Charlotte’s Newest Pickleball League Coming Next Month


Play the Ladders, a new pickleball league, announces the launch of its inaugural season on March 20, 2023.

In response to the extreme popularity of pickleball, avid tennis and pickleball players Julie Lowe and Elizabeth Isenhour have created Play The Ladders, a year-round league that offers players the opportunity to play matches in a competitive, yet friendly environment. Players in this league can propose and/or accept matches as they see fit – they choose the date, time and location.

Each season is approximately eight weeks long and will be concluded by an end-of-season tournament where winners will receive a trophy and prizes. Players can join a season for $25. Doubles and mixed doubles are offered; if players need a doubles partner, PTL can help with that.

“I’ve had so many friends reach out to me recently looking to find pickleball matches or someone to play with and thought this would be a great way for them to do just that,” said Lowe. “This league is really designed to give players the opportunity to get active, meet new people and improve their game – at their convenience! We’re looking to partner with facilities to create fun interactive experiences and collaborations, with a goal of bringing people and causes together in the greater Charlotte area.”

Each season, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to varying organizations doing amazing work for our community. This spring season, Play the Ladders will partner with Bosom Buddies, the Charlotte-based nonprofit that hosts various tennis clinic fundraisers to benefit breast cancer awareness programs and research.

The season begins March 20th and players can sign up now. The inaugural spring season is limited to 200 spots, so players are encouraged to move quickly.

Head over to to learn more about how the ladder works, the points system, rules of the game and more. To keep up with the latest updates follow the brand @playtheladders on Facebook and Instagram.