The popular Ventnor pickleball and tennis courts will now operate under a stricter set of rules regarding public and private usage. That’s according to Recreation Dept’s Tim Kriebel and Diane Birkbeck.
On May 25, Commissioners voted to roll out an updated policy for those who coach, train, or provide instruction on public land.
Proof of professional certification and liability insurance will be required to use public property for private coaching sessions. This includes training, various league play, yoga on the beach, other activities on the boardwalk and other Ventnor public spaces.
All parties to pay applicable court fees and sign waiver holding Ventnor City harmless. In addition, court space must be reserved via Court Reserve or Rec Desk. Watch video.
Private classes or sessions can’t interrupt public, reserved use of courts.
For those who sell coaching services, an 80/20 revenue split with the city will start in 2024.
As courts gain in popularity, some have lodged complaints. Why are courts sometimes closed or taken over by private entities or events?
Have a question or comment? Contact Ventnor Recreation: 609-823-7900
The Recreation Board is appointed by the Mayor of Ventnor and made up of city residents. Their duties include : planning, promoting, and administering comprehensive recreational programs for the Ventnor City community.
- Chairman – Diane Birkbeck
- Vice Chairman – Paul Hydro
- Commissioner of Recreation – Tim Kriebel
- Director of Recreation – Tina Prickett
- Secretary – Patti Kedziora
Ventnor REC BOARD Members:
- Diane Birkbeck
- Paul Hydro
- Mike Cahill
- Klaudia Advena, Treasurer
- Joe Iannuzzelli
- Jeff Moore
- Joe Calvi, Jr.
Where & When
Meetings: 6:30p in Ventnor City Recreation Office.
311 North Surrey Ave., Ventnor, NJ.
2nd Tuesday of each month.