Joseline 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!
Annual Club Dues
Member's 2021 Club Annual Dues of $20.00
please make your check out to "Trilogy at Power Ranch".
Please give your check to our Treasurer, Tony LaRoche or any Board Member
Member Name Badge
Please wear your name badge when on the court playing Pickleball or at Club Event's
Please wait until play on a gate-adjoining court has stopped play before you enter the gate.
Now that we have two entrance gates please choose the one that will least intferfere with play.
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!"
If you are the last leaving the courts, please pick up all the balls and put the nets away as needed.
Be aware of courts being used when you arrive or leave and make every effort to not disrupt play. Try to enter
between points or wait to be waved in.
AGAIN; a reminder to please sign in. We have used that data to get increased court time over the years.
Some of those numbers have been very helpful as the board makes decisions.
We all know this is a problem; so try not to congregate around that middle gate area.
The normally accepted "NEXT ON COURT" method is to put your paddle(s) next to the net post of the court you wish to play on or challenge into......2 in-2 out/ 4 in-4 out
Pickleball Club Board of Directors
· Members, we have accumulated a few items at the courts.
Please check the closet at the courts to see if you or your partner left something behind.
Trilogy Power Ranch Pickleball Club
TPR Pickleball Club Policies
House Keeping and Etiquette
House Guest Policy
Pickleball Club members may invite Houseguests anytime during Pickleball Club regular scheduled times
Invited Guest Policy
Revised Policy by PB BOD as of 2019
Non-House Guests are allowed on the courts after 12:00 noon on scheduled Club play days and must always be accompanied by a Club Member.
See Club Calendar for Pickleball Club Court Schedule and Club designated Saturdays
Policy that Applies to all Guests
Guest should not interfere with Club Scheduled Events on the Courts
All Guests must be accompanied by the Member at all times while on the courts.
Community play starts at 3:00 p.m.
Please welcome and share the courts with your neighbors