Fees for ladder play is waived for Park Rapids Pickleball Club members.
If not a member, you will pay a small fee ($20 - Monday Ladder; $10 - Challenge Ladders. Club Membership for Players will still be $30)
A "League Advisory Team" has been formed. This team of 4 people will assist Jeff Mosner in governing the ladders. The following have agreed to help: - Erin Hensel, Maureen Waltman, Steve Cochems and Dan Kallevig. If you have ideas, continue to send them to Jeff but also, feel free to contact any of these team members who will bring your ideas forward.
No, you do not have to be single and you certainly do not have to be skinny!
You also do not have to have a partner, so in "skinny singles", it is just you against your opponent but you only need to cover half of the court. It is great exercise (you are hitting every shot coming over the net) and it is wonderful practice to improve your doubles game as it requires much of the same strategy. It will be run very similar to the Doubles Challenge Ladder. You will "challenge" others in the ladder (up to 3 rungs above you) and move up/down depending on the results of your match. These matches will be a little easier for you to schedule as there are just the two of you. You can look at the specifics of this ladder now by going to GPN and navigating to Leagues / 2023 Heartland Park Ladder League / Skinny Singles Challenge Pickleball Ladder. Then click on Details and be sure to scroll down to #9 Match Instructions. Note that there are different ways to play skinny singles and if you google it you will see that. The method outlined was chosen for a couple reasons. It is easy to remember which side of the court you are covering (is your score odd or even?) and most important, it allows for playing all variety of angles.
Just a small change to the Challenge ladder that will affect both the doubles Challenge ladder as well as the new singles ladder. Previously, 7 days was allowed before you had to accept/decline a challenge and another 14 days to play the match. Feedback received indicated 3 weeks was too long, causing the whole process to bog down. So this year we will try 4 days to accept/decline and 10 days to play the match.