Looks like snow and LOTS of it will be hitting Prescott today/tomorrow. Since the City will be locking the gates during inclement weather it might be difficult to conduct our first tournament with locked gates, so I’ll use this opportunity to reschedule the event, along with a few of the more “questionable” questions I’ve received as President……..enjoy:
Q. Will we be holding the Flash Tournament if it snows?
A. Not unless we play in snow shoes……of course NO. The gates will be locked anyway, we’ll reschedule.
Q. Do we have a reschedule date for the Flash Tournament?
A. Yes, the new date is March 16, same time, same place.
Q. My daughter is having her 9th birthday, and we’d like to have a skating party at the courts, can we reserve a court(s)?
A. Hmmmmm, this is a difficult, multi part question, so I’ll start with the end first, then make some assumptions. Yes, you can reserve courts…….but for PICKLEBALL only. No skating events (or any other events) may be conducted on the courts for any reason. The courts are PICKLEBALL ONLY.
Q. We have a court at our home in Washington. Our dog enjoys playing pickleball with us, can we bring him to the courts?
A. Well, uhm…………NO. The city prohibits animals (of any kind) from being on the courts. Unfortunately we’ve recently found evidence that a DOG was playing on the courts, courtesy of his calling card, and numerous scratches. Please help us preserve the NEW surface, it’s HUMANS only and PICKLEBALL ONLY.
Q. We enjoy playing at night when it’s cooler, can we play at night?
A. Interesting concept, since the courts have NO LIGHTS. I’m going out on a limb here, but the answer is NO.
Q. Do I have to go through the City to get permission to Teach at the courts?
A. Generally, yes, unless you’re doing it for FREE and don’t impact any of the open/challenge play times. If you charge (earn revenue), you’ll need the city’s permission, and you may not impact the courts scheduled challenge or open play times (meaning, you’ll have to teach/help when during low use times). The city may require waivers in either case. If you teach for PPA as part of PPA’s scheduled classes, you’re covered.
Q. If the courts are locked, but seem playable, can we play?
A. Wowww, really tough to answer, but..……it depends. If you’re OVER 75, have a mixed doubles game set up, and all 4 climb over the fence at the same time, then yes……of course the answer is NO. You may never (in any method) play on the courts when they are locked by the city.
Q. If it’s raining, but no lightning is present, can we play?
A. Really? Yes, if you wear flippers, mask and snorkel. No, of course the answer is NO. It’s not safe to play when the surface is wet, and you should never play in the rain…..period.
OK, as you can see, we get lots of questions……some of them are “questionable” questions, but we answer them anyway, just thought I’d share some of the more “questionable” ones.
Our first Flash Tournament is cancelled due to weather. It’s been rescheduled to March 16. Please be safe (and smart) when you play.