Upcoming Tournaments

July 2017: Denver Pickleball Classic: Super Senior Circuit Even

August 2017: Santa Fe Pickleball Tournament – CANCELLED

August 2017: Billy the Kid SSIPA ShootOut (Ruidoso)
August 2017: Following the Ruidoso SSIPA Tournament – Joey Farias – 5.0 Pro – Clinics & Lessons

September 2017: “Beat the Heat” Pickleball Tournament – Angel Fire

September 2017: New Mexico Games Pickleball Tournament

November 2017: Albuquerque Senior Affairs Meet & Compete Pickleball Tournament

July 2019: National Senior Games – Albuquerque 2019


July 18-20, 2017: Denver Pickleball Classic: Super Senior Circuit Event

Flyer Denver SSIPA

Age groups will be 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+ All skill levels with at least 3 teams of same age will play their own skill level. If not enough entrants at various skill levels within age, they may be combined by the Tournament Director.

Tuesday – July 18th: Women’s Singles/ Men’s Doubles
Wednesday – July 19th: Men’s Singles/ Women’s Doubles
Thursday – July 20th: Mixed Doubles

Registration Information:
– Minimum Age is 60 as of 12-31-17
– Registration Starts: 03/16/17 – http://www.pickleballtournaments.com
– Sanctioned Tournament – Referees for all matches
– USAPA and SSIPA membership required to play in this sanctioned USAPA and
SSIPA circuit event. A one tournament temporary SSIPA membership is available
during registration for $5.00 or see SSIPA web page for other membership options.
– Registration – $30.00 plus $10.00 for each event entered plus referee fee.
– Play at Cornerstone Park – Littleton – Six (6) Courts – Paddletek P7 Ball
Contact Tournament Director: Tim Kuss – tgkuss@comcast.net – 303-346-7209
or Marc Rinehart – marcrinehart@comcast.net – 720-987-8929

August 4-6, 2017: Santa Fe Pickleball Tournament – CANCELLED

The Santa Fe Pickleball Tournament scheduled for August 4-6, 2017 has been cancelled due to staffing issues at GCCC.


August 21-23, 2017: Billy the Kid SSIPA ShootOut (Ruidoso)

This is the first year for the Billy the Kid SSIPA Shootout in Ruidoso, NM on August 21-23, 2017.
SSIPA stands for Super Senior International Pickleball Association.
This organization was formed in January 2017 to showcase the pickleball players in the 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ & 80+ age groups that sometimes get lost in the younger age groups at a tournament.
The philosophy of the association is that no age group will be combined with another age group.
(If there is only one entry in an age group they will be contacted to receive a refund or they could choose to play in a lower age group if they want to)

Billy the Kid Shootout Flyer

This is the seventh tournament on the SSIPA circuit this year.
The eighth tournament is in Spain and then the year ends with the SSIPA World Pickleball Championship on October 23-25 in Griffin, GA.
Look at the schedule and join today on http://www.ssipa-pb.org.
Register for the Billy the Kid SSIPA Shootout today at http://www.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=1235

Note: must join SSIPA prior to registering for this tournament.

(06/2017) We need at least two females for Mixed Doubles in the 65+ upper skill levels.

Patrick Quist
USAPA Ambassador – Ruidoso Pickleball Club
(575) 520-8914

Following the Ruidoso SSIPA Tournament – Joey Farias – 5.0 Pro – Clinics & Lessons – August 24th, 25th & 26th

Don’t miss this opportunity to get into a clinic or private lesson with one of our sports top professionals. Joey Farias is coming to Ruidoso. We have dovetailed this with the SSIPA Tournament.

Joey Farias Pickleball Clinic Flyer . . . send me an email if you wish to sign up for one or more of these sessions. I will put together schedules & collect fees once we get several replies back . . .

Current Venue is White Mountain Courts

Follow this link to see Joey in action at the 2017 US Open. The link has 10 videos, Joey is featured on the opening video wearing the black shirt . . .



