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NJP Championships: Texas

October 17 - October 20

National Junior Pickleball - Tournament Championship - Houston, TX 2024

National Junior Pickleball: Championships

Life Time Kingwood | 20515 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Humble, TX 77346
October 17-20, 2024

Registration Now Open!

 

All Inclusive Registration Fee! 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!

Early Bird Registration: $85 (through 9/15)
Registration: $99 (9/16- 9/29)
Late Registration: $119 through (9/30-10/13)

REGISTRATION closes Sunday 10/13 or when capacity is reached (130 players). We expect to sell out, so register now to secure your spot.

Don’t Delay! Register HERE 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.

  • 10/17 Thursday 5:45-8:00 pm Skills & Drills Clinic
  • 10/18 Friday – Singles Competition (8:00 am Check in)
  • 10/19 Saturday – Doubles Competition (8:00 am Check in)
  • 10/20 Sunday – 4 player Team Competition (8:00 am Check in, estimated medal match finish 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).

This is an outdoor pickleball facility. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to indoor venues in the area.

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 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 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?

Estimated event times are listed above in Event Schedule. 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 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 Southern regional to be held at Lifetime Kingwood from Thursday 10/17  through Sunday 10/20. 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 Houston area!

 

Additional Tournament Questions? 

Check out our Tournament FAQ page for answers!

Registration is now open!

 

Refund Policy

10/13/24 – 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.

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.

Details

Start:
October 17
End:
October 20
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Venue

Life Time Kingwood
20515 W Lake Houston Pkwy,
Humble, TX 77346 United States
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