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Super Senior International Pickleball Association was formed in 2016 to promote Pickleball among our very active senior population in this country and internationally. As we get older our generation continues to strive for participation in friendly competition with our fellow seniors and develop friendships that will last a life time. As we age gracefully and continue to strive for wellness through competition, the SSIPA just might be one more piece of the puzzle of life.
SSIPA supports the Super Senior International Pickleball Tournament Circuit allowing players to compete with other players in their age group, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+. For additional information and formats, see our Tournament Director Planning Tool under Tournament Planning or Click Here for Guidelines.
The NEW 2021 Pickleball Rule Book is out. CLICK HERE to scroll down.
SSIPA Coronavirus Update
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the "Return to Sanctioned Play USA Pickleball" guidelines, the SSIPA board has decided to cancel the remainder of the SSIPA Tournament Circuit for 2020.
SSIPA membership age groups are at a significant health risk as long as the pandemic continues. Player safety, health and well-being are SSIPA's top priority for both SSIPA membership and the general pickleball community.
Additionally, under the new guidelis ines for sanctioned tournaments by USAPA Pickleball, a tournament could be shut down at any time prior to the tournament or even during the operation of the tournament. This situation places both competitors and tournament management at financial risk.
SSIPA's "Point Award System" is suspended for the remainder of 2020 and prizes will not be awarded at the end of the year. Points awarded for tournament play from 1/1/2020 to 3/17/2020 will carry over to the 2021 points system.
Membership renewal dates will be extended for annual, 3-year and 5-year members for six months at no charge. The SSIPA board appreciates each member and hopes they will continue to support our association in the future.
If conditions improve significantly and it becomes possible for normal sanctioned tournament play to resume prior to the end of 2020, the SSIPA board will consider the possibility of resuming a modified tournament schedule.
Stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you on the courts in the near future.
The SSIPA Board would like to thank you for your cooperation and your continued support.
See you in 2021!
To download the 2021 Pickleball Rules, CLICK HERE.
To download the 2021 Rule changes, CLICK HERE.
To view a summary video of the 2021 rules, CLICK HERE.
To view how to perform the Drop Serve, CLICK HERE.
USA Pickleball Connection
In 2017, USA Pickleball and SSIPA established a formal affiliation to collectively grow the sport. As part of this agreement, all SSIPA tournaments are USA Pickleball-sanctioned and likewise, USA pickleball will encourage 50+ age groups at all USA pickleball Regional Tournaments by offering 50+ friendly events where possible.
SAFETY in all our tournaments and play is paramount. Super Senior players can be more prone to minor injuries – stretching before play, adequate hydration, and proper conditioning should be a goal for everyone. Eye protection, while not required, is strongly recommended. The potential for eye injury is high and can easily be protected/minimized by always wearing glasses, sunglasses or goggles - both indoor and outdoor.