Frequently Asked Questions

What is paintball?

Two teams compete to eliminate the opposing team in a strategic manner.
Players use air-propelled “markers” to mark and eliminate opponents with non-toxic paintballs.

How safe is the game?

Insurance stats show paintball as being safer than golf or tennis.

What happens when I am hit with a paintball?

If the ball breaks anywhere on you or your equipment, you are eliminated from that game.
Return to staging and get ready for the next game.
Continuous games played all day.

Does it hurt?

The referee staff at Nashville paintball ensures that all the correct standards of the game are followed.
Every marker is checked for velocity (chronographed) before every game so that the paintballs are flying at less than 290 feet per second.
At these speeds, the ball’s impact is more startling than painful, like the quick sting of a fat rubberband.
Everyday, paintball is enjoyed by women and men, young and old alike, from every walk of life.

Who can play the game?

Players as young as 10 can play the game.
Anyone under 18 needs a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

I’ve never played before. Will I be “out-gunned”?

No experience is necessary.
At Nashville Paintball special attention is given to beginner players, beginners’ games are offered, along with top-line rentals, to guarantee that a fun time is had by all.

What should I wear?

We recommend comfortable clothes such as sweats or comfortable fitting jeans and long sleeves.
Gym shoes and gloves are most common. (Paintballs wash out.)
Protective gear is provided at the field.

What equipment is needed?

Nashville Paintball has all the latest in necessary equipment to play available to rent.

Do I need to show up with a team or have reservations to play?

Nashville Paintball is open to the public every Saturday & Sunday, 10:00-4:00, & no reservations are needed.
Come by yourself or with a group of friends.
Teams will be divided so that they are evenly matched, while allowing players who want to play together to do so.
Private games are also available by reservation (see Group Info for details).

What time should I arrive? How long are the games?

The park opens at 10:00am.
A short orientation follows sign-in.
The players are then divided into teams and the first game begins.
Late arriving players throughout the day are signed in and given orientation, then may join the next game to be started.
Each game ends when time is called.
Everyone returns to staging and gets ready for the next game which starts in 5 min.
Games are continuous all day until 4:00pm.
Soft drinks and snacks are also available.

Can I bring my own equipment or paint?

You can bring your own gear, however you must use our paint.
Barrel condoms or barrel plugs are required.

Why can’t I bring my own paint?

Because we want to be safe, fun, and fair for all.
Cheap paint often fails to wash out cleanly.
Old paint hardens and can really hurt when it hits.
And certain “performance” modifications also can result in paintballs that hurt.

Is there a pro-shop at the field?

Yes, the Nashville Paintball Pro-Shop is also open every Sat. & Sun., 10:00am – 4:00pm.
It is a full service paintball pro-shop, offering new and used equipment, including start-up packages, as well as a full range of accessories.

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