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๐Ÿ… Leagues: Fall 2023 Individual Rotational (Flex) - Indoor

Updated: Aug 28

Each league is scheduled for the number of sessions (weeks) shown below; each session will run for approximately two hours and be held at the same time each week. Registrant places for each league are limited to just 25.


The registration fee includes all sessions for that league. The registration fee is not refundable, wholly or in part, for any session in which a registrant does not play. If a session is cancelled for any reason, an additional session will be added following the same schedule pattern where possible.


League: Advanced [4.00+] Mixed

First Session: 09/17/23 09:00

Duration: Eight weeks

Registration: OPEN (non-member registration opens 08/31/23)

Registration Fee: $120 ($160 non-members)

League: Advanced Intermediate [3.50-3.99] Women

First Session: 09/16/23 13:00

Duration: Eight weeks

Registration: OPEN (non-member registration opens 08/31/23)

Registration Fee: $112 ($152 non-members)


League: Advanced Intermediate [3.50-3.99] Men

First Session: 09/17/23 17:00

Duration: Eight weeks

Registration: OPEN (non-member registration opens 08/31/23)

Registration Fee: $112 ($152 non-members)


League: Intermediate [3.00-3.49] Women

First Session: 09/17/23 15:00

Duration: Eight weeks

Registration: OPEN (non-member registration opens 08/31/23)

Registration Fee: $112 ($152 non-members)

League: Intermediate [3.00-3.49] Men

First Session: 09/13/23 13:00

Duration: Eight weeks

Registration: OPEN (non-member registration opens 08/31/23)

Registration Fee: $112 ($152 non-members)


League: "League Intro" [2.00-2.99] Mixed

First Session: 09/18/23 15:00

Duration: Four weeks (10/09/23 may be skipped due to the holiday)

Registration: OPEN (non-member registration opens 08/31/23)

Registration Fee: $52 ($72 non-members)


REGISTRATION:

League registration and participation is conducted via CourtReserve. Although use of the CourtReserve app is not mandatory, it is recommended that league participants download and install it on their device.

Please follow the "Leagues" link on your CourtReserve dashboard for registration and subsequent league management (DP CourtReserve account required).


League Type: Individual Rotational (Flex)

Session Fees: All league sessions are included in the league registration fee.

Initial Seeding: Main registration period registrants are eligible for random seeding.

Opt-In / Opt-Out Deadline: Two hours prior to each session start.


Players register and compete as individuals. Game play is doubles.

This league type will run for a predetermined number of weeks (sessions). Each session will generally be played during the same designated time slot once per week. If a session is cancelled for any reason, and where scheduling permits, an additional session will be added following the same schedule pattern where possible.

Player operations described below must be done via the "Leagues" section found on the CourtReserve dashboard. League registrants are strongly encouraged to use the CourtReserve app to manage their league registration and participation.


REGISTRATION:

A Doylestown Pickleball CourtReserve account is required for league registration and participation. Players register individually for the entire duration of the league. The league fees are payable in full at the time of registration and are not refundable, wholly or in part, for any session in which a registrant does not play.

Registration is available until the day before league play actually starts. However, the main registration period closes one week prior to the start of play. Once the main registration period closes, an extended registration period will be available. Players registering during the extended period will not be eligible for initial seeding and will be placed at the bottom of the initial ranking in the order in which they registered.

SESSION OPT-IN / OPT-OUT:

Although it is assumed that all league registrants will play in every available session for this league, such complete participation is not mandatory. Players may miss sessions if they are unable or unwilling to attend.

During the seven (7) day period prior to each scheduled weekly session, league registrants must opt-in in order to participate in that session. Opted-in players may also opt-out again during that seven day opt-in/opt-out period if necessary. Note that all players are opted-out of every session by default.

OPT-IN / OPT-OUT DEADLINE:

After the opt-in / opt-out deadline, the list of registered players for that session will be considered finalized.


CREATING SESSION MATCHES (GAME DAYS):

When the players for any given session are finalized (see "weekly opt-in" above), the session matches will be generated. Matches will be based on four and five player rotations; the number of each rotation type depends upon the number of players taking part in the session. Depending upon the rotation types generated for each session, the four or five players with the highest ranking will play together and then the next four or five highest ranked players will play together and so on, working down the rankings, until all players are assigned to a rotation. After matches have been generated, and using CourtReserve, registered players may view the scheduled matches, court assignments and rotation types.

ROTATION EXAMPLES:

Example 1. 12 players = Three x four player rotations.

