USA Pickleball Sanctioned League opportunities coming soon
Pickleball leagues offer great appeal to both recreational players and competitive players. There are many league formats that can be implemented in any program such as team leagues (single gender, mixed and combo), flex leagues, box leagues as well as challenge ladders.
USA Team Pickleball
The USA Team Pickleball format is being recommended to support recreational play and to maintain the culture of pickleball which is fun, social and welcoming!
Format: Co-ed. Matches consist of one men’s doubles, one women’s doubles, and two mixed doubles.
Team Size: Teams can be as few as two men and two women or as many as four men and four women to complete the required matches.
Courts: USA Team Pickleball Leagues can be played on one court, two courts, or four courts. This format accommodates all facility sizes. For one and two court situations, matches are played in rounds. See below:
- One Court Format: Round 1: Men’s Doubles. Round 2: Women’s Doubles. Round 3: Mixed Doubles. Requires a minimum of two men and two women to play or a maximum of three men and three women. Teammates cheer on their friends in a social atmosphere.
- Two Court Format: Round 1: Men’s and Women’s Doubles. Round 2: Two Mixed Doubles. Requires a minimum of two men and two women per team or a max of four men and four women per team. Teammates cheer on their friends in a social atmosphere.
- Four Court Format: Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles (1), Mixed Doubles (2). Requires four men and four women to play per team. Matches are completed more quickly than the one and two court formats.
Match Format: Each match can be one set, two out of three sets, or two sets with overtime to break the tie (first team to have a margin of two points, i.e. 2-), 4-2).
Levels: Play would be based on self-ratings with levels within each league. Established UTPR ratings are not be required.
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