Play Formats

How to Queue Paddles

Line up paddles along fence in the designated area. The owners of the next four paddles go to the first open court. The process continues until there are no open courts or no paddles in the queue. Up to two paddles may be grouped.

Developing Skills

Developing skills (DS) provides an opportunity for club members who are beginners to improve their game with the help of volunteer coaches. Sign-up through Pickleball Plus (gvpc.pickleball.plus) is required. See explanation of Pickleball Plus for more information on the sign up process. During the high season, players should take the GVR class Pickleball 101 before participating in DS. During low season, new players are welcome to attend but must be club members. Paddle loans are available for new players. 

Player Skills Development

Player Skills Development provides an opportunity for club members who are intermediate to advanced to improve their game with the help of volunteer coaches. A sign-up through Pickleball Plus (gvpc.pickleball.plus) is required. See explanation of Pickleball Plus for more information on the sign up process. 

Open Play

Players at all levels are welcome to play on a first-come first-served basis. Use of paddle queuing is used to determine who plays on the next available court. Players are permitted to play one game and then must queue their paddles to find another game.

Round Robins

Round robins are open to Pickleball Club members. A Round Robin offers an opportunity to play against a variety of players at one's own level in a friendly competitive environment. Sign up by going to Pickleball Plus (gvpc.pickleball.plus) and clicking on the appropriate entry for your level. See explanation of Pickleball Plus for more information on the sign up process.

Ratings Testing

The club provides options for members to obtain a skill rating. Click here for details.

Southern Region Arizona Pickleball Players League

The Southern Region Arizona Pickleball Players League (APPL) offers an opportunity for club members at all skill levels to participate in league play with other communities in the Tucson area. League play goes from January to April.

Tournaments

Tournaments are occasionally scheduled for some of GVR's courts.

Inter-Community Round Robin

This is an opportunity for club members to participate in a weekly Round Robins in the Summer with members of the Quail Creek complex. Sign-up is through Pickleball.Plus

Reserve Courts

Some courts are available for GVR members to reserve (RC). A sign-up on Pickleball Plus (gvpc.pickleball.plus) is required. See explanation of Pickleball.Plus for more information on the sign up process.

Focus Play

Focus play is an opportunity to play with players at the same skill rating. It is open to all GVR members and uses Paddle Queuing (see above) to determine who plays next. No prior sign-up is required. Skill level designations shall be observed during Focus Play. There is no option to play at a lower or higher-level during Focus Play. 

Ladies' Mixer

Ladies Mixer is an opportunity for women at all levels. Participants must be members of the GVR Pickleball Club and sign up through Pickleball Plus (gvpc.pickleball.plus)See explanation of Pickleball.Plus for more information on the sign up process.