeting specifically for that purpose.  Thank you to everyone for joining the meeting and for your approval of the revised bylaws.  These are now posted on the Governance section of the website. 

  • 09/01/2022 8:19 PM | Bethany Phillips (Administrator)

    Location to be confirmed!  Start 6pm.  Hold the date for our Annual Meeting!

  • 02/13/2022 4:39 PM | Michael Klybor (Administrator)

    Read the full rulebook


    Spin Serves (4.A.5)

    In 2022, the server shall use only one hand to release the ball to perform the serve. If the ball is visibly spun by the server during the release, the part(s) of the hand contacting the ball must be bare.

    The Drop Serve (4.A.6)

    No changes were made to the drop serve other than to remove its Provisional status.

    Wrong Score Called (4.K)

    The rules concerning what happens if the wrong score is called by a player or a referee have changed. If a player thinks a wrong score has been called, a player may stop play to ask for a correction before the ball is served. If it has been served, the rally is to be played out and the score correction (if any) is made before the next serve occurs.

    A Dropped Ball (7.N)

    In non-officiated matches, it is not uncommon for a player to carry an extra ball. If an extra ball is carried, it must not be visible to the opponent. If a player accidentally drops an extra ball during a rally, it will result in a fault. This does not apply in an officiated match because the referee is responsible for removing any extra pickleballs from play.

    Medical Time-outs Called by a Referee (10.H.2.a)

    If a referee, in the interest of player safety, determines that either medical personnel or the Tournament Director should be consulted for a player health issue, that time-out is not chargeable to the player as a medical time-out. The player retains the right to call their own medical time out later in the match, if needed.

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    USA PICKLEBALL & IFP Official Rulebook (2022)


    Verbal Warnings (13.G.1)

    A referee may now issue verbal warnings for more than just profanity. Any situation that could result in a Technical Warningmay instead be addressed by the referee as a verbal warning. Only one verbal warning per match, no matter what the infraction, may be issued to a team, or player in singles.

    Calling the Score After a 15 Second Warning (10.A.5)

    Instead of a referee calling the score immediately after the 15 second warning expires, the referee will call the score after the players are ready, or should be ready.

    When to Assess a Technical Warning or Foul (13.G.3.e)

    Referees are empowered to issue Technical Warnings or Technical Fouls for various reasons but it has been unclear exactly when a technical should be announced. The 2022 rules now make it clear that a referee will not stop a rally to call a technical warning or foul on an offending team. Any technical warnings or fouls will be assessed after the rally is over.

    Earbuds (11.P)

    While some sports allow coaching during active play, pickleball does not. Since it is possible that a player could receive coaching via earbuds, earbuds will not be permitted on the court during tournaments with the exception of hearing aids.

    Tournament Score for a Retirement (12.F.6.a)

    The score recorded for a player or team that elects to “retire' from a match has been revised to allow the actual score of the match for that team to be recorded. A team retiring may play additional matches in their bracket if any are warranted.

  • 02/13/2022 4:14 PM | Michael Klybor (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    As we are entering the busy spring season of outdoor play, here are a few reminders about court use, especially at Truxtun.

    Annapolis Pickleball Club does not have permits allowing exclusive rights to use the courts at Truxtun, PAL, or Bestgate parks; therefore, we cannot stop non-members from using the courts or asking them to rotate, even when there are APC players waiting and using the sign-up board. 

    In the case of PAL and Bestgate, we can only limit use of our equipment to members only. If non-members are playing with their own equipment, they will have use of that court without rotating players or using the signup board. 

    For Truxtun, the same applies. The courts are open to the public and non-members are able to use and hold a court for their own play without rotating or using the signup. As a reminder, there are blended courts at Truxtun and we have portable nets in the storage boxes available for those busy times when more courts are needed.

    We are aware that the Annapolis Parks department will be establishing rules of use and posting such rules once they are final. We are requesting APC participation in developing or reviewing the rules and have already offered some suggestions around limiting the amount of time a court can be used by a group before switching. 

    We would love if all pickleball players want to join APC and we hope that you will be friendly and inviting to those on the courts who have not joined; however, APC membership is not a requirement of playing pickleball at Truxtun, Bestgate or any of the City or County courts.  

    Finally, the board will consider getting court permits if usage conflicts become an issue. Please keep the Board informed. 

    Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you on the court!

    Your Annapolis Pickleball Club

    Board of Directors

  • 01/14/2022 9:05 AM | Michael Klybor (Administrator)

  • 01/10/2022 11:39 AM | Michael Klybor (Administrator)

    PPA/Design: Alex Brooks

    Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon is uniting two of the major organizations behind a growing sport: pickleball.

    The NHL team owner’s Dundon Capital Partners is buying the Pro Pickleball Association and Pickleball Central. The deal for Pickleball Central includes the company’s retail business and the professional event tracking site.

    “The sport of pickleball grew by 20% last year and now counts over 4 million participants in the U.S.,” said Pickleball Central CEO and co-founder David Johnson.

    “The investment also provides a multi-million dollar commitment to enhance and extend the capabilities of the Pickleball Tournament’s state-of-the-art technology platform,” the company shared in a statement.

    • The paddle sport exploded in popularity during the pandemic, particularly among players 65 and older.
    • Cities have been building dedicated pickleball courts or allowing players to repurpose tennis courts. Pickleball is played on a 20-by-44-foot court (a tennis court is 36-by-78-feet and can accommodate multiple pickleball games).
  • 05/16/2021 2:03 PM | Carrie Collins (Administrator)

    If you had gym class in school, the teacher probably told you there are life lessons to be learned from playing sports. You learn how to succeed or fail with grace, the value of humility, the benefits of sharing, how to build your confidence, and so on. (Although, what getting hit in the face with a dodgeball is supposed to teach, other than pain, is hard to say.)

    What about money? Does the ability of sports to impart knowledge extend to investing? In the game of pickleball, it just might.

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