November 6 - November 13, 2021

Tournament

The 2021 USAPA National Championships will be held on November 6 - November 13, 2021, in Indian Wells, located just outside of Palm Springs, California.
About the Tournament

The 2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships will return on November 6 – November 13, 2021 at the state-of-the-art Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 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. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden 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 a unique championship pickleball court.

Tournament Details
Location:

Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California

Pre-registration date:

July 15, 2021

Tournament Directors:

Tournament Director: Karen Parrish
Assistant Director: Don Paben
Assistant Director: Teri Carter

Dates:

November 6 – November 13, 2021

Official Tournament Ball:

TBD

National Championships Committee:

Melissa McCurley
Justin Maloof
George Bauernfeind
Philippe Dore
George McCulley
Mike Peifer
Mike Hoxie
Stacie Townsend

2021 Participation Requirements (all players):

  • To participate in this year’s tournament, a player must have participated in at least one of the qualifying USAPA sanctioned events between July 15, 2020, and July 18, 2021. It is not necessary to have participated in one-for-one events. For example, if you played mixed in a sanctioned tournament, you are eligible to participate in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
  • To view the full  list of qualifying tournaments, visit the FAQ “Who is eligible to play in the USAPA National Tournament?
  • If a player does not live in the US for more than 3 months a year and is not able to participate in an USAPA sanctioned tournament, he/she may request a hardship exemption from the Tournament Director.  Like all participants, international players are still required to have a valid USAPA membership through the duration of the National Championships.  The following list of Regional and Tier II events are the qualifiers for the 2021 National Championships:
  • Pro event entrants must have a minimum of a 5.5 USAPA Rating by July 31, 2021. Events may open up to 5.0 USAPA rated players, depending on participation levels in each event.
  • Sr Pro event entrants must have a minimum of a 5.0 USAPA Rating by July 31, 2021. Events may open up to a 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
Pro singles, doubles, mixed doubles

Pro, Senior Pro (50+), Senior Pro (65+)

  • *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.
Court Details
Courts (49):
  • 48 fully painted Plexipave courts
  • 1 fully painted Plexipave Championship Court
Nets:
  • High quality, above ground Douglas semi-permanent nets designed specifically for this event
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