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S C H E D U L E S
A League 2020
B League 2020
C League 2020
 
R E G I S T R A T I O N
Register On-line:
Fill in a Team/Partner
Registration Form
When Activated,
Fill in a Player's Registration Form.
 
C A P T A I N S
Login to:
Enter Scores
 
L I N K S
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Recreation Center
 
N E X T  S E A S O N
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P L A Y E R S
Dinkanators
Captain: John Peters - To join the Dinkanators team…
First, get the password from your Captain. Second,
 registered 
• Jackie Peters • John Peters
Dinking and Diving
Captain: Jerry Stevens - To join the Dinking and Diving team…
First, get the password from your Captain. Second,
 registered 
• Jeff Houtz • Jerry Stevens
e-LEMON-ators
Captain: Jason Babbel - To join the e-LEMON-ators team…
First, get the password from your Captain. Second,
 registered 
Matthew Brown  
Enforc-HERS
Captain: Angela Anthony - To join the Enforc-HERS team…
First, get the password from your Captain. Second,
 registered 
Joe&Donna
Captain: Joe Collins - To join the Joe&Donna team…
First, get the password from your Captain. Second,
 registered 
N E W S
★ FORM A TEAM ★
...and get Registered.
by: Larry posted: Monday, January 6, 2020
Registration is OPEN for the Winter 2020 Pickleball Season!
Here is how to join in...

1. Register your Team/Partner.
- click the link on the left and fill in the form.
- the team will need only one captain - responsible for reporting the scores.
- the team will need a password to register the two players.
2. After the Team is made Active, it will appear in the center column under PLAYERS.
- both team members, using the team password, access and fill-in the players registration form.
- and pay the registration fee on-line
3. John will create a Match Schedule and publish it using League Lobster.
- there is a link to the schedule on the left-hand column.
4. Later, scores are reported to John.
- For each match, the winning team’s captain logs-in and completes a form.
- date, court, and the two scores are entered
- the captain’s opponent is the (visitor) and the captain is (home)
5. John will review the forms and refresh League Lobster.

Pickleball League Coordinator
by: Kendra Vick posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019
For more information,
Call the League Coordinator, John Peters at 538-8065
Email: pickleball@collinsleagues.com
or
Call the Recreation Center at 295-2552

Play Format and Rules
 edited: February 2, 2020 
Format:
1) Best two out of three games to 11. First team to 11 wins.
2) Each team will be assigned a start time and a court. This can be viewed on LeagueLobster (see schedules on left side of this page)
3) Courts are as followings. The far east courts will be courts 1, 2 and 3. The far west courts will be courts 4, 5 and 6.

Hours of League Play:
1) League will start Thursday May 7 2020 and last 8 weeks.
2) Start time will be 530pm each Thursday.


Rules:
1) USAPA rules are in affect unless otherwise mentioned.
2) Team captains are responsible for submitting their scores to league coordinator. This can be done on the left side of this page under "Captains"
The winning team should login there and enter the score.
3) If 2 players from a team are not present during the scheduled match start time, the game will be forfeited. There will be a 10 min grace period, following the scheduled start time.
4) Each player/team must register within their appropriate skill rating. If unsure, see guide below. Those players that already have a USAPA skill rating should register as such.

Equipment:
1) Game balls and nets are supplied by Recreation Center.

Court Rules:
1) Players are expected to set up and tear down their own nets.
2) Players are expected to leave the court promptly at the conclusion of their league game. If there are no players waiting and no other games scheduled for that court players may stay on the court.
3) Courts will be reserved for each league game. The courts will not be reserved beyond the scheduled game.


Skill Rating Descriptions

1.0
• New and have only minimal knowledge of the game and rules.
1.5
• Limited to some rallies.
• Learning how to serve.
• Developing a forehand.
• Fails to return easy balls frequently and occasionally misses the ball entirely.
• Played a few games and is learning the court lines, scoring, and some basic rules of the game.
2.0
• Sustains a short rally with players of equal ability.
• Demonstrating the basic shot strokes forehand, backhand, volley, overhead and the serve, but has obvious weaknesses in most strokes.
• Familiar with court positioning in doubles play.
2.5
• Makes longer lasting slow-paced rallies.
• Makes most easy volleys and uses some backhands, but needs more work on developing shot strokes.
• Beginning to approach the non-volley zone to hit volleys.
• Aware of the “soft game.”
• Knowledge of the rules has improved.
• Court coverage is weak but improving.
3.0
• More consistent on the serve and service return and when returning medium-paced balls.
• Demonstrates improved skills with all the basic shot strokes and shot placement but lacks control when trying for direction, depth, or power on their shots.
• Beginning to attempt lobs and dinks with little success and doesn’t fully understand when and why they should be used.
3.5
• Demonstrates improved stroke dependability with directional control on most medium-paced balls and some faster-paced balls.
• Demonstrates improved control when trying for direction, depth and power on their shots.
• Needs to develop variety with their shots.
• Exhibits some aggressive net play.
• Beginning to anticipate opponent’s shots.
• Learning about the importance of strategy and teamwork in doubles.
4.0
• Consistent and dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand shots.
• Reliable serves, lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys and can use spin shots with some success.
• Occasionally can force errors when serving.
• Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
• Uses the dink shot and drop shots to slow down or change the pace of the game.
• Demonstrates 3rd shot strategies – drop shots, lobs, and fast-paced ground strokes.
• Aggressive net play and teamwork in doubles is evident.
• Fully understands the rules of the game and can play by them.
4.5
• Beginning to master the use of power and spin, can successfully execute all shots, can control the depth of their shots, and can handle pace.
• Beginning to master the dink shots and drop shots and their importance to the game.
• Beginning to master 3rd shot choices.
• Displays sound footwork and moves well enough to get to the non-volley zone whenever required.
• Understands strategy and can adjust style of play and game plan according to the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses and court position.
• Serves with power and accuracy and can also vary the speed and spin of the serve.
• Understands the importance of “keeping the ball in play” and the effect of making errors.
• Making good choices in shot selection.
• Anticipates the opponent’s shots resulting in good court positioning.
5.0
• Mastered all the skills – all shot types, touch, spin, serves, with control and can use them as weapons.
• Excellent shot anticipation, extremely accurate shot placement and regularly hit winning shots.
• Forces opponents into making errors by “keeping the ball in play.”
• Mastered the dink and drop shots.
• Mastered the 3rd shot choices and strategies.
• Uses soft shots, dinks and lobs to set up offensive situations.
• Mastered pickleball strategies and can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive or tournament matches.
• Dependable in stressful situations as in tournament match play.
• Athletic ability, quickness, agility, and raw athleticism are also qualities that are sometimes what separates the top players from those near the top.
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