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Saturday, July 20 – Sunday, July 21, 2024

Saturday, July 20th order will be Mixed Doubles starting at 8am, Doubles starting around 10:30am, and Singles starting around 2pm.
Ages Juniors – 49

Sunday, July 21st order will be Mixed Doubles starting at 8am, Doubles starting around 10:30am, and Singles starting around 2pm. 
Ages 50 & Over 


Iowa Games




State Gym
Iowa State University
Ames, IA


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Competition Format

Format will be round-robin (generally one game to 11, win by 1) or double elimination (best 2 of 3 to 11, win by 2). Iowa Games reserves the right to choose or modify the format based on the number of participants. Age &/or skill groups may be combined where an age &/or skill group has limited participants.

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.

GAMMA PHOTON, Indoor Pickleball  (Optic Green) will be used for this event.

Age Determining Date

July 20, 2024

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 be eligible to sign up in the 50+ 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.


Athletes receive a cotton t-shirt with their entry fee. For $12, athletes can upgrade to a dri-fit shirt during registration. The deadline to order a dri-fit is June 16. 

Athletes can pick up their shirts at Sukup South End Zone Club at Jack Trice Stadium. Access to Sukup End Zone is from University Boulevard. 

Friday, July 19: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, July 20: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 21: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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 participant can participate in one event for the entry fee. During online registration, additional events can be added for $5.

$30 if registered by May 1
$35 if registered between May 2 – June 3
$40 if registered between June 4 – July 1

Dri-Fit Upgrade Deadline ($12): June 16



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