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Sequim Picklers’ Organized Play


Beginners’ Classes (Members and nonmembers welcome)

Beginners’ Classes are held every Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m., spring through fall,

at Carrie Blake Park courts, beginning April 7th and running through the end of October. ​​

  • Open to both members and nonmembers and to all age groups. Participation is limited to four classes.

  • This is a drop-in format.

  • Bring Water.

  • Sports clothing and court shoes are highly recommended.​​

  • Pickleballs provided.​​

  • 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.

See the Play & Activities Calendar for exact dates. Check website for cancellations due to weather.

Advanced Beginners Class 

Sequim Pickler Phil Milliman leads a session for Advanced Beginners every

Tuesday at 1:30, weather permitting. This is tailored to “graduates” of our Sunday

Beginner’s Classes and others trying to build their pickleball skills.

To participate, you should know the basics of the game and how to keep score. Phil and friends will get you a little further down the pickleball trail.  The format is to start with ten to twenty minutes of focus on particular skills and then open play, where you can apply learnings and play with people of similar skills, with coaching from Phil and others. Phil and friends are learning their game right along with you and sometimes let you test your skills on them.



Skinny Singles (Members Only)

FRIDAYs 2:00 - 3:00

Members have the opportunity to attain, test, and document their ratings. Players are assigned courts, play 8-minute games, and record their scores. They will then rotate and repeat. Scores will be very carefully reviewed to see how unrated players score against rated players that they have played. The unrated player will be given a starting rating based on these scores. Scores will then be entered into Pickleball Brackets (a rating algorithm) and players will receive an updated rating the following week. Newly rated players will receive an email with their scores and information on their ratings. These ratings are a great Sequim Picklers Perk!

Why Skinny Singles?

= Individual play is the primary variable; other players cannot avoid hitting you the ball

= Results in a more accurate and therefore legitimate rating 

= Provides clarity on individual strengths and weaknesses

= Correlates well  to doubles play


Pickleball Brackets Explained

Pickleball Brackets is a rating system that measures point differential. When two players enter a match, PB generates a predicted outcome based on current ratings. If a player beats the predicted outcome by a small margin their rating will tick slightly upward. It is important to remember that when overmatched, you are predicted to lose. The algorithm takes into account what would likely happen in real life. The use of a predicted outcomes allows for valid measurements in a variety of matches.

Ladder Play (Members Only)

Held  at Carrie Blake courts, will begin April 1st and will happen each Monday and Wednesday. Built in group competition without the long-term, weekly, commitment of a traditional ladder league. Each week the ladder starts anew.


Individual players are randomly assigned a position on the ladder. Games are timed and teams move up or down the ladder based on win/ loss. With each progression, competing opponents trade partners. The ladder continually cycles. A queue will hold excess players and they will rotate into the ladder. There are no eliminations. If it is not possible to fill a two-court ladder, ladder play will be replaced by a round-robin.  


Monday 5:15 - 7:00

Ladder 1     Beginner - For players looking to meet and test skills with other novice players.

Ladder 2     2.5 - 2.9

Tuesday 5:15  - 7:00

Ladder 3     3.5+


Wednesday 5:15  - 7:00

Ladder 4     3.0 - 3.4

The PCOC is BUSY putting together a variety of clinics and other types of organized play for the Sequim Pickler membership. Come back to this page often to see what is being offered. 

See the Play & Activities Calendar for exact dates.

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