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: July 13-14, 2024










2024 tournament dates coming at you weekly…

APA Pickleball News


APA in the News – The Tundra Enthusiast News Network. FULL VIDEO: HERE

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 pickleball tournaments for amateur players across the country at some of the top destination facilities available.  From elite tennis facilities like USC to premier indoor and outdoor pickleball clubs like Pickles (Hanover, MA), Lucky Shots (Minneapolis, MN), Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club (Hamilton Township, NJ), Oasis Pickleball Club (Rockwall, TX), Dreamland (Austin, TX) and the USTA National Campus (Orlando, FL).  Dozens of states from coast to coast for our weekend warriors to compete with others in their area in a tournament setting.

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 based on the series that particular event falls under (Amateur Open, Gold Cup, etc) but those details are listed under the Event Formats page above.

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

Upcoming Events

The New Jersey Indoor Amateur Open @ Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club

July 7th, 2024
Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club 370 Sullivan Way Ewing Township, NJ 08628

The Colorado Amateur Open @ 3rd Shot Pickleball Longmont

July 6-7, 2024
3rd Shot Pickleball 20 S Bowen St. Longmont, CO 80501

The Houston Amateur Open @ Life Time Kingwood

July 6-7, 2024
Life Time Kingwood 20515 W Lake Houston Pkwy Humble, TX 77346

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

Amateur Open

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.


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