Sign-ups for the Men’s League are now open. The league will last 7 weeks
ARC members are only eligible to sign up and the cost to participate is $20 per person. Hold onto your payment until teams are announced.
There will be two flights: the Upper Tier and the Lower Tier. To play in Upper Tier, you and your partner’s combined club skill rating cannot exceed more than 8.5. To play in the Lower Tier, you and your partner’s combined club skill rating cannot exceed more than 7.5. (If you do not have a club rating, we will use our best judgment to place you in the right tier.) Each tier will have 8 teams each; 16 players total.
You may sign up individually or with a partner. If you sign up as an individual, state the tier that you’re interested in. Just note that if you signed up individually, you may be assigned to a partner. (I would suggest you find a partner you would enjoy playing with to make your experience great.) If you sign up with a partner, make sure both your combined ratings meet the criteria for either tier.
There will be 2 rounds of play, you will play with at least 3 teams in your tier twice, with a total of 6 games. In the following week, we will rotate teams in their tier to play with other teams that they may not get to play with the week before. Games are played to 11, win by 1. There will be a 15-minute timer for each game to stay on track with time and a 5-minute break between each game. ***Disclaimer-All this may change depending on how many teams signed up.
If you are not able to play on certain dates, find a substitute who has a similar skill level. Therefore, when finding a sub, he cannot be rated any more than.1 point higher in the club rating but anyone with a lesser rating is okay to avoid sandbagging. If you cannot find a substitute, you will have to default. (We will compile a substitute list to help the sub.)
Playing dates for the League are Thursdays, September 16th, 23th, 30th, and October 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th. This league will begin at 9 AM and end at 11 AM. We will start right at 9 AM. If you want to warm up, come early. (For now, we will only have a morning league. Once our indoor courts are built and our evening schedule frees up, we will start a men’s evening league to accommodate our other players.)
Each week is a round-robin format of play.
Team ranking will be based on wins, followed by points to break ties.
Please email Cenyu Yang at email@example.com if you are interested in participating in the Fall 2021 Men’s Pickleball League or being a substitute. When emailing, please state which Tier you and/or your partner are interested in playing. Spots are limited so please sign up as soon as possible.
The deadline to sign up is September 3rd. Teams will be announced on the week of September 6th. Stay tuned for more information.
- Upper Tier: Combined Club Rating No More Than 8.5 (8 teams each; 16 players total)
- Lower Tier: Combined Club Rating No More Than 7.5 (8 teams each; 16 players total)