• 12 Feb 2022 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PADDLE UP SYSTEM

    When all courts are being used and other players are waiting to play, the PPPA has established the following paddle up system at the two largest pickleball facilities in the Pikes Peak region.

    Paddle-Up Process at Monument Valley Park (MVP):

    • MVP uses the TROUGH system.  Paddles are stacked (4 for doubles, 2 for singles) in the trough from left to right (see pic below); the paddles to the left go to the next open court and other paddles move to the left.
    • Games are played 1-11, win by 2 and then leave the court so the next group up can take the open court.
    • When you finish your game and leave the court, call out “COURT OPEN” and the group to the left in the Trough will go to the open court. 


    Paddle-Up Process at Bear Creek Regional Park (BC):

    • BC uses paddle up racks to determine next in the queue.  The 12 courts are divided into quadrants (1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12); there is one paddle up rack for each quadrant for a total of four racks. 
    • Players waiting for an open court stack paddles (4 for doubles, 2 for singles) in the rack from left to right (see pic below); the paddles to the left go to the next open court and other paddles move to the left.  Please pay attention to see which of the three courts in your quadrant finishes first.
    • Games are played 1-11, win by 2 and then leave the court so the next group up can take the open court.
    • When you finish your game and leave the court, call out “COURT OPEN” and the group to the left in the rack will go to the open court. 


    Let’s all be polite to one another and fair in our use and sharing of courts during the busy times at MVP and BC.

    Submitted by Dong Nguyen, Director Special Projects

  • 9 Jan 2021 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Paddle-Up Process:

    If you are NEW to how the Trough System at MVP works, below is a brief overview:

    • The TROUGH system is used when the courts at MVP are full and there are players waiting for an open court.  Paddles are stacked (4 for doubles, 2 for singles) in the trough from left to right (see pic below); the paddles to the left go to the next open court and other paddles move to the left.
    • Games are played 1-11, win by 2 and then leave the court so the next group up can take the open court.
    • When you finish your game and leave the court, call out “COURT OPEN” and the group to the left in the Trough will go to the open court. 
    • Let’s all be polite to one another and fair in our use and sharing of courts during the busy times of day at MVP.


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