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Open Play and Etiquette for Play

04/22/2023 8:47 AM | Bethany Phillips

Dear all, 

As we are now in the busy spring/summer pickleball play time, we wanted to remind everyone of the open play and etiquette rules established by the Annapolis Parks and Rec department and adopted by Annapolis Pickleball Club. These are now posted at Truxtun Park courts as well.  

Pickleball Etiquette/Court Rules — Have fun… it’s just a game. 

— Profanity, verbal/physical abuse and rude/obnoxious  behavior will NOT be tolerated. 

 — No chairs or animals on the courts; bags must be  hung on the fence.  

— When entering or leaving the courts, please: (i) wait until  your entire group is ready; (ii) wait for a break in play; (iii)  travel to/from your court as quickly as possible as a group;  and (iv) close the gate!  

— Do not enter (or run behind) another court to retrieve  your ball when a point is in play - wait for a break in play.  

— When returning another court’s ball, please pick it up and  make sure you return it to someone who is expecting it. DO  NOT kick or swipe the ball back without looking first. 


Printed March 2023  

COURTS 1 to 6 (Dedicated)  

Courts 7 and 8 (Shared)  

—These courts are for OPEN PLAY ONLY anytime  players are waiting to play. Open Play games are  games to 11, win by 2.  

— When people are waiting, please use the  whiteboard and add your general skill level (A, B, C)  to facilitate playing with players of equal skill.  

— If the courts are not full when you start playing, but  then fill up, Open Play rules apply and you must exit  the courts at the end of the current game. If you wish  to continue to play, please join the Open Play rotation  or use courts 11a/b & 12a/b for private games.  

COURTS 7a/b & 8a/b: Follow posted  

Tennis/Pickleball sharing rules.  

COURTS 11a/b & 12a/b: These courts are prioritized  for private games and drilling. Players must supply a  net and balls. (Only APC members have access to  locked Pickleball equipment). Please limit court time to  60 minutes if others are waiting. Also available for  open play. Please use whiteboard and a note level of  play (A, B, C)

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