Pick up play Court Etiquette
The permanent courts on the beach as well as at the parks are available to the public for pick up play, but there is a courtesy that is to be followed.
- There are typically 4 courts on the beach that the FCVA try to keep nets up on a permanent basis during the season. These courts are open for public play when FCVA events are not being held.
- Placing your own personal lines on one of these four courts does not give you permission to refuse play to others
- If you bring your own net and lines there are several other sets of pole in which you may set up your own private court on the beach if you wish.
- Anyone may challenge for a game on the public courts
- It is suggested that you seek a court where the level of play is similar to your own skill level if possible.
- Be sure to inquire as to the waiting list of players and claim your spot in the order; call “downs”.
- It is recommended that once you call “downs” on a net, stay close in order to keep play going without delay.
- Once you are playing a game on any court, you no longer have “downs” on any other court, because if you’re playing you’re not waiting.
- Courts are winner stays, until conceding the court or losing the court.
- All players must be civil and courteous at all times.