Sequim Picklers’ Organized Play for Members Only (updated 05.10.2023)
(See the Play & Activities Calendar for exact dates.)
Rated Play (Members only)
Every Saturday* at Carrie Blake Park courts from March through October (*except on tournament weekends).
Due to overcrowding on the courts, Rated Play is now split up by rating level:
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — 2.0-3.0-level players
10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon — 3.5-and-above-level players
Please try not to show up before your time rating begins.
Rated Play is:
— Organized, competitive play within rating brackets.
— Available to members of Sequim Picklers only.
— Statistics are recorded and provided to Pickleball Brackets, producing a player’s USA Pickleball Tournament Player Rating (UTPR).
NEW! Advanced Play (Members only)
Fridays, 2-4 p.m. Advanced Play. Sequim Pickler Kendal Wake and other 4.0+ players are available to help 3.5-and-up rated players with drills and games to improve their skills.
League Play (Members only)
Sequim Picklers’ League Play, Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m., at Carrie Blake Park courts during spring, summer, and fall months.
The dates of Summer Sequim Picklers’ League Play are May 23 and 30, and June 6, 13, 20, and 27.
You MUST sign up in advance to participate. For Summer 2023 League Play, email Gayle Powers (SUBJECT LINE: SUMMER LEAGUE PLAY).
You will receive a confirmation when your request to sign up is received. To participate you must commit to showing up for all six sessions.
- Available to members of Sequim Picklers only.
- To participate in League Play, you must sign up in advance (see link below).
- Each seasonal League Play lasts 6 weeks. Summer League play will begin in late May or early June, and Fall League play in late July or early August. There will be separate sign-ups for both Summer League and Fall League play.
- A commitment to play for the full league time period (6 weeks) is required. (In cases where an absence can’t be avoided, you are responsible for finding a suitable substitute who plays at a comparable level to your own.)
- Players play with and against others at their level.
- In each game, you play with a different partner and against a different pair of opponents.
- Scores will be recorded, but will only be used to determine a player’s personal percentage of points upon request. (Contact Gayle Powers if you’re interested in tracking your improvement using points earned per game instead of wins and losses.)
- Although there are a variety of formats for League Play, we currently use ROUND ROBIN PLAY, in which players play with and against others at their level.
‘Stepping-Up’ Advanced Beginners Classes
Graduates of Sequim Picklers’ Beginners’ Classes over the past year who have joined Sequim Picklers have a chance to take their game to the next level by becoming part of our “Stepping-Up” Classes, taught by some of the Club’s best players and instructors.
- Players with the same rating (to be determined by instructors) are grouped together to work on the same skill.
- Each set of four players works on a designated court with their own teacher for all four weeks.
Stepping-Up Classes are Sundays from 1-3 p.m. and run for four weeks. Class size is limited to 16 players and players MUST sign up for the four-week session in advance by emailing Pickleball Court Operations Committee (PCOC) member Gayle Powers (SUBJECT LINE: STEPPING-UP). You will receive a confirmation when your request to sign up is received. To participate you must commit to showing up for all four sessions.
After the four-week session, Stepping-Up students “graduate,” and a new set of Beginners’ Classes graduates/Club members are able to participate.
Beginners’ Classes (Members and nonmembers welcome)
3-5 P.M. Sundays, March through October.*
(*except on tournament weekends).
- Open to both members and non-members and to all age groups.
- Pickleballs provided.
- Free participation for four (4) weeks only. If interested in continuing to learn, first, become a member of Sequim Picklers, then sign up for Stepping-Up Classes (see description and sign-up link below)
- Paddles are available on loan during classes. NOTE: If you have a paddle, please bring it with you to class. If you don’t have a paddle, your instructor will issue you a loaner paddle to share with other beginning players. Please return the loaner paddle to your instructor after class.