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NJP JOOLA Junior Showcase

August 30 - September 1

National Junior Pickleball: JOOLA Junior Showcase

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center (Indoor Pickleroll Courts)
6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746.
Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1

Registration Now Open!!

 

NJP will be hosting a Juniors Only tournament in partnership with the JOOLA Pickleball Celebration! Free entry to the JOOLA Pro Invitational on Sunday 9/1 is included with tournament registration. Adult players of NJP participants also receive a discount on the JOOLA Team Championship registration.

 

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

 

Registration closes Sunday 8/25 or when capacity is reached (130 players). We expect to sell out, so register now to secure your spot.

 

Early Bird Registration: $85 (through 7/28)
Registration: $99 (7/29- 8/11)
Late Registration: $119 through (8/12-25)

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.

  • 8/30 Friday – Singles Competition (8:00 am Check in)
  • 8/31 Saturday – Doubles Competition (8:00 am Check in)
  • 9/1 Sunday – 4 player Team Competition (8:00 am Check in, estimated medal match finish 3:00 pm)
  • 9/1 Sunday – JOOLA Pro Invitational (7:00 pm)

* Note- due to facility availability, there will be no clinic or evaluation session.

 

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).

All matches will be played on Pickleroll courts in a temperature controlled, indoor facility.

 

Hotel Information

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Discount Rate Booking Link | $144/night + $38 Resort Fee

JOOLA has reserved a discounted room block for all NJP & Pickleball Celebration registrants at the amazing Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Hotel Parking is $35.00 per day for self-parking and $47.00 per day for valet parking.

Walk to the courts, restaurants and resort amenities, or take a short drive to Disney or Epcot! Complimentary hotel shuttle is available to Disney Springs and other attractions. The resort offers family-friendly entertainment and activities, restaurants, and breathtaking gardens under glass atriums. An exclusive amenity for resort guests, Cypress Springs Water Park will thrill your whole family (included with hotel stay- no additional fees!). It features a zero-entry swimming pool, multi-level tree house playground, racing slides, a drop slide and a double FlowRider.

 

JOOLA Pro Invitational

Come watch your favorite JOOLA pros compete in a skills competition that’s guaranteed to be fun and entertaining.  Cheer them on, wear your JOOLA swag, and get ready to get loud and have fun! The Pro-Tournament is included with your registration and will be held Sunday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. NJP registered players, immediate family members and up to one guest may attend this event. An RSVP sign up will be sent out the week before to registered players.

 

JOOLA Team Championship Tournament

August 30 – September 1
NJP Adult Player Special Rate: $899 per team of 3-5 or $299 per individual registration
Includes choice of FREE JOOLA paddle or Pro Bag and event Tshirt

Adults want to get out onto the court too? JOOLA Team Championships will be taking place in the same venue as NJP. Teams of 3-5 players will compete in a minimum of 6 Team matches over 3 days. JOOLA is offering $100 off per team of 3-5 players to parents of NJP Juniors! By entering the discount code contained in your NJP confirmation email, you and your NJP friends can compete to win the championships while your kids compete on courts nearby!

Not sure if you have a full team, but still want to play? You can also sign up individually for $299 per person using the link contained in your NJP confirmation email. You will still get your free JOOLA paddle or Pro Bag and a free shirt! JOOLA will then utilize your DUPR rating to assign you to a team looking for players and connect you with your team as we get close to the event.

NOTE: Teams will play several rounds of matches per day for three days- it is A LOT of (great) pickleball competition. Teams of 5 are recommended for NJP Parents, so you will have some off court time to watch your Junior compete and enjoy the hotel amenities.

 

Local Discounts

If you are planning to turn your experience into a vacation, JOOLA has partnered with Visit Kissimmee to provide registrants with special discounts on local attractions like Universal Studios, Disney World and other experiences! In order to book your tickets, please use this link: https://kgstix.com/joolapickleball/. If you need assistance, please contact Visit Kissimmee’s customer service line at 321-939-2057.

 

What Junior skill level should I choose when registering?

All players should select the skill level based on the descriptions below. Please choose the level that best describes your experience.

Novice – Familiar with the rules of pickleball and 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 consistent basis.

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

Estimated event times are listed above in Event Schedule. Divisions and start times will NOT be finalized until Monday night prior due to the unknown skill level of many Juniors. Please do not make any other firm commitments during this weekend as start times may 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! 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 Orlando area!

Additional Tournament Questions? 

Check out our Tournament FAQ page for answers! You can also email us at info@nationaljuniorpickleball.com.

 

Refund Policy

8/25 – If you withdraw before CANCELLATION DEADLINE ABOVE, you will be issued a full refund, minus a $5 service processing fee. CANCELLATION DEADLINE: No refunds for any reason after the CANCELLATION DEADLINE ABOVE.

Though we will make every effort to refund in the event of a cancellation, 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, government regulations, unusually severe weather, or other causes beyond NJP’s reasonable control.

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August 30
End:
September 1
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Venue

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34746
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