Folks, as our numbers have increased, we are getting more people waiting to get on courts at Ephesus Park. The steering committee is working on trying to formalize policies for court rotations where needed. Due to increased demand during this nicer fall weather (we had about 60 people this morning) we have decided to implement an “initial” policy to have a policy in place for now. The intent is for you to get a feel for how it works, and provide feedback to the steering committee before our next meeting (Sept 28th). You can send our feedback to me (Brad Hemminger, firstname.lastname@example.org).
We covered it this morning at the courts. Here is the written version:
COURT ROTATION POLICY
If people are waiting to get on a court please play game to 11 points (win by 1). Then rotate off the court, and call out to others who are waiting to come on.
Mornings: Use Paddle Saddles for rotating on/off courts. In morning we use the two paddle saddles on the East side (farthest from school). The NorthEast one (close to tennis courts) controls courts 1-3. The SouthEast one (near parking lot) controls courts 4-6. You put your paddle in the next available open slot to sign up for play. When people playing on a court get to 11 points, they call out to let the next group know to come in, and then they rotate off of the court using 4 off / 4 on rotation.
Evenings: Use Paddle Saddles for rotating on/off courts. In the evenings we use the two paddle saddles on the West side (closest to school). The NorthWest one (close to tennis courts) controls courts 1-3. The SouthWest one (near parking lot) controls courts 4-6. You put your paddle in the next available open slot to sign up for play. When people playing on a court get to 11 points, they call out to let the next group know to come in. The number rotating off is the standard 4 off / 4 on, except during programmed activities that use a different rotation system (for instance during competitive play, players rotate off the court using 2/2 (2 winners stay on, and 2 new challengers come on the courts).
if there are open courts and no one waiting, you can just take court, i.e. you don’t need to do the rotation system described above. If the courts are or become full, you should start using the paddle saddles.
Court 6 is available for non-game formats (practicing, playing with kids). You should rotate on/off this court as well (15 minute turns, if you don’t go by scoring to end your turn on the court).