Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11
Hosted at: Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
WHAT ATHLETES ARE SAYING
"This tournament is one of my favorites. The destination in the beautiful mountain region at Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure, is worth the trip." David Baker
WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER
Pickleball was created with one thing in mind: FUN! From recreation centers and health clubs to competitive tournaments across the country, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport of choice for many active adults, especially for tennis fans who want to transition to something a little less demanding.
Pickleball was invented in 1965, and is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, played as doubles or singles. Players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications.
The game is accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while allowing for more competitive players to challenge their endurance.
HOW TO PLAY
In Pickleball, serves are underhanded and paddles are swung as to make contact with the ball below the waist, but without bouncing the ball. The ball is served diagonally following a two-bounce rule where it must bounce in the receiving court and the return of serve must bounce anywhere on the playing surface before a volley can be struck.
Additionally, there is an area near the net called the "No Volley Zone" wherein a player can hit the ball only after it has bounced. Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults. The server continues to serve, alternating service courts until the server team faults. The game is played to 11 points.
PRICING & REGISTRATION
Event Fees $10.00 per event to enter
Final deadline is August 1, 2018
Number of registrants will determine format, Round Robin, or Double Elimination. Number of registrants will also determine any need to combine age/skill levels.
Policies & Refunds
Cancellation deadline is on or before August 1, 2018. No refunds due to inclement weather over event 3-day weekend.
Fees paid will be considered a donation to the Lake Lure Olympiad Beneficiaries
Minimum age of player is 14 years old
For more information on Pickleball visit USAPA.org
EVENT DAY DETAILS
TOURNAMENT EVENT SCHEDULE
Friday, August 9th
Open play, practice, and social
Courts open at 4:00 pm
Lake Lure Olympiad Opening Ceremonies begin at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 10th
Men's Doubles: 9:00 am start
Women's Doubles: 9:00 am start
Sunday, August 11th
Mixed Doubles: 9:00 am start
SNACKS AND WATER
Snacks and water will be set up and available for tournament participants at the courts. There will also be other food and beverages available onsite at Rumbling Bald Resort.
MEDALS FOR EACH CATEGORY
Medals will be awarded following each event tournament
TOURNAMENT CONTACT: Michele Puchala