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Guidance for Creating a Line Up across your club
How does your club's #1 team Line Up
If you like Numbers Here is some deep dives of D1 and D2
How Good were the ratings in Week 2
How good was the Ratings System - Week 1
Who can run with the Big Dogs???
Ratings Review D-1 week 1.5
2018/19 D1 predictions as seen by Watson
You are more than just a number To the MMWAARC
Platform Tennis - A Poem by Charlotte Sikora
Vlatko invites everyone to his fund raiser for the Oldest Public Tennis Club in Bosnia @ WCC
The First Annual Greg Woodward Memorial Invitational
Dollar Bill's 4th Annual America's Guest Invitational
Waynesborough Spoils Philly Cricket’s Repeat Party!
Super B & C Recap!
Philly Cricket is heading back to the finals after defeating Wallingford in an exciting match!!
D1 – Waynesborough takes their spot in the D1 Playoff Final!!
Not even the Prognosticator Could Have Presaged This.
Kennett is the Center of The Universe Thursday night
Changing of the Guard at the Top of D1
The Prognosticator watches teams Lover's Leap to Lower Divisions
BREAKING NEWS: Officials raid the offices of MMWAARC headquarters!!!
D1 - Week 14 and a Parade
Prognosticating Black Wednesday (Judgment Day)
D1 - Week 13
Men's Masters Recap 45's, 55's, and 60's.
The Prognosticator Fears for Those in the Sights of the Double Jumpers
D1 Recap - Week 12
The Prognosticator Watches as the Great Divide Evolves
The Line in the Sand has been Set in D1 as we are now in the Split!
Thursday Night Rulers of the Land
Good Sportsmanship always rules the day!
The Push to the Finish Begins
All Hail the Wednesday Night All Stars
Wallingford takes over 1st place alone - Serving is the Order of the Day.
The Prognosticator watches as the Top 6 / Bottom 6 Culling Looms
Super C Recap
Super B Recap - Sorry for the late post
Diane Straus - The Champion of Platform Tennis
D1 - Vegas Early Predictions and Stocking Stuffers
League resumes in 1 week: Two weeks to the Split!
D5 Lehigh Death Star descends on Delaware and crushes
The Hateful 8
Three way Tie at the Top of D1 in week 8???
Waynesborough and Wallingford are battling it out for both 1st place and last place.
Epic Battle taking place in D3 this Thursday
Nov 29/30 Matches of the week Performance:
Week 7 in the Books, features Rookie Mistake, Wilmington hanging on and New Rivalry Forming!!,
MAPTA's latest regular feature from The Petulant Prognosticator
Controversy mars what was an almost perfect The Amateur event held by MAPTA
D1 - Review
We lost a great one..
Match of the Week in D3, D4, and D6
WILMINGTON WAY WAY WAY OVER 60 RESULTS
Stranger Things happening in the Philly Area
Week 2 - Who has the Glass Slipper?
MMWAARC issues emergency rules changes for matches played at Wallingford, issues challenge for a better solution.
Week 1 is in the books for the D1 boys.
Click Here to see Up and Down at the End of the year
The Amateur - A new Paddle Event by MAPTA - Pro's need not apply
Vegas Releases its D1 predictions for the first 11 weeks for 2017/18
Martins Dam nears completion of their Warming Hut.
Our very own Jeff Shrager will be featured on an episode of House Hunters International
MMWAARC Annual Meeting Agenda
Chester Valley teams compete in the First Annual Interclub Nationals!!
Congrats to the players with the most wins in MAPTA over the last 9 years!!
3rd Annual Dollar Bill's America's Guest Invitational
Welcome your 2016/17 D1 Champs - Philly Cricket - Sign up for the Spring League.
Are you ready for a Parade??? Will it be in Philly or Paoli????
(to the tune of spinning wheel by The Blood Sweat and Tears) – Some Go Up… Some Go Down….
D1 - week 15 and a nasty case of Defaultitis
Celebrity Bartender Information - February 7th Great American Pub in Paoli
Men's Masters Recap
So... You want to be a member of the MMWAARC... Be like Nick.... Not like the other guy!!
Windy City Bound
Congrats to the 2017 Champions - Be Aware of Double Jump Rules.
D1 is playing for 4th and 9th with 3 weeks to go!!
Players and Fans eat up the PA States!
Week 12 Surprises and Rest Stops
It's Time for a Split - D1 week 11 Review
10 Weeks are in the books as we have just one match left before the break!!
Wilmington WAY WAY WAY Over 50 Tournament
With week 9 in the books, the D1 question is Who is MAPTA's Wyatt?
MAPTA Super B Recap
MAPTA Super C Recap
It was Turn Back the Clock Week and the Legend of the Billy Goat is gone?
The Deadest Fox
Week 7 is in the books!!
Vlatko Najdek and Scott Falatek take the 2016 Delaware Nationals
It was the Tim and Peter Show at the Delaware 45's
2016 Chaos in the Cage
We are past the half way point before the break in D1 Update
MAPTA - Once again representing in the Green Mountain Open
Rain Rain go away - MMWAARC misses forecast by an hour!!
Another First in D1 happened on a record warm Week 3
Week 2 is in the Upside Down!!
Welcome Back to D1 Paddle 2016/2017 Season.
The Dam has Burst!
Vegas Releases its D1 predictions for the first 11 weeks.
2016 - 17 Calendar is below
2017 APTA Platform Interclub Championships has been announced
Dollar Bill's America's Guest Invitational (2nd Annual) - Recap
Super B and Super C Champions are Crowned.
