Phoenix First Annual Pickleball Tournament

Mar 30, 3:00 – 7:00 PM

Grab your Pickleball partner and join us for some fun tournament play. We'll raise money for a great cause... proceeds go to funding ASU and BYU scholarships.

About this event

Co-ed Recreation (up to 3.0) and Co-ed 3.0 Plus brackets.

PICKLEBALL RATINGS

Consider the following skills from USAPA and see where you might fall with your abilities. Here are some of the highlights of the criteria for each skill level:

A 2.0 player has an understanding of the rules, knows how to keep score, can demonstrate a forehand, backhand, volley, and serve accurately into the correct spot. That person also knows where to stand when serving and returning.

A 2.5 player knows the basic rules and the two-bounce rule, can hit a forehand and backhand with direction, is accurate with the serve, is able to sustain a dink rally, can volley with some direction, understands fundamentals, and can accurately keep score.

A 3.0 player can hit a medium-paced forehead and backhand, can serve with depth and accuracy, can control a dink rally, can hit a medium-paced third-shot drop, and can hit a medium-paced volley with direction as well as understanding the fundamentals of the game, positioning and has played in tournaments.

A 3.5 player can use a forehand and backhand with a moderate level of control, can consistently get the serve in, return the serve in, can serve deep, and can return the serve deep. This player can also sustain medium-length dink rallies, can control the height and depth of dink shots, and understands the variation of pace for dink shots.

A 4.0 player has all of the skills above and is accurate on overhead shots, can sustain a dink rally with control, height and pace, consistently executes third-shot drops from the baseline, and is able to change soft shots to power shots and then back to soft. A 4.0 player can also block and return fast, hard volleys and is always aware of their partner’s position on the court.

A 4.5 player can do all of the above and can set up shots to generate errors from the other team, recognizes and attempts to hit attackable dinks, poaches effectively, has effective lobs, good footwork, and is comfortable playing at the non-volley zone line as well as understanding strategy and can adjust during the game.

A 5.0 player has all of those skills above and has them mastered, can serve in a variety of ways with power and accuracy, mastered the dink shot, and exhibits patience during a rally.


Organizers

  • Christopher Spear

    EOS Worldwide

    Chapter President June 2022 - June 2024

  • Will Craghead

    Ark Family Health, Whole Life OS, Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center

    President - Elect June 2023 -

  • Jane Andersen

    Programs - Leader Committee

  • Jeffrey Risenmay

    Treasurer

  • Joe Whitfield

    Edward Jones

    Scholarship Committee

  • Sean Morris

    Scholarship Committee

  • Richard Moon

    Moon Vending Services

    Sponsorship

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