Box Leagues

(Current box league assignments for the PL & TL leagues,can be found HERE)

LEAGUES – Players (PL), Teams (TL) and Singles (SL)

General Information

The format of play is designed so that players play mostly with others of similar skill levels.

PL – expected to play three single-game matches every two weeks, with three different players.

TL – expected to play three three-game matches every month, against three different teams.

SL – expected to play three single-game matches every week, against a different player each week.

After each period the players/teams are re-arranged based on results, and the Leagues continue.

Players /Teams will move up or down the Ladder based upon won/lost games and eventually points.

  • ALL league games are played to 11 points win by one.
  • Individual players leagues, W_PL and M_PL, plays one game to round robin between Pod players (three games total).
  • Team leagues, W_TL, M_TL and MX_TL play best of three games to 11 points against each team from their Pod.
  • Singles league, M_SL, each match between two players is best of three games to 11 points on full court.
  • Each period (2 wk periods for PL, one-month periods for TL, one-week periods for SL) players/teams will be placed in groups of 4 for PL and TL, groups of 2 for SL called PicklePods (PP).
  • PL will play three games to 11 points win by one in a round robin format with each player every two weeks.
  • TL will play three matches Best-of-3 games to 11 points win by one in a round robin format every month. This will result a min of six games and max of nine.
  • SL will play Best-of-3 full court games to 11 points, capped at 11.

At the start of the game, players will decide which side will start serving first and choice of side. For PL, SL – it is recommended to change sides after a team scores 8 points.
TL – teams will change courts after each game. If the match goes into third game it is recommended that the teams change ends of the court when one side has 6points to minimize the effects of the factors that may affect the play.


Scoring sheets will be emailed to you prior to each session you’ve registered for. Both teams must sign the scoring sheets before submitting them. Take a picture of the completed score sheet and send it to League Committee via email: or simply email the results.

Ladder points

Each Player (PL,SL) or Team (TL) gets a number of Ladder Points based on participation.


It is each Player’s (for PL,SL) or Team’s (for TL) responsibility to communicate with the League Committee and announce a non-participation. If a Player or Team cannot participate for one round their name(s) will be taken off the List for that round. When the player or team returns they will be re-entered to the List based on Ladder Points and skill level.

Interruption of a Match (Recording of Scores)

If the game 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. For SL if the Round have started and one player becomes unavailable, then that player forfeits. No subs are allowed.

Rule Changes

These rules are subject to change. The League Committee will make available the new Rules on VPA web.


The LEAGUE is available to VPA members only.

Games Calendar

– Players League (PL), Biweekly as follows:

  • May 1st – May 14th,
  • May 15th – May 28th,
  • May 29th – June 11th,
  • June 12th – June 25th,
  • June 26th – July 9th,
  • and so on

– Teams League (TL), Monthly as follows:

  • May 1st – May 31st,
  • June 1st – June 30th,
  • July 1st – July 31st,
  • and so on

– Singles League (SL), Weekly as follows:

  • May 1st – May 7th
  • May 8th – May 14th
  • May 15th – May 21rd
  • and so on

Interested? Just send an email to with the following information:

  1. Full name, gender, email address, phone number, and your best description of your current ability level.
  2. Indicate if you want to join the Individual Player League (PL) or the Team League (TL) — or both if you choose.
  3. If you are entering the Team League (TL), we will need your teammate’s name, email address and phone number also.  They must also be members of the Vancouver Pickleball Association.
  4. Please specify the best way the other players can contact you: by phone, text or email. This information will be shared with players from your PicklePod.

Your name or team will be added to Ladder List based on your skill level. Three days before new Games start you will receive an email with your PicklePod information. It is each players’ responsibility to contact each other and arrange the matches: Day, Time and Location.

After ALL your matches are done send us the scores. We will process it and create a new List for the next Games and new PicklePods. And the process repeats indefinitely.

Please note: As members of the Vancouver Pickleball Association you are bound to Vancouver Pickleball Association Permissions & Liability Waiver that you agreed to upon registering:

I recognize and understand that there are certain inherent risks to which I will be exposed because of the nature and level of the sports activity in which I have agreed to participate.

In consideration of being allowed to participate in Vancouver Pickleball Association related events and activities, I give permission for Vancouver Pickleball Association to use or distribute, without limitation or obligation, any record of the events which may include my voice or image and authorization to contact me via email to keep in touch with Vancouver Pickleball Association information, news, tournaments, sales and so forth.

As evidenced by my permission, I hereby release, waive and hold harmless Vancouver Pickleball Association, their directors, agents, coaches, instructors and other members of the association, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event, from any manner of claims or lawsuits that may result from my participation in this sport.

I further agree to play under the guidelines and rules of the International Federation of Pickleball and the code of conduct set out by Vancouver Pickleball Association.