Cool peg board app for Android/IOS has been developed:
The choosing of ‘fair’ games based on arrival time, games played, levels / mixed balance (if you are a mixed club) with an auto pick feature ensures a court is never empty. The monitoring of electronic verses traditional pegboard has shown a 30%+ increase in court utilisation, which obviously means more games for your members, App can also be put in Manual mode.
Administration is locked behind a password so that the committee can setup the session configuration. Each time the App is opened a new session automatically starts with the set configuration.
Matches on a club night are no problem, just remove those courts to start with and then re-add them once they become available. You can do this dynamically, so if you ‘share’ a court between match and club night this can be accommodated.
The App contains a player database so when they arrive to play they can just pick themselves off the list. New players can be added at any time during a session and they get automatically added to the database.
The App is available on both Android and iOS devices. Its not very power hungry so an older tablet should still work.
A video preview of the App is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tUqvo6kQRQ&t=6s
There is a nominal cost for the App of £9.99 which will allow support into the future.