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Saturday, July 24, 2021 | Ages 13 & Under – 59
Sunday, July 25, 2021 | Ages 60+ – 90+


State Gym
Iowa State University
Ames, IA



Check-in starts at 8:00 am.
Mixed Doubles play starts at 8:30 am
Doubles will follow the conclusion of mixed doubles
Singles will follow the conclusion of doubles.
Some singles matches may be delayed if players are competing in doubles or vice versa


Steve Stone

2022 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2022 State Games of America

All Iowans are eligible to participate!


Athletes will receive a colored T-shirt for their entry fee. Pre-registered athletes may upgrade their cotton shirt for a dri-fit for an additional $12 through June 23. T-Shirts will be at your venue.

Competition Format

Matches will be best 2 out of 3.  games will be played to 11, win by 2.  If the 3rd game is needed, sides will switch when either side first reaches 6 points in that 3rd game.

Age groups may be combined in the event of limited numbers/participants.  Iowa Games reserves the right to modify format based on number of participants.

A player may enter one singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles for the entry fee.

During registrations players will be asked to rate themselves.  If registering via mail please include your rating on your entry form.

1.0 (Recreational)
1.5 (Recreational +)
2.0 (Rec. to Novice)
2.5 (Novice)
3.0 (Intermediate)
3.5 (Advanced)
4.0 (Advanced +)
4.5 (Elite)
5.0 (Pro)

Each member of a doubles team must complete a separate entry form and pay the entry fee. If playing doubles, all players must indicate who their partner is on the entry form. Individuals wishing to be assigned a doubles partner should indicate ‘Need Partner’ on entry form. The tournament director will attempt to assign a partner.


USA Pickleball Association Rules will apply.  Click Here for the Rules

Sport Specific Information

Pickleballs will be provided.  Players must provide their own paddle.

Age Determining Date

July 24, 2021

Doubles and mixed doubles age divisions are determined by the youngest player’s age.  (i.e. One player is 50 and the other player is 65, you would sign up in the 50 – 59 age group)

Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Medals for first, second, and third place in each age division. Age divisions may be combined based on the number of entries.

Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles*

13 & Under

14 – 18

19 +

35 +

50 +

60 +

70 +

80 +

90 +

*You are welcome to register for any age-based bracket you qualify for. Age-based brackets have a beginning age only and a participant (or the younger of two in a doubles pair/team) may be no younger than the starting age (for respective brackets).


Registration Deadlines

A player may enter a maximum of 3 events for the entry fee (one singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles)

$30 if registered by May 10
$35 if registered between May 11 – June 14
$40 if registered between June 15 – July 12

Dri-Fit Upgrade Deadline ($12): June 23


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