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Saturday, July 15 – Sunday, July 16, 2023



Steve Stone


State Gym
Iowa State University
Ames, IA


2024 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2024 State Games of America

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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 15, 2023

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.


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 18. 

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 14: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 15: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 16: 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 5
$40 if registered between June 6 – July 5

Dri-Fit Upgrade Deadline ($12): June 18



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