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Understanding the different types of ‘organized play’
Drills and Skills – This is an opportunity to work on technique and game strategy through drills with a club mentor for a full hour. A great way to improve your game.
Round Robin (RR) – *SKILL SPECIFIC – 2 hours Play IS competitive. Players are given a number and rotate into a different team for each game. The typical format for the games are timed (12 minutes per game to create flow); however, if there are fewer teams the games are played out and then the rotation occurs. **IF you do not use the SIGN-up Genius you MAY not get in. Plan ahead if you can! Registration is required on Sign-up Genius. Be sure you are on the SIGN-UP Genius LIST to be included on this.
Round Robin Partner Play – 2 hours Simply partner up with a friend or loved one and play as a pair for the full 2 hour segment. Format follows the above SKILL SPECIFIC RR. The Sign-up Genius organizer will determine the format for play rotation depending on the groups’ skill levels and attendance. Each team is assigned a number. Typically this is two separate tiers.
Round Robin (RR) – SOCIAL / Recreational – 2 hours This social and fun style of play is for all skill levels to mix-in. *NO Smashing or Hard Driving if there is anyone on the court with you at a lower skill level! The intent is to create a FUN environment not aggressive. IF you want a more competitive game, choose the RR for your Skill-Level.
Open Play – Everyone is welcome. This is NOT organized club play time. Generally speaking if they courts are full, you can place your paddle on the fence or in the holder to signal you would like to ‘get-in’ on the next game when the current game is done. This is an honour system; and, encouraged not only by the City of Salmon Arm; but, most Pickleball courts.
- SKILL SPECIFIC LEVEL Play* – These sessions have eligibility criteria for play. You will need either a Salmon Arm Pickleball Club rating, or a USAPA/Pickleball Canada (PCO) tournament rating is required. This is a chance to play with like-skilled players to improve your game and strategic play. SAPC Designated Play sessions are defined as 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0+ at this time.
**COMING SOON: Mens’ and Ladies’ MIXED Ladder* – Registration is required on Sign-up Genius. Be sure you are on the SIGN-UP Genius LIST to be included on this. Play IS competitive and scores matter.
- SKILL LEVEL RATINGS is encouraged for all club members. A ‘rating’ allows the club to organize ‘game time’ for various skill groups to promote better competition, community and communication. IF you know your skill level, you won’t have to ask WHEN is a good time for me to play, you’ll be able to see it on the schedule anytime! HOW do you advance in SKILL Level? Email us and we’ll get you connected.
POT LUCK SOCIAL – Organized social time, chit chat, brain-storming, announcements, AND then a FUN ROUND ROBIN! We may even organize 4 groups to compete against one another to see which group can dominate the points! Check out the pictures of previous Fun Tournament Champions!