Trilogy Power Ranch Pickleball Club

Pickleball Etiquette
Please wait until play on a gate-adjoining court has stopped play before you enter the gate.
Sign in each time you play. If you play two times in one day, please sign in twice.
Do not stand behind a court that is engaged in play.
If your ball moves to another court, please shout, "Ball on Court!"

Eye Protection

PAJoseline Sikorski (and many other players) wear eye protection on the courts. Read her story below to find out why and check out an interesting article from Sunnybrook Health Centre on the importance of protection.

As younger and sometimes more aggressive players join the sport, (a very good thing!) all players should consider wearing appropriate safety glasses and frames. I started wearing them four years ago, after a hard return shot deflected off my paddle and hit the right side of the right. I had internal bleeding in the eye and was extremely lucky there weren’t permanent injuries! I never thought it would ever happen again! However, last week in a match  a new, younger  player quickly  released a hard side arm shot that hit me square in the left eye. It was so quick I didn’t see it coming!  No doubt if I was not wearing glasses I would have had a serious injury. The force knocked the lens out of the frame. I was extremely lucky as the force of the impact could still have easily caused a detached retina.

I learned an important lesson, although the frames contained tridex safety lenses a better quality than recommended polyvinyl, the frame was only a half frame like cycling glasses and does not have sufficient cushioning to absorb some of the impact. So, I will be replacing them to insure better protection.

I believe it is the responsibility of every player to take ownership to protect their eyes. Too many people believe they are safe with the plastic ball but the specialist at Sunnybrook (the Health Centre where I was treated) was emphatic that there is no such thing as a safe ball.

Be careful out there!

Joseline Sikorski (PAO Board President)

Watch a very informative video from Sunnybrook Health Centre on the importance of eye protection!

Watch a very informative video from Sunnybrook Health Centre on the importance of eye protection!

Ifyou are the last players (late afternoon to dusk) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday please move the nets to the side of the courts by fences. Pick up all balls and put the bucket of balls and the sign-in clipboard in the cabinet.

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