1. Three courts are available for our use at both Vint Hill Village Green Community Center and Auburn Middle School. Our playing location varies with the season of the year (indoor/outdoor) Check here for details of locations and times.
  2. On days when we have a large turnout (more than 16 players) rotation of players will be determined as follows:
    1. At Vint Hill community center — by placing paddles in the rack located on the bench in front of the ping pong table.  When courts become available, players will join in the order in which paddles are placed. 
    2. At Auburn Middle School — by hanging paddles on the fence near the bench closest to the court entrance. When courts become available, players will join in the order in which paddles are placed. 
  3. On days when there are more than 20 players, we will play 9-point games until we get down to 20 players.
  4. Requests for players wishing to play together, may be entertained after 11:00 a.m.  By this time, many members may have departed, leaving courts available for this accommodation.
  5. Players are reminded that pickleball played at all of our venues is governed by our bylaws under the section on “Pickleball Play.”* These rules are consistent with our agreement with the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department as well as the USA Pickleball Association.  All FCPA members accept these rules.
  6. The association does not rate any of our members; we follow a self-rating method. [View the USAPA Player Skill Rating Definitions here.] Each player should assess his or her own skills and then decide the type of game in which to participate.
  7. The above rules do not account for every situation. You are requested to adhere to the spirit of these rules as well. Our overriding concern is for the safety and enjoyment of all our members. Please see any of our Board Members with any issues or concerns you may have.  One or two board members are usually at the courts.

 

*FCPA Bylaws, Article 2 – Pickleball Play

Pickleball play will comply with the rules established by the USA Pickleball Association.

Players must have the opportunity to play pickleball in a friendly setting.  [Check here to see the playing venues available to FCPA members.] To give everyone a chance to play as much as possible during scheduled hours, a rotation system will be used.

When possible, courts will be scheduled so as to offer players of similar ability the opportunity to play together.  To accommodate more advanced players who would like to play a harder, more aggressive game, one court will be designated as an advanced-play court.  Anyone can play on that court as long as they are willing to play a faster, more aggressive game than on the other courts and demonstrate a commensurate level of play.