CTPA vs: Public Play

What is the Cranberry Township Pickleball Association (CTPA) ?    


Direct donations to the pickleball courts would not have allowed all 8 courts to be built.  A few pickleball players worked out an agreement with CTCC and the Township to form an association to absorb the debt to pay for the 8 courts to be built.  In exchange, CTPA will manage the courts.   

Your CTPA membership not only helps to pay for the courts, but hopefully will allow an expansion to 16 courts or more, as pickleball popularity grows.  In addition, CTPA has researched and interviewed other associations, including the Villages in Florida, which has over 170 courts, and 50 people from different regions in United States on what worked and didn’t work well in their own associations or clubs.  

Membership Categories
  • Social  - Members will have no rating and have dedicated courts to play for the social aspect.  
  • Competitive  - Members will have a rating and will play with people holding similar ratings.  Besides competitive open play there will be a variety of games and practice/drilling sessions available. Members will also be able to play during Public Play.

Court Hours

CTPA Play Public Play
Monday - Sunday, Dawn-1:00 PM Monday - Friday, 1:00 - *5:00 PM
*At 5, public play will stop and players will exit as CTPA hours begin
  Tues., Thurs. & Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Monday - Friday, 5:00 PM - Dark Saturday - Sunday, 1:00 PM - Dark

Note: Hours may vary depending on the demands of CTPA.

Public Play


Public play is open to all ages and abilities on a paddle queuing basis.  Paddles will be leaned against the fence at the designated queuing station, the first four players will start a game on Court 1.  As more people arrive, they will start games on Court 2, 3, etc.  
The format is the winning team stays on the court and split, then calling to the player’s queue station requesting the next two players to join them.  The losing team will queue their paddles at the end of the line and wait until called to play another game. Private games will not be permitted during public play.  Four players can not start on an empty separate court and not accept other players, but instead must start at the queue station and fill the courts in the manner described above.     

When all eight courts are filled and there are MORE than 16 player’s queueing, then we will go with the next four players on/four players off.  If more than 32 players are queuing,  we will reduce the game to 9 instead of 11.  Once the que reduces below 32 players, the games will go back to 11 points and when the que reduces below 16 players, we will go back to winning team stays on and split.  

Courts 7 & 8 will be open for beginners.  Beginners will be expected to queue in the same fashion as described above. Once a beginner player advances successfully on PB-2 classes can they then play with the general crowd.