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Frequently Asked Questions

Pickleball is a paddleball sport (i.e. like a racket sport), a hybrid between tennis and ping pong. For more details on this sport and its history, please refer to the explanation on the USA Pickleball Association website.

You can find the basic summary as well as the official rule books for Pickleball on the USA Pickleball Association website.

The Folsom Pickleball Club members play at Lembi Comunity Park in Folsom. You can find the park location on this Google Map link. The park has 12 lighted pickleball courts.

The pickleball courts at Lembi Park are public courts. You may drop in to play at any time. You do not need to be a member of the Folsom Pickleball Club to play there. However, some courts might be reserved for club member-only drill classes on a weekly basis at certain date and time, and occasionally, all courts might be reserved for special events. You can check our CALENDAR for those events.

You may also use PlayTimeScheduler to find out who may be playing there and which level the players are.

If you live near the Folsom area (in Sacramento, California) and want to learn how to play Pickleball, you can look at our Calendar for the Introduction to Pickleball event, normally scheduled on the first Saturday of each month at Lembi Park, Folsom, CA. The monthly introduction classes are free to all.

You must sign up for the introduction session on PlayTimeScheduler (which requires free account registration). The club will provide paddles and balls, you just need to wear tennis shoes ready for action.

For recreational play, you can just rate yourself. One way is to use the Definitions of Player Skill Ratings rubric by USA Pickleball Association.

For a more official rating, you will need to participate in national tournaments to build up your skill rating. You can find national tournaments on the USA Pickleball Association website.

The best way to find other players is to use PlayTimeScheduler. There you can see who has scheduled a play session on which day and time and at which park location. When in doubt, you can always add a note or ask a question in the session that you're interested in. You can also create a session yourself where others can join you. Note that players don't have to be a club member to play on public courts such as Lembi Park in Folsom, CA.

The Folsom Pickleball Club offer weekly drill classes free of charge for club members (in the mornings as well as evenings).

Our classes are very popular and often filled up quickly, so you may want to sign up one or more weeks in advance. Please see the Training Info section on the HOME page from the training manager regarding signup limitations, cancellations, and other seasonal info, etc.

You can check our Calendar for the classes and sign up on PlayTimeScheduler. You must be a club member to participate in these classes.

To participate in any event posted on the club Calendar, you will need to sign up on PlayTimeScheduler. For special events like tournaments, the registration will be posted on the HOME page.

If you need to remove your name from an event that you have signed up for on PlayTimeScheduler, you can remove your name there and add a note to let the organizer know. You don't need to contact the club.

Note that some events are open to all, and some events are for club members only. All drill sessions are for club members only.

Yes, if you see a session created on PlayTimeScheduler (e.g. member drill class, open play, etc.) that you're interested, you may sign up for that session on PlayTimeScheduler, but make sure to check for any notes or instructions provided by the session organizer.

The website calendar is updated periodically but it is not always up-to-date with the changes on PlaytimeScheduler.

To join the Folsom Pickleball Club and find out more info about it, go to Join Our Club page and fill out the membership application.

Starting January 2022, when you join the Folsom Pickleball Club, your membership will be valid for one full year.

(For example, if you join on Nov 11, 2022, your membership will be valid until Nov 11, 2023.)

You can only renew your membership if it is still active and has not expired. Once your membership is expired, your account will be deleted. However, you can always reapply for a new membership using the Join Our Club page.

To renew an active membership, you must login to your account and extend the membership at any time before the expiration date.

You can check your membership status by login to your account. Go to the Membership Login page and use your primary membership email to login (i.e. for family membership, only the first member has a login account. See also NOTES below).

If you have never logged on to this website as a member or have forgotten your password, you can click on the Forgot Password link to reset your password. You will then be prompted to enter your name, phone and email that you have registered with your membership. If the data you entered match our database, you will see a page indicating a new random password sent to your email. After you log in using the password sent to your email, you may update your password and personal info.

If you believe you are a member and yet unable to acquire a new random password, please CONTACT us to check for you.


  • If you have a single membership, you are the primary member and have an email login account.
  • If you have a family membership, only the first member (i.e. the first email registered) have a login account.
  • Your membership is only valid for 1 year. Once your membership is expired, your login account will be deleted. It is your responsibility to renew your membership before the expiration date. If your membership is expired and deleted, you can always reapply for a new membership.

If you have a single membership and want to change it to family membership, submit your request using the CONTACT page. A member of the Board of Directors will then ask you for additional info and payment for a fee adjustment. Once the process is done, you will get a confirmation email and you can login to verify your family membership.

Note that upon the membership change, your original expiration date will not be changed.

If you have a family membership, you may login at anytime to add, update, or remove your family members. Your family member(s) must be your immediate family member(s) that are living with you.

Note that if you edit to remove all your family members and then save it, your membership will be automatically converted to single membership.

First, make sure the email you registered for your membership is correct. If in doubt, CONTACT us to check for you (or you can ask one of the board of directors directly to check for you).

If your registered email is correct and you have not received an expected email from the club, check your spam/junk folder. Generally, emails that are sent from the website are computer generated, and your mail server might detect them as such and put them into your spam/junk folder.

As a club member you will be able to participate in our social and competitive tournament events and league challenges. The club also offers weekly drill classes free of charge for club members.

We are also coordinating with sister clubs in the Greater Sacramento Area to establish league plays and club challenges. It is more beneficial to get to know and be connected with other players in the club.

If you are a club member, there are two types of emails you may receive from the club:
  1. Automated emails:  These messages include the FPC Welcome Member (when you joined), FPC Password Reset (when you forgot and needed to reset your password), and FPC Membership Expiration Reminder (30 and 3 days when your membership will expire).
  2. Club news:  These are sent out periodically by the Board of Directors to announce upcoming events and/or tournament results, etc., as a way to keep you up-to-date.
You may unsubscribe from the club news emails by login to your account and edit your membership info.

 Helpful Links

  • Folsom Pickleball Club Facebook
    Check out the club Facebook page where you can read/post comments.

  • Folsom Pickleball Club Instagram
    Follow the club Instagram for photos and videos.

  • PlayTimeScheduler
    PlayTimeScheduler is a website that provides its users the convenience to schedule meetings for pickleball players. It also provides info on nearby places to play pickleball.

    Note that Folsom Pickleball Club is not affiliated with PlayTimeScheduler. However, the Folsom Pickleball Club makes use of the PlayTimeScheduler service and regularly posts club events there for members to sign up (e.g. weekly drills, Introduction to Pickleball classes, etc.).

  • USA Pickleball Association
    The USA Pickleball Association is a national pickleball organization which provides official rules, tournaments, rankings, etc.

  • Folsom Parks & Recreation Commission
    The Commission that advises the City Council on the development and administration of all parks and recreation programs in the Folsom area which includes the pickleball courts at Lembi.

    The Folsom Pickleball Club would like to thank the City for the court conversion into 12 dedicated pickleball courts. The Folsom Club Board of Directors will continue to work with the City to plan for future improvements of the courts at Lembi Park.