MLPlay™ is an innovative pickleball format involving professional or amateur players of mixed genders and/or skill-levels competing as a team against other teams. For MLP pro pickleball competitions, team matches are composed of four games (women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and two mixed doubles), with a unique Dreambreaker™ singles tiebreaker. At times, modified scoring is used, and there is typically some form of alternating disclosure of a team’s line-up and/or singles rotational order.
An innovative pickleball tiebreaker with modified rally scoring. One team first discloses its 4-person singles rotation order, and then the opposing team with that knowledge counter-designates its singles rotation order. Each player then rotates in for 4 singles points, until the tiebreaker has a winner.
A four-person multi-gender pickleball team draft format. Team names are randomly drawn to determine the order in which Team Owners will select players for a dual (but directionally opposite) women’s and men’s snake draft format. The draft pick order operates in one direction for women’s picks and is then reversed for the men’s picks, as illustrated here: