Brad's Boxes Rules

Pickleball Game Signup Procedures (Brad's Boxes Rules)

To make the assigning of courts as smooth as possible, it is imperative that names are clearly printed so that anyone can read them. If your name is not easily read you may miss your turn because no one will be able to call out your name to let you know it is your turn.

These rules are for use during scheduled open play hours.


Each player chooses what game to play, when to play, and who to play with.


No player is obligated to play in any specific game.


We are a recreational club. These boxes are provided to promote enjoyable, balanced games. If you are not willing or not able to play with the players in a partly filled box, don't put your name in a box where there are open spaces.

In the example above players 1-4 will take the next open court. If no one else signs in with players 5 & 6 before the next court is open, then players 7-10 will take that court. Other players can choose to put their names with players 5 & 6 or in the empty box.

Games will be played in the number order of filled game boxes. You must have four players in one box to take a court. If your box is not filled, the foursome in the next filled box plays on the open court. When a skipped box is filled, the skipped box becomes the top priority box.


After you’ve LEGIBLY PRINTED your name in a box, put the pen down and move away from the sign-up sheet so others can get to it. Please cross out your box before taking the court. If you do not PRINT YOUR NAME LEGIBLY you may miss your turn because no one will be able to alert you that it is your turn.


Do not remove or alter any other player’s name already in a box.  Upon completion of a game, return to the patio area to sign up for another game


If you want to play ASAP, pick the first open box and enlist other players to fill it. If you want to rest, choose a later game box.


If you want a specific team or foursome, wait for your teammates to arrive or complete their game, then all sign up together.

If you want a foursome that plays at your skill level, fill in the level you want in the S.L. space of a new box.



When the flag is raised on the outdoor courts it indicates that groups are waiting for a court.  This means that you need to leave your court when your game is finished. If a court is being used by single players, and groups are waiting, the singles need to either relinquish the court or invite two more people to play a game with them.  If the singles are actually playing a game, as opposed to just hitting the ball to each other, they may finish the game, and then exit the court. 


Remember:   Have fun!  Be nice!  Play a game with new people!