A “Round Robin” is structured form of play for club members and organized by TPC skill level. It is designed so that all players are playing against people of roughly equal ability, which makes play the most fun and reasonably competitive.
You must play at your designated TPC Skill Level as per the "membership roster" located under the Membership tab on the TPC website. New TPC members can use their USAPA rating for initial entry. Existing TPC members must go through the rating process and receive a higher rating to move up levels.
Round Robins are played over a two-hour time span. When more than 19 players are present games will be set at 10 minutes each. There is a 4.0. 3.5, 3.0, 2.5 & 2.0 & Women's round robin. Participants in the 4.0. 3.5, 3.0, 2.5 , 2.0 and Women's ladders should play in the corresponding 4.0. 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 or Women's round robin. Women's round robin is open to all levels.
4.0 = 4.0 and above
3.5 = 3.5 and above
3.0 = 3.0 and above
2.5 = 2.5 and above
2.0 = 2.0 and above
Women's = All skill levels
Players can play on only one Round Robin 4.0. 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 or Women's. Players must play within their TPC skill level in the numeric round robins.
In the two hours allocated to each Round Robin you will play eight games, each with a different partner and against a different pair of opponents. When you arrive, you will be assigned a number. Your number remains yours throughout the session and dictates which court you play on, with whom you are playing as a partner, and against which opponents. Your Round Robin Captain will help you get started with this. A Round Robin Captain is present at every Round Robin. Please arrive no later than fifteen minutes before the Round Robin is scheduled to start. There is no limit to participating players that arrive before play begins and sign in.
Players may team up with another player and split play between the eight games. Both players must be signed up (side by side) and in attendance at the start of round robin play. One or both players must be in attendance for the entire duration of the round robin.
After each game, you will play with a new partner and against new opponents. By the end of eight games you will have played with eight different partners and against different opponent combinations. You may have a one or more “byes” (where you sit out for a game) if there is an uneven number of players or more than 16 players signed up.