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Battle of the Paddles

Saturday, September 30, 2023
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Courtside Pickleball and Tennis Club
2117 Kenton Road
Dover, DE (Map)

Meals on Wheels Delaware is excited to partner with Courtside Pickleball and Tennis Club to host our inaugural Battle of the Paddles tournament fundraiser in Dover, Delaware, September 30.

Teams will be divided by skill and age, but final brackets will not be determined until the close of registration. We will be awarding medals to the top 3 teams in each bracket.

All start times are subject to change and events might be merged or split based on event registration.


Courtside Pickleball and Tennis Club is proud to support Meals on Wheels Delaware by hosting the inaugural Battle of the Paddles Pickleball Tournament. All proceeds will benefit Meals On Wheels Delaware.

The tournament will be held September 30th. Registration will be done initially at the skill level, and age brackets will be determined after the close of registration. Every attempt will be made to split ages into brackets of more than six teams, but if this cannot be done fairly to all players, we reserve the right to create smaller brackets. If you are new to pickleball, this would be a great tournament for you, as we are offering a 2.5 skill bracket!

Brackets with 6 or more teams will be double-elimination
Winner’s Bracket Matches – 2 of 3 games to 11, win by 2
Opportunity Bracket Matches – 1 game to 15, win by 2
Bronze Medal Matches – 1 game to 15, win by 2
Gold Medal Matches – 2 of 3 games to 11, win by 2. If survivor’s bracket winner wins the 2 of 3 match, a final 15 point, win by 2 game will be played to determine the Gold medal winner

Brackets with 4 or fewer teams will be round robin
Each match will be best 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2

Players are guaranteed to play at least 4 games

Player’s age as of: 12/31/23
Minimum Age of Player: 13
Registration – $65 includes event swag
*** Teammates must register within 14 days of each other***

Additional Information:

Courts will be open for practice Friday from 5-8PM
You may bring chairs, coolers, and canopies


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