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Pickleball Ladder

Rainout Status: To Be Updated As Necessary

Pickleball Ladder

Pickleball Doubles Ladder

ADULTS

Join the ladder league for 4 weeks of structured pickleball play with a partner!

The partners stay together the entire session and play other teams in a round-robin format.  This structured play allows teams to work together on strategy and partnership skills. The Ladder format of play is designed so that players play mostly with others of similar skill levels. Your ranking on a ladder is based upon your winning percentage (the ratio of points won to total points possible for games played). Teams will move up or down the ladder based upon their winning percentage.

Players will self-rate their pickleball skill level (see Self Rating Guide) when registering, and you’ll be matched with players of similar ability. Your level may be adjusted by coordinators, and also may change during the session. Players will confirm their availability Wednesdays. Match assignments will come out Friday evening.

Each week an email will be sent out to those who have expressed interest in playing that Rain-outs may be added to the end of the season.

Players may join the ladder late. Register by Noon Wednesday to play Saturday!

Rain-outs may result in re-scheduling, and/or adding dates to end of session. Check website if weather is uncertain.

Info: Coordinated by Jean Mylen jeanmylen@gmail.com with help from other Pickleball enthusiasts.

Location:  South Whidbey Sports Complex (soccer fields) at 5598 Langley Rd, Langley. The courts are painted in the SW parking lot. MAP 

LevelsRate yourself!

Dates/Time: Saturdays, September 11-October 2, sometime between 11am and 1pm

Fee: $15 per player (which comes out to $30 per team). Each player must register themselves and will indicate their partner’s name.

Register: SIGN UP HERE, then email Jean at jeanmylen@gmail.com with your availability by Wednesday for the coming Saturday.

PLEASE REVIEW OUR COVID-19 safety plan prior to registering. We will follow Washington State Guidance for Sports Activities, as they are updated.

Health Screening:

  • Temperature Check Participants must take their own temperature shortly before arriving at the program. Additional temperature checks with a non-contact thermometer may also be conducted at check-in. Stay home if you have a fever.
  • Stay home if you or anyone in your household have experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms (not attributable to another condition such as seasonal allergies) in the 14 days prior to the program such as: a fever of 100.4 or higher; cough; sore throat; chills; loss of taste or smell; muscle or body aches; respiratory illness or difficulty breathing; or headache. If you fall ill, please let us know. If you reply to one of our health screening questions in a way that needs more clarification, we’ll have you step to the side while we get the rest of the folks checked in, then chat with you.
  • Stay home if you or anyone in your household been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon arrival.
  • Wear a cloth face covering at check-in and when in crowds. Everyone should refrain from touching their faces.
  • Privacy Upon arrival we may ask you some basic health questions about symptoms and exposure. If you would like to discuss anything in a more private way, please call us or email before the program starts.
  • If we are made aware that a participant, volunteer or staff person tested positive for COVID-19, fellow participants and volunteers who have been in close contact and exposed will be notified, while maintaining privacy.

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Pickleball Individual Ladder

ADULTS, ALL LEVELS

Join the ladder league for 6 weeks of structured pickleball play! No partner required! Players register individually and then each week are placed in groups of 4, 5 or 6 based on their position on the ladder. They then play with and against the other players in their group. All play is gender neutral unless otherwise specified.

The Ladder format of play is designed so that players play mostly with others of similar skill levels. Your ranking on a ladder is based upon your winning percentage (the ratio of points won to total points possible for games played). Players will move up or down the ladder based upon their winning percentage.

Players will self-rate their pickleball skill level (see Self Rating Guide) when registering, and you’ll be matched with players of similar ability. Your level may be adjusted by coordinators, and also may change during the season. Players will confirm their availability Wednesdays. Match assignments will come out by Friday evening.

Each week an email will be sent out to those who have expressed interest in playing that week.  The Ladder coordinator will assign four players to a specific court where they will play a Round Robin.  Three games will be played with rotating players –  each game set at 15 for a win.  For example, Players 1 and 2 are partners against Players 3 and 4.  Players 3 and 4 win the game each receiving 15 points; players 1 and 2 achieved 11 points.  Points are recorded on an individual score sheet provided for that court.  Points/percentages are calculated by the Ladder Coordinator and posted.  An email with that game’s results is sent to all players on the roster.  Weekly partners are different but assigned within the A Ladder or B Ladder.

You do not have to play EVERY week to participate and you can join any time.

Rain-outs may be added to the end of the season.

Just here for the weekend? Sign up in advance to drop in.

Players may join the ladder at any time. Register by Noon Wednesday to play Saturday!

Info: Coordinated by Jean Mylen jeanmylen@gmail.com with help from other Pickleball enthusiasts.

Location:  South Whidbey Sports Complex (soccer fields) at 5598 Langley Rd, Langley. The courts are painted in the SW parking lot. MAP 

LevelsRate yourself!

Dates/Time: 6 Saturdays, between July 17 and September 4, between 11am to 1pm. There will most likely be no games July 31.

Fee: $20 per person; $10 drop-in as space is available.

Register: SIGN UP HERE, then email Jean at jeanmylen@gmail.com with your availability by Wednesday for the coming Saturday.

 

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Intro to Pickleball

Intro to Pickleball

Beginner Player Course

ADULTS, BEGINNERS*

Learn as you play and become a Pickler in no time! If you are new to the game or would like to brush up on your skills, this 2-day course is for you! You will learn the basics of pickleball rules, terminology, primary skills, coordination, introduction to the court, and more. Come catch Picklemania! After completing the class, we hope you’ll join us for our regular Pickleball program!

Bring: Paddle (loaner paddles are available by request at registration), water bottle. We will provide nets and balls.

