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How to start a wallyball league by George Schneider, MN, WIN! Certified League Director
There are several things to consider when making plans to start up a wallyball league. Besides having enough players to make the league work, you will need to insure you have a facility capable of accommodating your league. There should be enough courts which are not committed to other events (such as racquetball) and not conflicting with leagues or tournaments for other events.
The playing facility must also be capable of supporting wallyball nets. If the facility does not have holes drilled for anchor bolts to support the nets, you can consider using suction cup net holders.
Steps in starting a wallyball league
Estimate the number of players who are interested in playing in a league. You will need to field the following information:
a. Skill levels for the players
b. Nights of the week players are available
c. Full-time or part-time participation
d. Method for choosing the teams for fair play
e. Players are willing to play with each other (for setting up teams)
Locate a facility which can accommodate your league
a. Make sure there are enough courts
i. Considering the other events at the facility, can they accommodate your league?
b. Is membership to the facility required for all players?
i. If so, will they allow "drop in" non-members on a "play by pay" basis?
c. Check out the facility's wallyball equipment
i. If they do not have any, are they willing to purchase equipment for play?
ii. If the facility does not want to purchase equipment, can your league provide it?
d. Does the playing courts have holes drilled for nets?
i. If they do not, is the facility willing to do so to accommodate wallyball?