Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Singles at Warren Park on Sept. 8th, 9th and 10th. Age Groups: 50-54; 55-59; 60-64, etc., determined by player’s age as of 12/31/2017.
All age groups play on Friday and Saturday (and Sunday as a rain date)
Men's and Women's Doubles play on Friday, September 8th (6-8 hours), 8:30 am start. Mixed Doubles will play on Saturday, September 9th (6-8 hours) 8:30 am start. The starting times for Singles matches are approximately 2 to 4 pm. Men's Singles and Women's Singles matches for both days will start on Friday and conclude on Saturday if needed. These start times are approximate and contingent upon weather conditions.
Participants may only enter 2 out of 3 Pickleball events offered.
Age bracket grouping will be determined by the tournament director.
All players in Doubles brackets will play games to 15 win by 1, while players in Singles brackets will play games to 11 win by 1. All players in brackets of 5 or more will play double elimination. Players in brackets of 4 or less will play Round Robin.
Players in brackets of 4 or more will play one game, while players in brackets of 2 or 3 will need to win 2 out of 3 games.
Registration can be done on-line at http://www. njseniorolympics.com, or if you have the NJ 2017 Senior Olympics booklet, you may submit the REGISTRATION APPLICATION and Release/Waiver & Fee via mail. Participants mailing in a registration form must list a partners name for mixed doubles/doubles in the blank provided for each event.
Pickleball applicants MUST also register at USAPA.ORG. Link to USAPA registration: here.
There is a partner search available on the USAPA site as well. Those who register for doubles without a partner and do not find one by the registration deadline (8/28/2017) will be removed from that doubles competition. It is not the responsibility of the sports chair to search or provide for doubles partners.
All participants will be expected to act as score keepers/referees at some time during the tournament.
We will be using the Onix Pure 2 ball for the tournament.
The Tournament director reserves the right to modify the format to accommodate unexpected issues such as bad weather.
John Del Masto