Ventnor Recreation Updates Pickleball & Tennis Court Policy

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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.

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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.


1 thought on “Ventnor Recreation Updates Pickleball & Tennis Court Policy”

  1. Is that 80/20 revenue split still going to be in effect? For those of us retired and or part time coaches-teachers, having to give the city 20% of the revenue we make would be all the profits. We buy balls, gloves, bases, waters, and other materials to help the kids learn the game and train. Sometimes we have to pay the other assistant coach for their time and need to buy insurance. Do other cities like Margate or AC do this? Can full time residents vote on this? We may enough in taxes and to now have to give our city 20% of the monies we make seems very unfair and expensive. Would be pleased to pay the permit cost and not have to look at another city to host our clinics as we really like Ventnor.

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