Championship Week - Pickleball

Championship Week - Pickleball

Key Details

Season
Early Spring 2023 Pickleball
Format
Tournament
Game Day(s)
Monday
Date
April 24th
Starting
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Robbie Wagner
142 Glenwood Rd
Glenwood Landing, 11547
Max Players
15 Men & 15 Women

What You Can Expect

This is an INVITE ONLY Tournament and accepts only 15 men and 15 women.

Additional Info

Players: 15 men and 15 women qualify for Pickleball's Championship Tournament. It is invite only. Players will receive an invitation from LI-Kick HQ.

Pool Play: There are separate tournaments for men and women. During pool play everyone will play 4 games with randomized partners and opponents each game.

Playoffs: The top 12 players (per gender) advance to a single elimination tournament. Playoff teams are formed by pairing the 1st ranked player with 2nd ranked player, 3rd with 4th, ....11th with 12th.

Championship: The winning duos will hold the Championship Week Title and have their picture featured on our webpage till 2024.


How to Qualify: Several factors are taken into consideration including total games played, total wins, league championships won, tournaments won and standings on the player leaderboard. 1st round invitations will go out via email on March 5th. Players have 1 week to accept their invitation and every Sunday new invites will roll down.


Championship Week is a series of tournaments between April 23rd and April 30th which brings together LI-Kick's top players.

The Full Championship Week Schedule is;

*invite only

Frequently Asked Questions

Nope! Most of our leagues and tournaments allow you to join as a free agent or with one or with a group of friends (while being kept together), in fact, most first time players join this way. When you register we'll ask a few simple questions and we'll do our best to fill out your roster with players like you. That said, the free agent pool for some leagues, like cornhole are limited so your best bet is to join with a friend and form a complete team.

Generally, registration covers the cost of equipment, facility use, umpires/refs and a team shirt. You'll also be given access to the various social events we host and sponsor throughout the year. 

Registration for this Tournament is currently closed. Join the waitlist and we'll notify you if space opens up.

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Meet Our Team

Sal Farruggia
LI Kick

Sal Farruggia Director

First Season: Kickball - Spring '13

Favorite Bar Game: Stack Cup

Why I First Started LI-Kick: When I moved back to Long Island after college, I created a kickball league to meet new people, since then it has been the greatest joy of my life

Advice for New Players: LI-Kick is more than a Sports League. you're wasting your money if you only stick around for the game. go to the after-party, meet people, and check out weekly events

Standings

Team Games Played Wins Losses For Against Diff

Rules

Pickleball Rules


Rules are adapted from the Official USA Pickleball Rulebook. Anything not covered in these rules will follow the official rulebook found here.


General Rules

  • Pickleball is played on a 20-foot by 44-foot court with a net dividing the court. The court is future divided on each side into right and left service courts and the non-volley zone.
  • The ball is served diagonally across the net to the opponents receiving court using an approved serve.
  • Points are scored only by the serving side during regular play. Due to time constraints rally scoring may be implemented and players will be notified by the League Director or League Coordinator.
  • All games are scored to 11; the team that reaches 11 points first will win, there is no "win by 2" requirement. Exceptions are made for playoff and tournament play at the League/Tournament Directors' discretion.
  • Rally scoring means that every serve will score a point regardless of who the serving team is.
  • All matches are self-officiated and the player that is closest to the ball should make the call regarding in or out.
  • All players are to be respectful of all calls, whether they agree or not


Game Play

  • Two-Bounce Rule: After the ball is served, the ball must bounce on each side prior to volleying the ball.
  • Non-Volley Zone(NVZ) or Kitchen: A player is not allowed to volley the ball without it first bouncing in the NVZ


Serving:

