South East England Doubles League
28th August Results
Summer holidays took their toll so we had just 18 players at the last session. That gave us a chance to change the format slightly. Two groups of 9 so that people got to play with and against more people in the evening. Sadly, Bill got injured in his 9th game and had to retire. We also had a retirement in group 2. Retirements meant that an unequal number of games were played by all players, so the standings table has been calculated using % games won.
31st July Results
A good evening was had by all except Kevin who had to retire due to a twist to his knee. Luckily we had one group of 6 so Janet volunteered to make the 5 up on court 3. This means that there were two parts to the event for courts 3 and 4. Just glad that we could adapt on the fly and still ensure everyone got plenty of games. Lisa didn’t like the ball but she found a way to play with it, finishing 2nd in the standings!
26th June Results
We had 3 courts of 5 on the 26th, partly because of Eastbourne Tennis and partly because someone had to cancel at the last minute as they had been contacted by Track & Trace. We truly appreciate the sacrifice that person made by following the rules and protecting everyone from Covid-19.
It was good to see Steve White back in action with his new knee! There must have been some very long matches because, unusually, not all the games were played this time!
29th May Results
Our first session was Saturday 29th May. 24 players pleased to be back competing against each other. Here are the results.
Future league sessions have been booked for: 26th June, 31st July, 28th August, 25th Sept, 30th Oct, 27th Nov, 18th Dec.
The relaxing of lockdown meant that we were able to stage a socially distanced Doubles League on 8th and 24th August, 5th and 19th September. We were limited to 24 players over 4 courts and 6 players were allocated to a court with curtains dividing the courts. Each player played with everyone and against everyone on their court, for a minimum of 8 games but in most cases 10 games over the evening. It was lovely to see so many happy faces on all of these evenings. The results are displayed below. Several games were recorded on the first 3 sessions. Links to the videos are here.
Our session on #WorldPickleballDay 10.10.20 – was filled within 48 hours of registration opening. We thought it would be appropriate to give the session a twist by seeing how many games we could get through in a 200 minute timeframe. The answer is 113! Rally scoring really speeded games up. Instead of an average of 16 minute games, games took between 6.6-7.4 minutes.
Doubles League Dates for 2020
- 11th January
- 15th February
- 14th March
- 11th April
- 9th May
- 13th June
- 11th July
- 8th August
- 19th September
- 10th October
- 14th November
- 12th December
SOUTHERN ENGLAND Singles League 2019
The SE Singles League met at Maidstone YMCA for 10 months and raised over £500 for pickleballEngland.
The idea of the Singles League was to give players an opportunity to practise their singles game and to improve their skills in a competitive environment. Often it isn’t possible to have singles play in club sessions due to the number of people waiting for games. Of course singles is also an excellent work out to get in shape!
The final results and medal winners can be found on the October Results page which you can access below.
This League has now been replaced by the Doubles League.
Monthly Results with YTD League Tables
There is a page covering each month’s play. Click on the button for the month you are interested in!