Last year, the Huntsman World Senior Games opened their online registration at midnight for a maximum of 600 pickleball players. By 12:02:06, all 600 slots were filled leaving another 1200 would-be participants missing the opportunity to play here in St. George, UT during two weeks in October in what we believe is on its way to becoming the “pickleball capital of the world!”
Even if you didn’t get signed up for pickleball at the HWSG’s (even if you did it’s not until October) another option to enjoy yourself on our many fabulous courts – maybe even some new ones since you were here last – is the 3rd Annual Southwest Slam Pickleball Tournament, hosted by St. George Rotary Club and governed by the Official United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA). The Southwest Slam is open to any and all players ages 18 to 98 competing by age category in a tournament involving Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.
Age categories are 18+, 50+ and 65+. The format will be a double elimination on both days. A match will consist of one game to 15 points for all matches leading up to the “medal” matches. All “medal” matches will be 2 out of 3 games to 11.
Organizers reserve the right to combine events based on the number of teams in each skill/age group but the format for all events will be a round robin.
Early registration – by April 23 – event fees are $40.00 for the 1st registered tournament player and $10.00 for each additional game. Register online at www.stgeorgerotary.org or www.pickleballtournaments.com no later than Friday, May 10 for this exciting and fun event held at the Little Valley Pickleball Field on the weekend of May 19-21, 2018. After April 23, the fee goes up to $50 with final registration on May 17. Cancellation deadline is April 23, 2018. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after April 23, 2018.
After you’ve enjoyed a fun-filled day on the pickleball court, your comfortable, affordable vacation home-away-from-home will be waiting for you at the 5 Seasons Vacation condominiums and St. George Resort Rentals. Register online today at www.stgeorgeresortrentals.com for accommodations at the St. George Resort Rentals or www.laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums. You’ll find comfortable living spaces, fully stocked kitchens with all appliances; free-use laundry sets in every unit; and resort amenities. We can’t wait to meet or to see you again!