As of June 19, 2020, USA Pickleball is moving forward with sanctioned tournament play on a LIMITED, CASE-BY-CASE basis. Because of the varying geographical impacts of COVID-19 and differing state and local mandates, a full return to sanctioned play without some restrictions is not currently possible. Sanctioned tournaments that wish to proceed will need to meet new criteria and provide USA Pickleball with documentation from local city, county and/or state officials confirming that the event meets all safety regulations.
To begin this process, USA Pickleball has been working directly with the organizers of the Virginia Classic Pickleball Tournament, scheduled June 19-21, 2020. USA Pickleball staff was on hand to monitor and observe this event and evaluate the effectiveness and timing of newly established mandates and protocols. Information gathered from this event will help us further refine our sanctioning criteria as we evaluate our process and provide first-hand feedback to tournament directors of upcoming events. USA Pickleball continues to recommend that all players follow all local health and safety regulations and mandates as well as those implemented by individual facilities.
USA Pickleball will evaluate the Virginia tournament as we complete what will be the mandates and protocols for sanctioned play. This information will then be posted on this page and communicated directly to tournament directors starting in July.