Pickleball Tournament Information

The Sizzlin Summer Series is a UNITED WAY Charity Fundraiser 
and proceeds will go to the reopening of the Hemet Children’s Museum!

10 Permanent PICKLEBALL Courts 

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:

  • Round-robin win/loss record
  • If two teams tied, head-to-head with those teams involved
  • If three or more teams tied, point differential taken from all matches played within the round-robin. 
  • If three or more teams tied, the point differential from only games played with the teams that are tied.

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!  

  • High Performance
  • Lasts longer and cracks less
  • Plays the same game 1 vs game 100
  • Great visibility
  • Great for beginner, intermediate and advanced play

(if you would like to practice with this ball prior to the Series, please contact:   Ed Krick 951.757.0162)  NEXXED

 

EARN SERIES POINTS

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  

  • 12 points for 1st place finish
  • 9 points for 2nd place finish
  • 7 points for 3rd place finish
    • 5 points for 4th place finish
  • 1 point for each entry

Registration Dates

  • Open: 05/14/21
  • Closed: 08/16/21

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

Tournament Dates (7 Qualifying Events)

Three Divisions ( NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE)

  • 05/30/21 - Men’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Women’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Mixed Doubles Fixed Partner
  • 06/13/21 - Men’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Women’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Mixed Doubles Fixed Partner
  • 06/27/21 - Men’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Women’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Mixed Doubles Fixed Partner
  • 07/11/21 - Men’s Doubles AGE 50+,  Women’s Doubles AGE 50+, Mixed Doubles AGE 50+
  • 07/25/21 - Men’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Women’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Mixed Doubles Fixed Partner
  • 08/08/21 - Men’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Women’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Mixed Doubles Fixed Partner
  • 08/22/21 - Men’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Women’s Doubles Fixed Partner, Mixed Doubles Fixed Partner

Cancellation Dates

  • Cancellation Deadline: 3 days prior to event

Registration - Pickleball Tournament Signup

  • Player's age as of: 12/31/21
  • Minimum Age of Player: 18
  • Tournament Sanctioning: Not Sanctioned
  • Minimum Registration fee (First event plus registration admin fee): $25.00
  • Registration - $25.00 which includes a T-Shirt and one (1) bracket, Additional bracket is $10.
  • When registering online, an online waiver signature is used.
  • Online payment via PayPal is available. PayPal also allows credit card payments.

Schedule

  • 7:00 - 8:30 Men’s Doubles Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Intermediate Divisions
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Women’s Doubles Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Intermediate Divisions
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Mixed Doubles Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Intermediate Divisions

 

2.5 Skill Rating - BEGINNER

This player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.

 

3.0 Skill Rating - NOVICE

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.

 

3.5 Skill Rating - INTERMEDIATE

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.

 

4.0 Skill Rating - ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

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

F.A.Q.

Can I only play one tournament to qualify for the championship Invitational?
Yes, if you win a gold medal in your event you will automatically qualify (Golden Ticket) for the invitational. Otherwise you will qualify on points. SO, the more dates you sign up and play the more points you will accumulate towards qualifying for the Invitational Tournament.
Can I play multiple tournament dates?
Yes, in fact you are encouraged to do so to gain tournament experience. By playing against players that are outside your normal crew you are able to access your strengths and are to help you improve your game.
Other tournaments are much more ‘pricier’ why is Sizzlin Summer Series so affordable?
We have tried to keep the tournaments affordable to encourage players to register for multiple tournament dates. The more tournament experience you have the better player you will be.
What is the format of the invitational?
FORMAT - Round Robin. Each game to 11 win by 2 (you will play all teams in your bracket)

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 tie breaker will be played: The next point will determine the winner and will be played with rally scoring.

I don’t have a PayPal account, how can I register?
You do not need a PayPal account nor need to set one up, PayPal will also process your credit card. If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, please contact Ed (951.757.0162)
Will there be vendors and food available?
Yes, but limited.

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