Drop-In Procedure

Check the Calendar of Events for times.

Description: A Drop-In session is one in which players drop in, without advance reservations, to play other Drop-in players. There are two types of Drop-in sessions:

  • A 2-3 hour block of time reserved each morning, on all courts, for all players.
  • A two-hour block of time reserved on selected days, on selected courts, for Drop-in of specific skill levels.

Check the “Calendar of Events on GPC Website for times/days.

Eligibility: Players must be Grand Pickleball Club members or guests* in order to play in the Drop-in sessions.  Residents (including Renters) will be welcomed for a maximum of three Drop-In sessions before they must join the Club.

* Overnight guests of club members may play at “Drop In” as long as they are accompanied by the member. The member will need to go to the monitor station and sign in their guest. The guest must wear a guest badge while playing. The guest must be at least 16 years old to play. Monitors will need to make sure all guests have signed in and are wearing a guest badge.

New Drop-in format effective Monday November 22, 2021

NEW DROP-IN TRIAL RULES For 9 AM 

  • Courts are designated by skill level
  • Players place their paddles in the paddle holders at their skill level courts
  • All players come off of the court after a game and place their paddles back in the paddle holders, unless no one is waiting to play
  • Players may play up or down a skill level
  • Players may challenge a team on the challenge court. Winners can stay on the court for an additional game and after the second game regardless of the outcome, leave the court to allow others to play, unless no one is waiting to play.
  • We will not restrict who is on the court or bench. However, a person sitting on the bench shall not gain any priority as a player on that court. During Club Member Drop In playing priority may ONLY be gained by the placement of a player’s paddle in the appropriate paddle holder.
  • No “organized (no monopolization of courts by a group of players) will be allowed during Club Member Drop-in. If you find this is still occurring, please feel free to email the Club President stating the situation at tkonz@wi.rr.com
  • If a court is empty, “any skill level may play on that court. However, if those skill-level players come at a later time (as some do still work), they are allowed to have court after the game is completed.

Court Layout for Morning Drop-In

 
COURT 19
CHALLENGE
(4.5/5.0)
 
 
COURT 20
(4.5/5.0)
 
 
 BREEZEWAY
 
 
 
COURT 22
4.0
 
COURT 17
4.0
 
 
 
COURT 18
4.0
 
 
BREEZEWAY
 
COURT 21
4.0

BREEZEWAY

 
COURT 13
CHALLENGE
(3.5)
 
 
COURT 14
CHALLENGE
(4.0)
 
COURT 15
CHALLENGE
(4.0)
 
 
COURT 16
4.0
 
COURT 9
3.5
 
 
 
COURT 10
3.5
 
 
COURT 11
3.5
 
COURT 12
3.5
 
 

BREEZEWAY

 
COURT 5
 3.0
 
 
COURT 6
 3.0
 
COURT 7
 3.0
 
 
COURT 8
3.0
 
COURT 1
2.5
 
 
COURT 2
2.5
 
 
COURT 3
CHALLENGE
2.5
 
 
COURT 4
CHALLENGE
3.0
 
 

Northwest Side Serves First:  By local convention for our drop-in games, the northwest side of the court will serve first.  Remember that the team that serves first just gets one fault before turning the ball over to the opponents.

Name Tags:  It is the responsibility of all Club members to wear their name tags during drop-in. Guests must wear a temporary guest badge provided by the monitor.