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2024 VPA LEAGUES

General Information

The League is open only to VPA members.  Each VPA member MUST also have a DUPR account so results of matches can be recorded.  The format of play is designed so similar-level players are grouped together.

You or your team will be added to a Ladder List based on your skill level. Before a Round commences, you will receive an email introducing you to your PicklePod.  It is the responsibility of each PicklePod to contact one another and arrange their matches.  You shall mutually-agree on the date, time and location. Any player/team not responding to attempts to set up game play may be removed from League Play.

All game results are to be forwarded via google forms (link will be provided).  Please ensure ALL participants agree on the scores before submitting.  The agreed-to scores will be entered into DUPR.

Before the start of each Round, players will be given an opportunity to withdraw.  It is the responsibility of the player or team to advise when they are ready to return.  Upon return, the player or team will be placed in the pod best suited to their current DUPR rating or known level of play.

If the match is terminated BEFORE the final game, DUE to WEATHER or INJURY, then scores up to that point will not count, everyone will get an absence for the game and the game will be replayed.

After each round, players/teams are rearranged (moved up, down or stay in the same pod) based on results and the next round is played.  

Substitutions are allowed in individual and team play (not in singles).  All subs however must be VPA members and have a DUPR account so that match results can be recorded.

INDIVIDUAL ROUND ROBIN PLAY (DOUBLES SCRAMBLE)

You will be one of four players in a pod and have two weeks to complete this round robin play. You will partner with each player in your pod to play a doubles game to 15 points win by one (this means you will play a total of three doubles games).  At the start of the game, players will decide which side will start serving first and choice of side. It is recommended to change sides after a team scores 8 points.

If two players have EXACTLY the same number of games won/lost AND same number of points won/lost, BOTH players will move up or down one pod at the end of the round. If two players will be moved up one pod, then the last two players from the receiving pod will be moved down.

If you are unable to play any given round, you may have a substitute play your games.  The substitute MUST be a VPA member and MUST have a DUPR account so that scores can be recorded.  The results of your substitute will have no bearing on your placement in the next round.  Upon your return to the League, you will be slotted into the ladder based on your DUPR rating and/or previous pod placement.

Once current players have been sorted, any new or returning player will be slotted into the ladder based on their DUPR rating and/or previous pod placement.  The new round will then commence. The biweekly schedule is:

  • Round 1: April 24th to May 7th
  • Round 2: May 8th to 21st
  • Round 3: May 22nd to June 4th
  • Round 4: June 5th to 18th
  • Round 5: June 19th to July 2nd
  • Round 6: July 3rd to 16th
  • Round 7: July 17th to 30th
  • Round 8: July 31st to August 13th
  • Round 9: August 14th to 27th
  • Round 10: August 28th to September 10th
  • Round 11: September 11th to 24th
  • Round 12: September 25th to October 8th

TEAM DOUBLES PLAY

We have set up three separate divisions.  You and your partner can enter: Women’s Doubles (WDL), Men’s Doubles (MDL) and/or Mixed Doubles (MXDL).

In each division you enter, you and your partner will be in a pod with two other teams so you MUST play two matches.  Expect to play a best-of-three match against each team in your pod.  Each game is to 11 points win by one.  Teams will change ends after each game.  If the match goes to a third game, it is recommended teams change ends of the court when one side has six points to minimize the effects of factors that may affect play. 

As well as the mandatory two matches, teams are allowed to play CHALLENGE matches against a squad within six rankings of their own.  A team being challenged has the option to decline.  Challenge matches do not count towards the hierarchy factors noted below.  

The hierarchy factors used to determine the pod winner are: 1. number of matches won; 2. Head to head; 3. Point differential within entire pod; 4. Points earned per game.

Once current teams have been sorted, any new or returning team will be slotted into the ladder based on their previous standing and/or DUPR rating and the new round will commence. The monthly schedule is:

  • Round 1: May 1st to 31st
  • Round 2: June 1st to 30th
  • Round 3: July 1st to 31st
  • Round 4: August 1st to 31st
  • Round 5: September 1st to 30th

SINGLES LEAGUE

Games are played on a full court. You will be matched against one other player.  Expect to play a best-of-three singles match every two weeks.  Games are to 11 points win by one.  Players will change ends after each game.  If the match goes to a third game, it is recommended players change ends of the court when one side has six points to minimize the effects of factors that may affect play. 

No substitutions are allowed.  A player unable to complete their match will forfeit and drop down one pod. The biweekly schedule is:

  • Round 1: May 1st to 14th
  • Round 2: May 15th to 28th
  • Round 3: May 29th to June 11th
  • Round 4: June 12th to 25th
  • Round 5: June 26th to July 9th
  • Round 6: July 10th to 23rd
  • Round 7: July 24th to August 6th
  • Round 8: August 7th to 20th
  • Round 9: August 21st to September 3rd
  • Round 10: September 4th to 17th
  • Round 11: September 18th to October 2nd

Interested? Send an email to league@vancouverpickleball.ca with the following information:

  1. Full namegender, email address and phone number
  2. Which divisions are you entering (Individual, Team and/or Singles)
  3. If you are entering Team play (Men’s, Mixed or Women’s Doubles) include your teammate’s name and email address.  They must also be a member of the Vancouver Pickleball Assocation and have a DUPR Account.
  4. If you have a DUPR rating, is it accurate?  If not, what level of play should you be placed at?