Towns County, GA Places to Play

Please Read The COVID-19 Guidelines Below Before Playing At The Outdoor Towns Co. Pickleball Complex And Towns County Rec. Center

Towns County Pickleball Complex (800 US Hwy 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546) 

14 Outdoor Courts      Map

Towns County Old Rec. Center (900 N. Main St., Hiawassee, GA 30546)

4 Indoor Courts        Map

**Note: If the Old Rec Center is closed, play will be at the 14-Court outdoor courts.  We have designated players who will open and close the building at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, respectively. There will be a maximum of 36 players allowed in the old rec. center at any one time. The last person to leave will be responsible to see that all the nets are taken down and stored in the kitchen area, pick up and throw away any trash, put left-behind items of any value in the kitchen, and turn off all the lights. This close-down process needs to be done by the last person/group to play regardless of the time of day. Don't assume other players will show up to play after you.  Towns County has implemented a daily fee of $2 for non-county residents at the Recreation Centers.  There is no fee for Towns County residents to use the Rec Centers or for anyone to use the outdoor courts. 

Suggested COVID-19 Guidelines for Playing at the Towns County Pickleball Complex

 

 

  1. Pickleball play at the Towns Co. outdoor facility and Towns County Old Rec. Center is strictly on a PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK basis.

  2. Always follow CDC guidelines during this pandemic.

  3. Failure to comply with the rules of the Towns County Rec. Department could result in the closure of the pickleball complex and/or Towns County Old Rec. Center, or an action taken against any player(s) per the county’s ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY. The county reserves the right at any time to close the complex if the guidelines are being abused or a health risk occurs, either caused by a player/players action or from some other cause.

  4. It is highly recommended that you wear a face mask and a glove on your non-playing hand.

  5. Only four players are allowed on a court. Practice social distancing as best you can. Social distancing means stay 6’ from others and keep in mind that you are playing at your own risk.

  6. Don’t come to the courts not feeling well or with fever.

  7. Carry hand sanitizer or other disinfectant and use often before and after you touch anything.

  8. Disinfect your HANDS, the BALLS, and PADDLES BEFORE and AFTER each game.

  9. Do not touch your face or your mask without sanitizing your hand first.

  10.  Try to refrain from blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing while on the courts. If you do sneeze, cover your nose/mouth with your elbow.

  11.  Practice social distancing while engaged, waiting or observing play in and around court area. 

  12.  The Porta Potty is NOT sanitized, so if you use it you are using it at your own risk.

  13.  Bring your own chair and don’t share seating either with your own chair or with the on-court chairs or benches.

  14.  Please, no handshakes, paddle bumps or physical contact between players.

  15.  Wearing a glove on your non paddle hand is optional, but, recommended.

  16.  Don’t pick up any wayward balls from any other court. Either kick them back or nudge them back with your paddle.

  17.  Put your clothes in the washer when you get home. Disinfect your shoes, paddles and anything else you took to the courts. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after this disinfecting.

  18.  If you do get sick and recover, don’t come back until 14 days have passed since the onset of symptoms.

  19.  If someone in your house is sick with COVID-19-like symptoms, stop going to ALL activities for 11-14 days.