Court Player Rotation

Sequim Picklers Court Player Rotation
These guidelines apply during any club organized open play, indoor or outdoor.  On an Open Play day, all courts are open to all players, first come first serve.  Once the courts are full, a line forms (via paddle in a queue or sitting in a line).  Games played to 11, win by 2.

4 IN

An orange T-Shirt marks the place where ‘4 IN’ begins.

Player Queue
The line / seats are first come first serve, one seat per person. General guidelines:

●  3 wins in a row and you go back in line – maximum, 3 wins in a row.

●  A player may only put a paddle in one line at a time.

●  In a 4-in/4-out scenario, the winners of the 4-out, put their paddles in line ahead of the losers. 

With 2 open courts:

●  15 or fewer total players (7 or fewer waiting) rotates in 2 at a time.

●  16 or more total players (8 or more waiting) rotates in 4 at a time.

●  20 or more total players (12 or more waiting) plays to 9, win by 1, rotates 4 in at a time.

With 3 open courts:

●  23 or fewer total players (11 or fewer waiting) rotates in 2 at a time.

●  24 or more total players (12 or more waiting) rotates in 4 at a time.

●  30 or more total players (18 or more waiting) plays to 9, win by 1, rotates 4 in at a time.  

Starting a Challenge or Novice Court
A separate line can be formed for a single court that has been declared for a specific skill rating, either Novice (2.5 and beginners) or Challenge (3.5/4.0 and higher). There must be at least 6 players at that level to start and maintain that court, otherwise it reverts back to Open Play and the queue lines merge.  

A designated court with:

●  7 or fewer total players (3 or fewer waiting) rotates in 2 at a time.

●  8 or more total players (4 or more waiting) rotates in 4 at a time.

●  12 or more total players (8 or more waiting) plays to 9, win by 1, rotates 4 in at a time.