Registration and Payment for Open Play is required at the time of registration. There will be a maximum number of players allowed in each Open Play session to ensure all players have plenty of playing time. Open Play sessions are scheduled for 2 to 3 hour blocks of time. Players should not take the courts until their scheduled session time and should clear the courts at the session end time.
Our CourtReserve system accepts Credit Cards or Account Credit to pay for your Open Play fee. CourtReserve will automatically charge you the correct fee based on your current membership level and the location you are signing up for. A paid membership is not required, but does save you money to participate in most Open Play sessions. To register for any Open Play session, or any Program or Activity at Pickleball Charlotte, you must have at least a “Non-Member” membership. Click Here for more information on Memberships.
Some Open Play sessions are scheduled for All Player Levels, while others are scheduled for Specific Player Levels. (Visit our Player Ratings page to learn more about Player Levels and Ratings.) All players must follow the normal Pickleball Charlotte Open Play rules and are not allowed to play with the same players all night and “take over” a court. Players wanting to play with their own group on their own court should consider Renting A Court.
Some sessions may allow you to sign up for a Waitlist if the session is full. A Credit Card on file is required for a player to be added from the Waitlist to the Open Play Session. Players will be automatically added and charged if it is more than 2 hours before the start of the session. Players should drop themselves from the Waitlist at any time if they do not want to be added automatically by the system up to 2 hours before. The Waitlist is not used if less than 2 hours before the start of the session, so players should not assume they will get in if they just show up.
Open Play Sessions can be cancelled on your CourtReserve APP at any time up to the start of your session. Cancellations made at least 12 hours before the start of your session will receive an automatic full credit to your CourtReserve Online Account. Cancellations made after the 12-hour deadline will not receive an automatic credit. As a norm, there are no credits issued after the deadline except for extenuating circumstances. An email to [email protected] is required if you are wanting us to consider a possible credit or partial credit for cancellations made after the deadline. We review credit request emails each Monday.
Players not “Showing Up” for any Open Play Session or Other Programs, may still be charged the normal member price, even if the Open Play is part of their free monthly sessions. Excessive Cancellations or “No Shows” may result in loss of membership and access to Pickleball Charlotte future events, rentals and programs. Please be considerate to other players and take the time to withdraw yourself from the session you are not able to attend.
Organized Play is very similar to Open Play, where players register as individuals for specific sessions, however Organized Play has a specific play format to follow and is coordinated by a staff member or designated member versus Paddlestack play like Open Play.
All players should arrive on time and plan to stay the whole session since the game formats and brackets, etc will be created for the entire session based on all players playing the whole time.
Registration, Payment, Cancellations and all other rules are the same as Open Play. See above.
Player Blocks are similar to Open Play, but instead of being open to ANY player, Player Blocks allow for an organizer to create their own sessions for SPECIFIC players. Those players can then register and pay online individually and will be able to see who else is playing. Player Blocks are the similar cost as Open Play and are usually based on 5-6 players per court. Email Pickleball Charlotte for more information or to schedule your own Player Block.