Member Information Table of Contents
1. Member Portal
2. Activity Schedule
3. Open Play
5. Clinics and Lessons
6. Player Levels
7. Guests & Visitors
9. Code of Conduct
Access the Music City Pickleball member portal by clicking the button below. You can manage your membership, access your account, enroll in activities, see who is playing, change your profile and check your membership/billing information.
For informtion on how to access and use the member portal click on one of the links below.
Effective 10/1/2020 (subject to change)
|TOA Open Play - Day||Mon-Fri 8am to noon|
|TOA Open Play - Evenings||6pm to 8pm on select
Fri, Sat, Sun evenings
|TOA Court Reservations||Mon-Fri noon to 3pm|
|Closed for the Winter|
|Closed for the Winter|
|Clinics||TBA; length of clinics vary|
TOA Open Play
Open play at TOA will be available Monday through Friday from 8am to noon and during the evenings when the facility is open. Members are required to register for open play using the Event tab on the Court Reserve app or member portal. Please note that MCP may limit the number of players who can participate in Open Play to address Covid safety.
- Open Play courts:
- Courts will be identifed for advanced, intermediate and recreational/beginner play.
- 2on/2off, winners stay (split or not as long as everyone agrees) max of two consecutive games for any player,
- Put paddles in one spot for the courts of the desired playing level
- Players can pair with one other player (no groups of four)
- Challenge courts:
- Winners stay until they are defeated or relinquish their positions.
- Challengers MUST have a partner and should place their two paddles on the court they are challenging
Lipscomb University Open Play
COURT ARE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
MCP has secured accss to the pickleball courts at the Lipscomb University Racquet Club. Initially, three outdoor courts will be available most evenings and weekends. The courts are available for open play for a $6 drop-in fee per session for all members regardless of membership type.
Due to Covid Safety Guidelines from LU, we can only have 12 members on the courts at the same time. Please register to play on the MCP member portal to play. On Saturday, there will be three separate open play sessions you can choose from.
TOA Court Reservations
Court reservations will be available Monday through Friday from noon to 3pm.
- Reservations will be in 1-hour increments and may be no longer than 2 hours per reservation.
- One reservation per day per member
- Responsible for assembling and breaking down net as needed and following any other Club procedures or requirements.
- Premium Members can reserve courts 2 weeks in advance; Members may reserve courts 1 week in advance.
- TEMPORARILY DUE TO COVID: TOA courts may now be reserved at no charge to premium members and at a reduced rate for general members. Maximium four players per court.
Clinics and Lessons
Members may take lessons at the club from instructors who have an active certification from either PPR or ITPA and are approved by the club. To arrange for a lesson just send a note to info@MusicCityPickleball.com and we’ll help you find the one that would meet your needs.
New members will be assigned a “player level” based on the following. This player level may be used for leagues, clinics and internal club competitions.
- The club defines player levels based on USAPA ratings as follows:
- Beginner: <3.0
- Intermediate: 3.0-3.99
- Advanced: 4.0+
- The club will arrange for members without a USAPA rating to be evaluated by a club Instructor. The rating provided by the Instructor will be used to establish the member’s initial player level.
- Intermediate players can be moved to the advanced level in one of three ways:
- Proof of 4.0 or higher USAPA rating
- Evaluation by club Instructor
- A “challenge” – Two intermediates may ask for a challenge match against two advanced players of the club’s choice. We would choose mid-level advanced players (not top and not bottom of the advanced members) and they would play best of 3 games to 11 each. If the intermediates win, they become advanced. The advanced players who play will stay in the advanced group.
- Beginner players can be moved to the intermediate level in one of three ways:
- Proof of 3.0 or higher USAPA rating
- Evaluation by a club Instructor
- A “challenge” – Two beginners may ask for a challenge match against two intermediate players of the club’s choice. We would choose mid-level intermediate players (not top and not bottom of the intermediate members) and they would play best of 3 games to 11 each. If the beginners win, they become intermediate. The intermediate players who play will stay in intermediate.
Guests & Visitors
DUE TO COVID SAFETY – THE CLUB CURRENTLY CANNOT HAVE VISITORS OR SPECTATORS TO ENSURE PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING.
We welcome local and out-of-town guests to our club.
- Charter and Premium Members may bring up to three guests at one time. Members are fully responsible and liable for all aspects of their guest’s visit and participation.
- Members may reserve a court and register guests during the court reservation process and are responsible for having their guests sign-in upon arrival at the facility.
- If a member wants to bring a guest for Open Play, the guests must register online and agree to all Club policies and terms to visit and/or participate in activities at the Club.
- For play at LU, members are encouraged to simply have their guests become general members.
MCP is a member-driven club that relies on members to help the club operate efficiently. As such we ask all members to help out.
- In general members will:
- Abide by all of the rules, terms and releases as set forth on the club website or otherwise provided to the Members.
- Sign-up and pay (where relevant) in Court Reserve for participation in all activities, so others can see who is playing and for court set up purposes.
- Players should play on the courts that are designated for their level or on the challenge courts.
- Keep the facility clean and sanitary.
- Notify the club as soon as possible if they need to drop from a clinic, shootout, league or other planned activity.
- Stop playing promptly at the end of a session and help clean, disinfect and clear the facility (last group playing on a court must take down net and take to storage).
- Maintain a valid credit card on file at all times and be current in all payment obligations.
- Assist with the nets:
- Will be assembled by members as courts are needed
- Will be taken down by the last players on the court if no members are waiting to play.
- Members should ensure that no nets or other supplies are left on the courts when a session ends.
- Help with tape:
- Members will assist in taping or removing tape from courts as scheduled or requested
- Members will repair court taping as needed.