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Poll results: Do you like playing down?
Voter(s): 3
Poll is closed Jan 08, 2021
Yes.  -  votes: 1 / 33.3%
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Not really, but I do it from time to time.  -  votes: 2 / 66.7%
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No. I try to avoid it as much as possible.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: How do you feel about playing down?

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Jesse Malkin
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"Playing down" = Playing with people whose rating is at least a point lower than yours.

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Doug
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I look at it this way: if someone likes to play up to get better, they shouldn't mind playing down so others can get better. If I have to play down too far (not likely since I'm still a semi-beginner), I use it as an opportunity to practice shots. 

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Michelle Malkin
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Ditto! Pay it forward. It's the spirit of pickleball. 

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Cpafford22
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@michelle-malkin...do you play tournaments?   What level are you?

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Michelle Malkin
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@cpafford22 YES! I play at 3.5 for mixed doubles and women's doubles. How about you?

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Cpafford22
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@michelle-malkin...I do play tournies. I am a 5.0 and I played open/pro....I am now moving to senior division and have my first tourney of this year in mesa...looking forward to it....BTW, so glad another conservative plays 🙂

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Ron Sommers
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I don't mind at all. It's fun to teach the game.

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Rich V
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I am who you play when you are "playing down".  One can hardly play lower. 

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