General Court and Playing Rules

Courts can be used by any active member of the Fayson Lakes Association.  You must wear badges while playing, and guests must be accompanied by an FLA member and must wear a guest badge.  A member and his/her guest can only use one court at a time.


Sign-up sheet will be posted to reserve time to play on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.  You must sign-up after 7:00 AM prior to play each day.  Names of all players must be listed; length of time for singles and doubles is 1 1/2 hours per day.

All players must wear tennis shoes or sneakers for their own protection.  Adults will have precedence on all courts during prime time (evenings after 5:00 PM, weekends and holidays).  Adults cannot bump children before 5:00 PM on weekdays.


The Fayson Lakes Pickleball Club welcomes members of all abilities, from beginners to advanced.  Extra rackets are always available for anyone willing to give it a try.


If you are interested in joining the Pickleball Club or have any questions, please contact us:

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Organized Pickleball
Play and Lessons

Games are organized and scheduled through the FLA Pickleball Club, using the WhatsApp mobile app.  Anyone interested in participating can contact us using the button above, and we will add you to this group.


Our Pickleball Club is also offering various classes so that Fayson Lakes members can learn how to play!  The outline of each lesson is published HERE.  If you would like to register for a class, you can fill out this SIGN-UP FORM.


Although pickleball is played on a court, the rules of the game more closely resemble table tennis or badminton than traditional tennis:

  • The game begins with one side serving the pickleball, using the paddle (wood or composite and larger than a ping pong paddle) to hit the pickleball (a light, plastic, hole-covered whiffle ball)

  • When serving, the player must keep one foot behind the backline and strike the ball with an underhand swing, aiming at the service court located diagonally over the net, and clearing the no-volley zone.

  • Service starts from the right-hand court.

  • In the case of doubles, both players serve once, and then serve is taken over by the opposing team.

  • Both sides must allow the pickleball to bounce first before hitting it with the paddle at least one time from the start of the game. Thereafter, players may volley the ball (hit it without allowing it to bounce), provided they are not within the no-volley zone within seven feet of the net (marked on the court).

  • A player or team scores points only when they are serving. A pickleball game is played to 11 points and a win must be by two points.

  • Similar to tennis, the following moves are faults in the game of pickleball, which cause a loss of a point:

    • Failing to clear the net.

    • Hitting the ball out of bounds.

    • Volleying the ball from within, or while a foot is in the no-volley zone.

    • Volleying the ball before it has bounced on a first serve or first return.

Official Pickleball Rules

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