Pickleball

Dates:  AUGUST 23-25, 2024

Event:  Pickleball – Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles

2024 Venue Location:  The year’s Tournament will be in either Cabot, AR. at a new facility or in Benton, AR. at The River Center = TBD, and announced here soon

 

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ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – CLICK HERE

https://arkansasseniorgames.fusesport.com/registration/2119/2024

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Skill Levels:  Our plans are to divide into age groups and skill levels.

We are hopeful to split into 3 skill level divisions within each age group.  (example 3.0 and under, 3.5, and 4.0 and up)

This is dependent on numbers of entries in each age group.  Players will be divided into skill divisions after registration closes.

Age/Skill doubles and mixed doubles will be determined by the higher skill player and the lower aged player as of 12/31/2024.

  • ALL athletes are welcomed to enter, from ANY state.
  • The AR state coordinator or Tournament Director has the ability to divide the skills ratings into THREE divisions or LESS (Division I, II, III).
  • If our Tournament does not have enough athletes in an age/skill division, the athlete would move up or down depending on the numbers in each group at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
    • NSGA suggests taking registrations into each Pickleball event (Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles); rather than registering into skill divisions within each age group.  Then AFTER registration closes, we plan to divide the registrants from each age group into skill divisions as needed.
  • During registration be sure include your rating.
  • Registrants will be divided into age group and then into skill divisions after registration closes.
  • For example (based on the number of registrants in an age group):  One age group in Men’s Doubles may need only 2 skill divisions with Division 1 consisting of 5.0, 4.5 and 4.0 rated players and Division 2 consisting of 3.5 & below rated players.  Another Men’s Doubles age group may have more registrants and need 3 skill divisions with Division 1 consisting of 5.0 and 4.5 rated players; Division 2 consisting of 4.0 and 3.5 rated players; and Division 3 consisting of 3.0 & under rated players.
  • Dividing the registrants into the skill divisions AFTER registration closes will likely help prevent a 5.0 player (who belongs in the most competitive skill division) from registering for a lower skill division because the player wants to make sure they qualify for Nationals.  State coordinators and/or tournament directors can review the number of registrants in an age group, consider player ratings, create skill divisions, place athletes in appropriate skill divisions to create competitive brackets rather than being limited by pre-determined age/skill divisions.

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ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – CLICK HERE

https://arkansasseniorgames.fusesport.com/registration/2119/2024

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LATEST NEWS: 

We need sponsors, donors and volunteers for our 2024 Pickleball tournament.
If you can help, please contact Greg @ 501-321-1441.
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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 DOUBLES and Women’s SINGLES.
Saturday: MIXED DOUBLES.
SundayMen’s SINGLES and Women’s DOUBLES.

NSGA Pickleball rules apply.
This 2024 event is a qualifying event for athletes to compete in the National Sr Games this year.  For Doubles events your Team’s age group division is determined by the youngest person on a team and their age on Dec 31, 2024.    ALL NSGA RULES APPLY!!!

ENTRY REGULATIONS
1.  The age division of competition for Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be determined by the
younger age of the two partners, and their age on Dec 31, 2024.
FORMAT
1.  The skill ratings can be divided into THREE divisions (Division I, II, III) as long as each division has 4 or more teams.
2. The skill ratings per division that are possible are below.   General skill guidelines by the NSGA Nationals in 2024 are:
Division I:   5.0, 4.5
Division II:   4.0
Division III:   3.5 and below
3. If not have enough athletes in any given age/skill division, the athlete would move up or down depending on the numbers in each group at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
RULES
1. All matches will be conducted in accordance with USA Pickleball Association (USAPA)/
International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) rules found online at www.usapa.org.
USA Pickleball Association, P.O. Box 7354, Surprise AZ 85374
www.usapa.org

Entry Fee:  $50 for one event, $55 for two events and $60 for all three events (singles, doubles and mixed doubles)
If paying by check, please make checks payable to :
Arkansas Senior Olympics, PO Box 55811, Little Rock , AR 72215
No refunds once you or your team registers.

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

Tournament Indoor Balls: TBD
Equipment: Bring Your Own Paddle
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THANK YOU to our SPONSORS and PARTNERS:

UAMS Health Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

Big Dam Bridge Foundation
Transitions Wealth Management of Little Rock
Wildbirds Unlimited of Little Rock

 

 

Contact Greg Eberdt, Executive Director, if you have questions. 501-321-1441
*Mistakes, typos or incorrect information on this page or on this website could happen, Info might be changed at any time, so please triple check with Tournament Director and/or the Executive Director on any issue.

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