Pickleball


Date: Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, 2019

 

Time: See Schedule when posted

 

Location:  Raymond Cultural Hall (2 N 200 W, Raymond, AB)

 

Printable Rules

 

Events and Age Groups:

As this is a doubles tournament, players must register with their partner. Age category is determined by the youngest partner’s age as of January 1, of the current year.

Age Categories & Doubles Events:

  • 12 - 18 years   Mens   Womens     Mixed    
  • 19 - 30 years   Mens   Womens     Mixed        
  • 31 - 50 years   Mens   Womens     Mixed             
  • 51 - 64 years   Mens   Womens     Mixed                                    
  • 65+ years        Mens    Womens    Mixed             

                           

Tournament officials reserve the right to adjust age categories should numbers require.

Regional Representation:

Three teams per region, per category.  

Format:

Round Robin or Double Elimination, depending on the number of registrants. Regardless of format, each team will play at least 2 games.

Rules and Regulations:

 

  1. Play will be governed by the rules set by the International Federation of Pickleball, 2018 Official Rule Book.

 

  1. All participants must be present at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting time indicated on the schedule. The schedule will be made on site the day of the event to avoid cancellations and no shows.

 

  1. Every athlete must be able to produce appropriate identification at all times.

 

  1. Courts are indoors on a gymnasium floor; please wear appropriate footwear. Indoor balls will be used.

 

  1. Players must supply their own paddles, non-marking shoes, and appropriate clothing.

 

  1. Players will be responsible for calling faults with the exception of Gold Medal rounds, which will be refereed. A dispute resolution monitor will be on call to answer rule questions.

 

  1. Medals will be awarded for Gold, Silver, and Bronze at the conclusion of each event.

 

  1. The Southern Alberta Summer Games has a Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy. If a competitor, coach, parent, or spectator is abusive in any way towards officials, other competitors, or volunteers, they will immediately be ejected from competition.

 

Basic Rules Overview:

 

  • Pickleball is played either as doubles (two players per team) or singles; doubles is most common
  • The same size playing area and rules are used for both singles and doubles

 

The Serve:

 

  • The service must be made underhand.
  • Paddle contact with the ball must be below the server’s waist (navel level).
  • The serve is initiated with at least one foot behind the baseline; neither foot may contact the baseline or court until after the ball is struck.
  • The service is made diagonally crosscourt and must land within the confines of opposite diagonal court.
  • Only one serve attempt is allowed, except in the event of a let (the ball touches the net on the serve and lands on the proper service court; let serves are replayed).

 

Registration Deadline:

Registration Deadline as designated by your Regional Director

All registrations are done through your Regional Director, who will determine the Regional Deadline. The registration fee must also be submitted to your Regional Director. Signed consent forms must accompany the waivers.

 

No late registrations will be accepted.

Events will be cancelled if there are one or less individuals or teams registered. Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given an opportunity to re-register in another suitable category provided that event is scheduled to run.

 

Youth events will be cancelled if there are eight or less individuals or teams registered. Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given an opportunity to re-register in another suitable category provided that event is scheduled to run.