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Thursday, March 17, 2016

USA Masters Games

I received an email today about a new tournament to be held Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24 in Greensboro, NC. The pickleball tournament is part of a larger event called the USA Masters Games. The organizers call the Games "a major Celebration of Adult Competitive Sports". From their website:

 USA Masters Games is slated to be a biennial games with the inaugural edition July 21-31, 2016 in Greensboro, NC.

In addition to high-quality, “Nationals-level” competitions in each sport, the USA Masters Games will feature Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, nightly entertainment, and a Games Village. Serving as the Games Village location and central hub of the Games will be the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, where up to 8 sports, Athlete Services, Vendor Village, and Closing Ceremonies are planned.

Other venues of the Games are also high quality and virtually all are conveniently located within 30 minutes of the Games Village.

The USA Masters Games presents an opportunity for you to compete in more than one sport if desired, while meeting and enjoying the fun, festival atmosphere of the Games with athletes from across the U.S. and foreign countries as well. Our goal for every Games participant or attendee is an enjoyable and rewarding Games experience that leaves everyone looking forward to the 2018 edition.

Thank you in advance for your interest in, and support of, Masters sports and the USA Masters Games. We look forward to hosting you in North Carolina in 2016!


The pickleball tournament specifics are:

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24

Competition will begin at 9:00 a.m. daily 

Greensboro Sportsplex

Age Groups:
Men's Doubles: 21+, 35+, 50+, 60+, 70+
Women's Doubles: 21+, 35+, 50+, 60+, 70+
Mixed Doubles: 21+, 35+, 50+, 60+, 70+ 
  • Age is determined as of December 31, 2016. 
  • Minimum age for competitors is 21 years.

This is a skill/age tournament
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0

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Participation Fees:
Games Fee: $60 per athlete before April 1; $80 per athlete between April 2-May 12; $99 per athlete between May 13-June 30.
Pickleball Entry Fee is $10 per event.

Please note: a $5 service fee is payable per person at the time of submitting your registration. Further details are available in the Games Entry Terms & Conditions.

Participants should be active members of USA Pickleball. Participants who are not members should become a member before registering for the USA Masters Games. Membership information can be found on the USA Pickleball website.

USAPA Rules which can be found here.
Paddles must be USAPA approved.

All events will be double elimination.

Competition Director reserves the right to combine age and/or skill groups if necessary. 

Individual Awards: USA Masters Games gold, silver, and bronze medals

Social Activities:
The Games Village located at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex will be the hub for Athlete Services, Vendor Village, and daily entertainment throughout the Games. Opening Ceremonies will be held the evening of Friday, July 22, while Closing Ceremonies will be Sunday evening, July 31.

A Pickleball Athlete Reception will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex beginning shortly after the conclusion of competition on Saturday evening, July 23.

For registration and general inquiries, contact:
Phone: 919-678-1651

For pickleball-specific inquiries, contact:
Competition Director: Faryn Roy
Phone: 919-678-1651

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