ANN WORTHINGTON, San Clemente
It is wonderful that the public parks in San Clemente have opened back up. You no longer need to make a reservation to play pickleball on the courts at San Gorgonio.
In fact, you cannot reserve a court for private play. The play-in system applies to everyone, even if you arrive with a group of four players.
When your game is over, if others are waiting and have paddles ready to play-in, you must relinquish the court.
Unfortunately, some people think the rules don’t apply to them, and they insist on maintaining “their court” and “their group.” That’s not the way it works at the public courts.
San Gorgonio is open to everyone. If you prefer to play only with your group, I suggest the afternoon, when the courts are less busy, or at a private club.