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Grand opening for Pickleball courts slated April 7

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The Sun City West Pickleball Club and the Recreation Centers of Sun City West will host a grand opening for the Association’s newest pickleball courts on Friday, April 7, on the R.H. Johnson Campus, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West.

The event begins 5:30 p.m. at the site of the eight new courts at R.H. Johnson. Along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the event will feature refreshments, prizes and an opportunity to play the game. Club members, Board members, and Association staff will be on hand, and the community is encouraged to attend.

The new courts supplement the existing 18 courts at Liberty Courts at Palm Ridge Recreation Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Road. The Pickleball Club funded the project through an interest-free loan from the Recreation Centers of Sun City West, and the new courts are now part of the Association’s more than $150 million worth of amenities.

  1. william Wilkinson says:

    where is the restroom?

  2. Thomas Brown says:

    I was not able to attend the Board meeting last week. Please fill me in on what explanation was given for the affect that the new courts have on the parking for the Men’s Club, Club 52, the radio station and all meetings that are held in the Stampede Room.
    Thank you

  3. Prophecies of horrendous parking situations created by these new courts are already coming true. Ironic that the picture in this article was taken during the ARC picnic – which blocked off significant parking for their event. Anyone trying to get into the men’s club building that day had to park hundreds of feet away. This will become a regular occurrence once the courts are open. Terrible planning. Just terrible.

  4. Multimedia says:

    Hello Mr. Wilkinson, there are two restrooms available to pickleball players – there are two entrances to the Men’s Club building, with canopies over the doors to point the way. The second door “Meeting Rooms” is where one set of restrooms are located. Pickleball players are also welcome to use the restrooms in the Sports Pavilion across the parking lot. Thanks for writing.

  5. Multimedia says:

    Hello Mr. Brown, sorry you missed the meeting. Larry Griffith explained there are 36 parking spaces for the Men’s Club, 34 parking spaces for Pickleball, and 34 spaces for ARC. We discussed adding golf cart parking to the south end and west side of the Men’s club building. That plan is still under consideration.

  6. RCSCW PR says:

    Steve, we’re sorry you’re unhappy with the parking situation at the new courts. Right now, due to construction, parking restrictions are a little tighter at this time. After construction is complete, there will be 36 parking spaces for the Men’s Club, 34 parking spaces for Pickleball, and 34 spaces for ARC. During big events, parking will be a challenge, as it always has been. Our events are very popular and residents can expect to walk a little further to venues during big events just as they would anywhere else. But during regular day to day usage, we expect to have plenty of parking for regular usage.

  7. Robert S says:

    What is the drop in schedule for the new courts? Can the courts be reserved in advance? If so, how?
    Thank you,

  8. Multimedia says:

    Hello Robert. I’m told: Courts 1,2,and 3 can be reserved at the tennis tower, which has been our procedure and will remain. There will be a bulletin board at the courts. On the bulletin board will be the club schedule for courts 4-8. When there is no club activity scheduled, the courts 4-8 are open to the public.

  9. Will there be allowed hours of play? I am HOPING that the hours are not 24 hrs/day, as the sound of the pickleball will affect homeowners quality of life.
    thank you

  10. Multimedia says:

    Hi Beth, thanks for writing. None of our facilities are 24 hours a day, which is good because you’re right, there are certain activities that could cause neighborhood disturbances if the occurred all night. Our facilities close at 9 p.m.

  11. Regarding court reservations as they apply to the new RHJ courts, are we able to reserve courts for Sunday play? If so, what courts? There’s been great confusion about reserving RHJ courts for Sunday play.

  12. Multimedia says:

    Courts 1,2,and 3 can be reserved at the tennis tower, which has been our procedure and will remain. There will be a bulletin board at the courts. On the bulletin board will be the club schedule for courts 4-8. When there is no club activity scheduled, the courts 4-8 are open to the public.

  13. Does the time for reserving courts stay the same ? 7am to 11:30am

  14. Multimedia says:

    Yes Sue, that is correct.

  15. Margo Miller says:

    It is my understanding that you may not reserve courts at RH on Sunday’s . Which is correct? We may or no reservations on Sunday’s?

  16. Congratulations on the opening of your new courts! I was there in February when they were still under construction! We can all wish that everyone would appreciate everyone else’s passions, but that isn’t often the case. Hopefully the friction between the Men’s club and the PB players will not last long when they see that there’s room for everyone! And frankly, as far as noise to neighbors, I don’t remember there being any houses in that area anyway! Nothing but commercial buildings and pavement! Good choice, planning committee!

  17. Multimedia says:

    Yes Margo, reservations can be made for play 7 days a week at the Tennis monitor’s station, which is manned from 7 to 11 a.m. You can stop by, or call them at 623-544-6151.

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