NEXT CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 23rd — April 30th, 2022 in Naples, Florida

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ATHLETE'S GUIDE

GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL REGISTRATION LOTTERY
January 3 – 7, 2022

Please visit the Registration page on this website for Lottery guidelines and schedule.

CHECK-IN

Athletes may check in as early as Saturday, April 23rd during Margaritaville Party in the Park (9am–1pm), to receive their credential and player souvenir bag. All athletes must also check in each day they are playing at the player registration check in area, or through the US OPEN check in app.

WATER / FOOD

Water will be provided at water fountains and filler stations throughout the park. Food will be available each day for all athletes and spectators to purchase, at the Landshark Beer Garden in the Vendor tent, and at the Food Truck area.

CREDENTIALS

ALL Credentials will be purchased as part of your registration fee on PickleballTournaments.com during the General Registration Lottery period. There is also a fee for each event entered. Tickets for the Zing Zang Championship Court will be through the 2022 Ticket Lottery. For information, please sign up for our email updates.

VIP EXPERIENCE

VIP Patron Packages and VIP Gold Boxes are sold out for the 2022 event. Waitlist opportunities for future years will be posted on our email updates later in 2022.

REFEREES

Referees will be provided for all Pro matches and amateur medal matches (if available).

ZING ZANG CHAMPIONSHIP COURT ACCESS

All tickets for the Zing Zang Championship Court must be purchased through the new Ticket Lottery. Please sign up for our email updates for more details. Tickets will be sold on site if available.

EVENTS / FORMATS

ALL events, except for the NEW Pro Mixed Qualifying event, will be run as double elimination with a consolation bracket. The consolation bracket will play for the bronze medal. The winner’s bracket will play for the gold and silver medals.

NEW! PLAYER RATINGS

The US OPEN is dedicated to making sure competition is both fun and fair. Therefore, after January 1st, 2022, we will implement the new World Pickleball Ratings (WPR) by PickleballTournaments.com. More information will be coming soon through our email updates and Facebook page.

PRO / SENIOR PRO DOUBLES

Prize Money Awarded

MEN’S, WOMEN’S, MIXED
(5.0/Pro only. If space is available, this event will open up to 4.5 players.)

PRO / SENIOR PRO SINGLES

Prize Money Awarded

MEN’S, WOMEN’S
(5.0/Pro only. If space is available, this event will open up to 4.5 players.)

PRO/ SENIOR PRO SPLIT AGE EVENTS

MORE PRIZE MONEY! GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE

* Pro and Sr. Pro players may register for THE US OPEN Pro Split Age events. Both players on the team must be a PRO or 5.0 player. One player must be 49 and under — one player must be 50 and over. Pro and Sr. Pro players may not enter an amateur Age event.

AGE DOUBLES

MEN’S, WOMEN’S, MIXED

* These events are intended for higher skill level players. One player on the team must be a 4.0 level or higher in order to enter any age events. (Exceptions will be made for 75+ events.)

JUNIOR SINGLES & DOUBLES

(18 and under) BOYS, GIRLS, MIXED

SKILL / AGE DOUBLES

MEN’S, WOMEN’S, MIXED, PARAPICKLEBALL

* Each skill event is divided by age brackets: 19+, 35+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+.

SKILL / AGE SINGLES

MEN’S, WOMEN’S, PARAPICKLEBALL

* Each Age bracket will be divided into three skill groups. 3.0 and below, 4.0 and below and 4.5 and above. Age brackets: 19+, 35+, 50-59, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+.

PRACTICE COURTS AND OPEN PLAY

Courts will be available for open play, once daily competitive play is completed each day. Limited practice courts will be available behind the Arthrex Medical Tent.

PARAPICKLEBALL: NEW US OPEN RATING POLICY

A hybrid team (one standing and one Parapickleball) may enter an event 1/2 level below the standing player's rating, if they choose to play in a standing age or standing skill age event.

The standing player on a Hybrid team must be a 4.5 player or below.

TRANSGENDER GUIDE

The US OPEN Pickleball Championships has designed these policies after taking into consideration, the nature of the sport, and policies created by various sports organizations including, The International Olympic Committee, The International Tennis Federation, The NCAA.

Read the Transgender Guide