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Last updated:  September 6, 2018

MIDLAND AREA PICKLEBALL CLUB

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Brian & Kevin vs Helen & Kathy

​​​TAY SHORES PUBLIC SCHOOL starting on Monday, September 17, 2018


TAY SHORES PUBLIC SCHOOL
125 Jephson St., Victoria Harbour, ON, L0K2A0


There are 2 indoor courts at the school.

The gym floor is some kind of rubberized material and is gentle on the knees.
Great lighting.
Good run out space behind each court.
Gym is divided by a curtain, which hangs an inch above the floor.
They are the two best indoor courts in the Tay Township area and beyond.



PLAY DAYS AND TIMES


New season starts on September 17, 2018.

​We are attempting another pilot program to avoid lengthy wait times.

Here is what we are going to try; Staggering the volume of players and schedule them in groups.
Let's all give the new system a try before changes are made if so requested.

Mondays - LADIES NIGHT

Group 1 plays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (the group should not stay after 8:00 PM)
Group 2 plays from 7:30 to 9:30 PM (the group should not arrive before 7:30 PM)


Tuesdays - MEN's NIGHT

Group 3 plays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (the group should not stay after 8:00 PM)
Group 4 plays from 7:30 to 9:30 PM (the group should not arrive before 7:30 PM) 

Wednesdays - MIXED NIGHT

Groups 2 & 4 play from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (the group should not stay after 8:00 PM)
Groups 1 & 3 play from 7:30 to 9:30 PM (the group should not arrive before 7:30 PM) 

Thursdays - DRILLS & SKILLS & BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATES NIGHT

All groups are welcome at the Drills & Skills workshops from 6:00 to 7:00 PM and work on improving our pickleball skills

Beginners/Intermediates/New players are playing from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

This time is for those who prefer to play at a recreational level vs competitive level.


You may have noticed a half hour overlap between 7:30 and 8:00 PM, this is to phase out the first group.

Criteria used to form groups:

1. Equal number of players in each group, also considering enough players left in the group when snowbirds are going South.
2. Where are their friends playing, who do they prefer to play with most of the time.
3. If a couple, in which group is the spouse playing so they can travel together.
4. Approximate skill level, considering not mixing the very best with the least skilled players.

For a calendar view and availability of days to play, click on the following link:  Calendar of Events

Club MAP members play for FREE.
A
$5.00 drop-in fee applies to non-members only.

Click here for FEES AND SCHEDULES of various places to play with our club MAP.


​​​HOW TO ENJOY PLAYING IN OUR CLUB AT TAY SHORES PUBLIC SCHOOL 



A.  LESS THAN 14 PLAYERS - 1 rack for all
First game -
4 players start a game.
2 winners stay on, split up and 2 new players will join them.

In all consecutive games,
2 players who have not played twice in a row yet stay on, split up and 2 new players will join them.

In other words, each player plays
2 games in a row, regardless of who won or lost the game.
Players who played twice in a row must exit the court and place their paddle back in rotation.

Regular games to 11 points.


 
B.  14 PLAYERS OR MORE - 1 rack for Winners and 1 rack for Non-Winners
All
4 players come off the court, 4 new players go on.
Game ends when one of the teams reaches
9 points.

No 2 points difference.


Playing with specific people


If you want to play with a specific group of people, you can group your paddles together and play together when a court becomes available. 
But if you want to play with a specific foursome, you can’t put your paddles in the rack to line up to play, until all four players are available to line up.  


In other words, you can’t “hold a spot” for someone until they are off the court and ready to play, and you can’t jump the queue to play as a foursome. 


In practice this means that players who wish to put together a specific foursome to play with will have to wait a little longer to play if the courts are busy.

Brian & Helen vs Jeff & Rhonda

Jeff & Mark vs Kevin & Paul