We now offer a shootout module that is completely paperless! This module will keep track of rankings, scores, and players for the shootout managers. This short video below will show you how, in a matter of minutes, you can setup a shootout for players that will run seamlessly. Our shootout module will allow you to easily setup shootouts, allow players to register themselves, and allow players check-in using their mobile phone when they arrive to play! Once the shootout is started, just by a click of a button, it will send a notification to the players letting the know which court they going to playing on and who they are playing, allowing shootout manger to sit back and relax.
Playing in a shoot-out should be fun and should be about the playing time. Using our shootout module will allow players to have more time playing the sport they love. The video below will show you how easy it is, as a player, to be involved in a Pickleball Den mobile shootout. We make it simple for players to enter the scores for the shootout games for a less stressful shootout. We make playing simple!
Initial Player Placement
With your initial setup, you may choose to rate your players yourself this way when the shootout module is used for the 1st time, players will be placed on the court in a more organized manner. After the first shootout, the software will start calculating player rankings based on game play.
After the 1st round, clubs may opt to run a 2nd round of the shootout. A round typically lasts around 1 hour and 15 minutes based on games 11 win by 1. After the 1st round, you simply “Create Another Shootout” and you are able to get players back out on the courts within a few minutes. Or you may decide to up the points per game (e.g. 15 win by 1) and just make the 1st round last longer and only do 1 round. It’s your choice.
If you decide to do two rounds, one issue that may arise is a court is taking a long time to finish their games which holds all the other players up. Typically though players don’t mind a respite between rounds and this normally is not a problem. However, a court can become a bottleneck. There are some solutions. Convert the remaining game(s) to rally scoring, or have the games start off @ 3 points to speed up the final games. Or you may simply have them end their game with next winning point (e.g. if game is @ 6 points vs 7 points) you may just end it, then add 4 points to each team. Maybe a small disclaimer to players that this may arise as part of the shootout experience. If a court finds themselves behind, they may as a group keep their games going.
Remember, a happy club manager makes for happy pickleball players! Feed your club manager often with kindness!