Pickleball

2020 Dates:  CANCELED FOR 2020

Event:  Pickleball – Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles

5-Year Age Groups: (starting at age 40+):  40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, etc.

2020 Venue Location:  NA

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Note: This page was last updated Aug 21, 2020.

LATEST NEWS: 

On August 19-20, 2020, our Arkansas Senior Olympic Board voted & decided to CANCEL ALL SPORTS events for our 2020 Arkansas Senior Olympic Games.

Their decision was not an easy one, but please know respectfully for YOUR SAFETY and the safety of all athletes and their families, and all volunteers, they decided to forego ALL SPORTS events in 2020.  Many venues here in Arkansas are closed for large gatherings both for indoor and outdoor events, and so between Covid19 and limited venues available for our sports events, the Board voted as majority to have “NO GAMES AT ALL FOR this 2020 year.”

So, we send our best to each of you, and we encourage you to keep moving!   We plan to resume our Arkansas Games in 2021, and we also look forward to seeing you here.   We have already begun planning for our 2021 Games.   On behalf of our Board Members, we wish that you and your family stay SAFE and stay HEALTHY & ACTIVE!!!!

Contact me anytime to tell me about your accomplishments, or to give me your feedback.   As always, I am blessed to know each of you (as you are my friends) and I thank you for the opportunity to be involved with the NSGA and the Arkansas Senior Olympics.

Greg Eberdt
Executive Director
Arkansas Senior Olympics

 

NOTE:   If you have already registered for 2020 Games here in Arkansas, since we now have canceled all events (COVID19), then refunds will be issued back to you, minus a $10 processing fee.   Example:  if you paid say $45, then $35 will be refunded.   Please allow up to 4 weeks.

Contact Greg Eberdt, Executive Director, if you have questions.  501-321-1441

 

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NOTES:
If you want to volunteer or play, please contact Greg at 501-321-1441.

If you have a good pickleball net please bring it, and/or call Greg about this net need.

Friday’s games are planned to start at 9:00am.
Saturday and Sunday we plan to get started at 8:30am each day.

We still need sponsors, donors and volunteers to make this 2020 Pickleball tournament happen! 
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 Notes: The Director reserves the right to adjust events and times of all matches, as all brackets will not be known until registration closes.

Event schedule :

Friday: Men’s and women’s singles starting at 9:00am.
Saturday: Men’s and women’s Mixed Doubles start 8:30am.
Sunday Men’s and women’s Doubles start 8:30am.

NSGA Pickle ball rules apply.
This event in 2020 DOES qualify any athlete to compete in the 2021 National Sr Games in Florida.   To compete in our Arkansas Pickleball Tournament all competitors must be 40 or older on Dec 31, 2020.   For Doubles events your Team’s age group is determined by the youngest person on a team.   The age to qualify for NSGA Nationals in 2021, a player must be 50 by December 31, 2020.   ALL NSGA RULES APPLY!!!

 

Entry Fee:  $55   –  If paying by check, please make checks payable to : Arkansas Senior Olympics
No refunds once you or your team registers.

Call Greg at 501-321-1441 for more information.

Tourney Balls: Onix Fuse Indoor – Orange
Equipment: Bring Your Own Paddle
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THANK YOU AGAIN to our 2019 SPONSORS and PARTNERS:

City of Bryant, Arkansas
Bryant Parks and Recreation
Woodland Heights Senior Living of Little Rock
Transitions Wealth Management of Little Rock
First Security Bank
AT&T
Big Dam Bridge Foundation
Chick-fil-a Reynolds Road in Bryant
Wildbirds Unlimited of Little Rock

AND, thank you especially to ALL VOLUNTEERS for helping to make our 2019 events so wonderful!!!!!