Man and woman playing pickleball.
Photo by Tom Simpson

When and Where

Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. - Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles (Age 50 to 59)
Manassas Park Community Center
99 Adams Street
Manassas Park, VA 20111

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. - Mixed Doubles (Age 60+)
Lubber Run Community Center
300 N Park Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. - Doubles Men and Women (Age 60+)
Lubber Run Community Center
300 N Park Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. - Singles Men and Women (Age 60+)
Lubber Run Community Center
300 N Park Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Event Director for Age 50 - 59

Bonnie Ballentine
Questions about the pickleball for age 50 - 59 event? Email Bonnie Ballentine.

Event Directors for Age 60+

Herb Levitan and Mike Marrone
Questions about the pickleball for age 60+ event? Email Herb Levitan or Mike Marrone.

Volunteers needed for Age 60+ Pickleball!

Details and description of duties and contact information.

Results and Records

See the results of the NVSO 2021 pickleball events.

Photographs

See photographs of the NVSO 2021 pickleball events.

Rules

General Rules
Please go here for rules covering all events.

Pickleball Rules
Events will be held in men’s and women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles in 10-year age groups (50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100+). 5-year age groups may be used depending on the number of competitors. In all doubles play, partners covering two age groups will play in the age group of the younger partner. USA Pickleball Association Rules will be used unless noted otherwise. Players bring their own paddles. NVSO provides balls. 

A) General

  • Format, age bracket distribution and schedules will be posted on this page 48 hours before the tournament.
  • A five-minute warm up period will be allowed before all matches.
  • Two serving techniques are permitted: a) In the Standard serve, the serve must be made with an underhand stroke so that contact with the ball is made below waist level. The arm must be moving in an upward arc and the paddle head must be below the wrist when it strikes the ball. b) Drop Serve. In addition to the standard serve sequence, players may opt to use an alternate “drop serve” method. You may drop the ball from your hand or paddle and hit your serve after it bounces. You are not able to toss the ball up and hit it off the bounce or throw the ball down and hit it after the bounce. If you choose to use the “drop serve,” you will not have the restrictions of a regular serve i.e., contact below the navel, swinging upwards at contact, etc.
  • Points will be scored only when served. A player/team continues serving until there is a fault.
  • Faults consist of the following: a) Hitting the ball out of bounds. A ball landing on any line is considered in bounds and playable. b) Player hitting the net. c) Volleying the ball before it has bounced on each side of the net (the double bounce rule). d) Not clearing the net, e.g. Volleying – hitting without a bounce while a foot is in the “non-volley” zone. e) Volleying – hitting without a bounce while a foot is in the “non-volley” zone.
  • For a serve to be good, it must be served diagonally to the receiver, while clearing the 7-foot non volley zone. Service lets have been removed. If a player stops play because of a service let being called, that player/team will have committed a fault. Drop Serve: In addition to the standard serve sequence, players may opt to use an alternate “drop serve” method. You may drop the ball from your hand or paddle and hit your serve after it bounces. You are not able to toss the ball up and hit it off the bounce or throw the ball down and hit it after the bounce. If you choose to use the “drop serve,” you will not have the restrictions of a regular serve, i.e., contact below the navel, swinging upwards at contact, etc.
  • Double bounce rule is in effect for singles and doubles play.
  • There will be a single elimination tournament for each of the three groups: Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles, Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles.
  • To win a match you must win 2 out of 3 games.
  • All games (except for Bronze Medal) are played to 11 points. You must win by 2 points.
  • The Bronze Medal game will be one game played to 15 points.
  • The youngest team member determines the age group.
  • A registrant may only participate with one team or pair in each event, and only in the proper age group.