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2020/21 - COVID-19 Rules and Guidelines for Vail Rec District Indoor Pickleball at Red Sandstone Elementary School (RSES)

These rules are to preserve the health and safety of our pickleball players and staff and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Indoor play at RSES is by reservation only in one-hour increments.
  • One-hour court reservations need to be made in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., signing up online, or by calling or texting the VRD PB Director at 970-390-2952.
  • By securing a reservation, players agree to abide by established guidelines. Failure to do so will result in lost privileges for play at RSES.
  • A one-hour court reservation includes 50 minutes of play and a 10-minute buffer between reservations to ensure social distancing between players. Players should arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the reservation and must leave the facility immediately when play is finished. Post-play socializing will not be allowed. Doors will not be opened once play has started.
  • Players should wash their hands frequently with soap and water and bring personal use hand sanitizer to the courts.
  • Players should bring their own balls, paddles and water bottles marked with their name, and avoid touching other players’ equipment. Clean and wipe down your paddles and water bottles.
  • Players should adhere to CDC guidelines by not touching their face (especially after handling a ball or paddle).
  • There will be no more than 17 people, including staff at the facility at any one time. This means two courts in play and new arrivals plus one VRD staff person. Please do not enter if you see more than the maximum number allowed.
  • All players must maintain proper social distancing - six feet apart - at all times. Even if you are related or living together, set the example for all participants.
  • Players are to place their personal items (backpacks, water bottles, etc.) at a safe distance (six feet) from other players’ items to avoid any surface contact. Players will not share paddles or any other equipment or clothing.
  • Errant balls will be returned to owning player via foot or paddle push of the ball.
  • No handshakes, paddle bumps, or physical contact at any time while at the courts.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times inside the RSES facility.
  • Players should not attend VRD pickleball sessions if they have any of the symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or if they have been knowingly exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the session. Players with any symptoms of illness will not be allowed to play. These symptoms include cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, runny nose, head or body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and new loss of taste or smell.

Please contact Jerry at 970-390-2952 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need to purchase a VRD winter or annual pickleball pass, need help finding playing partners, or have any questions about the guidelines for play at RSES.





The Golden Peak Pickleball Center in Vail is one of the finest pickleball facilities on Colorado's western slope. The six dedicated pickleball courts at Golden Peak have the RSS Reflex 500 polyurathane cushioned court surface, a high performance surface that is easier on the body than conventional outdoor court surfaces. The Golden Peak Pickleball Center is conveniently located next to Vail Mountain, between Vail Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Ford Park. The pickleball center features a comfortable, shaded seating area, a filtered water bottle filler, a solar-powered bathroom facility and a helpful staff to maintain the courts and facilitate programming. VRD staff have paddles available to to rent or demo, and new equipment is available for purchase.  

Weather permitting, the outdoor courts at Golden Peak are open from mid-April through mid-November. Residents and guests of all ages are welcome to participate in doubles and singles play, clinics, private lessons, leagues, mixers, tournaments, junior camps and more. At the end of the outdoor season, indoor play will resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.


The Vail Recreation District pickleball program is a year-round program with summer outdoor play at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center, and winter indoor play at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

VRD offers clinics and lessons from Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) certified instructors during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Courts are open at Golden Peak during the summer outdoor season for play from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily by reservation only. Lessons and clinics may be booked at 8 a.m. daily during the outdoor season. Courts are open for play during the winter indoor season at Red Sandstone Elementary School on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Lessons and clinics may be booked on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.

We offer balls, protective eyewear, Babolat and K-Swiss court shoes, portable nets and more for purchase. New paddles from Babolat, Gamma, Paddletek and Selkirk are always in stock to purchase or rent.

The best place to park during the outdoor season is at the east end of the Vail Village Parking Structure, which is less than a five minute walk to Golden Peak. There is limited parking at the courts.

Schedule is subject to change. All programs require preregistration. Contact: Jerry Stevens at 970-479-2457 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


2020/21 Pickleball Pass Pricing - Click here to purchase online

  VRD Resident Non-Resident Junior (17 and younger)
2020/21 Winter Season – Oct-May $165 $225 $100
2020/21 Annual Pass – Oct-Sept $215 $275 $150
2021 Summer Season – June-Sept $165 $225 $100
Paddle Rental $5 per day $5 per day $5 per day
Daily Drop-In Fee $5 $8 $5
One-Hour Court Reservations (summer only, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) $25 $35 $25
Junior Pickleball Camps (per week)     $160

Call 970-471-3757 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a court.
Balls are provided for drop-in pickleball. Paddles are available for rent. Passholders will receive discounts on clinics and leagues. Ball machine may be rented for $15 per hour plus applicable court fee.