THE PADDLE UP SYSTEM

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

Comments

  • 20 Feb 2022 10:16 AM | Deleted user
    There should be an accommodation for single players who show up at the courts. It is vey difficult to get in a game, especially when the courts are “Not Full”. Single players should be able to place and line their paddles up on “any court” they wish to play. This is how it’s done in most places throughout the country.
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    • 20 Feb 2022 3:05 PM | Anonymous member
      how many games can be played once you are on a court?
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      • 21 Feb 2022 9:36 AM | Deleted user
        During paddle-up, one game up to 11 points.
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    • 21 Feb 2022 9:44 AM | Deleted user
      There are many single players who show up at the courts, myself included. When "not full" I recommend you watch the level of play on the courts and cordially ask if you can join a group of your caliber. During paddle-up, stand by the trough (MVP) and ask if any group needs a single. There will be singles and doubles to create a foursome. Also, as players leave for the day, threesomes are looking for singles.
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