This tournament will be a series of seven round-robins with points earned towards qualifying for the Invitational Tournament played on August 29th. Winning teams will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at each qualifying event, winners are determined by:
If an event has 8 or more teams, the event will be divided into two pools with the top two teams from each pool taking part in a shootout. The top team from Pool 1 will play the second team from Pool 2 and the top team from Pool 2 will play the second team from Pool 1. The winning teams will play each other for gold/silver. The other teams will play for bronze.
Current IFP Tournament Rules will be in force during the tournament. Click on this link for the complete rulebook: https://usapickleball.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Rulebook-Indexed-FINAL-01-22-21.pdf
FORMAT - One game to 11, win by 2 for the round-robin games.
All games will have a 12 minute timed limit, guaranteed FIVE games. In the event, both teams are tied at the end of 12 minutes, a tiebreaker will be played: The next point will determine the winner and will be played with rally scoring.
NEXXED Pro Ball (USAPA Approved) will be used!
(if you would like to practice with this ball prior to the Series, please contact: Ed Krick 951.757.0162) NEXXED
SERIES points will be awarded to all Sizzlin Summer participants. The INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT played August 29th, 2021 will be based on point accumulation. Gold Medal Winners will have a Golden Ticket to the INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT and are automatically qualified. Players will accumulate points throughout the round-robin Series based on the following point chart:
Sizzlin Summer Series Points Table
There are limited spots! In order to be confirmed both you and your partner(s) need to have completed registrations. Completed registration consists of a signed waiver and payment. If you are a player without a partner, you will be moved to the waitlist and a team with registration completed will be placed into the event.
If you are in need of a partner please contact: Ed Krick Tournament Director 951.757.0162
This player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.
FOREHAND: Ability to hit a medium-paced shot. Lacks directional intent and consistency.
BACKHAND: Avoids using a backhand. Lacks directional intent and consistency.
SERVE / RETURN: Able to hit a medium-paced shot. Lacks depth, direction, and consistency.
DINK: Not able to consistently sustain a dink rally. Not yet developed the ability to control this shot.
3RD SHOT: Generally hits a medium-paced ball with little direction.
VOLLEY: Able to hit a medium-paced shot. Lacks direction/inconsistent.
STRATEGY: Understands fundamentals. Learning proper court positioning. Knows the fundamental rules, and can keep score.
FOREHAND: Improved stroke development with a moderate level of shot control.
BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible.
SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth.
DINK: Increased consistency, limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium-length rallies. Starting to understand pace.
3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net.
VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium-paced shots thereby developing control.
STRATEGY: Moves towards the non-volley zone when an opportunity is there. Acknowledges the difference between hard/soft game, and is starting to vary own game. Can sustain short rallies. Learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.
FOREHAND: Consistently hits with depth and control. Is still perfecting shot selection and timing.
BACKHAND: Has improved stroke mechanics and has moderate success at hitting a backhand consistently.
SERVE / RETURN: Places a high majority of serves/returns with varying depth and speed.
DINK: Increased consistency with moderate ability to control height/depth. May end dink rally too soon due to lack of patience. Is beginning to understand the difference between attackable balls and those that are not.
3RD SHOT: Selectively mixing up soft shots with power shots to create an advantage with inconsistent results.
VOLLEY: Able to volley a variety of shots at different speeds. Developing consistency/ control. Starting to understand the block/reset volley.
STRATEGY: Aware of your partner's position on the court and is able to move as a team. Demonstrates ability to change direction in an offensive manner. Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the rules of the game. Has a moderate number of unforced errors per game. Solid understanding of stacking and when and how it could be used in match play. Beginning to identify opponent's weaknesses and attempt to formulate a game plan to attack weaknesses.
The results for this tournament will NOT be counted toward calculating UTPRs.
Contact: Ed Krick 951.757.0162 Tournament Director