APP TOUR POLICIES

Events

  • Pro
  • Senior Pro / Super Senior
  • Amateur

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Registration Fees Comped

  • Tier 1 : Elite
  • Tier 2 : Challengers

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APP TOUR – 2022
Amateurs wanting to play in Pro Events:
  • Players may only play in one event per day
  • All players must have a minimum 4.5 UTPR rating in the either Singles, Gender Doubles or Mixed Doubles (partners included)
  • If the event is full, priority is given to 5.0 UTPR skill rated players over 4.5 UTPR skill rated players.
  • If capacity for pro/senior pro bracket has been reached
      • players/teams will be moved to an amateur event if there is capacity in the amateur event
      • otherwise, you will be placed on the amateur event waitlist
  • Amateur players ensure you want to take this risk before signing up for a pro event. 
  •  Players that are ranked in the Top 50 World Pickleball Rankings (WPR) in any category (Singles, Gender Doubles or Mixed Doubles) are not eligible to play in any amateur events.  This means if a player is ranked in the top 50 in any category they must play Pro in all categories and are not eligible to play any amateur events.
  • Changes to Pro draws can have significant changes to seedings when a partner is replaced, which is why there is a deadline of 12pm the day before the draw plays as time is required to make the seeding adjustments before the draws are published.
  • Partner changes are not allowed once the draws have been published; in the event of a partner change, the team would be entered as a withdrawal for the match and the team benefiting from the withdrawal would advance.
  • World Pickleball Rankings (WPR), not APP Standings will be used to seed Pro Draws
  • UTPR and not APP Standings will be used to seed amateur draws
Playing in Senior Pro/Super Senior Events:
  • Senior Pro and Super Senior Pro Events will have no minimum skill requirement to participate.
  • A Senior Pro ranked in the Top 10 for the World Pickleball Rankings (WPR) for any category (Singles, Gender Doubles or Mixed Doubles) are NOT ELIGIBLE TO PLAY Super Senior Pro events.  This is based on the current WPR on the date the tournament registration closes.
Playing in Amateur Events:
  • Players with a UTPR 5.5 or higher are NOT eligible to play in the amateur events
  • Players may only play in one event per day.
  • Players that are ranked in the Top 50 World Pickleball Rankings (WPR) in any category (Singles, Gender Doubles or Mixed Doubles) are not eligible to play in any amateur events.  This means if a player is ranked in the top 50 in any category they must play Pro in all categories and are not eligible to play any amateur events.
  • Brackets will be filled on a first come basis.
      • As a waitlist develops, we will be managing bracket sizes to accommodate demand. 
      • Therefore, bracket maximums may be adjusted from registration opening to the day of play.
Amateur & Pro Events (see new heading below)
Double Elimination:
  • all players will have the ability to play for the Gold Medal match thru the consolation bracket. 
  • all players are guaranteed two ( 2 ) matches.
  • all matches in the “Main Draw” will be 2 out of 3 games to 11; winning by 2 points; all matches in the “Consolation Draw” will be one game to 15 winning by 2 points. Medal rounds will be 2 out of 3 games to 11 win by 2.
Doubles:
  • 4 or 5 team brackets will play a round robin format; 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2 points
  • 3 or fewer teams will be combined brackets
Singles:
  • 5+ player brackets will play double elimination 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2 points.
  • 4 player brackets will play a round robin format; 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2 points; 
  • 3 or fewer players will be combined brackets
APP Championship Sunday
  • All Amateur & Senior Pro events will start and finish the same day
  • Thursday Pro Singles, Friday Pro Mixed Doubles and Saturday Pro Gender Doubles will play thru bronze medal matches
  • Schedule of Championship Sunday for the five gold medal matches will be determined no later than 6pm on Saturday night for order of play. Gold matches to start at 10am and conclude by 4pm weather permitting. It is advised to arrange travel after such time, as a player’s personal travel schedule will have no factor in determining the order of play.
      • All the following matches will be featured on Championship Court #1 starting at 10:00 a.m. (no particular order)
          • ​Women’s Singles Gold
          • Men’s Singles Gold
          • Women’s Doubles Gold
          • Men’s Doubles Gold
          • Mixed Doubles Gold
REGISTRATION FEES - COMPED
Elite:
  • Pro Players entry fees to be comped – Top 10 from World Pickleball Rankings (WPR) will be used; APP to send list to Registration Manager on the date registration closes
  • Senior Pro entry fees to be comped – Top 5 from APP Rankings will be used; APP to send list to Registration Manager on the date registration closes

Challengers:

  • Pro Players entry fees to be comped – Top 5 players form the World Pickleball Rankings (WPR) will be used; APP to send list to Registration Manager on the date registration closes
  • Senior Pro entry fees to be comped – Top 5 from APP Rankings will be used; APP to send list to Registration Manager on the date registration closes