Pickleball Showcase

Show off your Pickleball Skills! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 – MEN’S & WOMEN’S SINGLES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 – MEN’S & WOMEN’S DOUBLES

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 – MIXED DOUBLES

Registration Deadline – Wednesday, July 19 at 7PM

1. General Information: 

BRAND NEW INDOOR FACILITY!! – Venue Address: 4870 Celebration Pointe Ave., Gainesville, FL 32608

a. This event is not sanctioned

b. Primary ball: Onyx Fuse Indoor Orange

c. Games will be played on Indoor Beynon Multipurpose PolyTurf Plus SP Courts with permanent lines and temporary nets. Beynon Multipurpose PolyTurf Plus SP Courts is a brand new surface that plays like wood for Basketball.

d. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each division

e.  All attendees will be responsible for their own drinks and food. No drinks or food will be provided.

f. Registration includes athlete t-shirt ($60 for first event, $5 2nd event)

Registration fee includes a $10 donation that goes directly to ElderCare of Alachua County. Donation is NONREFUNDABLE.

g. Cancellation Policy: No refunds after July 7, 2023.

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2. Entry Regulations:

a. The division of competition will be determined by the following rankings and age groups:

i. Rankings: 2.5 (beginner friendly!!), 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0/Open (“Open” division is reserved for advanced players or any level and any age

ii. Age groups within rankings: 40 & Under, 41-60, 61 & Over (AGE DETERMINED BY THE AGE YOU WILL BE ON 12/31/2023)

**DEPENDING ON REGISTRATION NUMBERS, THE 41-60 AGE GROUP MAY CHANGE. 41-60 MIGHT BE BROKEN DOWN INTO 41-50 AND 51-60. THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM WILL ONLY HAVE THE THREE GROUPS LISTED ABOVE, BUT DEPENDING ON REGISTRATION, THE EVENT DIRECTOR MAY BREAK UP THE 41-60 AGE GROUP. **

iii. Age group will be determined by the age of the youngest player

       iv. The registration system only recognizes your age, not your partners age, when selecting a division. When registration closes, we will adjust your age division based on the age of the youngest player. 

b. Each partner must register separately.

c. Competitors must bring their own paddles. Pickleballs will be provided for matches

d. The ball and the pen must be returned with your score sheet or the score will not be counted.

3. Scoring:

a. All events will be ran as a round robin draw

b. Games will be played to 11, win by 2. Championship Games will be played to 15, win by 1.

i. You will be allowed 2 timeouts (1 minute each) per match

ii. Teams will change sides of the court when the first team reaches 6 points.

c. The Single Elimination Championship Bracket: Matches will be played to 15 points but must continue until a team achieves a 1-point margin.

i. Teams will change sides of the court when the first team reaches 8 points.

d. Tie breakers for seeding:

i. Fewest points allowed in combined matches played

ii. Head-to-Head win / lose

e. THIS TOURNAMENT IS A ROLLING SCHEDULE

 

4. Match Rules:

a. A coin flip will determine first choice of service or side. I the winner chooses to serve or receive, the loser picks the starting side. If the winner picks the starting side, the loser picks to serve or receive.

b. All questionable calls must be resolved in favor of the opponent.

c. Served balls clearing the non-volley zone and landing on any service court line except the non-volley zone line are good.

d. Balls in play landing on any side or backcourt line are good.

e. All serves must be made underhand at or below the server’s waist (i.e. contact with the ball must be made at or below the server’s waist). Underhand is defined, as the paddle head shall be below the hand when striking the ball.

f. Service Lets are discontinued. If the ball hits the net on the serve and lands in the correct service court, the ball remains in play and should be returned by the receiver.

g. Players will be responsible for calling their own lines.

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All 2023 USA Pickleball Rules Apply:

  • Key points of the 2023 USA Pickleball rules are summarized below for your
  • convenience. However, as a player, you are responsible for being familiar with the
  • rules in their entirety.
  •  If your apparel color approximates the color of the ball, the Tournament Director may
  • request you to change your apparel. Failure to comply with an apparel change request may result in the forfeit of your match. (Rules 2.G.1, 2.G.4)
  • The server must use only one hand to release the ball to serve and must not spin
  • the ball during its release. (Rule 4.A.5)
  • If the server calls the wrong score, you can stop play to challenge the score before the return of serve. Otherwise, the correction will be made at the end of the rally. (Rule 4.K)
  •  If you stop play after the serve is made and the score was called correctly, this is a fault against you.
  •  If you stop play after the serve is returned, this is a fault against you.
  • Players are responsible for calling all the lines on their end of the court. Please make all “out” calls loudly, clearly, and promptly, even if they are obvious. The Code of Ethics for Line Calling requires that you give the opponent the benefit of any doubt.
  • The server must not hit the ball to serve until after the entire score has been called. Serving while the score is being called (live ball) will result in a fault. Serving before the score call begins (dead ball) will result in a replay.
  • After the score is called, the server has 10 seconds to serve the ball. Failure to do so will result in a fault
  • Coaching – Communication of any information, including verbal, nonverbal, and electronic, from someone other than a player’s partner, that a player or team may act upon to gain an advantage or help them avoid a rules violation (Rule 3.A.2). Except during time-outs and in-between games, receiving coaching from anyone other than a partner (Rule 13.G.1.j)
  • Only 1 ball allowed on the court
  • For a volley serve, when the ball is hit:

a.     The server’s arm must be moving in an upward arc.

b.     The highest point of the paddle head must not be above the highest point of the server’s wrist.

d.     The ball must not be above the server’s waist.

e.     For a drop serve, the ball must be dropped from the hand or paddle, with no force added, from an unaided height.

g.     No Spin Serve

h.     Gloves are on only the paddled hand for serves.

Format changes are at the discretion of the Event Director

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Start Date:
Friday
Aug 04
End Date:
Sunday
Aug 06