Only Mirador Court Annual Members in good standing or valid Day Pass Members are allowed to use the courts. Any other use must be authorized by the San Carlos Pickleball Association Board.
The courts are only to be used for their intended purpose. Skateboarding, rollerblading, basketball or other activities are not allowed.
Appropriate attire must be worn at all times when playing on the courts. Rubber-soled footwear is required. Flip flops, hiking shoes, street shoes, golf shoes, hard-heeled or black-soled shoes are not allowed. For safety reasons, running shoes are not recommended.
Glass bottles are not permitted on the courts or in the seating area within the court fencing.
Smoking is not permitted on the courts or in the seating area within the court fencing.
During the hours of non-scheduled play and when others are waiting to play, playing time is limited to two (2) hours for doubles matches and one (1) hour for singles, counting the time from the start of play. Switching to another court for play is not allowed.
The Court rules above were established by the San Carlos Pickleball Association. Except as otherwise set forth in these specific rules and policies, the rules and code of conduct of the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) shall apply.
Pickleball Court Etiquette
When entering or leaving the court through a gate shared with an adjacent court, wait until any ongoing rally is finished on that adjacent court before going thru the gate.
If a ball comes onto your court from an adjacent court, stop play by calling “ball” and pick up the loose ball. Ask the people on the adjacent court who gets the ball, and then hit or throw it back to that person as best you can.
Conversely, if you are the person on the adjacent court who wants the ball back, please raise your hand or your paddle so they know to whom to return the ball.
Before serving the ball to your opponents, make sure the receiver is ready.
Call out the score, and identify your server number, so they know you are ready to serve.
Pause a moment before serving to allow time to deal with any disagreement as to the proper score.
Line calls are the responsibility of the receiving side.
You should not call faults or other line calls on the other side of the net unless asked to do so.
If you are on the receiving team and your partner calls a ball out that you think may have been in, tell your partner you disagree and attempt to resolve the disagreement between you.
If your team cannot agree on the line call, then the call goes in favor of your opponents. If an erroneous line call interferes with a player’s play, then the point should be replayed.
Control Your Temper: Foul or abusive language, or unsportsmanlike gloating or laughing at an opponent’s mistake, is not allowed and may result in disciplinary action. Likewise, paddle or ball abuse is not permitted.
If abusive behavior is observed and not corrected acceptably, please notify any member of the San Carlos Pickleball Association Board of the identity of the offender and the circumstances of the offense. The Board has the authority to conduct disciplinary proceedings including revocation of membership.