  • The score must be called before the ball is served
  • The server must serve to the correct service court, diagonally opposite the server
  • The serve may clear or touch the net and must clear the NVZ and the NVZ lines. The serve may land on any other service court line.
  • If the serve clears the net or hits the net and then touches the receiver of the receiver's partner, it is a point for the serving team.
  • The server shall use only one hand to release the ball to perform the serve. If the ball is visibly spun by the server during the release, the part(s) of the hand contacting the ball must be bare. The server's release of the ball must be visible to the receiver.
  • The server's arm must be moving in an upward arc at the time the ball is struck and may be made with either a forehand or backhand motion.
  • The highest point of the paddle head must not be higher than the highest part of the wrist when it strikes the ball.
  • Contact with the ball must not be made above the wrist.
  • The Drop Serve
  • Servers must release the ball from one of the server's hands or dropped off the server's paddle face from any natural height and hit the ball after it bounces.
  • The ball shall not be propelled downward or tossed or hit upward with the paddle.
  • If the drop serve is used, the ball may be struck with either a forehand or backhand motion without any other restrictions ie the location restrictions of the ball and paddle do not apply.


Scoring

  • Both players of a team will serve before a side-out is declared, except at the start of each game, when only the starting server will serve.


Service Faults

  • During the service, it is a fault against the server resulting in a loss of server if:
  • The server serves from the incorrect serving area
  • The incorrect player serves the ball
  • The served ball touches any permanent object before it hits the ground
  • The served ball touches the server or their partner, or anything the server or partner is wearing or holding
  • The served ball lands in the non-volley zone which includes the NVZ lines
  • The served ball lands outside the service court
  • The served ball hits the net and lands inside the NVZ
  • The served ball hits the net and lands outside the service court
  • The server uses an illegal serve


Receiver Faults

  • It is a fault against the receiving team resulting in a point for the server if:
  • The incorrect player returns the serve
  • The receiver or their partner is touched by or interferes with the flight of the ball before it bounces


Non-Volley Zone Rules

  • All volleys must be initiated outside of the non-volley zone.
  • It is a fault if the volleying player or anything that has contact with the volleying player while in the act of volleying touches the non-volley zone.
  • The act of volleying the ball includes the swing, the follow-through and the momentum from the action
  • If the paddle touches the non-volley zone during the volley motion before or after contacting the ball, it is a fault.
  • If a player has touched the non-volley zone for any reason, that player cannot volley a return until both feet have made contact with the playing surface outside the non-volley zone.
  • A player may enter the non-volley zone at any time except when that player is volleying the ball
  • A player my enter the non-volley zone before or after returning the ball that bounces.
  • A player may stay inside the non-volley zone to return a ball that has bounced. There is no violation if a player does not exit the non-volley zone after hitting a ball that bounces.
  • There is no violation if a player returns the ball while their partner is standing in the non-volley zone.


Subbing


  • Substitute Rules for Pickleball Doubles
  • Teammate substitutions are allowed during regular-season games if teammates are unable to attend a game. 
  • Substitutes are not limited to league players.
  • At least 1 player from the rostered team must be in attendance and playing for the game to be counted.
  • Substitutes are not allowed for any A Bracket Playoff or Championship games. Substitutes will be allowed in the B and lower brackets.


  • Substitute Rules for Pickleball Individuals
  • Due to the nature of the indy league, no substitutes will be allowed at any time during the regular season or playoffs.



Pickleball Code of Conduct

  • All players agree to abide by a code of conduct and are expected to conduct themselves with the highest level of sportsmanship and respect for themselves and their fellow players.
  • All players will remember they are participating in a social sport for enjoyment and fun competition with other adults.
  • All players agree to learn the rules and play by them at all times.
  • All players, spectators, and player guests will not engage in any unsportsmanlike conduct with any player, spectator, or player guest. This included booing, taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
  • All players agree to resolve conflict without resorting to hostility, violence, or bullying of others.

Related Leagues

Tournaments

April 24th 8:00pm
Pickleball Tournament Glenwood Landing

Championship Week - Pickleball

Tournament runs 8:00pm - 10:00pm at Robbie Wagner, Glenwood Landing

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