Pickleball 2020

*PLEASE NOTE*

The NSGA will be adding skill divisions for the 2021 National Senior Games. Skill ratings are based on USAPA (United States of America Pickleball Association).

Here are the following divisions:

Division I   --  5.0, 4.5

Division II  --  4.0

Division III --  3.5 and below


 

In following, the Alabama Senior Olympics will do the same and include the 3 skill divisions. When registering, please know your skill level to enter into the system. Doubles will be decided by the youngest players age & the highest players skill level. If you have any questions regarding your skill level, please contact Sam Bailey, @ 334-705-5560 or check out this article to help determine your skill level:

Determining Skill Level

 

*Please see bottom of page for specials on area hotels*

Events:

Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles

Dates: (TENTATIVE DATES)

10/23/20 (Fri) - Women's Singles & Men's Doubles

10/24/20 (Sat) - Mixed Doubles

10/25/20 (Sun) - Men's Singles & Women's Doubles

Location:

Opelika Sportsplex
1001 Sportsplex Pkwy (formerly Andrews Rd)
Opelika, AL 36801

New Pickleball facility with 12, covered courts

Registration:

Registration will close October 9, 2020 (TENTATIVE).

No late registration will be accepted.

Ball:

Onyx Fuse G2 Outdoor Pickleball

Entry Regulations:

1. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event. Under NSGA rules, doubles and mixed doubles are classified as events. Therefore, athletes may not compete in more than one age division for doubles and mixed doubles.

2. Competitors must provide their own paddles. Balls will be provided.

Medals:

Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for each style within each age division.

NSGA Qualifying Regulations:

1. All first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners at a 2020 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2021 National Senior Games.

2. Athletes must qualify in each Pickleball event (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) in which they wish to compete at the 2021 National Senior Games, except when Rule E applies. 

Link to NSGA Rule Book:

NSGA 2021 Rule Book

For specific questions pertaining to the 2020 Pickleball event, please contact:

 

Sam Bailey @ 334-705-5560

Special Hotel Rates

Alabama Senior Olympics – Pickleball | May 15-17, 2020

 

La Quinta Inn and Suites

RATE: $109/night

DEADLINE: Book by April 15 to receive rate

CODE: Click to book

 

Auburn-Opelika Marriott Resort

at Grand National

RATE: $132/night

DEADLINE: Book by April 27 to receive rate

CODE: Click to book

 

THIS INFORMATION PROUDLY PROVIDED BY AUBURN-OPELIKA TOURISM. FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE WITH AREA HOTELS OR INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT AOTOURISM.COM OR CONTACT ANTHONY@AOTOURISM.COM.  334.203.1261 | 334.391.2527