In an effort to be good SVE neighbors, the Pickleball Club Board of Directors is implementing a "quiet paddle" policy for all scheduled Club court time. Although there is no approved noise rating published by any governing body (USAPA or IPF), the most comprehensive study has been done by Sun City Grand in Surprise, Arizona. This community has over 1,200 pickleball club members that play on 22 courts. We have been aware of this study for several years and have chosen to join with Sun City Grand and with the other community pickleball clubs in their efforts to be good neighbors.
For the last several years, all of the paddles sold by our club to members and other residents in the SVE community are on the approved "quiet paddle" list used by Sun City Grand. The majority of our members now have paddles on this list and we are asking that our club members and SVE residents consult the website for a list of quiet paddles when purchasing a new paddle:
This list is also posted on the Pickleball Club bulletin board. Our effort to be good SVE neighbors also includes using the best "quiet" ball on the market which is currently the Onix Pure 2 pickleball ball. We have been using these balls for several years, and although they are expensive, we feel that it is worth the extra cost to use a low noise ball. The SVE Pickleball Club members are committed to do everything reasonable to be good neighbors in our SVE community.
SVE Pickleball Club Board Christy Vanderhill, President
Neil Christensen, Vice-President
Jan Schuler, Treasurer
Diane Loram, Secretary
Updated March 2019