During Open Play sessions (see event schedule), we will be using magnetic white boards to determine rotation on to courts. This rotation process is designed to get players on the court quickly and keep courts full so that everyone is playing lots of pickleball.
Each player will receive a magnet with their name and skill level printed on it. This will be used throughout the entire weekend, so keep track of your magnet!
ONE ROTATION BOARD FOR EVERY FOUR COURTS
Each set of four courts will have its own rotation board as shown below. The rotation board will be placed near those four courts.
Note the green letters in the upper left part of each block: A, B, C, D, E, and F. The rotation on to courts will follow that sequence. Once Block F goes out on to a court, the group in Block A will be next to go out.
Here’s how it works…
Each player determines who they want to play with and places their magnets into the first available block that they will fit into.
No block can jump in front of another block even if they have four players and the blocks in front of them only have one, two, or three players.
In the example above, Block A is next to go out as indicated by the circle magnet with the Pickle Jam Logo. Block A players need one more player to fill their foursome. In order to get play moving, someone from Blocks B-F or another player waiting to get on the board should jump ahead of all others and fill that foursome. Block A players remove their magnets and go out and play.
A player from Block B will now move the circle Pickle Jam logo magnet to their block to indicate that they are next to go out and play. And players in Block B should start asking others if they want to join them.
Again, no block can jump in front of another block even if they have four players and the blocks in front of them only have one, two, or three players.
All players will be given instructions on how the rotation works at check in. Please see one of the administrators of the event if you have questions or problems.