Watch this page for news of upcoming tournaments in and around New Mexico during the upcoming year.
July 25, 2021 East vs. West Pickleball Tournament Playoff
2021 East vs. West Pickleball Tournament
The East-West Playoff is at Manzano Mesa courts 1,2,3,7,8,9 on Sunday, April 25th, starting at 8 AM and ending at approximately 10 AM. Congrats to the winners in mixed and mens doubles for the east and west. The playoff between east and west will take approximately two hours. May the best side of the freeway win. We welcome those who wish to practice their refereeing skills. If you wish to referee please send an email to Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all the east side players in the tournament on July 18th. There was a lot of great play and close matches. The winners (and qualifiers for the east-west games on July 25th) are:
Gold: Malik Zekri and Peter Zagorski
Silver: Tim Shoeny and Lijing Bu
Bronze: John Kimbrough and Gary Rutherford
Gold: Neville Fridge and Mei Chao
Silver: Charles Modrich and Traci Rehn
Bronze: Tony Schoepke and Karen Schoeke
Congratulations to all the west side players in the tournament on July 11th. There was a lot of great play and close matches. The winners (and qualifiers for the east-west games on July 25th) are:
Gold: Scott Garretson and Dave Patterson
Silver: Lalo Torres and Ian Palmer
Bronze: Terry Linton and Richard Monikowski
Gold: Justin Martinez and Ariana Jauregui
Silver: Stacy Pokorski and Travis Crawley
Bronze: Margie Allen and James Jones
Special thanks to Joe Martellaro who reffed some of the matches to give the players who were unfamiliar with reffed matches experience on how that works.
3rd Tag Team Tournament: August 15, 2021
The free ABQ Pickleball Club 3rd Tag Team Tournament is open for registration! This year’s tournament will be on August 15th. The tournament is free (although donations are gratefully accepted) and Club membership is not required. There are 4 players per team, any mix of 4 players works regardless of skills or gender. Players must be 18 or older. It is a timed ladder tournament. Great fun and social play!
The format is timed ladder, all skill levels. Teams are made up of groups of 4 (no sex or skill requirements for team makeup). For example, Player A and B start on the court together.
Whenever Player A hits the ball they cannot touch it again until C hits the ball. Whenever B hits the ball they cannot touch it again until D hits the ball. Then the process reverses, if C hits the ball, they can’t touch it again until A hits the ball and so on.
NM Games Pickleball Tournament: August 20-22, 2021
Great news: After a year off, pickleball for the NM Games 2021 is now open for registration on pickleballtournaments.com!
This year’s tournament will be from August 20-22. The 20th will be singles, 21st doubles and 22nd mixed doubles. Referees will be paid. The bulk of the matches are expected to be pool play, skill/age where some of the pools may be combined (details at pickleballtournaments). The cost is $50, which includes all events. The ABQ Pickleball Club is the commissioner for the games. Enjoy the games!
Cancellation Deadline: 08/13/21
501 Elizabeth SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Player’s age as of: 12/31/21
Minimum Age of Player: 18
Final Registration Deadline: 08/13/21
Note: Tournament has a no refund policy
Tournament Sanctioning: Not Sanctioned
Registration, Ages: 18-49,50+,60+,70+ – $50.00
Registration includes: Free Shirt
When registering online, online waiver signature is used.
Online payment via PayPal is available. PayPal also allows credit card payments.
Primary Ball: Franklin X-Performance 40
New Mexico Open – September 1-6, 2021
The New Mexico Open is a pro/amateur tournament, including 3.0-5.0 skill levels and Open Pro events. The tournament will also include Senior Open brackets. Rocky Mountain Pickleball and the New Mexico Open are excited to be a part of the Pro Pickleball Association (PPA) national tour. Event fees are $20 per amateur event and $100 per event for the Open Pro divisions. Junior event fees are $10 per event.
- Open: 03/12/21
- Closed: 08/15/21
- Starts: 09/01/21
- Ends: 09/06/21
- Cancellation Deadline: 07/02/21
Manzano Mesa Pickleball Center
501 Elizabeth Street SE
- Player’s age as of: 12/31/21
- Minimum Age of Player: 12
- Final Registration Deadline (Registered by): 08/15/21
- Tournament Sanctioning: Not Sanctioned
- Minimum Registration fee: $60.00
- Registration – $60.00
- Registation Junior Players – $60.00
- When registering online, online waiver signature is used.
- Online payment via PayPal is available. PayPal also allows credit card payments.
- Registration information
- Primary Ball: Onix Dura Fast 40 – Yellow
- Surface: Concrete
- Net: Permanent
- Outdoor: Y
- Livestreaming: Y
- Prize Money: 50000
Peak to Peak Pickleball Club tournament, Salida, CO: Sept. 10-12, 2021
The Peak to Peak Pickleball Club will be hosting a tournament in Salida, CO on Sept. 10-12, 2021. We know pickleball players have an ever-increasing number of tournaments to choose from, and we are committed to providing an exceptional experience for player participants and their guests! We’ve chosen a round robin format to ensure plenty of play!
Updated Information: All 3.5 events are full but we are building a waitlist. If some of the other brackets don’t fill we may be able to add additional teams. 4.0 events are almost full. We are in need of 3.0 and 4.5 players! This is a perfect “first” tournament for those who want to give tournament play a try.
We have a really fun weekend event planned! We chose a round robin format to ensure plenty of play (no two-and-outs)! We’ll have food vendors each day, including an old-fashioned ice cream truck. We’ll have some merchandise vendors. We’ll have a silent auction with some great items to bid on that will appeal to pickleball players. We have an organized social planned – a buffet dinner at a local restaurant with riverside dining and live music for only $10 per person! And we’ll have player swag bags with items players will really appreciate!
Bring the grandkids! The brand new skatepark adjacent to the courts will be open by September. Each player swag bag will include one free pass to the Hot Springs Aquatic Center. Mini-golf right across the street from the tournament venue. TONS to do and see or just come and relax in the beauty!
Registration for Peak to Peak Club members opens May 8. Spots are limited so be sure to register early! Register through our website:
www.peaktopeakpickleball.com (Click on the “Tournaments” tab)
ABQ Pickleball Club Monster Smash USA Pickleball Sanctioned Tournament: October 22-24, 2021
The ABQ Pickleball Club Monster Smash 2021 just opened for registration on pickleballtournaments.com! This year’s tournament will be from October 22-24. The 22nd will be singles, 23rd doubles and 24th mixed doubles. Referees will be paid. The bulk of the matches are expected to be pool play (skill/age) where some of the pools may be combined (details at pickleballtournaments). The cost is $50, which includes all events.
This is a USA Pickleball sanctioned event such that membership is required to play in the tournament. If you are not a member of USA Pickleball, annual memberships may be purchased at: https://usapickleball.org/memberships/. It is anticipated that there will be a series of tournaments within the next year that will require memberships, not only in Albuquerque, but also in other cities within the state and neighboring states.