2020 Participation Requirements & Pre-Registration Opportunities for the USA Pickleball National Championships
2020 Participation Requirements:
To participate in the 2020 USA Pickleball National Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, all participants must:
- Participate in a USAPA Regional Tournament or a Tier 2 or higher USAPA sanctioned tournament between July 15, 2019, and July 15, 2020 (scroll to the bottom of this page for the current list of 2020 qualifying tournaments). While players can earn pre-registration status by winning a gold medal (skill/age) or gold/silver/bronze (Open/Sr. Open), the USAPA National Championships DO NOT count as a qualifier for upcoming USAPA National Championships. All players earning pre-registration status at 2020 Nationals MUST also play in at least one of the national qualifying tournaments (see list below) in order to be eligible for the 2020 National Championships.
- Open event entrants must have a minimum of a 5.0 USAPA Tournament Player Rating (UTPR) by July 15, 2020. Events may be available to 4.5 UTPR rated players, depending on participation levels in each Open event.
2020 Pre-Registration Opportunities:
Pre-Registration is available to the following:
- All Medalists from the 2019 USA Pickleball National Championship Open & Sr. Open (50+ & 65+).
- All Gold Medalists in any age/skill event from the 2019 USA Pickleball National Championships.
- All Gold Medalists in a Tier 1 USAPA Sanctioned Tournament between July 15, 2019, and July 15, 2020.
- All Gold Medalists at any USAPA Regional Tournament held between *July 15, 2019, and July 15, 2020. In the event that brackets are combined, medals may be issued to category winners but pre-registration opportunities for 2020 Nationals are only to the combined bracket winners.
* with the exception of the 2019 USAPA Great Lakes Regional Tournament. Due to a timing matter, this tournament (played June 28 – 30, 2019) is this regions qualifier for the 2020 USA Pickleball National Championships.
- Players with pre-registration invitations will be limited to one event of the same type per Gold Medal. For example, if a player wins a Gold at the Great Lakes Regional in ladies doubles, that player will receive a pre-registration opportunity for ladies doubles (Note: it doesn’t have to be the same skill or age).
- Players with pre-registration invitations must meet the participation requirements listed in ‘Tournament Details’ above.
- Players with pre-registration entry will receive an invitation before July 15 and must accept and register by July 25.
- Partners of players with pre-registration opportunities who have not met participation criteria may not pre-register.
- The UTPR in effect at the time the player register for the 2020 National Championships WILL BE USED. Despite the automatic UTPR update scheduled for Oct 1, UTPRs for players registered in the National Championships will be the same UTPR the player had at the time they registered. Players may appeal UTPR’s to the firstname.lastname@example.org
prior to registration closing. Any appeal would apply to your partner as well. Therefore if you appeal, your partner has to be eligible to still play with you as a result of that appeal. The tournament director reserves the right to approve the appeal decision by the USAPA ratings admin.
- With the lottery system in effect, players are to have paid and be registered with paid partners by 8/7/2020. Registration will be open from 8/1 – 8/7 and then a lottery will be drawn approximately 8/8 with players being notified by 8/22 if they are in the tournament. Any spots left after the lottery will be given priority based on being registered and paid with a registered and paid partner.
*** 2020 USA PICKLEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIERS (July 15, 2019 – July 15, 2020) ***
Additional qualifying tournaments are in process of finalizing their dates and will be added soon
- *Great Lakes Regional June 28 – 30, 2019 (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Middle States Regional August 1 – 4, 2019 (Lakeville, MN)
- Atlantic South Regional August 23 – 25, 2019 (Foley, AL)
- Great Plains Regional September 5 – 8, 2019 (Colorado Springs, CO)
- Pacific NW Regional September 5 – 8, 2019 (Beaverton, OR)
- West Regional September 18 – 22, 2019 (Fountain Valley, CA)
- Mid Atlantic Regional September 20 – 22, 2019 (Myrtle Beach, SC)
- Southwest Regional January 8 – 12, 2020 (Surprise, AZ)
- Mid-South Regional – March 12 -15, 2020 (College Station, TX)
- Mountain Regional May 22 – 27, 2020 (Brigham City, UT)
- Atlantic Regional – June 25 – 28, 2020 (Portland, ME)
2019 QUALIFIERS For 2020 National Tournament
- Golden State Championships, July 25 – 28, 2019 (Concord, CA)
- Pickleball Bend Pacific Northwest Classic, August 9 – 11, 2019 (Bend, OR)
- Tournament of Champions, August 21 – 24, 2019 (Brigham City, UT)
- Texas Open, September 12 – 15, 2019 (Coppell, TX)
- Las Vegas Open, September 24 – 28, 2019 (Las Vegas, NV)
- Fall Brawl, October 8 – 12, 2019 (St George, UT)
- Huntsman World Senior Games, October 10 – 14, 2019 (St George, UT)
- SPA Monster Smash, October 25 – 28, 2019 (Surprise, AZ)
- 9th Annual East Valley, November 19 – 21, 2019 (Mesa, AZ)
2020 QUALIFIERS For 2020 National Tournament
- Tommy Wong Memorial, January 3 – 6, 2020 (Surprise, AZ)
- East Naples Winter Classic, January 24 – 26, 2020 (Naples, FL)
- 20th Annual Venture Out All City, February 4 – 7, 2020 (Mesa, AZ)
- Grand Canyon State Games Pickleball Championships, February 5 – 9, 2020 (Phoenix, AZ)
- 2020 Palm Desert Senior Games, February 7 – 9, 2020 (Palm Desert, CA)
- 5th Annual PebbleCreek, February 12 – 14, 2020 (Goodyear, AZ)
- 2020 Pueblo El Mirage Kokopelli Klassic, February 15 – 18, 2020 (El Mirage, AZ)
- Duel in the Desert 17th Annual Palm Creek, March 4 – 8, 2020 (Casa Grande, AZ)
- 10th Anniversary of Fun in the Sun, March 9 – 12, 2020 (Sun City West, AZ)
- 2020 Robson Ranch Desert Slam 8th Annual, March 11 – 15, 2020 (Eloy, AZ)
- Atlanta Open, May 29 – 31, 2020 (Alpharetta, GA)
- USAPA National Indoor Championships, June 9 – 13, 2020 (Hoover, AL)
- Gamma Pickleball Classic, June 12-14, 2020 (Pittsburgh, PA)
- So Cal Classic, June 25-28, 2020 (Encinitas, CA)
*2019 USAPA Great Lakes Regional Tournament — Due to a timing matter, this tournament (played June 28 – 30, 2019) is this region’s qualifier for the 2020 USA Pickleball National Championships.
Rain Policy: Players who were registered to play in any of the above events and were unable to play due to inclement weather, USAPA will honor this as meeting the participation qualification.