2022 Pickleball Tournament


  • June 10th – 12th 
    • Fri., June 10th - Women's Doubles, Men's Singles & Men's Skinny Singles 
    • Sat., June 11th - Mixed Doubles
    • Sun., June 12th - Men's Doubles, Women's Singles & Women's Skinny Singles
  • Registration Opens April 1st on PickleballBrackets.com 
  • Rocky Hill Tennis & Fitness Center, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Qualifier for the State Games of America
  • Tournament Director: Janice Pauly
  • Tournament Format:
    • Registration is open to players of all ages.
    • Registration is by skill level.  Skill levels with a large number of teams or players will be split into smaller playing brackets.  Playing brackets may be configured by age and/or calculated tournament player rating.
    • There is a maximum capacity of 400 players for the tournament. Registration will automatically close when that number is reached.
    • Skill levels are 3.0 and under, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+

Sport Details

2022 Nutmeg State Games Skill Level/Age Group Pickleball Tournament

  • Women's Doubles, Men's Singles and Men's Skinny Singles will be held on Friday, June 10th
  • Mixed Doubles will be held on Saturday, June 11th
  • Men's Doubles, Women's Singles and Women's Skinny Singles will be held on Sunday, June 12th.

This is a qualifying event for the 2022 State Games of America pickleball tournament which will be held in Ames, Iowa at Iowa State University from July 27th through August 1st. The top three finishers in each event will qualify. Players who qualify in one event are eligible to play in all three events at the State Games of America. Note: Skinny Singles is not a State Games of America qualifying event.

  • Registration is open to players of all ages.
  • Registration is by skill level.  Skill levels with a large number of teams or players will be split into smaller playing brackets.  Playing brackets may be configured by age and/or calculated tournament player rating.
  • There is a maximum capacity of 400 players for the tournament. Registration will automatically close when that number is reached.
  • A team must play at the skill level of the higher rated player and the age of the younger player.
  • Players with calculated PickleballBrackets.com ratings must use that rating.
  • USAPA members who do not have a PickleballBrackets.com rating, must use their UTPR rating.
  • All other players may self rate. Please seek the advice of an experienced fellow player when self rating.
  • Ratings will be verified on June 1st, 2022 following the close of registration. Players and teams may be moved to a higher skill level bracket on that date based on updated PickleballBrackets.com or UTPR ratings.

For a guaranteed spot in the tournament in doubles or mixed doubles, the second partner must register within THREE days of the first partner's registration. Teams that are incomplete after THREE days will be moved to the waiting list. Once the second partner registers, the team will be entered into the event IF THERE IS STILL ROOM IN THE EVENT AND THE TOURNAMENT.

  • The tournament director reserves the right to move players and teams to appropriate skill levels. Groups may be combined or split at the discretion of the tournament director.
  • Each day will begin at 8:00 AM. Specific start times for events will be emailed and texted to players approximately one week prior to the tournament.
  • The tournament format is round robin for all events. Events with a large number of teams may be split into round robin pools followed by a playoff for the top teams in each pool.
  • The tournament reserves the right to modify the bracket format and number of rounds to comply with the guaranteed number of games per event.

Additional Information

  • The registration fee is $60 for one event and $10 for each additional event.

Refund Policy

  • No refunds for withdrawals from an event or for failure to secure a partner.
  • Refunds minus a $10 processing fee for withdrawals from the tournament up until registration is closed either due to reaching tournament capacity or the registration deadline date of May 31st, whichever comes first.
  • All refunds will be issued after the conclusion of the tournament.
  • No refunds for withdrawals from the tournament after registration closes.

Athlete Code of Conduct

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".

Registration is online through PickleballBrackets.com website only.

  • The registration fee is $60 for one event and $10 for each additional event

  • Registration Opens April 1st 

Refund Policy

  • No refunds for withdrawals from an event or for failure to secure a partner.
  • Refunds minus a $10 processing fee for withdrawals from the tournament up until registration is closed either due to reaching tournament capacity or the registration deadline date, whichever comes first.
  • Refunds will be issued after the conclusion of the tournament.
  • No refunds for withdrawals from the tournament after registration closes.

In 2022 the CT Sports Management Group, Inc. will be running three separate Pickleball Tournaments: the CT Masters' Games, Nutmeg State Games and Nutmeg Fall Classic. We will attract over 1,200 participants plus family members, friends, spectators and the media to the three tournament. We expect players from all over the Northeast Region and other states to attend. The increase in popularity and the growth of Pickleball throughout the USA creates a tremendous opportunity for your company to showcase its products.

Tournament Details:

How Your Support is Mutually Beneficial:

MORE THAN JUST A GAME: Personal Development, Sportsmanship, Physical Fitness, Teamwork, Volunteerism.

Your sponsorship support will ensure that we provide our participants with a tremendous experience that will leave lasting memories, increase the opportunities and  growth of Pickleball, while educating attendees about your company through pertinent email marketing campaigns, web based ads and onsite engagement. Your organization has the opportunity to gain substantial visibility by becoming a part of our "Family of Sponsors".

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Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the official medical partner for the Nutmeg State Games & CT Masters Games. HHCRN professional medical staff will be onsite at our various sport venues to provide exceptionally medical care for our participants. 
 
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network strives to be the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut; the company known for its commitment to high quality, customer-focused outcomes; the place where people want to work. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of prevention and rehabilitation care, and to assist individuals with temporary or permanent impairments or disabilities in achieving their goals for maximum functional independence.
 
We are dedicated to organizing the prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine resources in the community into a financially responsible integrated delivery system and, in doing so, establish Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network as the regional network of excellence for the provision of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine.
 
Hydration

Hydration is crucial to good overall health and athletic performance. Dehydration affects their performance and also puts them at risk for fatigue, nausea, heat cramps or, worse, heat stroke.

Adequate daily intake of water from beverages and food each is 125 ounces for men and 91 ounces for women, according to the Institute of Medicine. That’s considerably more than the standard recommendation of eight 8-ounce  glasses a day. To reach the higher standard, drink water gradually throughout the day. These recommendations do not consider athletic activity and increased temperature. So if you are participating in athletic activity or in a warm climate, or both, more water intake may be needed.

One of the easiest ways your athlete can gauge hydration is checking urine color. Pale or colorless urine usually indicates ample hydration. Light to bright yellow urine means more fluid intake is necessary. Dehydration is something that can be prevented easily as long as it is made a priority.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

Concussion

Concussions are not easy to predict or prevent. It’s important to understand the symptoms. Concussions are difficult injuries because symptoms are not always apparent at the time of the injury. Concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head, or a blow to the body that causes a rapid deceleration of the head (whiplash affect).

If you witness or suspect this type of injury, the athlete should be held out of activity and evaluated by a medical professional. As a reminder, an athlete does not have to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion. Once evaluated by a medical professional and given care instructions, the athlete should be monitored closely by a responsible adult for at least 24 hours after the injury. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, slurred speech, repeated vomiting, unequal pupils, weakness or numbness in arms or legs, decreased responsiveness and convulsions or seizures.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to Nutmeg@csmg.org.

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