The City of Grass Valley has approved a new rule to govern usage of the pickleball courts during non-Club times. Instead of making people wait an hour to get on a court, the new rule is:
If all courts are in use and other players are waiting, each group must rotate off after completion of a game.
We are hopeful that the new rule will make it easier to manage congestion at the courts, especially as the warm weather brings out more players. Just rotate off after a game, get a drink of water, rest up a bit, and wait for the next open court. We are permitted (but not required) to put up our white board during non-Club times. (Those who aren't Club members can use it too.) Just be sure someone is responsible for putting it back and locking the box when you're done.
We've been experiencing some problems recently when young basketball players arrive at the Vets Hall before 3:00. (Veteran's Hall Indoor Play time is from noon to 3pm.)
We are working with the County about the best way to avoid these problems. (We may put up a sign, but we need permission to do so.)
In the meantime, you can politely ask people to stay off the courts until 3:00.
In addition, we need to do our part by making sure we vacate the courts in a timely manner. That means that ALL PLAY STOPS AT 2:55 so that we can take down the nets and enable them to start basketball promptly at 3:00.