Club Policies

Guest Policy

It is the policy of the Bend Pickleball Club (“Club”) that during Club play time the courts shall be available to Club members only.

Effective April 1, 2023, guest passes will no longer be provided or honored. Given our large membership and long waiting list to join (500+), the Bend Pickleball Club can no longer justify the use of guest passes.

Players who are not members of the Club may use the public courts (1-4) at Pine Nursery Park for play. The Club courts are also available to the public after 2:00pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday.

Badge Policy

All members must wear Club-provided name badges while playing at Pine Nursery Park. This helps everyone know that you are a current Club member and discourages non-members from using the courts during the Club’s hours. If you do not yet have your badge you can print one out from your profile page or do a screen print and save it to your phone. You need to show your badge to Club officers or other Club members if asked.

Dress Policy

  • Tops/shirts are required.
  • Non-marking tennis or pickleball shoes are required.
  • USA Pickleball approved paddles and pickleballs are preferred.

Not allowed:

  • No swimsuits, bathing suits, bikinis, speedos, or cut-off jeans
  • No midriff exposing tops or tube tops
  • No see-through clothing 
  • No tops that have deep side openings (8″ or more measured from the armpit)
  • No offensive, racist, sexist, or other inappropriate images or words on clothing
  • No shoes that scuff or mark the courts, no hard-soled shoes, no sandals or flip-flops, no bare feet
  • No tennis racquets

The Bend Pickleball Club Board reserves the right to make final decisions regarding implementation and interpretation of this policy.

Public Court Fair Use Policy

The Bend Park and Recreation District has introduced a valuable pickleball resource, accompanied by a “fair use” policy governing the utilization of public courts. In instances where all courts are currently in use, and no public courts remain available, players are permitted to place their paddles on a public court and express their desire to play. A courteous 60-minute time limit is implemented for the ongoing game after the request is made, after which the players must relinquish the court to those waiting. Conversely, players concluding their play may also signify their intention to return to the court in 60 minutes by putting their paddles up for the waiting players’ awareness. To foster equitable access, if other public courts are accessible, players are encouraged to utilize those courts before availing the aforementioned procedure.

By implementing this approach, the Bend Park and Recreation District aims to ensure fair and organized use of the pickleball courts, promoting a harmonious playing experience for all enthusiasts. The “fair use” policy establishes a practical system for court rotation, allowing players to make the most of their time while accommodating others’ desire to partake in the sport. By adhering to these guidelines and prioritizing the use of available public courts, players can enjoy the sport of pickleball with a sense of camaraderie and cooperation, fostering a vibrant pickleball community within the district.

Dog Policy

The Bend Park and Recreation District has posted that no pets are allowed on the courts. We ask that members who come to play and bring their pet to keep that pet on a short leash. Most of the pets we see are friendly, but when they are on a long leash they can wander into the walkway, and their leash presents a tripping hazard to people passing by. Also, while your pet may be friendly, not all people and other dogs are happy to have them run out to greet them.

Music Policy

Playing loud music at the courts can be distracting to other Club members. We ask that you moderate the volume of your music. Also, if a Club officer or other Club member asks you, you should turn off your music device.