Dinks & Drinks
Members’ Season-Ending Fun Tournament & Pub Celebration
When: Saturday, September 8th from 12:00-2:30PM
Where: Sechelt Arena (10:30-2:30PM), Pebbles Restaurant 2:30-4:30PM
Who: Members of Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association
A fun round robin event of team pickleball played in the non-volley zone. Each team consists of 5 players ranging from novice to advanced dinkers. All shots must be taken on the bounce and must land in the Non-Volley zone. Any shot landing outside the non-volley zone is a fault. Coin toss for serve. Serve is a ‘cross-court’ dink that must bounce in the NVZ. Every player on the team will play with each team-mate, once. Each dink game is played to 7 points. The number of points won are added to your team’s scorecard. The top 4 teams play in a semi-final match where each team selects 2 of its players to participate. Winning teams meet in the final, but cannot use the same two players.
Tournament Director: John Bell
From Dinks to Drinks:
After the tournament, we invite players, spouses, and other members who may not have played in the tournament, to head over to the to Pebbles to applaud the winners and celebrate the end of a successful summer of pickleball at the arenas.
Like all tournaments, logistics become challenging with odd numbers of players and teams. Our goal is to have 40 players making up 8 teams of 5 dinkers per team. We encourage you to register early so that you are not left out of the tournament. However, 3 courts will be set aside for regular play for members not registered in the tournament and non-members who may come to the arena that night.
There is no cost to play in the tournament beyond the usual $4.00 SCRD arena fee.
Rating (circle): 2.0-2.75, 3.0-3.25, 3.5, 3.75+
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Note: Entries beyond 40 players will be added to a ‘wait list.’ If we have 10 on the list we will make 2 additional teams.
For those not participating in the tournament, the arena will be open at 10:30AM and all 9 courts will be available for regular play from 10:30 – NOON. When the tournament starts, 3 courts will be assigned for regular play.