By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
If you haven’t played in a pro-supervised pickleball round robin, you are missing out on two exciting hours of learning and enhancing your game while meeting new people along the way.
What is a pro-supervised round robin and how is it different than a drop-in? A drop-in is the way most round robins are structured. Simply, you show up at a pickleball facility and you rotate play with other participants, often without regard to the skill level of the players in attendance. This often results in mismatches in skill level, with players either disappointed in the quality of their matches, or intimidated by the aggressive play of higher skilled players.
A pro-supervised round robin is run by an experienced pickleball pro whose job is to match players by skill level to ensure that everyone is challenged to play their best and no one is intimidated by overly aggressive play.
At the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center, all of our round robins are pro-supervised. We have a morning round robin every day from 10 a.m.-noon, and an afternoon round robin every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m.
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