How can I watch MLP?
All MLP Events are streamed live via YouTube on our Watch page. Following events all MLP 2023 Season Matches can be viewed and categorized on our Watch section of the site or on our official MLP YouTube Channel
What is MLPlayer format?
MLPlay™ is an innovative gameplay format that brings men and women together on a level playing court. In the MLPlay format team matches are composed of four 21-point games, with the first being women’s doubles, then men’s doubles, and the final two games consisting of mixed doubles. This unique dynamic means that teamwork as a skill is just as critical as speed or technique on the court and a big part of the community aspect of the sport!
What is rally scoring?
Unlike traditional scoring, where a team can only score points when they are on the serving side, in rally scoring, a point is earned after every rally, whether it was won by the serving or receiving team. However, the first team to reach twenty points reverts back to the traditional format and needs to win by two. Rally scoring in pickleball benefits fans by providing faster-paced games, increased intensity, easier-to-follow scoring, and enhanced suspense, making the sport more enjoyable and engaging for spectators.
How do premier & challenger levels work?
The league consists of 24 geography-based teams split evenly into the MLP Premier Level and MLP Challenger Level. Premier Level is home to the top 48 players drafted while Challenger Level boasts the next crop of 48 draftees looking to make their ascension to the top of the league. The creation of MLP Premier Level and MLP Challenger Level will ensure the highest caliber of competition while providing a pathway and opportunities for the next generation of pro pickleball stars to break through!
What is DUPR?
Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating is the most accurate global rating system in Pickleball. All players, regardless of their age, gender, location, or skill, are rated on the same scale between 2.00-8.00 based on their match results. DUPR powers recreational play as well as Major League Pickleball and the PPA Tour. For more info and to get your own DUPR Rating head over to MyDUPR.com
What is a Dreambreaker?
If both teams are tied at 2-2 after the 4 games played, they’ll go to a Dreambreaker! In a Dreambreaker one person from each team plays singles against each other, switching every four points until someone gets to 21 and wins by two points. To level up the stakes, the home team has to present its singles line-up first then the away team gets the chance to counter that with their own configuration of their lineup to match and counter each player’s skills!
What are the Super season finals?
On the Monday after the third and final event of the season the top two ranked teams in each level based on the total event points earned from all three events combined will face off against each other in the season’s Super Finals for the title of Season Champ!
What's the Kitchen?
The kitchen” refers to the non-volley zone, a seven-foot space on both sides of the net. Players cannot volley the ball, meaning hit it in the air before it bounces, while standing in this area. It’s a key strategy area in the game.
What does dinking mean?
Dinking is the crafty, gentle arc shot aiming for the kitchen – it’s all about finesse, not power, landing softly in your opponent’s territory. This game changer adds a sprinkle of strategy to your pickleball play!