ROUND ROBIN PLAY 

ROUND ROBIN PLAY is active nearly year-round for members of the PPPA. It is broken out into skill levels 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 and is by RESERVATION ONLY through Sign-Up Genius.  See details below and on the calendar!    The 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 RRs will start at 2 pm with check-in at 1:40 pm.   They will finish when all games have been completed.  Generally, this is around 4 pm.

In order to participate:

  • You must be a current PPPA member in good standing.
  • You may only be in one group at a time.
  • You may only play in your group's RRs.
  • You can only reserve a position one week in advance.
  • You can play in only one RR per week.  
  • All participants need to stay for all 6 games.
  • You must wear your PPPA nametag to check-in for every round robin.
  • You may split your position with another player ONLY IF 
    • they are a member of the PPPA,
    • they are a member of the group you are playing in,
    • they are not playing in another round robin the same week, and 
    • you have received prior approval from your Round Robin Coordinator.

RRs are limited to 8-39 players, first come, first serve.  We have implemented the use of SignUpGenius for our Round Robin program.  Please create a free Signup Genius account if you do not already have one.  The user id should be the email address you provide to your coordinator.  It will be used to add you to the Round Robin group. It will also be used to send you messages via Signup Genius.

You must add two contacts for SignUp Genius to your contacts list in order to receive communication from SignUp Genius!  Your coordinator will send you an invite weekly.  If you are not in a group list, send an email to the coordinator for your skill level and they can add you to their group (you must be a PPPA member and have a unique email ID).  To move to a new group, email your current group coordinator and the coordinator of your desired group and request the change.  

A “Round Robin” is a structured form of play organized by skill levels. During the Round Robin session, you will play a number of games, each potentially with a different partner and against a different pair of opponents. It is designed so that all players are playing against people of roughly equal ability, which makes play fun and reasonably competitive for the majority of players.

Round Robins are only open to PPPA members with active memberships. Please be sure of your skill level when deciding to participate in a RR. If you are unsure of your rating, you can use this guide to help you determine your skill level. 

There is also a national Pickleball Rating System called DUPR. This downloadable or phone app is offered free of charge for all Pickleball players. You enter your information and can sign in to enter your scores against the other players. This is strictly for informational use and might help you track your level of play.  It may help you to decide when it is time to change levels. Check it out at:  mydupr.com  

Round robins will take a winter break.  The current winter break begins on November 20, 2023. Play will resume on January 8, 2024 if the weather cooperates.  Round Robins will be cancelled if your coordinator feels playing conditions are unsafe: the playing surface is wet, icy, or snowy, there is thunder and lightning within 6 miles, wind speeds exceed 20 mph. Round robins will not be held if the temperature or wind chill are below 40 - 45 depending on other weather factors in the interests of player safety.

NOTE:  Check-in begins at 1:40 pm for all Round Robins and play is 2-4:00 pm and limited to 8-39 players.  All participants need to stay for all 6 games.   RR is by RESERVATION ONLY!  *Anyone who signs up to play and then does not show up and does not notify their coordinators, will not be eligible to play the following week.

The Round Robin On-Site Coordinators have adopted a standard practice which can be viewed here.

ROUND ROBINS HELD AT MONUMENT VALLEY PARK


PPPA 2.0 Round Robin on Mondays at 2 pm by reservation only!

When:  Mondays, See the PPPA Calendar for times which sometimes change.

Where:  Monument Valley Park, Courts 7-15

Who:   2.0-2.5 players.   Most players have attended at least one beginning lesson and participated in Guided Play and/or have played for at least 1-2 months.  This is for beginning players who have some basic skills and understanding of the game.

What to Expect:  When you arrive, you will be paired with a partner and play a game of PB.  The first team to score 11 points wins. Please note that in round robin you do not need to win by 2. You will then stop and change partners. You will repeat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (6 games).   This will provide an opportunity to play with a variety of players.   

To join this group, contact: Paula Buczak @ paula599577@yahoo.com

Backup contact is Susanne Barr @ barrx3@msn.com


PPPA 2.5 Round Robin on Thursdays at 2 pm by reservation only!

When:  Thursdays, See the PPPA Calendar for times which sometimes change.

Where:  Monument Valley Park, Courts 7-15

Who:   2.5-3.0 players.   Most players have attended lessons and participated in Guided Play and/or have played for 2-6 months, know how to keep score and can serve, return serves and do some dinking.

What to Expect:  When you arrive, you will be paired with a partner and play a game of PB.  The first team to score 11 points wins. Please note that in round robin you do not need to win by 2. You will then stop and change partners. You will repeat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (6 games).   This will provide an opportunity to play with a variety of players. 

To join this group, contact: Terry Sloan @ tsloan16@gmail.com.

Back up contact is Karen Mogge @ klmogge@comcast.net


PPPA 3.0 Round Robin on Wednesdays at 2 pm by reservation only!

When:  Wednesdays, See the PPPA Calendar for times which sometimes change.

Where:  Monument Valley Park, Courts 7-15

Who:  3.0-3.5 players.  Most players will have generally been playing for a minimum of a year and have a solid grasp of serve, return of serve, dinking, volleys, lobs, third shot drop and may have played in tournaments.

