US Open Pickleball Championships

The Minto US Open Pickleball Championships are being held in Naples, Florida through April 30. The event started on April 22.
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You can catch some of the action on Facebook by searching for US Open Pickleball Championships. There is a live feed of the Zing Zang Championship Court, and you can watch matches that are scheduled on that court. (Best time to watch is in the afternoons between noon and 4:00 p.m. MST.)

DLJBoise’s own Dick Johnson is competing again this year at the US Open. He and his wife, Lawana, travel to many tournaments across the U.S. Dick is very excited to compete at this tournament, as it is expected to be the largest pickleball tournament in the world.

Boise’s Awesome Pickleball Adventure

Boise’s Awesome Pickleball Adventure

Presented By: BAPA – Boise Area Pickleball Association
Dates: Sat 05/27/17 thru Mon 05/29/17
Location: Settlers Park, Meridian, ID, United States

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Come join us Memorial Day Weekend for an outdoor, unsanctioned, skills-based, double-elimination tournament. We will be using the Onix PURE 2 outdoor pickleballs and competing on 8 courts (with 1 practice court).

Schedule

Friday, May 26: afternoon – Court preparation, followed by open play
Saturday, May 27: all day – Men’s Doubles (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+), followed by a social mixer and “Beat Boise’s Best” (Read more about Beat Boise’s Best.)
Sunday, May 28: all day – Mixed Doubles (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+)
Monday, May 29: all day -Women’s Doubles (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+)

All participants who register on or before April 28 will receive an Awesome Pickleball T-shirt.

Cost

The cost is:

• $40 – one event
• $45 – two events

Participants who volunteer to referee will be refunded $5 for each day they referee matches. This refund will be issued after the completion of the tournament. Please indicate your willingness to be a referee during the registration process.

Contact Information

BAPAtournament@gmail.com

(208) 495-4404

Registration Information

To register visit www.pickleballtournaments.com
and search under the “tournaments” tab.

Player’s age as of: 05/26/17
Minimum Age of Player: 15
Registration Starts: 03/07/17
Early Registration Deadline (Postmarked by): 04/28/17
Final Registration Deadline (Postmarked by): 05/20/17

Tournament Sanctioning: Not Sanctioned

Registration includes: Awesome Pickleball T-shirt if registered by: 04/28/17

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Deadline: 05/19/17

Must request refund by email (BAPAtournament@gmail.com) on or before May 19.

When requested, refunds will be issued minus a $10 fee for processing. There are no refunds after May 19.

There are no refunds for events cancelled due to weather. Participants will receive their T-shirt (if applicable) and a discount of up to $20 on the next club event.

Rules/Format of Play

This is an outdoor, unsanctioned, skills-based, double-elimination tournament using the Onix PURE 2 outdoor pickleballs. Skill levels may be merged, based on entries.

All matches are 2 out of 3 games to 11 points win by 2, except the losers brackets which are 1 game to 15 points win by 2.

Matches will be played in accordance with International Federation of Pickleball rules.

Issues that cannot be resolved by the court referee will be resolved by the Head Referee.

Food Information

Water, Gatorade, and Energy Snacks will be provided.

Directions

From I-84, take exit 44 and head north on S. Meridian Rd.
Keep straight onto S. Main St.
Bear left onto N. Meridian Rd.
Turn left onto W. Ustick Av. Courts will be on the right.
Settlers Park: 3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian, ID 83646

Dick Johnson — SSIPA Member

From Lawana Johnson:

As many of you know, Dick is a long time tennis champion and now, after playing only 4 years, is a National and World Champion in pickleball, the fastest growing sport in North America.

He has won 21 medals in the six pickleball majors (The US Open, National Sr. Olympic Games, State Games of America, Huntsman World Games, International Indoors, and USAPA Nationals.

He is also one of the few players in the world who have played in the US Opens for both tennis and pickleball (Gold & two Bronze medals).

Below is a nice article about Dick on the website of the Super Senior International Pickleball Association. If you look closely, you will also learn a bit more about our wonderful 53 years together!

Just click below and then click on the PDF link about Dick.

http://www.ssipa-pb.org/stars-archive

Washington State Senior Games

Information about the Washington State Senior Games
Friday through Sunday, July 21-23, 2017
Auburn Riverside High School (Tennis Courts…Outdoor Tournament)
501 Oravetz Rd SE, Auburn, WA 98092

Categories, Divisions, and Age Groups

· Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each event
· Categories: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles
· Divisions: Each Category will have skill levels and then age groups within the skill levels
· Age Groups: Starting at 50, and then in 10 year increments to 70+

Entry Fees
· $23 Early registration fee if postmarked by May 26th and $33 to July 11th
· $9 event fee per event (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles).

This is an open state tournament which means that any senior can enter from any state or Canada can enter. But players need to be a USAPA member to play in this sanctioned tournament.

To JOIN or RENEW USAPA MEMBERSHIP visit http://www.usapa.org and choose MEMBERSHIP.

· Tee-shirts will be provided
· Water and snacks will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your favorite folding chair.

ENTRY DEADLINE is July 8th or when we have max entries; whichever comes first!

To register and view more information visit http://www.pickleballtournaments.com.

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