The minimum age to play PAINTBALL at our park is 10 years old. The minimum age to play SPLATMASTER PAINLESS PAINTBALL at our park is 7 years old. Age under 7, we leave it up to the parent/guardian to decide if his/her child is mature enough to play. We request a Waiver and Release of Liability form to be signed by parents/guardians whose children are under 18 years old. Paintball is a very safe sport as long as our simple safety rules are followed.
Is paintball suitable for children?
Parents need to know about the nature of the activity and decide for themselves whether their particular child is mature enough to participate in paintball. To assist you with this decision, please contact our friendly staff members at (865) 446-2003 for further information. Our knowledgeable staff members will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with advice that will help when making your decision.
Is paintball a safe sport?
Paintball is one of the safest sports and statistically has the least number of injuries of all sports – which include baseball, bowling, fishing and many other sports. As with any other sport/activity, there is always the potential for injury. As long as standard safety rules are followed and the proper use of industry developed & approved safety equipment is utilized, paintball is one of the safest, participatory sports in the world.
What is open play?
Open Play or Walk-On’s are like “pick up” games of paintball.
The group is a mixture of all ages and is comprised of all players who show up to play without a reservation.
What do I need to bring with me?
Players should wear old comfortable clothing (ex: military pants, sweat pants and shirts, overalls, denim, etc) and may also want to bring a change of clothes for the conclusion of the game day. We do offer Jump Suits / coveralls for rental. The most suitable footwear would be a light boot but old running shoes are most commonly worn. Metal cleats are NOT allowed. If you don’t have your own, we sell specially made paintball gloves and other gear at the park’s pro-shop. Please keep in mind that we do not allow outside food or drinks on our property; we do sell hot/cold foods and beverages at the park’s concession area.
Will I need to fill out a registration form?
Yes. All players are required to register and fill out a Waiver and Release of Liability form before they begin to play. Players under the age of 18 years old are required to have their parent/guardian fill out their waiver form. If parent will not be present at the time of registration, it is mandatory that the parent list his/her drivers license number on the waiver form.
Will I need an ID card?
Yes. All players 18 years or older must have a valid government-issued identification card at the time of registration. In order to rent any equipment, you will have to let us hold onto your ID card until all the rental equipment is returned. Please keep in mind that minors (under 18 years old) will need a parent/guardian present with a current and valid government-issued ID card for us to hold until all rental equipment is returned.
Is rental equipment available at the park?
Yes. We have everything you need to play paintball at GATOR PAINTBALL XTREME PAINTBALL PARK. Our standard package includes a low impact semi-automatic marker, 200 round hopper, 3000 PSI air tank and safety goggles. In order to rent any equipment, you will have to let us hold onto your ID card until all rental equipment is returned. Please keep in mind that you will need to have a current and valid government-issued ID card presented at the time of the rental pick-up.
Can I bring my own paintball equipment?
Yes. You can bring your own equipment to the park; however, it will be at the discretion of the field manager whether you can use it. All equipment must meet our safety requirements. We reserve the right to disallow certain equipment which does not meet our standards. Your equipment must meet the following criteria:
Goggles must be designed for paintball play – free of cracks and cannot be altered in anyway.
Paintball Markers must meet standard industry safety criteria. Maximum allowed velocity is 280 FPS. All paintball markers must have a barrel sleeve on when not in play.
Can I bring my own paintballs?
No. We are a field-paint only facility. We exclusively sell our paintballs and will eject any player found using off-field paintballs. No exceptions!
Are food and drinks available at the park?
Yes. We offer a full-service concession stand that carries an assortment of hot/cold foods and beverages.
What happens if it rains?
The games go ahead regardless, in all weather conditions – except hazardous weather.
What happens on the day of arrival?
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will get you checked-in and registered. Once completed, you will be attend a sefety briefing where you will learn all the safety rules of the game. For players who rent equipment, you will be outfitted with your rental equipment in the Pro Shop. After these steps, you will be ready to play on our fields. Our staff members will direct you to the next available open game where all the action begins! Throughout the day, you will play on a variety of our cutting-edge fields and will participate in an assortment of different-style games that will be sure to get your adrenaline flowing.
What activities are available for non-playing children and adults?
Right next door, we also have Smokey Mountain Deer Farm, where parents and their young children can spend the afternoon in the petting zoo.
Goggles must be worn on the field of play at all times. Players who violate this rule will be asked to sit out a game, or asked to leave the park. Players in the dead zone on the field must keep their goggles on at all times, they may only remove their goggles when off the field in the staging area.
Barrel socks must be secured around the tip of the markers barrel when not in play, with the bungee secured around the rear receiver of the marker to ensure that the protective cover will not come off. Failure to follow this rule may result in ejection from the park.
GATOR PAINTBALL XTREME PAINTBALL PARK is a Field paint only facility, you may only use the paintballs purchased from us. This is so that we can ensure the safety of all players.
All players must have their markers Chronographed prior to play. Players with markers shooting over will not be allowed to play until the marker is properly set.
Players at no time are allowed to shoot over the protective netting, or straight up into the air, players who violate this will be immediately ejected from the park.
Any player who shoots their marker in the safe zone will be immediately ejected from the park.
Players are not allowed to construct bunkers, booby traps, or other misc things. If you have a question about this please consult the referees.
Players are not allowed to climb trees.
Players must use bunkers on the field of play for cover and for cover only, players may not climb on top of them or move any props.
At no time is Physical contact allowed.
Possession of real weapons such as knives, firearms, grenades, explosives, or any type of pyrotechnics are not allowed on premises.
There is no Blind Firing allowed, blind firing is when you are shooting you marker and not looking where you are shooting.
At no time are players allowed to shoot at wildlife, players caught intentionally shooting wildlife will be immediately ejected from the park.
There is a minimum 10ft surrender rule. Players from opposing teams are not allowed to be within 10 feet of each other at any time.
Paintballs must break on you or a piece of equipment for the elimination to be valid, if a paintball bounces and does not mark you, you are still a live player. If you are unsure if a paintball has broken on you, call a referee over and ask for a “paint check”.
No open alcoholic containers are allowed on the premises, players are also not allowed consume alcoholic beverages before or during their time of play. Players suspected of being under the influence of drugs and or alcohol will be asked to leave the park.
Referees decisions are final.
Give us a call 7 days a week from 8am-6pm, (727) 862-2222
Gator Paintball Xtreme also known as GPX has over 27 acres of property fully developed for paintball. We are located just north of Tampa in Hudson, Florida. We have a courteous staff, clean restrooms and have supervised games with safety referees overseeing everyone's participation. We also offer food and drinks for your complete outing. No experience necessary. We provide you with everything that you will need to play with. We DO NOT allow for your safety the use of paintballs not purchased at GPX. Contact us and book your outing today by calling 727-862-2222!