Smackdown Doubles Ladder Flex League is a pickleball ladder in Lombard, Illinois.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 31.
Schedules Available: June 2
Season Dates: June 4 - July 16
Tournament:... July 16 - July 30
Cost: Free (you commit your time and effort to coordinating matches with other participating players and submitting the results)
PLEASE NOTE: We want this to be enjoyable for all, and if you are unsure about the commitment to arranging/coordinating the weekly match, it's best to drop off and use one of the other groups, ladders, or tournaments in the Network. (Or ask for a new one!)
How it works:
You will be provided a ladder of players and schedule with a weekly match in a flex league format.
“Flex” means each week you, your partner and your opponents choose the best day and time to play.
The season will last 6 weeks (June 4 - July 16) followed by 2 weeks of tournament action.
There are no set teams and the match times and locations are to be arranged by the players.
Please use the app TeamReach (Group Code: SmackDown) and direct messaging to contact your partner and opponents and arrange the match location, day and time.
Matches may be played at any time, but it is recommended to play the week it is scheduled before the match date. The scheduled date is considered the “play by” date.
Please enter the match results to the GPN ladder upon completion of each match.
You may play as many matches as you like in addition to the scheduled weekly match, such as rotating the 4 players to alternate partners or coordinating matches with another scheduled group and rotating.
Preference is for outdoor, public facilities.
The more games/scores that get entered to the ladder, the more accurate the rankings will be.
1. Schedule your matches in advance
--If you do this, your chances of enjoying the league are almost guaranteed. Before you play one match, already be calling up your teammate and opponents for the next match on your schedule.
2. Anticipate a busy week ahead of time and schedule a match early
--You do not have to play your matches in order! For example, if it's week #1, and you know you will be busy in week #5, contact your teammate and opponents for that week and try to play it as soon as you have time.
3. Reply within 24 hours to another player's efforts to contact you
--Chances are, if you're reading this, you are a player who will be diligent in contacting your opponents and responding quickly to their attempts to contact you. So this is probably "preaching to the choir". Responding quickly to other players takes away an occasion for frustration.
To register: 1. create an Account with Global Pickleball Network 2. Sign Up for the Masters of Pickleball Network 3. Navigate to Leagues > Summer Flex Leagues 4. Sign Up for the Smackdown Doubles Ladder