What to Expect:  When you arrive, you will be paired with a partner and play a game of PB.  The first team to score 11 points wins. Please note that in round robin you do not need to win by 2. You will then stop and change partners. You will repeat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (6 games).   This will provide an opportunity to play with a variety of players.  

To join this group, contact:   Karen Mogge @ klmogge@comcast.net

Back up contact is   Terry Sloan @ tsloan16@gmail.com


PPPA 3.5 Round Robin on Tuesdays at 2 pm by reservation only!

When:  Tuesdays, See the PPPA Calendar for times which sometimes change.

Where Monument Valley Park, Courts 7-15

Who:  Solid 3.5 - 4.0 players.  Player demonstrates a broad knowledge of the rules and strategies of the game and has a fairly consistent serve, return of serve, use of drop shots, dinks and volleys.  The player hits a low number of unforced errors per game. 

What to Expect:  When you arrive, you will be paired with a partner and play a game of PB.  The first team to score 11 points wins. Please note that in round robin you do not need to win by 2. You will then stop and change partners. You will repeat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (6 games).   This will provide an opportunity to play with a variety of players. 

To join this group, contact:   Patty Doerr @ pattyodoerr@gmail.com

Back up contact is Betty Moses @ dorbmoses70@gmail.com


ROUND ROBINS HELD AT BEAR CREEK

***Please note that access to the Bear Creek Pickleball Courts is controlled by the El Paso County Parks Department.  The gates will be locked when the county determines that the playing surface is unsafe. Please respect their right to protect their courts and the warranty for those courts. They can be reached at 719-520-7529.

PPPA 2.5 Round Robin on Fridays at 2 pm by reservation only! Coming soon! The start date is anticipated to be early in 2024.

When: Fridays, See the PPPA Calendar for times which sometimes change.

Where:  Bear Creek Regional Park, courts 3,4,5,6,9,10,11

Who:   2.5-3.0 players.   Most players have attended lessons and participated in Guided Play and/or have played for 2-6 months, know how to keep score and can serve, return serves and do some dinking.

What to Expect:  When you arrive, you will be paired with a partner and play a game of PB.  The first team to score 11 points wins. Please note that in round robin you do not need to win by 2. You will then stop and change partners. You will repeat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (6 games).   This will provide an opportunity to play with a variety of players. 

To join this group, contact: Terry Sloan @ tsloan16@gmail.com.

Back up contact is Karen Mogge @ klmogge@comcast.net


PPPA 3.0 Round Robin on Wednesdays at 2 pm by reservation only!

When:  Wednesdays, See the PPPA Calendar for times which sometimes change.

Where:  Bear Creek Regional Park, courts 3,4,5,6,9,10,11

Who:  3.0-3.5 players.  Most players will have generally been playing for a minimum of a year and have a solid grasp of serve, return of serve, dinking, volleys, lobs, third shot drop and may have played in tournaments.

What to Expect:  When you arrive, you will be paired with a partner and play a game of PB.  The first team to score 11 points wins. Please note that in round robin you do not need to win by 2. You will then stop and change partners. You will repeat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (6 games).   This will provide an opportunity to play with a variety of players.  

To join this group, contact:  Karen Mogge @ klmogge@comcast.net

Back up contact is Terry Sloan @ tsloan16@gmail.com


PPPA 3.5 Round Robin on THURSDAYs at 2 pm by reservation only!

When Thursdays, See the PPPA Calendar for times which sometimes change.

Where Bear Creek Regional Park, courts 3,4,5,6,9,10,11

Who:  Solid 3.5 - 4.0 players.  Player demonstrates a broad knowledge of the rules and strategies of the game and has a fairly consistent serve, return of serve, use of drop shots, dinks and volleys.  The player hits a low number of unforced errors per game. 

What to Expect:  When you arrive, you will be paired with a partner and play a game of PB.  The first team to score 11 points wins. Please note that in round robin you do not need to win by 2. You will then stop and change partners. You will repeat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (6 games).   This will provide an opportunity to play with a variety of players. 

To join this group, contact:   Betty Moses @ dorbmoses70@gmail.com

Back up contact is Patty Doerr @ pattyodoerr@gmail.com



PPPA 4.0 Round Robin on Tuesdays at 2 pm by reservation only!

When Tuesdays, See the PPPA Calendar for times which sometimes change.

Where Bear Creek Regional Park (1850 21st St.), courts 3,4,5,6,9,10,11

Who:  Solid 4.0 players and higher.  Player demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the rules and strategies of the game. All strokes are performed consistently with accurate placement of the pickleball.  Works well as a team with partner and successfully executes switches, stacking, and control of the non-volley zone. Able to analyze opponent’s weaknesses and formulate a plan of attack based on those weaknesses. The player hits a low number of unforced errors per game. 

What to Expect:  When you arrive, you will be paired with a partner and play a game of PB.  The first team to score 11 points wins. Please note that in round robin you do not need to win by 2. You will then stop and change partners. You will repeat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (6 games).   This will provide an opportunity to play with a variety of players. 

To join this group, contact  Ronnie Bincer @ ronniebincer@gmail.com

Back up contact is Brad Wilson @ wilsonbr430@yahoo.com

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