The May sessions of the Kickingbird Beginner lessons will start Thursday mornings, April 29, May 6 & 13 from 10-12 & Monday evenings 6-8, May 3,11, & 17. These lesson are for 3 weeks. They are free. If you are interested text Vicky 206-3909. The May lessons are full at this time. You can be put on a waitlist in case someone cancels.
Santa Fe Family Living Center Beginner lessons every week Tues, Wed and Thur. 10:30-12:30. They are free but you will have to pay a guest fee to Santa Fee of $8. Text Rocky 420-4791
Kickingbird Pickleball Center Schedule
Kickingbird Schedule – Effective 3/01/2021
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – SKILL LEVEL PLAY – (See discussion below on SKILL LEVEL PLAY)
8:00 am – 11:00 am - OPEN PLAY on available courts
9:00 am – 11:00 am – LEVEL 2.5 - 3.0 ROUND ROBIN (Sign up onsite by 8:45 am)
9:00 am – 11:00 am – LEVEL 3.5+ ROUND ROBIN (Sign up onsite by 8:45 am)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – OPEN PLAY on 6 courts
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - NOVICE/BEG LEAGUE - 2.0-2.5 on 6 courts
8:00 am – 11:00 am – OPEN PLAY on 9 courts
9:00 am - 11:00 am - BEG MIXED LEAGUE - 3 courts (FULL)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - 3.5 TEAM PICKLEBALL LEAGUE - 6 courts (FULL) starts 3/30
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – SKILL LEVEL PLAY on available courts - 6 courts
8:00 am – 11:00 am – OPEN PLAY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – OPEN PLAY on 6 courts
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - NOVICE/BEG LEAGUE - 2.0-2.5 on 6 courts (FULL)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – OPEN ROUND ROBIN – ALL LEVELS (Sign up onsite by 6:45 pm)
Whenever it is too rainy, cold, or windy to play outdoors and we move indoors, the number of available courts goes from 24 to 12. When this occurs available courts are allocated first to the RRs, then to OPEN PLAY or SKILL LEVEL PLAY. When we are playing indoors and demand for the RRs is high, we may have very few, if any, OPEN PLAY or SKILL LEVEL PLAY courts available.
Whenever Edmond Public Schools or their buildings are closed for incliment weather, Kickingbird Pickleball Center is also closed.
DEFINITIONS OF PLAY
SKILL LEVEL PLAY – Members will play against like rated/skilled players.
Courts 1-4 will be assigned to Beginner/Novice players.
Courts 5-8 will be assigned to Intermediate players.
Courts 9-12 will be assigned to Intermediate/Advanced players.
If players are waiting to go in, we will use paddle stacks for each 4 court section with 2 in 2 out after each game.
OPEN PLAY – There are no scheduled or organized activities during this time. Players stack paddles and play with other players of various skills levels.
LEVEL 2.0 – 2.5 ROUND ROBIN – You must have a 2.0 or 2.5 to participate in this event. We will utilize courts 1-3 for this event.
LEVEL 2.5 – 3.0 ROUND ROBIN – You must have a 2.5 or 3.0 rating to participate in this event. We will utilize courts 1-3 for this event.
LEVEL 3.0 ROUND ROBIN – You must have a 3.0 rating to participate in this event. We will utilize courts 3-5 for this event.
LEVEL 3.5+ ROUND ROBIN – You must have a 3.5 or higher rating to participate in this event. Players with a club rating of 3.0 may not play in this event. If your club rating is 3.0, please do not sign up for this event.
We will utilize courts 5-8 for this event.
MIXED DOUBLES 3.0+ ROUND ROBIN – Each team must have at least one player at the 3.0 level or above. Teams consist of one male player and one female player. Teams must be formed in advance. In order to play in this event teams must register on the GOPB website before 3:00 pm on the Thursday before this event. Teams will no longer sign up for this event onsite.
OPEN COURTS – There are no scheduled activities during this time. GOPB members may come and play as they wish. You may have small group play on a court, singles on a court, etc.
ROUND ROBIN – On Monday and Friday we offer Round Robins that will run from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30ish.
MONDAY SHOOTOUT – This is for members that are 2.5 and 3.0 rated.
FRIDAY SHOOTOUT - This is for members that are 3.5+ rated. Members must register through GPN by Sunday for the Monday Shootout and 3:00 p.m. Thursday for the FridayShootout Shootouts are scheduled 8:30 a.m. – 10:30ish a.m.
PRIVATE PLAY – This is a time period set aside for small groups, including singles, that wish to play together. (Only one court per group.) Your court must be reserved before 7:00 p.m. on the day prior to desired play. Reserve a court by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SKILL LEVEL PLAY – Members will play against like rated/skilled members. We will have courts assigned to 3.5+, 3.0+, 2.5+, and two courts for 2.0+. Consideration of numbers per skill level may dictate from time to time an adjustment of courts needed per level.
BEGINNER LESSONS – Those new to the game get an introduction to the game. Beginners get three lessons to give them their pickleball legs. Contact Rocky at 405.420.4791 to sign up. 10:30 start time.
PADDLE PLACEMENT – Paddles are stacked left to right with the paddles at the furthest right being the next in play. (1) For the courts closest to the gym entrance (1, 2, 3) the paddles will be placed on the bench that is located in that area. For the other three courts (4, 5, 6) the paddles will be placed on the water cooler table.
SANTA FE FAMILY LIFE CENTER has agreed to allow GOPB members to play our great game, five days a week, from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. SFFLC allowed us, as a part of our agreement, to use two basketball courts to mark our six PB courts for use during that agreed time period. While we have five other courts marked for PB play, we are only guaranteed the use of the courts designated in the schedule. We may use the other courts only as long as SFFLC does not need them for their other members use. If you wish to play PB beyond the scheduled time you may do so by contacting SFFLC to rent a court. You may call 405.840.1817
Pickleball Code of Conduct
Every person involved in pickleball (participant, official, volunteer, or representative of the USAPA & GOPB or spectator) pledges as follows:
I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct or encourage others to do so.
I will not engage in any behavior that would endanger the health, safety or wellbeing of others.
I will not engage in the use of profanity.
I will treat others with respect.
I will exhibit fairness and honesty in my dealings with others.
I will not flaunt my position.
I will not use USAPA records or materials for personal gain.
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
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. Beginner lessons will be Oct 13,14 & 15 at 10:30. They are a 3 part series. Call Rocky 420-4791 if you are interested.
Club membership is $40 per year. This includes a club name tag.
Become a member
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: