PADDLE AT THE BEACH PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT Sept. 6-8, 2016
Welcome Pickleballers to the North Myrtle Beach website and the Paddle at the Beach Pickleball Tournament. We hope you have a fun, safe, and rewarding experience playing in our tournament. Here are a few things you need to be aware of:
Play will be self officiated for most matches. We will only provide referees for the championship matches. Line calling responsibilities will be up to the players. Under Rule 6.D. of the IFP Rules, “[T]he player when assigned line-calling duties, operates under the principle that all questionable calls must be resolved in favor of the opponent.” Rules 6.D.1. and 6.D.2 require that players call the lines on their side of the court, excluding the non-volley line on a serve, and that the opponent gets the benefit of the doubt on all line calls.
Please make certain that you announce the score before each serve and that all players hear the score and are in agreement with the score before the serve.
Please remember that your pool play start times on Tuesday are estimates. Actual times will vary. However, court assignments will not vary. Please be near your assigned court at least 15 minutes prior to your start time so that our court managers can find you quickly. On Wednesday and Thursday, except for the initial matches of the day, all court assignments and play times will be done at the Tournament desk.
Etiquette and Seating:
Please stay behind the blue line when walking along the bleachers and we ask that you do not walk past a player that is serving.
In addition, please do not enter a gym while play is in process on the court closest the door.
Thank you for your consideration in these items and coming to play in our tournament!