Wallingford takes home their first D1 Playoff Crown... Do you believe in Miracles....
We are all set for the final night of the D1 play-offs
D1 Play-Offs Start this week and Double Jumps
Philadelphia Open is this Weekend
Calling all year-end All Star teams?
Eger and Peppiatt capture Maryland States.
With 2 weeks to go, we currently have some teams eligible to move up a division (or two)!
The MMWAARC has created a schedule that absolutely everyone hates!!
TBT - D1 Style - This is the presason article from the 2008/9 Season...
Super B Champs!
1 Week to go before the Split - D1 Results
Our First Super C Champs are Crowned
Amazing opportunity for Paddle Clinic run by players ranked #1 and #2 in the Country.
No News this week!
News from The Green Mountain State (must be a slow paddle news day)
Rain Rain go away.....
Is your team in 4th to last place... If so, you might want to read this..
Team TastyKake take home the Delaware Nationals
Division 1 – Just Past the Half-Way Point - Scoring History....
2015 Chaos in the Cage (Final draw at the bottom of article)
5 Weeks in the books - Can you name everyone in this picture (no peaking till you read the last paragraph),
Week 4 - D1 Paddle Recap
South takes the first
D1 - Week 3 in Review
Our first installment of who are people in the MAPTA neighborhood.
D1 - Week 2 Paddle in Review by Suds
D1 paddle is underway for the 2015-16 season
Too Old for Paddle??? Never too old for MAPTA Paddle league!!!
Pre-Season D1 Vegas Predictions.
Division Rules Coordinators
Final 2014/15 Standings and 2015/16 Division Preliminary Placements
Philly Cricket - The 2015 D1 Champions
D1 Play Offs
Moving on Up!
Philly Open Details
MAPTA - Adult/Child
Week 12 is now on the books - D1
Vlatko Najdek and Scott Falatek Take the PA States
Your Leaders at the Split!
Still eligible to Double Jump as of 12/19
Region 3 President Cup Standings
Sign Up now for the Philly Open!!!!
Double Jump Eligibility
Results of the MAPTA "Super B"
Falatek and Vlatko win again!
2014 Region 3 45+ Ranking
Region 3 President Cup Points
Foote/ Polk are the Delaware 45's Champions!!
The Philly Open is Back!!!
Welcome Back to Tenniscores for the 2014-15 Season
Waynesborough wins D1 Championship Title for Third Straight Year
Paddle by the Numbers!!
Come out to watch the D1 Play-Offs on February 27th... FREE BEER!! FREE BEER!!
Moving on Up to the Big Time!!
Week 11 in the books and nothing (well almost nothing) is decided yet in D1 Philly Paddle
WEEK 1 after the split
Week 10 is in the books and 1 week to go before the SPLIT!
Twas the night before Christmas....
WOW D1 Philly Paddle – Week 8 shows why you play the matches?
Week 7 in the Philly Cages – D1 Review
Week 6 D1 Recap - Gobble Gobble
Falatek and Vlatko Take Delaware Nationals Title
Week 5 D1 - Cage Battles Review
D1 - Week 4 in Review
Chaos in the Cage - A complete success!!!!
Was it a Trick or a Treat?
Thursday Night League is off for Halloween!!
Week 2 in review in D1
D1 - Week 1 in Review and P-Country
More Controversy to Start the 2013-14 Season...
D1 Questions from last season that will be answered this season
Men's Paddle is Almost Here!!!
MAPTA 4th Annual Super B Tournament
The 2012/13 D1 Champion is crowned!!
The D1 Stage is all set for Thursday, February 28th for the Championships
D1 – We Crown the Regular Season Champions
Week 15 - 1 Week to go before the Post Season
Week 14 - D1 in Review and Play Off Schedules
Week 13 – D1 in Review
D1 - Week 12 in Review - Confession Time
PA States Champs
Week 11 in the Books – The 2nd Half of the Split Season can now Begin!!
Week 10 D1 Results Recap
MAPTA D1 Survey Results Are In!!
Week 9 - D1 Review – No so Holiday Edition
8 Weeks Down in D1 - 3 to go before the Split
No More Long Points!!! - Controversial Position taken by MMRC
President's Cup Standings as of 11/25/12
Delaware Nationals
Delaware States Final Draw
Region 3 P-Cup Rules
Week 6 - D1 Recap
2012 Chaos in the Cage Recap
D1 - Heading to Perfection?
Week 5 (Half Way point before Split) D1 Review
D1 - Week 4 in Review
D3 - Weak in Review?
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D1 - 2 Week in Review
D1 - Week 1 in Review
2012 – 2013 D1 Vegas odds for the 16 Week Regular Season
New Mixed Tournament for Philly Paddlers
MAPTA Dues Forms are now available
All Schedules are now posted!
2012 - 13 Season Preparation is Underway!!
A D1 Champion is Crowned!
D1 Philly Paddle Play-Off’s – Round 1
D1 - The Final Tally
Week 14 – We Crown the D1 Champs!!
Mixed MAPTA Draws 64 Teams from 2,000 miles
D1 Philly Paddle - 2 Weeks to Crown a League Champion
13 Weeks Down – 3 To Go - The Battle for the Championship Continues
Week 12 – Results and Standings
Week 11 - The Line Has Been Set
D1 – Week 10 Results
Week 9 - D1 Review - Holiday Edition
Week 8 D1 Review
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2011 Delaware States Review and Draws Attached
Week 6 of Occupy Philly Paddle Courts are in Full Force
Pickleball Anyone?
2011 Chaos in the Cage - Draw Attached
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Week 4 D1 - Recap
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Week 1 - D1 Results Summary
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Guidance for Creating a Line Up across your club

