How many ladders and how are they assigned?
The number of players for each ladder will vary. The January 2023 session had 88 players in 4 ladders at CSHS, and 32 players in 2 ladders at SEATAC. We anticipate 88 players of all levels at CSHS, 32 intermediate & advanced players at SEATAC & 24 beginner & intermediate players at Tukwila in our upcoming Fall 2023 sessions.
Players are assigned based on level and ladder preference whenever possible. The Mixed Doubles ladders are not evenly split between men and women. That means you may have 3 women or 3 men in your foursome in any given week.
When do I find out my ladder and foursome assignment?
The list will be published on this site no later than 2 days before league day.
How are the foursomes assigned?
We use Global Pickleball Network to manage the ladder league. Foursomes are generated by the site randomly for the first week, and based on ranking for the rest of the session.
Where do I go on league day?
Respective gym at Chief Sealth High School or SEATAC or Tukwila Community Center based on your registered league session.
What do I need to bring?
Paddle and water bottle. Dress in layers to stay warm between games in the winter. The league will provide portable nets and indoor balls. No food, no alcohol, and no pets please.
What court and who is in my foursome?
Foursome and court assignments are published on the website 2 days before league day. Check in with the league admin when you arrive, pick up a score sheet, and warm up at your court!
Do substitute players have to register with the league?
Yes. All substitute players must complete the Substitute registration form and sign the waiver.
Do substitute players have to pay to play?
No, substitute players do not pay the league. League fees are paid by the registered players. Feel free to make arrangements with the registered players directly.
What happens if I don’t show up?
No show will impact the other 3 players in your foursome. The player will get 0 point for the 3 missed games, even if we find someone to play on their behalf. See No Show Policy for details.
I was on the waitlist. Now what?
For those who did not clear the waitlist are added to the substitute list automatically.
Do we all play at the same time?
Two foursomes share one court and alternate games. Half the players are on the courts at any given point. Socialize between games and have fun!
Was the ball out?
Standard rules apply. If you and your partner are not sure, call it in. If all else fails, replay the point.
What happens if a player is injured?
If a player cannot continue to play for the day, a league admin or volunteer can jump in to backfill. If a player cannot continue for the rest of the session, it’s the player’s responsibility to find a substitute.
How will the league use the funds collected?
Most of the fees will be used for the gym rental and equipment. We purchased 8 SwiftNets, court tapes, and balls. 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 can’t play on Sundays. Will there be other sessions?
In Fall 2023, we have 8-week sessions at 3 locations:
1. Chief Sealth High School – Sunday 3:30-5:30 pm
2. SEATAC Community Center – Monday 6:30-8:30 pm
3. Tukwila Community Center – Wednesday 6:30-830pm
Can I come late if I know that I’m in the second group on my court?
How do we keep scores?
Everyone has a score sheet for the day. We track scores only, not win/loss records. After every game, circle the score for your team on your own score sheet and ask one of the players on the other team to initial the sheet.
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 your score card.
Do I need an ID on Global Pickleball Network?
No need to create an ID on Global Pickleball Network. The weekly ladder league results will be posted on our site.
When will registration open for the next sessions?
The league website will be updated as soon as possible. We will also post on the league Facebook page.
COME PLAY WITH US
You don’t need a partner. Friendly competitive play with similar skill level players and everyone is scored individually.