Tournament

This year, the USAPA National Championships will be held November 2-10, 2019. Indian Wells is located just outside of Palm Springs, California.
About the Tournament

This year, the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships will be held November 2-10, 2019. 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
Indian Wells Pickleball
Location:

Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California

Pre-registration date:

July 15, 2019

Tournament Directors:

Co-Chair: David Jordan
Co-Chair: Anne Reynolds
Co-Chair: Kyle Klein

Dates:

November 2-10, 2019

Official Tournament Ball:

TBD

National Championships Committee:

Melissa McCurley
Justin Maloof
Fred Hartzman
Jack Thomas
Darryl Noble
Terry & Sandy Brown
Audrey Philips
Steve Dawson

2019 Participation Requirements (all players):

  • To participate in this year’s tournament, a player must have participated in at least one USAPA sanctioned Tier 1 or Tier 2 event between July 16, 2018, and July 15, 2019. 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.
  • 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 2019 National Championships:
  • Pro event entrants must have a minimum of a 5.0 USAPA Rating by July 31, 2019. 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+), 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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Visitor Info
Where to park, what you can bring into the venue, what time to show up for each session - everything you need to know when planning your visit to Indian Wells Tennis Garden.