Thursday, December 16, 2010


Sunset through the Palms at TT Palm Springs Wednesday evening before Ladder Day.

Thursday, 12/16 – Today was Ladder Day at the Pickleball Courts. Rick started this at the beginning of the season, based on an outline on the USAPA website. Each Thursday when we play we are assigned into a group of four players based on our previous points scored. Everyone plays three games throughout the morning, changing partners within the group for each game. Individual points scored in each game are recorded. At the end of the third game the points are tallied and averaged in with previous scores. That determines your level of play for the next Ladder Day.

The thinking is that everyone would enjoy more competitive play because they would be matched with players of approximately the same level.

Here is some of the action today, showing each of the foursome groups.

Larry and Lynn played against Dottie and Ken for this round.

Judy and Jim P. play against Larry M. and Olan.

Becky and Don take on Mike and Guy.

Ed and Daryl against Dick and Kim.

During the morning's play, whenever some of the guys had a break between matches, they did some Road Work!!! (That's why I have inserted the work pictures in the middle of play.) Rick said they are preparing this area of the road to make a temporary Pickleball court for use when there is a large number of players. It will alleviate the long wait times.
Phil and Neal play against Paul E. and Roy.

Faye and John played against Bob and Jim T. (Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of our worthy opponents!) The second picture is of some of the players waiting to play.
Judy was the fourth player in a second group to make enough players. Here she plays with Rick against her husband Brian and Rick's wife Linda.

It was a good day of play but a lot of wait time. I'll be glad when the temporary court is finished!!


BJ said...

Faye, Joe said please thank you for all your wonderful pictures. He enjoys seeing all the friends he has played with in the past. He is enjoying playing indoor pickleball on Thursday eve at the Nazarene Church Basement in Oregon City.

Dottie and Larry Mathias said...

What a great job you do at describing how ladder play works. It helps me understand a little more of what we were doing.