Format: 2 in, play 2, 2 out
At start of session: Play one, winners remain, split, and play one more; runners-up go to same court queue.
Ongoing: You will play 2 to 11, switching partners each game, then 2 players out and 2 players in from queue.
Court level progression is results based:
Win both - move up one court queue
Split (1 win, 1 loss) - queue up on same court
Runner up both - move down one court queue
Too many paddles!
When the paddle queues become too long, the format will remain the same, however, the games will be shortened to 8 points (no win by 2 points).
Once the paddle queues reduce, games will resume to 11 points (win by 2).
How many paddles are too many? General rule of thumb is more than 8 paddles (per 3-court side). When the paddle queue reduces to 6, resume to 11 point games.
Rotation: a few different rules apply:
Play one game (11 points, win by 2).
Losers leave and go to end of queue:
if rated 4.0/4.5*+, a player may go to the end of the challenge court queue.
if not rated 4.0/4.5*+, the player goes to the end of the court 2 queue.
Winners remain and split sides.
If winner plays three consecutive games, then that player automatically leaves the court and goes to the end of the challenge court queue.
When two (or three) players play on the challenge court, the high/low UPTR players pair up.
*session leader's discretion