Welcome to APA Tournaments

The Amateur Pickleball Association (APA) is focused on the growth and development of pickleball through tournament formats curated by the player in order to provide an exceptional experience for the player.  Our player experience driven approach is set to encourage more play, increase access to events, and provide an atmosphere that players can enjoy. Registration is open to all ages and skill levels with Juniors & Collegiate players receiving a discounted entry fee to further grow the game for the next generation of players.  Visit our EVENTS page to view tournament opportunities around the country including tournaments at NCAA collegiate facilities to take you back to your college days! 

Next Tournament: September 23rd & 24th










2023 tournament dates coming at you weekly…

APA Pickleball News

2023: We are wrapping up 2022 and releasing 2023 tournament dates around the country.  Nearly 2000 players participated in our events in 2022 and we look forward to taking those experiences and improving our player experiences for 2023 and beyond!  Check out the Events page as dates and venues become available and we will see you on the courts!

2022: We made it on the Pickleball Fire Podcast with Lynn Cherry.  Check out the full episode HERE.


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What is Pickleball?

Fun, social and friendly. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

About APA Pickleball

The Amateur Pickleball Association and APA Tournaments run youth (8-18U), a “Collegiate Series” (current college students), and an open series (by skill level) of pickleball events around the country. These events are hosted at NCAA varsity tennis facilities, in most cases, and destination tennis/pickleball venues.

APA events follow the USA Pickleball Association rules and guidelines for play as USA Pickleball is the national governing body for the sport. The format for each event may differ from location to location but will generally include “instruction” for the entry level divisions and competitive tournament play.

Check out the event details page for each posted event for more additional information.

Upcoming Events

The Mile High Gold Cup @ Apex

September 16-17, 2023
Apex Pickleball Courts 11706 W 82nd Ave. Arvada, CO 80005

The Austin Amateur Open @ Dreamland Dripping Springs

September 23-24, 2023
Dreamland Dripping Springs 2770 US-290 Dripping Springs, TX 78620

The SoCal Gold Cup @ Warner Center Pickleball

September 23-24, 2023
Warner Tennis Center 6336 Canoga Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

The Windy City Gold Cup @ Sure Shot Pickleball

September 30-October 1, 2023
Sure Shot Pickleball 2244 Corporate Lane Naperville, IL 60563

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.  

Our Programs

Junior Series

The Junior Series is open to all 8-18U participants.

Collegiate Series

The Collegiate Series is open to all current college students at accredited universities around the country.

Men’s & Women’s Open Series

The Open Series is open to all other age levels and setup by skill level for each event to provide quality play for all participants.


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