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Old 05-09-2015, 10:38 AM
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I'm new. Is there specific pickleball etiquette in writing for The Villages?
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:00 PM
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Don't know of anything in writing. Check out http://pickleballcommunity.com which is the local community website. Pickleball 101 will probably be your best bet for how things are done in The Villages.

As a rule, beginners should avoid the open sessions from sunrise to 10 am. Watch the schedule published for each rec center to check the 10am-noon sessions, as many of them are specified to skill level, such as advanced beginner open (mixed) or intermediate men. Watch for other times in the schedules as times are often reserved for specific social groups.

Other than that, if going to an open session, get your place in line and head out to the next available court with a group of 4. If there are lines, play a game to 11 and then take your place to the back of the line.

And don't hesitate to ask questions of other who are there and get to know the people with you in line. You'll be surprised how friend and helpful most people are!
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:13 PM
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You can probably learn here: Look under Recreation Department.
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:50 PM
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Sign up for pickleball 101, and they will tell you the rules and etiquette. Otherwise, the open play times are listed as to level of play: beginners, adv. beginners, itermediate, advanced. (Ex: Thursday at Chula Vista, Beginners Play) Go through a Thursday rec magazine and look at each rec center to find the beginners open play times. Generally, don't show up to play with a named group (Ex: Pickleball Pals, Bob's Bad Girls, etc.) as they are groups that were formed privately, and they are usually above the beginners level of play.
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Really need more information other than I'm new here? Have you played pickleball before?
Quessing here if you haven't you really need to go to free village pickle ball classes as suggested 101' then at least 102. They will answer all your questions and give you general rules and technique to progress up rapidly and smoothly. All in all fine bunch of pickler's, but there are few less diserables out there. If you run into one just ignore them with smile and play on.
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I am trying to find courts where advanced pickleball players play (4.0 +). Also times would be helpful. Many thanks
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:14 PM
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You will have better luck if you start a new thread on this subject rather than tagging on to this one, which is about a different subject.

Also, go through the rec magazine to see when & where advanced players play. It is put out every Thursday at all the rec centers and in the Daily Sun, and online.
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IMHO - I think people who think they are advanced players... just play with themselves.
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I used a large jar of pickles last time I played. It was a mess. It took hours to clean the court up.
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IMHO - I think people who think they are advanced players... just play with themselves.
Could be! But I got an email from the Pickleball Community this past week saying they are forming a league of 4.5+ players (which would definitely not include moi...) You must be rated 4.5 or higher in TV's rating system; you can't just claim you are 4.5.
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Just go play open from 8 to 10 am every morning except Sunday at any red center courts. If you think your better than that show up at open Saddlebrook or Miona. Saddlebrook let you know if your good enough to play with them.
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Wanted to check before I misspoke...there is no "as a rule" that beginners can't play before 10 AM. Any advanced players that want a specific time slot has to apply and have it scheduled. While it's true that many "better" players like to play in the mornings, the courts are OPEN unless otherwise noted. You will run in to people that will play with you, and some that would prefer not to, but you can still go and get in line and play and learn. Those that are too advanced for this play have found specific courts where their rating of players play, and they may have to travel to do so, but that is their choice. Meanwhile, they cannot prohibit less talented players from the courts they choose to play at.
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Wow what happened to good old fun. Sounds like trying to play pickleball is a hassle
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here here way to go
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