US Nationals Doubles Tournament Rules and Format


Tournament will be double elimination. Players can play in more than one division but higher level divisions cannot play in a lower division (for example no Open player can play A’s).  Committee reserves the right to change a player’s division classification.  If inclement weather prevails, tournament may be postponed or rescheduled. A default will be called if players are late for scheduled time.

Initial Seeding

  • a. Each participant will be rated by the street Paddle Team committee based on the following criteria (in order of importance):
    • a. Past S.P. tournament results.
    • b. Perceived skill level.
    • c. Time of registration.

Schedule of Play

  • a. The tournament will be played over the course of 3 days (Friday Sept 29,  Saturday Sept 30 and Sunday Oct. 1).
  • b. All matches will be played at the Venice Beach Courts (1900 Ocean Front Walk).
  • c. Times and Court assignments for each round will be announced on Wednesday Sept 27th along with the Draw.
    • a. Courts are reserved by Street Paddle.
  • d. All Players will need to check in 15 minutes prior to their match at registration desk.
    • a. Registration Desk location will be announced on Sept 29th via email and on website along with draws.
    • b. If any player is not checked in 15 Minutes Prior to match schedule start they will be Defaulted.

Score Reporting

    • a. The winning player must report score to registration desk within 5 minutes of the end of match.
      • a. If score is not reported the match will result in a default and both players will be eliminated.

Conflict resolution and Code of conduct

      • a. S.P. will provide Court monitors during the event. Court monitors will be walking around the courts during match play.
        • a. Court monitors will have an official T-shirt so they can be recognized.
      • b. All calls will be determined by each player on their respective sides.
      • c. In case of repeated issues please STOP PLAY and go to registration desk to request a court monitor.
      • d. All players must behave in accordance with our code of conduct.
      • e. Any inappropriate behavior will result in immediate suspension from the tournament.
      • f. If any player is not checked in 15 minutes prior to start of match they will be defaulted. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Cancellations and Refund Policy

      • a. All Sales are final and non-refundable.
      • b. If you are unable to participate for any reason and give 3 day notice prior to the start of the tourney you will have a credit S.P. to either use for a future Tourney, Tour, Lessons or in our shop.