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Why Amateur Pickleball Association at The 1965 Group?
The 1965 Group was formed in 2021, along with the Amateur Pickleball Association and APA Tournaments, as a nod to the founders of our sport. The APA will maintain a primary focus on the growth of the sport through tournaments that include Junior, Collegiate, and Open Series player experiences by hosting at some of the premier tennis and pickleball facilities around the country. More events for easier access to promote increased play are what our players have requested across the country. We want to bring these experiences to as many locations and players as possible while continuously cultivating a positive player atmosphere during our events.
2024 Tournament Series Formats
Five game minimum, single game matches during round-robin and medal match stages, with awards for Gold/Silver/Bronze. Divisions may include multiple age divisions within a given skill level.
Gold Cup Series
The Gold Cup Series of events were developed for extended play and longer matches. Five game minimum (most playing 6+), single game matches during round-robin and medal match stages with medal match finals being a best 2 of 3 set, and awards for Gold/Silver/Bronze. Divisions may include multiple age divisions within a given skill level. Those claiming Gold will be invited to the Gold Cup National Championships.
2024 welcomes PickleFest as a permanent series of events with a “team” format in place. Each team will need 4 males and 4 females to compete in men’s doubles, mixed doubles and singles matches during the event. Individual results will earn Gold/Silver/Bronze within each skill level/division while team results count towards additional medals across the entire event.