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The Path to Nationals

USA Pickleball Golden Ticket

Mesa, AZ

Event Type: Golden Ticket

Dates: April 3-7, 2024

Registration Deadline: 03/06/2024

Guaranteed Games Per Event: 4

Membership Required: USA Pickleball

  • All events, including singles, will offer a pool-play format. If there are not enough teams for pool play, then a round-robin bracket will be played.
  • The top-four teams ( 2 from each pool or 4 from a round-robin bracket ) will move forward to the next round.
  • All pool-play matches, as well as all pre-medal matches, will be one game to 15, win by two points. The medal matches will be best two-out-of-three games, win by two points.
  • The gold-medal winners of each event will earn a Golden Ticket to the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships.

This is an MMP sanctioned event.

For a CONFIRMED spot in an event, both partners must be registered and paid. Players without partners or whose partners have not registered and paid within 4 days of their signup, will be moved to the waiting list. Once their partner signs up, they will be moved back into the event - IF THERE ARE SPOTS REMAINING IN THE BRACKET AND THE TOURNAMENT.

  • We have 5 year age breaks planned for 50 and above.
  • We have 10 year age breaks planned below 50
  • Skill levels are 3.0 to 5.0 (No 5.5, or higher, rated players may participate)

Arizona Athletic Grounds

6321 S Ellsworth Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212

Parking: On site parking. Venue will be charging a $5 daily parking fee after 5 pm Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7

Surface Type: Pickleball Hardcourt Surface

Play Area Type: Outdoor Non-Covered

Net Type: Permanent

Ball UsedFranklin X-40 - Optic Yellow

Number of Courts: 41

Allow Pets:  No

Allow Food: No

Allow Dish to Pass: No

Allow Grill: No

Additional Venue Policies:

  • Use, possession, distribution, or sale of controlled substances as defined in Arizona Criminal Code is prohibited.
  • Outside food and drink are restricted throughout the Park. Water is the only outside drink that is allowed.
  • Possession, use, or distribution of any explosives, guns, or other deadly or dangerous materials or weapons is prohibited.
  • Use of tobacco products and sunflower seeds is prohibited.
  • Appropriate attire is required at all times. Shirts are required in all activity spaces.

Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
6850 E Williams Field Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212
P: 480-579-2100
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Hampton By Hilton
20768 E Maya Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
P: (480) 888-7474
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites -Gilbert Mesa Gateway Airport
5530 S Power Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85295
P: (480) 507-3000
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Courtyard by Marriott - Phoenix Mesa Gateway
6907 E Ray Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212
P: (855) 816-6193
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