Example 2. 13 players = Two x four player rotations and one x five player rotation.

Example 3. 27 players = Three x four player rotations and three x five player rotations.


ROTATION DETAILS:

Four player rotations: There will be a total of three matches and each match consists of two games. In each match, the same teams play against the same opponents twice, either back-to-back or alternating partner (depending upon league setup). Since the same teams play each other twice, those teams shall switch ends between the first and second matchups. Each game is to 11 points (win by one). There will be six games in total for this rotation type and a possible 66 points available.

Five player rotations: There will be a total of five matches and each match consists of one game. Each game is to 15 points (win by one). One of the five players will sit out during each game (each player will sit out only once during a session). There will be five games in total for this rotation type and a possible 60 points available.


For either rotation type, the required games may be played in any order that the players themselves decide. However, if the games are played in a different order to that shown, it is important to ensure that the correct scores are entered for the approriate games.

When both four and five players rotations are required, league ranking shall determine which players are assigned to a rotation. In example 2 above, the top eight ranked players will be assigned to the four players rotations and the remaining players will be assigned to the five player rotation.


INITIAL SEEDINGS:

For the first session matches only, seedings shall be randomly determined. However, players registering for the league during the extended registration period will be excluded from this seeding process. See "REGISTRATION" above.


SCORE KEEPING:

Players shall be responsible for recording their scores using CourtReserve. Players are also responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all scores for games in which they participate. It is recommended that scores are recorded at the conclusion of each game such that all four players can witness and agree that the entered scores are accurate. Any of the four players participating in any given game may enter the scores for that game. When all scores for all matches are recorded for a given game day, the scores shall be finalized by the league administrator. At that point, players may no longer edit those scores.


RANKING:

League ranking shall be determined on a points won vs. points available percentage basis; players will move up, down or remain static in the rankings accordingly. Players cannot move up in rank for any session in which they do not participate; however, they can still move down.

Ranking Movement Restriction:

The number of places that a player may move up or down in rank for any given session may be limited. This limiting number shall be determined after the total number of league registrants is known. This restriction on ranking movement may be used in order to prevent players from moving from one extreme of the rankings to the other in a single session and may be employed where a significant range of ability exists within the league; however, such a restriction is not generally employed.

RULES OF PLAY:

The rules governing game play shall be those published by the USAPA and that are in effect at the time the game is played. In the event of any dispute that cannot be resolved by the players themselves, the league supervisor shall have the final say.

GAME DAY SESSIONS AND COMPLETION OF GAMES:

Each session shall be approximately two (2) hours in duration. All games for a session must be completed with in that time frame. At the end of a scheduled session, and depending upon court and player availability, any outstanding games or any games that are in progress, may be played to completion. If courts and/or players are unavailable for any reason, play shall cease and outstanding games and/or games in progress shall be recorded as "incomplete".


SERVING & RECEIVING:

Teams shall decide amongst themselves which team will serve first. Team members shall decide amongst themselves which individual member will serve first and receive first.


TIME-OUTS:

Each team is permitted two time-outs per game (regardless of the rotation type). Each time-out period may last up to one minute. Play shall resume after one minute or when all players are ready to resume, whichever occurs first. Players themselves shall be responsible for monitoring the number of time-outs used and their duration. Time-outs may be called at any time except when the ball is in play or the server has started their serving motion.


END CHANGES:

Four player rotations: Players shall not change ends part way through a game.

Five player rotations: Players shall change ends when one team reaches eight points.


DUPR:

This is not a DUPR league. However, players may decide amongst themselves if they wish to record data with DUPR for these league games. Such an arrangement must be made with the full agreement of all four players involved in each game prior to its start. Please respect the right of your fellow players not to participate in recording DUPR data if they so choose. However, players shall not cherry-pick matches for which data are recorded.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Substitutes are not typically required for this league format. However, if registrant numbers are low for any given session such that rotations cannot be generated, substitutes may be included so that play can take place. Where practicable, the suitability of a substitute shall be agreed upon by the majority of session participants remaining. If a suitable player cannot be found or agreed upon, that session may be cancelled with a replacement session being scheduled at a later date. League registrants are not obliged to find substitutes.

LEAGUE STANDINGS:

Using CourtReserve, registered players may view the league standings at any time after session dates have been established. The following data will be available:

Current rank (including change from previous ranking).

Total points won.

Total points available.

Total points won (%).

Total number of games played.

Total number of games won.

Total number of games lost.

Total games won (%).

Form (most recent session).




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