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NJP Central Regional: MO (5/30-6/2)

May 30 - June 2

$85

Registration Now Open

 

Early Registration fee (through 4/28): $85
Registration Fee (4/29-5/12): $100
Late Registration Fee (5/13-26) $125

Registration Fee includes entry into ALL events- clinic, singles, doubles and 4 player team event. All players will also receive an event t-shirt, swag bag, and LOTS of pickleball play!

REGISTRATION CLOSES SUNDAY 5/19 at Midnight PST or when capacity is reached (125 players). We expect to sell out, so register now to secure your spot.

Don’t Delay! Register Today!

 

Schedule of Events 

All events are included in Registration Cost. You may choose to withdraw from any event you cannot participate in, but to get the full benefit of the tournament weekend, we HIGHLY encourage attendance at all events.

  • 5/30 Thursday 5:45-8:00 pm Skills & Drills Clinic
  • 5/31 Friday – Singles Competition (8:00 am Check in)
  • 6/1 Saturday – Doubles Competition (8:00 am Check in)
  • 6/2 Sunday – 4 player Team Competition (8:00 am Check in, Tournament ends at 3:00 pm)
    • ALL Teams will play until 3:00 pm on Sunday. If you leave before that time your team will be at a disadvantage.

Age/Skill Divisions

  • 12U Advanced, Intermediate, Novice
  • 14U Advanced, Intermediate
  • 18U Advanced, Intermediate

 

Format

This Juniors-Only tournament is open to players aged 8-18 of all skill levels and will have singles, doubles and 4-player team events. Each event will be round robin pool play with medal round playoffs. The top three finishers in each division will receive a medal.

All events are Co-Ed, meaning boys and girls compete together. Doubles and 4-Players teams can be the same gender or mixed gender of any combination (example a team can have 3 boys and 1 girl OR 4 girls OR 2 boys 2 girls, or any other combination).

Gold Medalists of each Advanced Division (12U, 14U, 18U) in Singles or Doubles will receive complimentary entry fees to the NJP Championships at the end of the year.

 

Hotel Recommendations

15% discount on room rates for NJP Tournament participants!

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Southwest
5 Lambert Drury Place (I-44 & 141), St. Louis, MO 63088
4.5 miles from MPC. Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Southwest is located in St. Louis County suburb Valley Park. At the junction of I-44 and Highway 141, it’s an easy drive to downtown St. Louis and West County attractions and businesses. Relax in our clean, comfortable rooms and enjoy free hot breakfast and free hot food and cold beverages at our evening 5:30 Kickback®, and indoor pool.

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Fenton
1088 South Highway Drive, Fenton, MO 63026
4 miles from MPC. The Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Fenton is perfect for guests traveling for business or leisure, offering free hot breakfast, free snacks and cold beverages at the 5:30 Kickback®, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and indoor pool.

 

What skill level should I choose when registering?

All players should select the skill level based on the descriptions below. However, each player will be evaluated during the Skill Clinic session Thursday evening prior to the start of the tournament to ensure correct placement (no sandbagging!). Please choose the level that best describes your experience.

Novice – Familiar with the rules of pickleball and of side out scoring. Has played recreationally with friends and family. Can reliably hit the ball over the net and into the court.

Intermediate – Experience in local league and/or event play. Has the ability to hit basic shots (dink, drop, drive, serve, overhead) on a daily consistent basis.

Advanced –  Can execute all skills with consistency and has advanced strategy knowledge. Likely extensive competitive tournament experience OR high level Junior tennis competitive tournament experience.

No partner? No problem!

NJP events are designed to allow players to meet and get to know each other before committing to a partnership or team. Players can sign up for the tournament with or without a doubles partner or team. Players needing partners will have opportunities to meet and play with others onsite on Thursday and Friday, then notify the tournament director once a mutual partnership/team has been formed. Partnerships must be formed by 7pm the day prior to the event. In the event you don’t select a partner or team, NJP will select one for you.

What time will I play?

Please reserve the entire day (9:00am- 7:00pm) for the tournament. Divisions and start times will NOT be finalized until Thursday night AFTER SKILLS CLINIC due to the unknown skill level of many Juniors. Please do not make any other firm commitments during this weekend as start times will vary.  The match will be forfeited if the player is not present when it is ready to begin. If the event is Doubles or Team, you will be letting them down and risk them also forfeiting their matches.

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for a team of volunteers to help out with the National Junior Pickleball: Central Regional to be held at Missouri Pickleball Club from Thursday 5/30 through Sunday 6/2 (Note: this is the weekend AFTER Memorial Day).  We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities from check-in helpers to pod managers and referees! Full details on volunteer jobs, shifts and more are available via our Volunteer Interest form. Please share with anyone who may be interested in volunteering their time to support the growth of Junior pickleball in the greater St Louis area!

Additional Tournament Questions? 

Check out our Tournament FAQ page for answers!

Registration is now open!

 

Refund Policy

5/19/24 – CANCELLATION DEADLINE: No refunds for any reason after the CANCELLATION DEADLINE ABOVE. If you withdraw before CANCELLATION DEADLINE ABOVE, you will be issued a full refund, minus a $5 service processing fee. Registration fees are non-transferrable and no refunds will be guaranteed due to the cancellation of an event due to Acts of God or Nature, war, civil commotion, fire, flood or other casualty, labor difficulties, shortages of labor or materials or equipment, government regulations, unusually severe weather, or other causes beyond NJP’s reasonable control.

Details

Start:
May 30
End:
June 2
Cost:
$85
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Venue

Missouri Pickleball Club
747 Gravois Bluffs Blvd
Fenton, MO 63026
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