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PICKLEBALL ALBANY

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For Pickleball Albany Enquiries, please contact Caitlin 027 5428 546 or pickleballalbany@gmail.com

CLUB SESSIONS

Pickleball Albany is run indoors at Albany Tennis Park. We have 12 courts set up for our Thursday session and 4 for our Friday session. We are open for anybody to join us, new and experienced and love to see new faces. Those new to Pickleball will be welcomed with open arms, all gear provided and a quick, yet thorough introduction to the game. Our club members are supportive and will encourage and direct you during your time at Pickleball Albany. 

Any questions, please get in touch! 

SESSION TIMES:

Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm 
Friday 10:30am-12:30pm 

COST:

$10 per person if you have your own paddle
$10 per person plus $2 to use one of our paddles

WHERE TO FIND US:

DEMO PADDLES

 

Pickleball Stuff NZ will bring along some of their range of over 100 DEMO paddles for people to try out. Just ask Caitlin or Matt upon arrival!

ANNUAL TOURNAMENTS

In conjunction with Pickleball Stuff New Zealand, Pickleball Albany Host x2 Annual Tournaments. The Pickleball Albany Annual is hosted in April/May and the Christmas Bash in early/mid December. These are held at the Albany Tennis Park with a whopping 23 courts indoor courts on an outdoor surface. See below for more information

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NEXT TOURNAMENT:
Albany Pickleball Annual Tournament 2024

The Albany Pickleball Annual 2024 has a goal to be the largest tournament we have hosted to date. 23 courts, 3 FULL days, over 600 games to be played! Lets make it amazing!

Dates of play are the 26th,27th,28th April 2024
*Medals awarded to ALL divisions!
*Prize money will be awarded to all OPEN 3.5+ divisions only.
*All medals awarded as finals games finish throughout each day. 
*Teams event is registered for separately via google forms: https://forms.gle/qehbWtcNLhpmKw7t5

Friday 26th April:
*NEW 40+ singles age bracket!
– Friday please arrive at 7:30am/8am for the Teams Event
– Teams event played from 8:15am
– Teams of 4, 2 males, 2 females. All games played to 11, win by two. 
– Click this link to register exclusively for the teams event: https://forms.gle/qehbWtcNLhpmKw7t5
*Please note teams event is completely separate to singles and you will need to register for both. Use the forms link to register for teams.
– Singles event to follow from 4pm until completion, approximately 9pm. If the teams event finishes early, please arrive from 3:00pm for singles.
– Games played to 15 points, win by 2 in round robin. 
– Gold and bronze matches are best of 3 games to 11, win by 2. 

Saturday 27th April:
– Saturday please arrive at 8am for an 8:30am start.
– Mens/Womens Doubles played from 8:30am-6:00pm *approximately, may go overtime
– Round robin games will be to 15, win by 2
– Gold and Bronze match, best of 3 to 11
– Please note, *NO tournament dinner this year.

Sunday 28th April
– Sunday please arrive at 8am for Mixed Doubles
– Games played from 8:30am until completed, approximately 5:30pm
– Round robin games will be to 15, win by 2
– Gold and Bronze match, best of 3 to 11

*You can play in a maximum of 4 divisions. e.g. Mens, Mixed, Singles and Teams. You cannot play in Mens under 3.5 AND Mens over 3.5. You must choose your preferred skill division. 

– Please ensure you are playing with a USAPA approved paddle. If you are caught playing with a non-approved paddle you will be disqualified from further participation in the tournament. 

– Please ensure you do not leave the venue during the tournament as games are played back to back all day

– I have learnt a lot from previous tournaments, I am constantly improving each event and this one is no different! I am confident this one will be amazing! See you all there! 

Let’s smash this!

Caitlin Carter