Duration: 1 ½ hours; Cost: $30/person; 6 participants minimum, 16 participants maximum

Description: Skill levels range from beginner to 3.5. Focuses on learning the basic concepts of pickleball such as dinks, third and fifth shot drops, general movement and simplified point construction.


Duration: 3 hours; Cost: $80/person; 4 participants minimum, 8 participants maximum

Description: Skill levels range from 3.5 to 5.0. Focuses on attacking and defending, how to synchronize movement with a partner, variety of drives and dinks, in depth point construction and mental toughness.

Private lesson

Duration: 1 hour; Cost: $60

Description: Any skill level. Will develop a specialized lesson around areas you would like to focus on, as well as share insight on the strengths and weaknesses I see I your game.

3 to 1 Semi-Private – (Most popular)

Duration: 1 ½ hour; Cost: $40/person

Lesson plan normally consists of movement/partner movement, blocking/punching, point building, as well as take home drills to improve certain areas of your game.

3 participants minimum/maximum. The 3 players with Joey. All play a game together and work on strategies, partner communication, and point construction.

Jump on this opportunity to get to play & learn from the best. Sign up before all available slots are filled!

Patrick Quist
USAPA Ambassador – Ruidoso Pickleball Club
(575) 520-8914

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“Beat the Heat” Pickleball Tournament: Angel Fire September 2017

You’re invited!!  Bring your friends!!

We are happy to announce the second annual Angel Fire Pickleball Tournament hosted by Angel Fire Pickleball Club and Angel Fire Resort to be played at the Angel Fire Resort tennis courts September 15-17, 2017. Our temperature will range between 35 and 75 degrees. Come and beat the heat with great temperatures to play pickleball.

BEAT the HEAT tournament flyer

For more information you can contact Rick Hooker at rhooker1@ymail.com. Deadline to register is September 6, 2017. Mark your calendar and come play in beautiful Angel Fire, New Mexico.

Skill based tournament. Divisions will be 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+.
Double elimination brackets for five or more teams.
Round robin for divisions with four or fewer teams.
We will combine divisions for play if two or fewer teams in a division.

All Singles on Friday, September 15 starting at 10:00am.
Women’s Doubles on Saturday, September 16 starting at 8:00am.
Men’s Doubles on Saturday, September 16 starting at 8:00am.
Mixed Doubles on Sunday, September 17 starting at 8:00am.

Go to pickleballtournaments.com . Look for our tournament under Future Tournaments. Tournaments are listed by the date of the tournament. Go to the date of our tournament September 15-17. You will see our logo.

You can register there and pay online. ALL REGISTRATION IS ON-LINE THIS YEAR.

Register for the events you want to play, first. Then If you don’t have a partner for an event, then go to PARTNER SEARCH. There you will see others that need partners and their email address. Once the two of you have agreed to play together, then go back in and put in your partners name. Look at the partner search from time to time, the names will update as more players register and find partners.

Looking forward to another great tournament.

Rick Hooker
USAPA Ambassador for Angel Fire,NM
President of Angel Fire Pickleball Club

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September 22-24, 2017: New Mexico Games Pickleball Tournament

NM Games registration (for which the ABQ Pickleball Club is the Commissioner) is now open at Pickleballtournaments.com. Registration can be by check or done on line. The tournament is skill based and runs September 22 (singles), 23rd (doubles) and 24th (mixed) at the new Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts.


November 10-12, 2017: Albuquerque Senior Affairs Meet & Compete Pickleball Tournament

Meet and Compete (16 and older) with Senior Affairs. More information to follow.

National Senior Games – Albuquerque 2019

This is a very big honor for Albuquerque and will bring with it significant prestige for our city. The NM Senior Olympics in 2018 will be the New Mexico qualifying event for the National Games. Plan to participate in 2019 since there will be minimal travel expenses for New Mexico and other Southwest players!

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