Tournament

This year, the USAPA National Championships will be held November 3-11, 2018. Indian Wells is located just outside of Palm Springs, California.
About the Tournament

This year, the USAPA National Championships will be held November 3-11, 2018. Indian Wells is located just outside of Palm Springs California. The facility is home to the BNP Paribas Open – the largest combined men and women’s tennis tournament in the world. IWTG features the second largest tennis stadium in the world – an impressive 16,100-seat Stadium 1 – as well as a permanent 8,000-seat Stadium 2. The venue also boasts 28 world class courts and will soon be adding a championship pickleball court to the site.

Tournament Details
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Indian Wells Pickleball
Location:

Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California

Pre-registration date:

July 15, 2018

Tournament Directors:

Co-Chair: Christine Barksdale
Co-Chair: Anne Reynolds
Co-Chair: Kyle Klein

Dates:

November 3-11, 2018

Official Tournament Ball:

Dura Fast 40

National Championships Committee:

Melissa McCurley

Justin Maloof

Jack Thomas

Darryl Noble

2018 Participation Requirements (all players):

  • Participate in a minimum of one USAPA Sanctioned Tournament between November 15, 2017, and October 31, 2018, or participate in a USAPA Regional Tournament between July 15, 2017, and October 31, 2018.
  • Pro event entrants must have a minimum of a 5.0 USAPA Rating by July 31, 2018. Events may open up to 4.5 USAPA rated players, depending on participation levels in each event.
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Pickleball Events
Skill/Age – Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
Under 35
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
35 - 49
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
50 - 54
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
55 - 59
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
60 - 64
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
65 - 69
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
70 - 74
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
75 - 79
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
80+
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
Pre singles, doubles, mixed doubles

Pro, Senior Pro (50+)

  • *Pro Division equates to Open/Senior Open
*Juniors 8-18

8-12, 13-15, 16-18 – may be adjusted based on participation

  • *Junior divisions are open to any junior that is interested in participating, no participation requirements.
  • *Juniors may opt to play in the Open Events but must meet the participation requirements. May not mix and match Open/Junior Events.
  • *Juniors may participate in under 35 Skill/Age Events if participation requirements are met.
2018 Court Details
Courts (45):
  • 44 fully painted Plexipave courts
  • 1 fully painted Plexipave Championship Court
Nets:
  • High quality, above ground Douglas semi-permanent nets designed specifically for this event
Schedule of Events
Saturday
Nov. 03
Mixed Doubles Skill
4.0, 4.5, 5.0 - All Ages
Sunday
Nov. 04
Women's Doubles Skill
4.0, 4.5, 5.0 - All Ages
Monday
Nov. 05
Men's Doubles Skill
4.0, 4.5, 5.0 - All Ages
Tuesday
Nov. 06
Singles Skill
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 - All Ages
Wednesday
Nov. 07
Mixed Doubles Pro/Sr. Pro
Played up to the finals of the main draw and back draw
Thursday
Nov. 08
Mixed Doubles Skill
3.0, 3.5 - All Ages - brackets played to completion
Mixed Doubles Pro/Sr. Pro
Semi finals through gold
Friday
Nov. 09
Men's Doubles Pro/Sr. Pro
Women's Doubles Pro/Sr. Pro
Final 4 matches including main draw and match to go to the bronze through gold
Junior Boys/Girls Doubles
All ages - brackets played to completion
Saturday
Nov. 10
Men's Doubles Skill
Women's Doubles Skill
3.0, 3.5 - All Ages
Men's Doubles Pro/Sr. Pro
Women's Doubles Pro/Sr. Pro
Semi finals through gold
Junior Mixed Doubles
All ages - brackets played to completion
Sunday
Nov. 11
Singles Men's Pro/Sr. Pro
Singles Women's Pro/Sr. Pro
Singles - Junior
All brackets played to completion
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Visitor Info
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