Location: South Whidbey Sports Complex at 5598 Langley Rd, Langley. The courts are painted in the SW parking lot.

Instructor: Barry Haworth, cbhaworth@verizon.net, with assistance from other avid picklers.

Rain-Out Plan: Class may be postponed due to inclement weather. Check your email one hour prior to class if conditions are uncertain. We will attempt to re-schedule Wednesday classes to Friday, and Friday classes to the following Monday.

Schedule: Mon & Wed | August 29 & 31 | 1-3pm | $25 – Registration opens soon!

*Check website for additional and kid-friendly sessions: swparks.org/event/intro-to-pickleball

After completing the class, we hope you’ll join us for our Drop-In Pickleball program!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

We will follow Washington State Guidance for Sports Activities, as they are updated.

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS 

  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon arrival.
  • Cloth or disposable face coverings are optional.
  • If we are made aware that a participant, volunteer or staff person tested positive for COVID-19, fellow participants and volunteers who have been exposed will be notified, while maintaining privacy.

Isolation and quarantine recommendations are different for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.

ISOLATION – For those who test positive for COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
  • QUARANTINE – For those who have been exposed to COVID-19
    • If you have been boosted – OR – completed the primary series of Pfizer/Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months – OR – completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:
    • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
    • Test on day 5, if possible. If you develop symptoms, get tested and stay home.
    • If you completed the primary series of Pfizer/Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted – OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted – OR – are unvaccinated:
      • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
      • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
      • Test on day 5 if possible. If you develop symptoms, get tested and stay home.

Get a discount on pickleball gear!

Our Picklers can use a discount to receive 5% off everything at www.PickleballCentral.com. An additional 5% of your purchase will go to us in the form of an end-of-year gift certificate.

Club Name: South Whidbey Parks & Rec

Discount Code: CRSWhidbey

Pickleball Net Check-Out

You may check out a portable pickleball net to use at the primitive outdoor courts at South Whidbey Sports

Complex. The courts are painted in the SW parking lot. You’ll provide your own paddles and balls. The net may be checked out during our normal business hours, free of charge.

 

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Pickleball Community Day

Saturday, August 13, 10am-2pm

 

 

 

 

ADULTS & FAMILIES WELCOME

Come experience pickleball with us! Learn about opportunities for learning and playing Pickleball in our Community.

  • Demonstrations
  • Practice Courts
  • Raffle prizes (pickleball starter kit, pickleball lessons)
  • Snacks for Kids
  • Sign up for pickleball programs
  • Learn about upcoming pickleball court projects
  • Find local pickleball opportunities

All free activities. Invite a friend!

EVENT LOCATION
South Whidbey Sports Complex
5598 Langley Rd, Langley WA 98260
Courts are in the SW parking area

LOCAL PICKLEBALL GROUPS

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District
www.swparks.org | recreation@whidbey.com | (360) 221-6788

Whidbey Island Pickleball Club
whidbeyislandpickleball@whidbey.com

 

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Pickleball

 

CHECK OUT OUR PICKLEBALL CALENDAR FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Get a discount on pickleball gear!

Our Picklers can use a discount to receive 5% off everything at www.PickleballCentral.com. An additional 5% of your purchase will go to us in the form of an end-of-year gift certificate.
Club Name: South Whidbey Parks & Rec
Discount Code: CRSWhidbey

 

INDOOR PICKLEBALL

ADULTS, ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Bring: Water bottle, paddle (some loaners available), athletic shoes

Location: South Whidbey Community Center – 723 Camano Ave, Langley

***Please see map for alternative entrance while Community Center is undergoing construction.

Fee: $6/day, exact change paid at check-in. Click here to join our roster once, then drop-in to play when you choose!

Limited Space: Max 18 players per day

Schedule:

Days and times subject to change

Morning Drop-In Pickleball: 

Mon/Wed/Fri | Begins Oct 3 | 10:30am-12:30pm | $6

Evening Drop-In Pickleball: 

Mon | Begins Oct 3 | 6-8pm | $6

Wed | Begins Oct 5 | 5-7pm | $6

NEW – Novice Drop-In Pickleball: 

Tue | Begins Oct 4 | 3-5pm | $6

OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL 

Outdoor Drop-In Pickleball season will begin again in Spring 2023. Check back for more information in the future.

Pickleball Net Check-Out

You may check out our portable pickleball net to use at the outdoor courts at the South Whidbey Sports Complex (soccer fields) at 5598 Langley Rd, Langley. The courts are painted in the SW parking lot. MAP

You’ll need to provide your own paddles and balls. The net may be checked out during our normal business hours, Mon-Thu 8:30-5:00 or Fri 8:30-4:30. Net check-out is free of charge. Ask us for info on court usage schedules.

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Whidbey Island Pickleball Tournament – CANCELLED

CANCELLED

August 3-4, 2019

Featuring:

  • Men’s Doubles – August 3 | 8am – 8pm (Actual schedule may vary)
  • Women’s Doubles – August 3 | 8am – 8pm (Actual schedule may vary)
  • Mixed Doubles – August 4 | 8am – 8pm (Actual schedule may vary)
  • 2.5-5.0 Divisions

Included in event:

  • 2 match minimum
  • Player snacks
  • Music
  • Medals for top finishers in each bracket.

Fee: $30 per person, per event.

Location:  South Whidbey High School Tennis Courts, 5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley

Questions: Call Lindsey Newman at (425)622-3462 or email lindseynewman27@gmail.com

Weather: Rain may cause the event to be cancelled. NO REFUNDS.

PLEASE REGISTER BY JULY 3rd; event may be cancelled if minimums are not reached. Refunds will be issued.

Stay: Visit the Langley Chamber for info on lodging & local activities.

REGISTER HERE