Court Guidelines and Etiquette

Welcome Back

to the Mesa Regal Pickleball Club


It is great to see so many familiar faces on the courts and we welcome all the newcomers.  Sign-up sheets for Beginner Lessons, I and II, are available either on the patio table or posted on the bulletin board.  If you are new to the game, sign up now!

Open Play is scheduled for Mesa Regal residents every morning from 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Wednesdays, 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) and, generally, courts are assigned as follows:  Courts 1 & 2Beginners; Courts 3, 4 & 5Intermediates;

Courts 6 & 7Advanced.

Paddles for Courts 1 – 5 are placed in the designated areas located at the pickleball patio.  Paddles for Courts 6 & 7 are placed in the designated area at those courts.

This is a guideline for open play but if courts are not being used by Beginners or Advanced players, feel free to play on those courts.  If there are not enough Beginners for a foursome to play, intermediate or advanced players are encouraged to join with the beginners to introduce them to the game.

Generally, when there are players waiting with paddles in the rack for Courts 1-5, 2 games are played on the court then the players vacate the court and waiting players rotate in.  When more than 12 paddles waiting, play one game to 15 points.

Switch sides at 7 points.  Once waiting player numbers have decreased, return to two-game set.  On the advanced courts, if players are waiting, only ONE game is played on the court and then vacated for the waiting players to rotate in.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact Pat Porter at

Be Courteous

We do have our seven courts organized for similar skill levels as best we can.

Generally, Courts 1 & 2 are for beginners, courts 3-5 for intermediate players and courts 6 & 7 for advanced/aggressive players. Sometimes we all play on different courts for a variety of reasons. Maybe there are fewer people on the courts or you want to work on different skills or to see if you can participate at a higher level, etc. If you find you are on a court where your skill level does not match the others, please remember we are all there for fun.

For example, when a more skilled player finds themselves on the court with less skilled players, it could be recognized as a teaching moment. It really does no good for a beginner to be slammed nor a good player to take advantage of the less skilled players who may serve up a shot that is too high. A situation like this would be a good time for a better player to work on their short game and teach the lesser skilled player its advantages. As we all know, pickleball should first and foremost be fun so let’s all help each other be better players and teachers.

Thanks to all our members for making pickleball on our courts fun for everyone!!

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