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Tournaments

Join Our Indoor Pickleball Tournament Series!

UPDATE: Due to Governor Inslee's updated COVID guidance, the tournament has been rescheduled to February 6th & February 13th. 

We know you are all excited to keep playing pickleball but the weather can be a challenge. So I hope you’ll join us for our Smash Pickleball indoor tournament series for players of all levels. For these events you will need to sign-up with a dedicated partner. Each division will have a round-robin style format where your team will play against all other teams. The teams earning the most points will win Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals!! This event is sure to be a lot of fun. To ensure the health and safety of our participants we will implement strict COVID safety procedures which are outlined below. In addition, we have chosen an indoor venue that has large garage doors next to the courts which we will open to maximize air ventilation. 

Location 

  • Redmond Tennis Club - 10600 231st Way NE, Suite B, Redmond, WA 98053

Cost

  • $90 per team / $45 per person.

 

Tournament Divisions and Dates:

Date

Start Time

Level

2/6/2021

9:00 AM

Sign-up 3.5 / 4.0 Women 

2/6/2021

12:00 PM

Sign-up 4.5 / 5.0 Women

2/6/2021

3:00 PM

Sign-up 4.5 / 5.0 Men

2/13/2021

9:00 AM

Sign-up 2.0 / 2.5 All Genders

2/13/2021

12:00 PM

Sign-up 3.0 All Genders

2/13/2021

3:00 PM

Sign-up 3.5 / 4.0 Men

 

FAQ

Can I sign up for more than one tournament?

  • Yes, as long as it matches your level of play.

Do I need to sign up with a partner?

  • Yes, you will sign up as a team. One team member will take point to sign up and pay on behalf of both team members.

What if I don’t have a partner?

  • You are welcome to reach out to maryann@smashpickleball.com to help you find a partner. If you are worried about missing out on a spot, you can sign up and pay for your team upfront and then we can help you find a partner.

For the all-gender divisions, can I play with any partner? 

  • Yes, you can have a team with any gender combination. 

What are your Covid protocols?

  • Redmond Tennis Club will be operating at under 50% capacity and is strictly following Governor Inslee’s guidelines on how many people are allowed in a space.

  • While this is technically an indoor facility, we will open the 3 garage doors next to courts 3 and 4 to provide significant outdoor airflow while players are on court.

  • All players are required to wear a mask in the facility except when you are playing.

  • Wearing masks while playing is highly encouraged but not mandated.

  • Extra masks and sanitizer will be available at the registration desk

  • Hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies will be provided next to each court.

  • We will sanitize all balls

  • If a player uses a bench, they are required to spray and sanitize the equipment and benches they used with the sanitizer located on the court.

  • Players are allowed and encouraged to bring their own fold-up chairs to the courts.

  • All players, spectators, and staff must maintain proper social distance from one another throughout the duration of their time in the building.

  • Spectators are not allowed to gather in the lobby.

  • Restrooms are open to players and staff - showers are closed.

  • Bringing your own water bottle is strongly encouraged

  • A touchless water fountain is located outside the courts

Will you host more tournaments?

  • Our goal is to continue to host events throughout the winter as long as there is demand for these types of events and as long as we can do so in a safe manner.

 

Skill Level Descriptions:

2.0 / 2.5
This player is getting to know the fundamentals. Knows the rules and scoring. Has a growing understanding of proper court positioning. They are developing more consistency on basic strokes such as serve, return, and volleys. They are typically comfortable driving the ball but they have limited proficiency with advanced techniques such as the soft game which includes 3rd shot drops and consistent dinking.

3.0
This player may have started playing tournaments and may possess a 3.0 USAPA rating. They are building their knowledge of optimal court positioning and are developing greater consistency in their strokes. They can effectively serve, return, and drive the ball and are starting to expand their soft game skills to include 3rd shot drops and consistent dinking.

3.5 / 4.0
This person likely plays tournaments and typically has a 3.5 or 4.0 USAPA rating. They know how to drive the ball effectively but also regularly integrates the soft game such as 3rd shot drops and consistent dinking. They know when to attack as well as how and when to defend. They understand advanced strategies and possess a solid level of control in their game.

4.5 – 5.0
This player has a USAPA rating of 4.5 or 5.0. They have been actively playing regional and national USAPA tournaments at these levels. Strong understanding of strategy and can adjust their style of play according to the opponent’s strengths, weaknesses and court position. Very comfortable playing both a hard and soft game. Effectively executes advanced strokes such as 3rd and 5th shot drops as well as defensive blocking. They are comfortable with employing “Stacking” in their game. They possess a high level of patience and makes very few unforced errors. Communicates and moves well with partner.