2022 Pickleball Tournament


RESULTS & Start Times are Posted on PickleballBrackets.com
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  • April 8th – 10th 
    • Fri., April 8 - Women's Doubles and Men's Singles
    • Sat., April 9 - Mixed Doubles
    • Sun., April 10 - Men's Doubles and Women's Singles
  • Rocky Hill Tennis & Fitness Center, Rocky Hill, CT 
  • Qualifier for the 2023 National Senior Games, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Tournament Director: Janice Pauly
  • Tournament Format
    • Age groups are 5 year divisions from age 50 and up only. 
      • No events will be offered for younger age groups in 2022
    • Age is calculated as of 12/31/2022.
    • Registration is by Age. Players will be assigned to National Senior Games Divisions based on their skill level as of the date that registration closes.

Sport Details

The Connecticut Sports Management Group Presents the 2022 Connecticut Masters Pickleball Tournament.

  • Friday - April 8, 2022 - Women's Doubles and Men's Singles
  • Saturday - April 9, 2022 - Mixed Doubles
  • Sunday - April 10, 2022 - Men's Doubles and Women's Singles
  • Tournament Director: Janice Pauly
  • This is a qualifying event for the National Senior Games Tournament that will be held in Pittsburgh, PA in the summer of 2023.
  • Age groups are 5 year divisions from age 50 and up only. No events for younger age groups.
  • Age is calculated as of 12/31/2022.
  • Registration is by Age. Players will be assigned to National Senior Games Divisions based on their skill level as of the date that registration closes.

Division Definitions:

  • Doubles and Mixed Doubles
    • 1. Division III - All 3.0 teams + 3.5 rated teams with at least one self rated 3.5 partner.
    • 2. Division II - All teams with at least one 4.0 rated partner + 3.5 rated teams where both players are tournament rated at 3.5 using either their PickleballBrackets.com Senior rating or the USA Pickleball UTPR.
    • 3. Division I - All teams with at least one 4.5+ rated partner.
  • Singles
    • 1. Division III - All 3.0 rated players + 3.5 self rated players.
    • 2. Division II - All 4.0 rated players + 3.5 rated players with a tournament rating of 3.5 using either their PickleballBrackets.com Senior rating or the USA Pickleball UTPR.
    • 3. Division I - All 4.5+ rated players.
       
  • A team must play at the skill level of the higher rated player and the age of the younger player.
  • The Senior PickleballBrackets.com rating will be used.
  • For new players with no rating, the PickleballBrackets.com self rating will be used.
  • Players who have official USA Pickleball UTPR ratings but NO PickleballBrackets.com rating, MUST self rate using their USA Pickleball rating.
  • All ratings will be verified prior to assignment to Divisions.
  • THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MOVE PLAYERS AND TEAMS TO APPROPRIATE DIVISIONS
  • Competition each day will begin at 8:00 AM. Specific start times for each event will be posted and emailed to players approximately one week prior to the event.
  • The tournament format is round robin for events with a small number of teams. Games will be either to 11 or 15.
  • For events with a large number of teams, there will be two or more seeded pools and the top two teams in each pool will advance to a playoff round to determine medal winners. Games will be either to 11 or 15.
  • When age/skill groups are combined to create a playing bracket, medals will be awarded by the ORIGINAL age/skill group.

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.

Players may sign up on the waiting list at no charge for any closed event, however, openings in an event will only be filled by complete teams in doubles and mixed doubles. Both partners must be signed up on the waiting list as a team in order to fill an event opening.

  • The registration fee is $60 and includes one event. Each additional event is $10.

Additional Information

  • There is a maximum capacity of 400 players for the tournament. Registration will automatically close when that number is reached.

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.

Registration is online through PickleballBrackets.com website only.

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

  • Registration Opens January 31st 

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.
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  

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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Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes.  We are now celebrating our 43rd year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of Middletown in 2022. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2022 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.   

MISSION OF THE "GAMES”

  • To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
  • To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
  • To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
  • To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes. 
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