After a great response to our first and second Challenge Court nights we are adding more courts to accommodate the number of players that want to participate. The Challenge Court series will now be held on AdventHealth Covered Courts 1 through 5 on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Please see below for the new updates.
How does the Challenge Court work?
Pictona’s designated Winners Challenge Court will be covered court #5. Covered courts #1 through #4 will be used as Work Up Courts. The Challenge Court series will be held on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
At 6.30pm, a blind draw using playing cards will determine starting positions on the court and in the paddle rack. All games are played to 11 win, by 2 switch ends at 6. The winners will serve first and begin on the North end. Games will have a 15-minute time limit. Those who want to enter the Challenge will use the paddle rack located at Court #5. Simply place yours and your partners paddle in the next two spaces available. When the games are complete winners, losers and those waiting to enter the Challenge will rotate in the following way.
Winners on the Winners Challenge Court (court #5) will stay
Winners on the Work Up Courts 1, 2, 3 & 4 will move up to the next court as shown on the diagram
Losers on the Winners Challenge Court (court #5) and losers on Work Up Courts 4 & 3 will move down one court as shown on the diagram
Losers on Work Up Courts 1 & 2 will exit and go back to the paddle rack located at court 5
The next 4 paddles (2 teams) waiting in the paddle rack will enter the Challenge at Work Up Court 1 (court #1)
Teams will stay with their partners while they are playing. If you lose and exit the courts, you may change partners the next time you re-enter the Challenge, feel free to switch it up if you get knocked off the challenge court!
Games will be limited to 15 minutes using the clock on the wall above court #5, starting promptly at 6.30pm. It is the responsibility of the next 4 players who will be rotating into the Challenge to call time at the 15 minute mark. Games that are tied play a sudden death point to decide the winner.
When will the Challenge Court Series be held?
The Challenge Court Series will be from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday nights.