In 2019, the inaugural Rocky Mountain Tournament Series included the Steamboat Classic, in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Pickleball Open at the Apex Pickleball Complex in Arvada, Colorado.

Following a year delay due to the COVID pandemic, 2021 marked the reintroduction of the Steamboat Classic, with over 300 players from around the country at the Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball Center. The early July tournament proved to be a perfect time to visit Steamboat and have a great time on the courts.

August introduced the Rocky Mountain Championships to Denver, Colorado. The history making tournament welcomed nearly 1000 athletes to the Gates Tennis Center. Competition included most of the world's top players, as well as amateurs from around the world. The Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) joined with Rocky Mountain Pickleball to further enhance the tournament experience. The 2021 Rocky Mountain Championships became an immediate hit among players and spectators alike.

The Gates Center was transformed into a pickleball haven, with resurfacing of the Championship and Stadium courts. Expansive seating around the featured courts provided exceptional spectating of the matches. The Championships included 37 courts at the handsome Gates venue. We're looking forward to even more excitment in 2022.

The 2022 Rocky Mountain Championships will take place from July 27th through 31st. Player registration will open on February 11th, 2022 exclusively on So save the date and register early to ensure your spot.

The 2021 Rocky Mountain Pickleball tournament series concluded with the New Mexico Open which was held on Labor Day weekend. Our host venue, the Manzano Mesa pickleball courts, featured 18 permanent courts and excellent specator seating. RMP was pleased to welcome over 300 athletes from 16 states and five countries outside of the the U.S. The New Mexico Open

With our 2021 season in the books, we're already planning some exciting tournaments and events for 2022. Our Denver and Albuquerque tournament will be back and better than ever.

We're excited for our friend's at the Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball Center and construction of their 20 new dedicated pickleball courts. Unfortunately the summer construction schedule will not permit the return of the Steamboat Classic tournament until 2023. However, RMP can't wait to return to Steamboat during the summer of 2023 and host the biggest Steamboat Classic yet. Those new courts are going to be amazing. It will be worth the wait!

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Tournament Play

Opportunities for added fun, socializing, excitement and competition. Tournaments are organized to provide challenging matches between players of similar age and skill levels. Often including a variety of doubles matches, featuring ladies, mens and mixed formats. An even tougher format is singles play, where one player must cover the entire side of the court (same size court as doubles!). Both doubles and singles are exciting to watch and even better to be a part of. Tournaments vary in size, from smaller, local events, with 50 or fewer competitors, to the Margaritaville USA Pickleball Nationals, which in 2019 year featured over 2200 players on 49 courts at the incredible Indian Wells Tennis Garden! There's a tournament for everyone. Rocky Mountain Pickleball invites you to give tournament play a try. Like the sport itself, you'll likely find them addicting and self challenging to continue improving! Win or lose, the players always have a great time. The best place to check out upcoming tournament locations and dates is Another great site is the USA Pickleball ( addition to tournament info, the site provides extensive information on most every aspect of the sport. So join the excitement,


See the Official Rules from the USAPA

Following some basic instructions and review of the rules, most anyone can begin playing, enjoying, and becoming addicted to pickleball.

The 2019 Margaritaville Nationals tournament in Indian Wells, California featured over 2200 players from 47 states and 18 countries.

Margaritaville USA National Pickleball Championships

The skill, tallent, and athletism of the professional players is trully exceptional. Watching Ben, Simone, Kyle, Irina, Riley, Jesse, and the rest of the top pros compete is extraordinary. They provide us mortal players with goals most won't be able to achieve.... but it's fun to try.

Don Siegel, Director Rocky Mountain Pickleball

Welcoming nearly 1000 athletes from around the world, the 2021 Rocky Mountain Championships was truly an historic event.

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.