Challenge Court Play means any BPC member(s) may “challenge” players holding any Club court by stating their intention to play on that court when the match currently in progress ends.
Challenge Court play is a Bend Pickleball Club activity and is only available to Club members on reserved courts during Club reserved hours. (See schedule for Club hours.)
Challenge Court Play is conducted on a first come – first served basis on any court not being utilized for Round-Robin play or training. A “challenge” means, that a pair of players of similar skill level as the group of four currently playing individuals, gives notice to play the winners of the current game. Notice is given both verbal and by hanging 2 paddles on the fence. Once the challenge has been given and accepted, no other pair may challenge into the same court.
Once the current game has ended, there are two options:
1) If the challenging pair wishes to stay together as a team, they will play against the team that won the previous game.
2) Alternatively, the winning team will split and the challengers will split to match up with the original players.
Players getting together on the court should agree as to which option they prefer.
With either option, winners must vacate the court after they have completed two games. This arrangement will prevent one team from continuously occupying limited facilities.
If all 16 courts are busy and people are waiting to play, a 4 players off/on policy will be in effect.