Team Round Robin Pickleball League (TRRPL) - Arizona

Team Round Robin Pickleball League (TRRPL) - Arizona

Team Round Robin Pickleball League (TRRPL) - Arizona

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Sep 20, 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona
Network organizer:
Lynne Barbour
TRRPL is a unique and fun pickleball league! Here's what makes us unique...and better:

1. Each game has a referee - a first for league play!
2. All games are a round robin with your teammates....you play with a different teammate each game. The opponents are doing the same so you have a lot of variety in each match.
3. CASH prizes for the winning teams!
4. We have three playing levels: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level. Beginner League doesn't allow slamming.
5. Each team selects their home court and teams will travel for half of the matches to their opponent's home court. No pickleball courts available? Use a tennis court. Watch how to convert a tennis court into a pickleball court in minutes: https://youtu.be/Qu8oL8Vdzmw

Leagues expected to start in spring 2022.

LEAGUE DETAILS:

Below are Five Sections:

Section 1: League Format

Section 2: How to create or join a team

Section 3: Players Ranking Explained – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Section 4: Home Court Tips

Section 5: Cash prizes



Section 1: League format

1. All leagues are doubles and you play with a different teammate for each game. You’ll play four games per match.

2. Games are played on a team’s home court so the Away team will travel to play. All teams must have a home court. The same court can be the home court for multiple teams. See Section 4 to learn more about how to choose a home court.

3. All games are to 15, win by 2

4. Five players are needed per team, per match. Four players from each team are playing on the two courts. The two players who sit out each game serve as a referee. The referee’s sole responsibility is to make sure there are not foot faults at the kitchen line. Referees are not responsible for keeping the score or making line calls.

5. There are five rounds per match with two games played at the same time on two courts. The match should take about 90 minutes.

6. Each league is planned for eight weeks with one match per week. Those parameters might change depending on the number of teams in the league.

7. Each league is $20 per person. Payment is not collected until you join a team. Four teams must be created in a league before players can join a team.



Section 2: How to create or join a team

1. Make sure you’re a member of the TRRPL Network in your region. It’s free to join.

2. Look in the right hand side of the Home page and you’ll see the Leagues for each region.

3. Click on the League you’re interested in.

4. Start a team today! You will not be charged until you start adding players and a team can't add players until there are at least four teams in the league.


STARTING A TEAM - if you have teammates in mind:

a. In the right hand column, click on: + Create a Team

b. Enter a Team Name

c. Select a team captain

d. Disregard Network Group or Create a group

e. Select your Home Court

f. Under About Team, state what days and times your home court is available to host a match. And you could describe your team and if you are accepting players you don’t know.

g. Leave “Allow Score Submissions” to No.

h. Save

i. Don’t add players until you are contacted by the League Administrator. A minimum of four teams are required to form a league.

j. You can have as many as 12 people on a team.

STARTING A TEAM - if you're solo but want to find teammates

a. In the right hand column, click on: + Create a Team

b. Enter a Team Name like "Needs Players" - some name that will let others know you're looking for teammates. You can change the team name later.

c. Select a team captain

d. Disregard Network Group or Create a group

e. Select your Home Court

f. Under About Team, state what days and times your home court is available to host a match. And you could describe your team and if you are accepting players you don’t know.

g. Leave “Allow Score Submissions” to No.

h. Save

i. Don’t add players until you are contacted by the League Administrator. A minimum of four teams are required to form a league.

j. You can have as many as 12 people on a team. You can look for players looking for a team in Comments on the League Nav Bar menu.

JOINING A TEAM if you’re a single:

You have two options.
a. You can contact the team captain of current teams to see if you can join their team.
b. Under the League you are interested in, there is a Comments link on the Nav Bar. Post a comment that you're interested in joining a team. Include a USAPA ranking if you have one.



Section 3: Player Ranking Explained

Players generally use their USAPA ranking….2.0, 2.5, 3.0, etc. to determine what level to play. If they don’t have a USAPA ranking, they can self-rate and choose what league they want to play in. It’s best if one asks someone knowledgeable to suggest what league is best for you.

The following levels are based on USAPA ratings:

Beginner is 2.0 – 3.0

Intermediate is 3.1 – 3.9

Advanced is 4.0+


The Beginner level restricts slamming the ball. If you’re a slammer / banger, choose to play at the Intermediate level.



Section 4: Home court tips

It is nice if a team’s home court has pickleball courts that can be reserved but that is very rare for public courts. In many cities, tennis courts can be reserved but not pickleball courts. Watch how to convert a tennis court into a pickleball court in minutes: https://youtu.be/Qu8oL8Vdzmw

Scottsdale Community College has six permanent lighted courts that are hardly used and would be a good home court for a team.

Section 5: Cash prizes

The winners of each league will a cash prize of $20 per person. To be eligible for the cash prize, a player must play in at least 50% of the matches. So, theoretically, if you had 10 people on a team and five played in half of the games and the other five played the other half, 10 players could win money.

Even if you don't win a league, you still have a chance to win $10,000 each week! TravelersMeet.net, our network sponsor, is having a drawing each week for $10,000 and it's free to enter. Just visit TravelersMeet.net.

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Chris Klaich - 2 days, 8 hours
Hello. My husband and I live in Desert Ridge. We657 and 64. We’ve played pickle ball a couple of and want to start playing regularly. Can someone recommend a league or instruction? Thank you so much!


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