Frequently asked questions
How many ladders and how are they assigned?
The number of players for each ladder will vary based on gym capacity. Typically we haves 88 players in 5-6 ladders at CSHS, 32 players in 2 ladders at SEATAC, and 24 players in 2 ladders at Tukwila. Players are assigned based on level and ladder preference whenever possible. Depending on number of players in a session, players are assigned to a foursome or a fivesome. The All Gender Ladders are not evenly split between genders. That means you may have 3 women or 3 men in a game in any given week.
What is the format?
How are the foursomes or fivesomes assigned?
How do we keep scores?
Each foursome has a score sheet for the day. We track scores only, not win/loss records. After every game, circle the score for you and your partner on the score sheet. One of the opponents for each game initials on the last column after verifying the score.
E.g. You and your partner win game 1 with final score 15-14. You circle 15 for Game 1, and ask one of the opponents in the game to initial after verifying your score.
Do I need an ID on Global Pickleball Network?
Does the league play all year long?
No. We take the summer off (June – September).
Do you have drop in play?
We don’t organize drop in play. Drop in play can be found in West Seattle at Delridge (beginner/intermediate) outdoor courts, and Walt Huntley (intermediate/advanced) outdoor courts
I’m a beginner. How do I get into pickleball and join the league?
Check out New Player Resources for some excellent videos.
The beginner level for our league is EXPERIENCED BEGINNER:
You have had lessons (or an opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of the game) and have been playing for at least 2-3 months. You know the rules, understand basic strategy and are able to maintain a short rally. Pickleball basics & rules are best learned through lessons or a clinic prior to league play.
To speed up your learning, we highly recommend that you meet with an instructor to learn more about the basics. We often refer beginners to Marc Vargas or Drew Carlstadt. You can contact them on our Discord server.
How will the league use the funds collected?Most of the fees will be used for the gym rental and equipment. We purchased 12 SwiftNets, court tapes, balls, and supplies. Gym rental includes mandatory custodial fees. We did not pay for heating/cooling in the gym. Donations will be made to Chief Sealth High School athletics program. Remaining funds will be donated to the SMPA West Seattle Fund. The funds will be used for future pickleball expenses such as nets and painting pickleball lines on tennis courts in West Seattle and nearby area only.
I was on the waitlist. Now what?
How do I find a substitute?
Do substitute players have to pay to play?
I’m on the Sub List. How do I change my availability to sub at a location? Or change my skill level?
Search your email for “PlayPass Substitute.”
- Click on “View My Registration” and then “Update.”
- Make your changes, and click “Save.”
A League Administrator will update the published Sub List twice a week.
What do I need to bring?
What court and who is in my foursome?
The court assignments are posted at the check-in desk. Upon arrival, check in with the league admin and look up court assignments.
CSHS: Warm up begins after ALL set up is completed. You can jump in to help with net set up or taping to speed up the process!
Do we all play at the same time?
What should we do if a run away ball from another court enters our court?Yell “BALL!!!” loudly and stop play immediately to avoid injury. Replay the point.
What happens if I don’t show up?
What happens if a player is injured?
Where do I find my ladder, weekly results, and foursome assignment?
I think my score was entered into GPN incorrectly. What do I do?
Let your coordinator know right away. Updates must be made no later than 24 hours before next league game day.