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Frequently Asked Questions

PPL Scoring and Format

How does PPL scoring differ to regular Pickleball scoring?

PPL uses a rally scoring format that means every point counts towards your score rather than only points won on serve. In PPL matches we also play first to 15 best of 3 sets instead of first to 11 best of 3 sets.

How does a team win a match?

There are 6 games in each match: mens/womens singles, mens/womens doubles and 2 mixed doubles games - whoever has the most wins at the end wins the overall match. If the match is tied at 3-3 then it is decided with dreambreaker.

What is the format of a dreambreaker? 

Each captain chooses the order of their team 1-4 with 2 men and 2 women. Each person plays 4 singles points then rotates out for the next player. This keeps going until one team reaches 21 by 2 clear points. 

What is the significance of the regular season and the PPL Finale?

Each team plays every other team twice during the regular season and gain 2 points for a win and 0 points for a loss. The finale is a knockout event where the top 2 teams during the regular season get a bye into the semi finals - but every team goes into the finale still with the chance to be crowned champions!


Who can sign up for the PPL draft?

Anybody can sign up for the PPL draft!

How are the teams selected?

The teams are selected by each of our 6 team captains - 3 men and 3 women in a snake draft format live so that everyone can follow along to see where they get picked!

Who is playing? 

We have some of the top players in the UK and Europe competing in the PPL. Check out the Teams, Captains and information here

Season 2...


What is new in season 2?

PPL is taking a big step forward next year announcing a new Challenger division for up and coming players looking to break into Premier and also a Masters 50+ league. These will run alongside the main Premier division. 

When is the draft for PPL season 2?

We are still finalising details for specific dates and times for season 2 so stay tuned  for updates!

Are there going to be festivals alongside PPL events next year?

Yes, each PPL event next season is going to be run over a weekend with the Challenger and Masters events on the Saturday and the Premier matches and festival on the Sunday!

Is there going to be any coaching opportunities to get involved in?

Across the PPL weekend there will be pro clinics being run by some of the best players in the country! These will be available for anyone to sign up to and will cover a range of shots/tactics and skill levels.

How do I sign up for the PPL clinics and festivals moving forward?

For season 2 all signups for clinics and festivals will be available through the website - this will be your one stop shop for all things PPL! (Speaking of shops PPL merchandise will also be coming soon)

How do I get involved?

We are open to hear about all potential sponsorship opportunities and partnerships moving forward into season 2 - if you have any questions or want to find out more about what options there are you can contact us here


How do I stay up to date with PPL?

The best way to keep up to date is to follow us on Instagram  

Stay tuned for giveaways/announcements and more!

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