We have already received a couple of complaints this year that we needed to rule on where, by rating numbers alone, pairings were out of order either within a team, or across teams within a club. We have also received many comments regarding opposing lineups that did not result in formal complaints. As such, we wanted to send out some additional guidance to help everyone in this brave new ratings world.

1. Simply stated-- Stacking is never permitted (this includes across teams within a club and not just within a team)

2. The ratings were developed to help captains and club reps create line ups that are not considered stacking but we realize that the ratings are not perfect.

3. If you use the ratings for all of your courts each week, you most likely will be able to defend any stacking complaint lodged against your club.

4. You can use up to a 5 point differential when you think the teams are close enough and you are not stacking.

5. If you need to go over a 5 point differential in divisions 1-4, then you should check with the opposing captain and explain why your line up is not in the rating order

6. The same would apply for divisions 5-9, but feel free to use up to an 8.5 rating differential as it seems the gaps are currently bigger in the divisions 5-9.

7. If you fail to follow points 5 or 6 and your club is accused of stacking, then the club rep should be prepared to defend your club if a stacking complaint is raised

8. If you feel that you need to go over a 5 or 8.5 point guidance across divisions (from line 4 on higher division to line 1 on the next division), then you should reach out to the committee and explain why your line up is not in rating order across teams, as individual team captains from different clubs won’t be in position to okay something across another club’s teams.

To be clear, the 5 and 8.5 point guidelines are to allow for the ratings not being perfect, NOT to allow you to stack and feel like you have immunity based on ratings you know are incorrect. Complaints can still be lodged and considered by the committee.

For those that are unaware, the D1 captains have agreed to follow the ratings for their 4 courts every week regardless of their thoughts of who is a better team that evening. They can arrange some small changes when the timing of one team being available for an early match or something like that is mutually agreed upon.

Finally, if you have people on your team who are considerably under or overrated, PLEASE contact Derek Yost or Keith Studnick with what you would expect them to be rated. It may or may not be possible to “correct” them, but the fewer matches they have played, the easier this becomes. It is important that we get the ratings as correct as possible early on for two key reasons: first, it allows you to put your team in order you think is correct and rating order simultaneously, which ensures you don’t stack, even accidentally, and second, players with ratings that are considerably under or overrated impact whether the rating system considers them and underdog or favorite going into each match. When underdogs win, ratings change much more than when favorites win, so incorrect ratings impact the ratings of everyone in a match, including the opponents.

Thank you for considering the above information and everything you do for your clubs. Please let us know if you have any questions.


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