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Kelly Courts (Pickleball and Tennis)

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The Community Resources Department oversees the Kelly Court complex, which includes four City-owned pickleball courts and one tennis court. The Kelly Courts are located on Valley Drive next to Clark Field.

Current Court Operation Information 

The Kelly Courts reopened for limited use on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The City of Hermosa Beach is taking additional precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The following policies will be in effect during this time.

Pickleball Courts

The Pickleball Courts are available to the public with the purpose of balancing both recreational and instructional play.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Hours of operation:
    • Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm
    • Sunday and Monday: Closed
  2. Only traditional pickleball play is permitted unless otherwise approved by the Community Resources Department.
  3. City-sponsored activities have priority over all reservations on all courts. All classes, tournaments, instruction and organized activity of any kind must be approved by the Community Resources Department.
  4. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis and free of charge.
  5. All participants must check in with the court monitor on duty to sign-in prior to entering the court.
  6. Only singles play will be permitted. Doubles play is prohibited.
  7. A maximum of one-hour play is allowed on heavy traffic days and when others are waiting to play.
  8. Physical distancing of six (6) feet must always be maintained.
  9. Participants are required to wear face coverings at all times except during game play.
  10. Doors, entrances, and/or gates must remain open during operational hours.
  11. Minors must always be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  12. Private lessons are not allowed.
  13. Participant’s waiting for a court should remain outside of the fence; stay in their vehicles; or stand in the designated waiting area(s) until a court becomes available. Physical distancing standards must always be followed.
  14. No spectators allowed. Only those actively playing on the courts and signed in can be on the courts.
  15. No handshakes, paddle bumps or physical contact between participants.
  16. Pickleball etiquette shall always prevail.
  17. Only approved equipment outlined in the Kelly Courts Use Policy is allowed. The court monitor will ensure the proper equipment is being used prior to entering the court.
  18. Tennis shoes must be worn while on the courts.No black sole shoes are permitted.
  19. No food or glass containers allowed inside the court area.
  20. No chalk or paint is to be used on the courts.
  21. Pets are not permitted in the court areas at any time.
  22. Report any court damage or vandalism to the Community Resources Department immediately.
  23. Play at your own risk.

Etiquette
Players of all levels are welcome.

  • USA Pickleball Association official rules shall govern play.
  • When serving, players should call the score.This lets the receiver know the player is ready to serve and helps all players keep track of the score.
  • All players are required to leave the court at the conclusion of each game, allowing the next players their turn to play.
  • When leaving the court, players must be courteous to others still playing and wait until their point is over before walking around nearby courts.
  • Each player should be ready and available to enter the court when it is their turn to play.
  • Players must not use offensive language while using the courts.

Equipment

  • Only paddles with a polypropylene or composite core and a fiberglass, graphite or composite face are permitted for use. No wood or aluminum paddles may be used.
  • Balls made of foam are encouraged for use during casual games, drills, or practice. The use of Dura Fast pickleballs is not permitted.
  • Each participant must bring their own balls with their initials written on each.
  • Participants should use their racket or foot to push pickleballs back and forth and/or hit them to their opponent to avoid using hands and touching pickleballs that do not belong to them.
  • Participants must bring water and hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes to wash and sanitize hands frequently.
  • Participants are encouraged to place their personal items (bags, water bottles, etc.) at least 6-feet away from other participants’ items to avoid surface contact.

Tennis Court

The Tennis Court is available to the public for recreational play only.

 Rules and Regulations

  1. Hours of operation:
    • Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm
    • Sunday and Monday: Closed
  2. Only traditional tennis play is permitted unless otherwise approved by the Community Resources Department.
  3. City-sponsored activities have priority over all reservations on all courts. All classes, tournaments, instruction and organized activity of any kind must be approved by the Community Resources Department.
  4. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis and free of charge.
  5. All participants must check in with the court monitor on duty to sign-in prior to entering the court.
  6. Only singles play will be permitted. Doubles play is prohibited.
  7. A maximum of one-hour play is allowed on heavy traffic days and when others are waiting to play.
  8. Physical distancing of six (6) feet must always be maintained.
  9. Participants are required to wear face coverings at all times except during game play.
  10. Doors, entrances, and/or gates must remain open during operational hours.
  11. Minors must always be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  12. Participant’s waiting for a court should remain outside of the fence; stay in their vehicles; or stand in the designated waiting area(s) until a court becomes available. Physical distancing standards must always be followed.
  13. No spectators allowed. Only those actively playing on the courts and signed in can be on the courts.
  14. No handshakes, paddle bumps or physical contact between participants.
  15. Tennis etiquette shall always prevail.
  16. Tennis shoes must be worn while on the courts.No black sole shoes are permitted.
  17. Each participant must bring their own balls with their initials written on each.
  18. Participants should use their racket or foot to push pickleballs back and forth and/or hit them to their opponent to avoid using hands and touching pickleballs that do not belong to them.
  19. Participants must bring water and hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes to wash and sanitize hands frequently.
  20. Participants are encouraged to place their personal items (bags, water bottles, etc.) at least 6-feet away from other participants’ items to avoid surface contact.
  21. No food or glass containers allowed inside the court area.
  22. No chalk or paint is to be used on the courts.
  23. Pets are not permitted in the court areas at any time.
  24. Report any court damage or vandalism to the Community Resources Department immediately.
  25. Play at your own risk.