What is Open Play?
An "open-play" rule system governs how players access and use sports facilities on a first-come, first-served basis and how to ensure fair and efficient use when multiple parties are awaiting court use. It's designed to maximize participation and manage waiting times during peak periods.
Salt Lake City pickleball court users generally follow one of the following "open play" rule options.
Pickleball Rules: Yield the Court
Players will play a single game to 11 points and then YIELD the court to waiting players.
Players who arrive first, play first, and should limit play time to 60 minutes for singles and 90 minutes for doubles.