Tournament Fees: $45 Registration Fee + $5 Referee Fee | $10 Per Event Fee (Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles)
USAPA Membership: Players must be members of the USAPA prior to tournament registration. To renew or become a member use this link to the USAPA website: www.usapa.org
Registration: The tournament is accepting on-line registration ONLY. Players must do so through either directly through this website (click here or on the home page) or via Pickleball Tournaments (pickleballtournaments.com). Use this link to signup and register for the Rocky Mountain Pickleball Open.
Registration Dates: Advanced registration begins on March 31, 2019. Registration deadline is July 16, 2019. PLEASE NOTE: As events fill, waitlists will be initiated as needed. Registration on the waitlist does not guarantee participation for the player. Rocky Mountain Pickleball will make every effort to accommodate all players wishing to play in the tournament. However, available courts and time will be determining factors. Tournament Director retains the right to combine brackets and age groups if required due to the number of entries in a particular bracket.
Payments & Waivers: All payments and waivers MUST be paid and signed when registering. Players who register on the waitlist will be invoiced following confirmation the player can be accommodated by the tournament.
Cancellations | Refunds: This is a NO-REFUND tournament. Following registration, we are sorry however no refunds will be provided.
Referees: As a USAPA/IFP Sanctioned Tournament (Tier 4), referees will be officiating all matches. Referees will adhere to all USAPA Rules and guidelines. Players are invited to serve as referees and also attend one of the planned referee training sessions prior to the tournament date. The session dates will be posted here following confirmation of the instructor and location. The training session will include basic instructions and guidelines, while also reviewing USAPA rules and guidelines.
Tournament Check-in: Following the registration dead-line, bracket ladders and schedules will be determined, together with preliminary start times and court assignments. PLEASE NOTE that the initial times and courts may change, so keep checking as the tournament date gets closer.
On the tournament days, all players MUST check-in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their scheduled match time. If a player has not done so, they may be disqualified and forfeit their match. The Check-in Desk will be located at the tournament's main entrance and well marked.
Player Practice Time: Courts will be available each day from 8:00 AM until 8:40 AM for players to warm-up prior to the tournament starting. As a courtesy to other players waiting, practice time should be limited to a 15 minute maximum. All courts must be vacated by 8:40AM. NO ACCEPTIONS! Tournament play begins at 9:00 AM. Additional practice court time may be available throughout the day, however players wishing to do so MUST first check with the Tournament Desk for approval and confirmation of a court being available. We will make every effort to provide players with pre-match practice time, however availability will be dependent upon match schedules.
Clinic/Demo Day (Pre-Tournament Thursday, August 1st): Players and other visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the multi-skill level clinics being taught by the resident pros at Apex and a traveling pro or two. We also suggest that you grab some court time trying out some of the newest paddles on the market which are being made available by our Sponsors. We'll update this site as clinic times are finalized. Feel free to also contact us regarding specific paddles you'd like to demo and we'll do our best to have them available.
Tournament Play Schedule:
Friday | August 2nd - Ladies Singles (all age/skill), Men's Doubles (all age/skill)
Saturday | August 3rd - Mixed Doubles (all age/skill)
Sunday | August 4th - Men's Singles (all age/skill), Ladies Doubles (all age/skill)
Photography & Videography: Rocky Mountain Pickleball is pleased to have contracted with a professional photo/video team to offer their services to individual players and teams. Their available services will include court-side photography, as well as aerial photo and video work. This is an exciting way of creating some special memories of the event and your play.
It is highly recommended, if you are planning to use these services or would like further information and pricing, please use the following contact link in advance of the tournament date email@example.com
Give A Paddle Campaign: This cool program provides used pickleball paddles to individuals and organizations who may not otherwise be introduced to the exciting sport of pickleball. Your donation of a paddle you may not need or no longer use provides a special opportunity to grow and promote our sport. Rocky Mountain Pickleball offers these paddles to a variety of charitable organizations and individuals who will put them to good use. If you've got an extra paddle laying around, we'd welcome your donation at the tournament's Event Desk. In addition to feeling great about your donation, you'll also receive a discount coupon for purchases at the Tournament Store. Thanks in advance for your consideration!
Volunteers: This important group of people are on-site to assist players and spectators with general information and directions. They'll be easy to spot, wearing neon orange t-shirts with "Volunteer" printed on them. They're all awesome people, so thanks in advance for giving them the respect and appreciation they deserve.
If you, as a player or spectator, would like to help out as a volunteer or referee, please don't hesitate contacting Rocky Mountain Pickleball (firstname.lastname@example.org). We need you and would love hearing from you!