The winter league is from January through mid-March on Mondays through Thursdays. Level of play from beginners to advanced players are scheduled through the FOS Pickleball Club. Stop by the court during league play for more information or contact Doug Moser, League Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paddles and Balls
Each player on the court will need a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Originally, paddles were made only from wood. Paddles have come a long way and are currently made mostly of lightweight composite materials, including aluminum and graphite. Players also need a net and a pickleball. Pickleballs are similar to a whiffle ball with holes through it but yet different. There are different size holes in the ball depending on the intended use of indoor or outdoor play. To meet International Federation of Pickleball specifications the ball must be a single color. The pickleball courts can be fenced or in the wide open space. The fenced courts help to keep the balls at hand maintaining a quick game pace.
If you are considering purchasing a new paddle, the FOSPC strongly recommends you buy a “quiet” paddle. The Sun City Grand Pickleball Club maintains an approved list of “Green Zone” paddles. These paddles “fall within acceptable noise levels and are approved for use on the Sun City Grand Pickleball Courts. If you are looking to buy a new paddle, you would be safe to choose a paddle from this zone.”
The Green Zone paddles can be found at: https://pball.grandpickleball.org/paddlerule.pdf
Due to the new pickleball courts at Fountain of the Sun being in close proximity to some of the Pueblo Estate condominiums, the FOSPC strongly recommends you purchase a new paddle from the Green Zone list.