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SFFLC Schedule beginning September 8th


Kickingbird Update  9/10/20

I'm hopeful this message will address some of your questions about Kickingbird.

  • The facility currently has 24 outdoor courts, 12 indoor courts, and a club house with restrooms.
  • The location of this facility is 1500 E. Danforth Road, Edmond, OK.
  • Our default location for play each day is the outdoor courts.  When we are playing outdoors, the indoor facility remains closed.
  • If it is too windy or rainy or cold we will move indoors for that session.  
  • The indoor and the outdoor courts are free for GOPB members.
  • The indoor and outdoor courts are currently free for non-GOPB members.
  • Non-GOPB members who play with us must sign an insurance waiver. (GOPB members SHOULD already have an electronically signed waiver in their profile)
  • Beginning in October, non-GOPB members who play with us in the indoor facility will likely pay a fee in addition to signing an insurance waiver.  These funds will be used by the club to help cover additional expenses we are incurring at Kickingbird.
  • We have 8 scheduled/organized play times each week. These include:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings from 8:00 am until 11:00 am and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  When you arrive for these scheduled events, please sign in at the club house. Please wear your mask in the club house.  GOPB provides balls for your use only during these 8 scheduled play times.  The club house, where the restrooms are located, will be open only during these 8 scheduled play times.   
  • Please wear your GOPB nametag while playing at Kickingbird.  
  • In addition to these 8 scheduled play times each week, a group is routinely playing on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 am until 11:00 am.  During these 2 unscheduled play times you do not need to sign in, you will not have access to the restrooms as the club house will remain locked, and you must provide your own balls.  In the event it is too windy, rainy, or cold on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the City will allow us to open the indoor facility.  All GOPB members are welcome to come and play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
  • The outdoor courts are open from dawn to dusk 7 days per week for GOPB and non-GOPB members.  When playing during a time other than our 8 scheduled play times per week, you need to provide your own balls and no public restrooms will be available. 
  • The lights on the outdoor courts and inside the indoor facility at Kickingbird will be on until around 9:00 pm on the nights when we have organized play there.  On the other 3 nights of the week (Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday), the lights around the outdoor courts will not be turned on.
  • PARKING 
  1. The best option for parking is the parking lot just west of the Kickingbird club house.
  2. The next best option is to park in the Homeland parking lot across the street.  Please park in the spaces closest to Bryant Avenue in this parking lot.
  3. The last option is to park in the Kickingbird Golf Club parking lot.  They currently lock this parking lot every night at 10:00 pm.  However, as the days get shorter and shorter, they start locking the parking lot earlier and earlier and by mid-December they will be locking this lot by around 6:30 pm. 
  4. The City acknowledges that parking may be a problem, especially when both the pickleball complex and the adjoining golf course are busy at the same time.   Please be patient as they consider options to expand parking in this area.  
  • Seating around many of the courts is limited, so bring a lawn chair.  Please set up chairs 6 feet apart when possible.
  • We don’t currently have ice, cold water or vending machines at Kickingbird, so bring plenty to drink!   
  • Food, drinks and snacks can be purchased in the Kickingbird golf club house, which is just next door. 
  • At the end of each session, we are loosening the tension on the nets so they will last longer.  
I hope to see each of you on the courts at Kickingbird soon. 

Thanks,

Kyle Jones

Vice President, Greater Oklahoma City Pickleball Club


Update May 1, 2020 (6am PT)

USAPA COVID-19 Return to Play – Guidance on Safe Return to Play

USAPA has provided information on the safe return to play. The information does not apply for everyone as stay-at-home restrictions and mandates vary state to state. However, if you live in an area where local stay-at-home or shelter-in-place mandates have been relaxed or modified, and courts are available for play, we encourage you to take every precaution and follow these safety recommendations as well as those implemented and required by your facility or club and local, state and federal government authority.

PLEASE READ THESE SUGGESTIONS

https://www.usapa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-RETURN-TO-PLAY_USAPA.pdf

Pickleball Code of Conduct

Every person involved in pickleball (participant, official, volunteer, or representative of the USAPA & GOPB or spectator) pledges as follows:

  1. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct or encourage others to do so.
  2. I will not engage in any behavior that would endanger the health, safety or wellbeing of others.
  3. I will not engage in the use of profanity.
  4. I will treat others with respect.
  5. I will exhibit fairness and honesty in my dealings with others.
  6. I will not flaunt my position.
  7. I will not use USAPA records or materials for personal gain.
  8. I will observe the Golden Rule of doing unto others as I would have them do unto me.

The above Code applies in all situations that relate directly or indirectly to pickleball play.



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Guest and New Members


WELCOME 
Check the calendar and see where we are playing. Guest & Beginner Lessons at Santa Fe Family Life Center (6300 N. Santa Fe) have a $8 gym fee to learn to play. They are on Wednesday mornings at 9am. 
Club membership is $40 per year. This includes a club name tag.
 


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GOPB is growing and we would love to have you join us.  We have players from ages 11-87. Check our locations and play a free round or two, paddles are provided. Once you are hooked, just click below: 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Who We Are

Our History

The Greater Oklahoma City Pickleball Club was founded in 2009 and has grown from a handful to now nearly 800 members. Our complete history can be found GOPB History

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Contact us

President - Gene Click   214-650-8909    gene.click@gmail.com
Membership and Dues - Mary Williams    405-202-5373   mtwilliams5@yahoo.com
Tournaments - Vicky Noakes      405-206-3909    vickynoakes@gmail.com

Leagues - Jan Lowrance Bobby Cannon Timmie Neale

Shootouts - Mary Williams  Frank Simmons

Ratings - Will Williams - 405-595-6898    wwilliams@designstoragesolutions.com

Social Events -  Jeri Doane  - 405-550-5453    tchrjesd@yahoo.com

Venues, Drills, Classes - North Side - Rocky Arrington 405-420-4791 rockyarrington@hotmail.com

                                          South Side - Bruce Fields   405-850-4943  bfields513@gmail.com

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