Paddle at the Beach Pickleball Tournament

April 7-8, 2017

Registration:

  • Registration is now Online
  • You must set up a FREE online account
  • Early Registration November 14, 2016- January 27, 2017…. ONLY $25/per player
  • Registration Fee is $30/per player January 28-March 31, 2017

Tournament Details

  • This is an Indoor tournament played at the J.Bryan Floyd Community Center located at 1030 Possum Trot Rd. , NMB, SC 29582
  • We offer a Men’s Doubles and a Women’s Doubles Tournament for those 35 and older, no singles or mixed doubles are offered
  • Men’s and Women’s pool play is on Friday, April 7, 2017 with a Double-elimination tournament on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
  • Divisions are made by Skill level first and then age of your team. They are dependant on the number of teams signed up.
  • Skill level is determined by your input during registration
  • “Team Skill level” is determined by the highest skill level on the team
  • Age is calculated by your age on December 31, 2017
  • Your “team age” is the total of your age and your partner’s age added together
  • snacks and water are provided. Don’t Forget your water bottle.

Tournament Schedule:  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Check in Men’s/Women’s Doubles and practice 1p-5p

Welcome Reception- Mellow Mushroom (NMB) 6p-8p

Friday, April 7, 2017

Check in Men’s/Women’s Doubles

Round robin/pool play matches (typically 8a-finished)

Saturday April 8, 2017

Double elimination tournaments (typically 8am-finished)

Seeding determined by pool play

Tournament Format:

  • USAPA Rules apply
  • On Friday Men’s and Women’s teams will be divided into pools based upon team ages and skill levels for pool play.
  • Each team will play at least three matches comprised of two games to 11 points, win by one.
  • Friday pool assignments, start times and court assignments will be determined once registration closes and will be posted to this website no later than April 4, 2017.
  • On Saturday, the results from pool play will be used to seed teams in Divisions based upon gender, skill level and age for double elimination tournaments.
  • Upper bracket matches are best two of three games to 11 points, win by two.
  • Lower bracket matches are one game to 15, win by two.
  • Saturday Division and bracket assignments will be posted to this website at the conclusion of pool play, with initial start times and court assignments.
  • Play will be self-officiated for most matches with Referees provided for championship matches only.
  • Tournament format is very popular because it provides significantly more play than only a double elimination tournament.

Tournament Etiquette:

  • Please be at the J. Bryan Community Center one hour prior to your game start time and near your court 15 Minutes before your scheduled match
  • Please stay behind the blue line when walking along the bleachers and we ask that you do not walk past a player that is serving.
  • Please do not enter a gym while play is in process on the court closest the door.

Waitlist, Refunds and Substitutions

  • Teams or players wanting to play after registration closes will be added to the wait list.
  • Refunds will be granted for withdrawals prior to registration closing AS A CREDIT to your account.
  • Player substitutions may be made prior to March 31, 2017 as necessary.
  • Player substitutions after March 31, 2017 will be granted at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

Hospitality and Fun!

  • Welcome Reception at Mellow Mushroom, 1101 Highway 17 North, NMB, SC 29582
  • All players receive a gift
  • Winner and Runner-up awards are given to each Men’s and Women’s Division
  • Water Coolers are located close to courts. Don’t Forget your water bottle.
  • A Hospitality room will be open from 10:30am-3pm with snacks

Accommodations:

Players are encouraged to stay in accommodations within the City of North Myrtle Beach. For accommodation assistance please contact the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce at (843)281-2662 or  www.explorenorthmyrtlebeach.com/stay/.

Contact Name/Email:

Erica Hertzer elhertzer@nmb.us

Venue Address and Telephone Number:

J Bryan Floyd Community Center

1030 Possum Trot Road

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 

(843) 280-5584