Pickleball Ladder Play Link To Trilogy Ladders
Are you interested in playing more pickleball with people at your same level at a set time each week? Then our Ladder Play might be the answer. Whether you want to be competitive or just want to play with people of your same ability. Regardless of which ladder you may choose, this is an opportunity to play more pickleball because the current schedule of play days will stay in place.
The ladder software we are using is being provided by the USA Pickleball Association.
I know this is a lot of material but it needs to be read just once. At that point, you can continue to play during the Beginner and Open Sessions or sign-up for one of the ladders and do both. After you have had a chance to read/digest the material, email the Ladder Manager - Vasant Acharya - firstname.lastname@example.org H:928-252-2470 with which ladder(s) you may be interested interesting in joining.
How does it work: Each week a schedule is posted with the courts and times for all matches. See: Trilogy Ladder A match consists of four players. They will play three games to 15 points, The first team to 15 wins. Each game you will play with a different partner. After each game, the scores are recorded for each player on your Ladder Score Sheet. For all ladders, the number of wins will be used to determine your ranking for the next week. In general, if you win all three games, you move up a foursome; if you lose all three games, you move down a foursome; otherwise, you stay roughly the same.
A-ladder is for more experienced players who wish to hone their skills and are used to the fast pace of Pickleball similar to tournaments. C-Ladder is for recreational players who wish to play without the pressure of playing with more experienced and competitive players. It's your choice, either competitive or just for fun. However, members can easily move from one or more ladders into any of the other ladders. A detailed description of the various skill levels can be found in on the "Skill Level Definitions" page.
Schedule of Play: See the Home Page
Obligations: Similar to any ladder play, once the schedule is posted, the other players are depending on you to show up at the court. If you know you are not going to be able to play prior to the schedule being posted, notify the ladder captain, email or writing on the score sheet, and the schedule can be adjusted. After the schedule is posted, it is your responsibility to get a sub or make other arrangements with the players. Not showing up has its penalties.
You must be a member of the Trilogy at Vistancia Pickleball Club to play in any ladder. You may join a ladder by contacting one of the ladder captains or using the sign-up sheet when posted. Placement in either A or B and your ranking will be determined by the ladder captains. Once you are a member of a ladder, please, contact the captain if you cannot play; absence or leaving for the season.
The schedule is posted two days before play. It is also sent to each participant via email. It will also be posted on the USAPA Ladder website (Trilogy Ladder).
Current standings and the scores are also posted at the USAPA website (Ladder Standings).
It is recommended that you show up fifteen (15) minutes prior to your scheduled match. Matches typically take about forty-five (45) minutes to play leaving about fifteen (15) minutes for warm-up. If a foursome is present, they may warm-up and start early. It is your responsibility to be present at the court at the designated time ready for play or made other arrangements with the other members of you foursome and notified the ladder captain. A match should not start until after the scheduled time if all four scheduled players or substitutes are not present.
If it’s prior to the schedule being posted, please contact the ladder captain. If you know this week that you cannot play next week, you may also write it in the comments section on the match score sheet. Please write it down or send an email to the ladder captain. Once the schedule is posted, it is your responsibility to arrange a sub, either a player with a bye or another member of the same ladder. A player may play in more than one match to sub for someone at a different time, but only the their originally scheduled match counts. Players that fail to show up without notice may be suspended for two (2) weeks.
Each week we may have an “odd” number of players available for play (not enough for all groups of four). At this point, select players from the list for “byes”. The selection is based on when players started playing in the ladder and is composed of players that have not previously had a “bye”. Players with more time in the ladder will be chosen first for byes. Once you have been assigned a “bye”, you will no longer be considered until everyone else has been listed as a bye. Once the schedule is posted and a player cannot play, they may contact you to play in their place. If you play as a substitute, the bye is still counted. You may also show up during the ladder play and fill in if someone is a no-show.