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 by split into playing brackets. Playing brackets will be configured based on the number of registrations.
    • Skill levels are 3.0 and under, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+

Sport Details

The CT Sports Management Group, Inc. welcomes you to the 2022 ShopRite Nutmeg State Games Pickleball Tournament. The tournament will take place on June 10th - 12th at the Rocky Hill Tennis & Fitness Center located at 1000 Elm St Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Below is our health and safety plan for the event with specific instructions for athletes, officials and spectators. 
 
- To Be Announced

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 by split into playing brackets. Playing brackets will be configured based on the number of registrations.
  • Skill levels are 3.0 and under, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+
  • 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.

How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

  • What areas of the body are the most common for injuries? What kinds of injuries usually occur in these areas? 
    • The most common body parts for injuries will depend on the age groups and activity levels. But overall, in no particular order, in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal field we see a lot of shoulder, hip and knee injuries.  In the shoulder the injuries could be a rotator cuff tear or strain, shoulder instability and sprains of the AC joint or the acromioclavicular joint.  The hip’s common injuries are hip flexor tendonopathies or strains, gluteus medius syndrome and femoral acetabular impingements or labral pathologies. The knee we have seen a 200% rise in ACL injuries in competitive sports, but we also see a lot of patellofemoral pain syndromes, meniscal tears, and quadriceps/patella tendonopathies and overuse injuries. 
  • How do treatments vary for these specific areas?
    • The orthopedic and physical therapists work together to address these common injuries.  When the orthopedic physician initially looks at these injuries, they use tests and imaging to address whether the treatment can be non-surgical in nature or would be best served with surgery.  Even in the course of surgery, pre-hab, or preparing the body part by improving range of motion, strength and flexibility, is often recommended.  If the team decides that the injury would best be served non-surgically, a collaborative, individualized approach will be discussed with the physical or occupational therapist.  We work to get you better based off of what is the best evidence in research but also based off of what your individual goals may be. 
  • Are there ways to prevent such injuries?
    • There are ways to prevent injuries.  We utilize screens and tests that can identify movement patterns and body parts that may be at risk of an injury.  Once we identify these patterns, we then can work with you on a strength and conditioning program and/or a mobility program to improve those movements.  

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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