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LPA Sign up, Ladder, and League Information

Sign Up Information:
This is a DUPR based organization for players of any level that want competition. For those that want to hone their game.
Sign up forms are in the Franklin Creek Club House, at the bulletin board by the courts, or can print the form in the LPA Sign Up Form section.

Who can join, DUPR level, how much is the cost

Any Athletic or Full Golf member that is in good standing may join.

A DUPR rating is not necessary to join. You can establish one later.

The annual membership fee is $30. Check made out to Landings Pickleball Association or bring cash to Thursday night. Join August or after, $15 charge for the balance of that year.

It is a member organization that operates within the guidelines of The Landings Golf & Athletic Club.

Ladder Night Rules: ( This is a weekly sign up event. Sign up is in the LPA Events drop down box)
a) This format works with 4 players to a court.
b) There is a window to sign up. For Monday, it is Tuesday thru Saturday. For Thursday, it is Friday through Tuesday.
c) An email will be sent out to show the number of players signed up at the mid point. For Monday, it will be Friday. For Thursday, it will be Sunday.
d) The full list of players (extras or subs if there are any) will be sent out on Sunday for Monday play and Tuesday for Thursday play. This is to give time to adjust and try to find players if necessary.
e) There is no first to sign up, last to sign up scenario for any part of the Ladder. Players are grouped by DUPR rating. In all aspects, ensuring competitive play will always be the overriding determination.
f) If there is an odd number, we will send out a message to see if we can get to an even number. If an even number is not available, the players selected will be those that ensure the most competitive play. 
g) If two or more players have the same rating and it means one or more would have to move down, the one or ones with the least number of games in DUPR will go down.
h) If after the sign up period is over a player has to withdraw, it affects all the players assigned to his or her court. It is in everyone's best interest on that court to pitch in and help to find a replacement. The LPA will send out an email to those we know of that have played in the ladder previously.
The game:
a) All games to 11 win by 2 or if necessary up to 15 win by 1.
b) The ladder is divided into 2 rounds.
c) The first round ends with either with 3 games completed or at 7:30.  At that time, if a game is still being played, regardless of the score, the game is over.
d) Players move up, down, or stay put on their court by the number of points attained.
e) If there is a tie in the number of points between players. 
   1) on courts 1 & 2, there will be a singles game with rally scoring to 5.
   2) on courts 3 thru 8, one more point will be played.
   3) If all players agree on a method they prefer to use to break a tie, that is fine. But it cannot involve any type of play or scoring that exceeds what is described in 1 & 2. 
   4) If 3 players are tied, by drawing, one will be eliminated. The 2 remaining will abide as stated in 1, 2, or 3.
f) In the second round, there is no time limit. The objective is to play 3 games.

Fall League:

General Information:

To qualify a player must have 20 recorded DUPR scores.

Winners Plaque showing each Division's winner

$40 pro shop credit for each player on the winning team for each division (based on 24 players per division. If less, the amount will be adjusted.)

Important Dates:

Oct 5th = Premier and Challenger Divisions team gathering and playing event. Beer, Wine, & NA provided.

Oct 9th = Major League Division team gathering and playing event. Beer, Wine, & NA provided.

Oct 12th - Nov 16th = Thursday League weeks. 

Oct 16th - Nov 20th = Monday League weeks.

Dec 7th = Awards Ceremony/General Meeting. Location TBD.


Monday for the Major Division and Thursday for the Premier and Challenger Divisions.

Courts are scheduled to start at 6:00pm. Warm up, keep that to a max of 15 minutes, and play. 

League lasts 6 weeks.

Regular League Play = 4 weeks. First 3 weeks, each team plays each other once. The 4th week play is being determined.

1 week for playoffs - 1st place vs 4th place, 2nd place vs 3rd place.

1 week for the finals - the top 2 teams participate.

Use of Subs:

Any member of the LPA with 20 DUPR scores at the time they are being used may be a sub.

After that, the following guidelines can be overturned if both teams agree to it.

The Premier Division a sub may not exceed .1 above the player being replaced, for the Challenger and Major Divisions .2.

Players per night:

Captains may use 4, 5, or all 6 players during a single night of play. There are two rules to adhere to. The first is players may not be substituted within a round. The round 1 players are those. Then different players may be involved in the second round. Remember the top 2 DUPR rated players of the 4 who are taking the court must take the A positions.

Time outs:

Unless medical, limited to a minute, two per game.

The game:

2 rounds of 3 games each night ( 6 total games)

Games are 11 win by 2 or if necessary 15 win by 1. 

Keep Point totals and turn them in on your clipboards. They may be used as a tie breaker for that night or even for the season rankings if necessary.

1st round:

The 2 A players of one team vs the 2 A players of the opposing team for 3 games.

At the same time on an adjacent court.

The 2 B players of one team vs the 2 B players of the opposing team for 3 games.

2nd Round:

An A/B player combination of players vs an A/B combination of players of the opposing team. 

At the same time on an adjacent court.

A different A/B player combination of players vs an A/B combination of players of the opposing team.

Tie Breaker:

1st  = Team points vs Team Points. 

2nd = "A" matches vs "A" matches point total

3rd = "B" matches vs "B" matches point total

4th = "A/B" matches vs "A/B" matches point total

5th = play a rally scoring doubles match to 5. Guess a number. The winner gets to choose to serve or receive. 



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