Super Senior International Pickleball Association
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join?
Membership is open to any person desiring to support the Mission of the Association. Apply on-line at: www.SSIPA-PB.org
What is the dues structure?
Dues allow players to sign up for one (1) tournament or for Annual Membership, 3 Year, 5 Year, Lifetime or become a Founder, Individual Lifetime Member.
How is the SSIPA organized?|
The SSIPA is registered as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization in the State of Texas. It is governed by an all-volunteer board of seven (7) individuals.
What is the relationship with the USAPA?
The SSIPA compliments and supports the USAPA with a tournament circuit for players 60+. All SSIPA members must also be members of the USAPA.
How are SSIPA tournaments different than other tournament events?
Players are assured of playing with other players in their age groups within similar skill levels. SSIPA offers both US and International venues of play.
Who can participate in an SSIPA circuit event?
Anyone that is a USAPA and SSIPA member and is 60+ in age and older.
What determines my age?
Age will be determined by the player’s age on December 31 of the current year.
Are the SSIPA tournaments skill or age based?
Age based starting at 60+, competing with other players in their age group: 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+. Brackets will include 2.5 & 3.0, 3.5 & 4.0, 4.5 & 5.0 in each age group. Any event that had 3 or more teams entered would make a bracket.
What is the competition format?
SSIPA will be following the same competition formats as a USAPA sanctioned tournament as outlined in the USAPA/IFP Official Tournament Rulebook. The standard double-elimination tournament format will be used. Games should be 2 of 3 to 11 win by 2 points for all first round matches. Lower bracket matches may also be 2 of 3 games to 11 win by 2 points or 1 to 15 win by 2 points. At the discretion of the tournament director some or all matches may also be one game to 15 points or one game to 21 points, win by 2 points. In the event of Round Robin format games can be 2 of 3 games to 11 win by 2 points or one game to 15 win by 2 points or one games to 21 win by 2 points.
How do I contact SSIPA?
You can contact us on the web page www.SSIPA-PB.org under Contact US; Email us at SSIPA.PB@gmail.com or via Facebook: ask to join our Group at:Super Senior International Pickleball Association