Pickleball 2021

*PLEASE NOTE*

The NSGA will be adding skill divisions for the 2022 National Senior Games. Skill ratings are based on USAPA (United States of America Pickleball Association).

Here are the following divisions:

Division I   --  5.0, 4.5

Division II  --  4.0

Division III --  3.5 and below


 

In following, the Alabama Senior Olympics will do the same and include the 3 skill divisions. When registering, please know your skill level to enter into the system. Doubles will be decided by the youngest players age & the highest players skill level. If you have any questions regarding your skill level, please contact Sam Bailey, @ 334-705-5560 or check out this article to help determine your skill level:

Determining Skill Level

 

*Please see bottom of page for specials on area hotels*

Events:

Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles

Dates:

Fri, 9/17, 9:00am - Women's Singles & Men's Doubles

Sat, 9/18, 8:00am - Mixed Doubles

Sun, 9/19, 8:00am - Men's Singles & Women's Doubles

Once brackets are complete, they will be available on pickleballtournaments.com

Location:

Opelika Sportsplex
1001 Sportsplex Pkwy (formerly Andrews Rd)
Opelika, AL 36801

New Pickleball facility with 12, covered courts

Registration:

June 1 - August 31, 2021

No late registration will be accepted.

COVID Guidelines:

All state, county, city and/or facility rules/guidelines pertaining to COVID will be followed that are in place at the time of the event. The Alabama Senior Olympics ask that each athlete takes their individual health risk, concerns and doctors recommendations into deciding whether or not the athlete should participate in this years events. All participants will be required to sign a separate COVID Waiver each day of competition agreeing they understand the risk of participating during a global pandemic.

Ball:

Franklin X-40 Yellow Outdoor Pickleball

Entry Regulations:

1. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event. Under NSGA rules, doubles and mixed doubles are classified as events. Therefore, athletes may not compete in more than one age division for doubles and mixed doubles.

2. Competitors must provide their own paddles. Balls will be provided.

Medals:

Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for each style within each age division.

NSGA Qualifying Regulations:

See "2022 Qualifications" tab for adjusted guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. All first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners at a 2021 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2022 National Senior Games.

NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES REGISTRATION CAPACITY

For the National Senior Games in 2022 the number of registrants may be limited for some sports/events and registration could reach capacity for the respective sports/events at any point during the Priority Registration Period or the Open Registration Period.  NSGA is unable to guarantee entry into sports/events that reach registration capacity for the 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana.

2. Athletes must qualify in each Pickleball event (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) in which they wish to compete at the 2022 National Senior Games, except when Rule E applies. 

Link to NSGA Rule Book:

NSGA 2022 Rule Book

For specific questions pertaining to the 2021 Pickleball event, please contact: Sam Bailey @ 334-705-5560

 

Special Hotel Rates

Heritage House

Rate: 20% off any stay of 2 nights or more

Details: Click to book using group code PADDLES21 or call direct to book using group name AL Senior Olympics Pickleball

Deadline: Book early to reserve your room to prevent nightly rate increases and to avoid rooms not being available.

Distance: 3.2 miles or 8 minutes to Opelika Sportsplex

Phone: (334) 552-3052

 

Microtel Inn & Suites Tiger Town - Opelika

Rate: $79

Details: Call to book using group name AL Senior Olympics Pickleball

Deadline: Book by September 9, 2021

Distance: 13 minutes or 7.8 miles to Opelika Sportsplex

Phone: (334) 528-0716

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Opelika

Rate: $89

Details: Click to book

Deadline: Book by September 2, 2021

Distance: 11 minutes or 7.6 miles to Opelika Sportsplex

Phone: (334) 742-2590

 

Best Western Auburn-Opelika Inn

Rate: $96

Details: Call or email to book using group name AL Senior Olympics Pickleball

Deadline: Book by August 1, 2021

Distance: 13 minutes or 5.1 miles

Phone: (334) 745-6293

Email: bestwestern.opelika@gmail.com

 

 

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