- Open: 02/07/20
- Closed: 08/19/20
- Starts: 09/02/20
- Ends: 09/03/20
- Cancellation Deadline: 08/19/20
Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park
1301 Cowan Rd
Griffin, GA 30223-6867
- Player's age as of: 12/31/20
- Minimum Age of Player: 50
- Final Registration Deadline: 08/19/20
- After online registration, you must print the official form, fill it out, and send in with any fees.
- Primary Ball: Onix Fuse G2 Outdoor Pickleball - Yellow
- Surface: Deco-Turf
- Net: Permanent
- Outdoor: Y
Due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 virus, this tournament has been RESCHEDULED, and the new dates are September 2nd and 3rd. Contact the Spalding County Senior Center if you have registered but are not able to play on these dates.
2019 Spalding County Senior Games Pickleball Tournament
NEW DATES: September 2 – 3, 2020
Hosted by The Spalding County Pickleball Association
The Spalding County Pickleball Complex
Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park
1301 Cowan Road
Griffin/Spalding County, GA
The Park is located approximately 35 miles south of Atlanta Airport
Wednesday, September 2nd: Men’s and Women’s Doubles at 9:00 am
Thursday, September 3rd: Mixed Doubles at 9:00 am
NOTE: You will be informed of your exact starting times several days before the tournament. Check-in will be one hour before your scheduled start time, and you must check in each day.
Tournament Format: Matches are Round Robin, Skill/Age Competition.
Age Groups: 50+, 60+, 70+, 80, 90+
Skill Levels: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and up
NOTE: The Tournament Director reserves the right to combine skill levels and/or age groups to ensure meaningful competition.
Medals will be awarded to the top three teams in each skill/age division.
Tournament Ball: Yellow Onix Fuse G2
Registration and Payment:
NOTE: Online registration is NOT available, but details, the Tournament Flyer and Registration Form are available for download on the PickleballTournaments.com Information Page
Registration Fees (includes a Spalding County Senior games T- shirt) Spalding County Residents
One Event:.................... $15.00
Two Events:................. $20.00
One Event:.................... $20.00
Two Events:................. $25.00
Registration will remain open until August 19th
Registration Forms and payment (cash or check) must be delivered in person or mailed to:
Spalding County Senior Center
885 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
And must be received no later than August 19th
Refunds will not be allowed unless registered players are not able to play on the new dates. Contact the Senior Center if you are not able to play on the new dates.
The SCPA will be operating a fully functioning Concession Stand during all hours of the tournament. Following are some of the items we will be offering for sale:
· Basic concessions including soft drinks, water, sports drinks, energy bars, candy, chips, etc.
· While visiting our Concession Stand please consider purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our great prizes.
While in the area, please patronize our local restaurants, all of which are ten minutes or less from the Park:
Angelo’s Mediterranean Restaurant Bank Street Café
Corner Café Fishtales Seafood Restaurant
Hong Kong Bistro J Henry’s Restaurant
Margo’s Mediterranean Cuisine Southern Pit Bar-B-Que
There are also several fast food and chain restaurants to choose from in the area.
Lodging / Accommodations
Area hotels, all of which are near the Tyus Park:
Comfort Inn & Suites Baymont Inn & Suites
1906 North Expressway 2007 North Expressway
Griffin GA 30223 Griffin, GA 30223
Quality Inn & Suites Country Inn & Suites
2014 North Expressway 1900 North Expressway
Griffin, GA 30223 Griffin, GA 30223
When making reservations please mention “PICKLEBALL” so that the local businesses can track the revenue generated by this tournament.
Recommended camp grounds for RVs and Campers:
Forest Glen Estates High Falls State Park
218 Glade Rd 76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, GA 30233 Jackson, GA 30223
Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Pl
Hampton, GA 30228
Other Registration Info
Brackets and Playing Times
Brackets and playing times for specific events will be communicated by eMail several days before the tournament. An email will be sent to all registered players announcing the brackets and playing times for all events.
Complementary Tee Shirts
We are pleased to offer a complementary unisex tee shirt to each registered player. On the registration form is a place to indicate your shirt size. Unfortunately, we may not be able to swap shirt sizes during the tournament, so you may have to take the shirt based on the size you indicated on the registration form.
The Spalding County Pickleball Complex is an outdoor facility, so it is possible that inclement weather may interfere with the tournament schedule. If adverse weather conditions persist, some or all events may have to be re-scheduled or cancelled.
The Tournament hosts pledge to make every reasonable effort to ensure that the tournament is completed in its entirety.
Players who are not able to play on the new dates are entitled to a refund. Contact the Spalding County Senior Center if you are unable to play on those dates.
Otherwise, in accordance with Spalding County Senior Games policy, refunds of entry fees will not be given for any reason including withdrawal, inclement weather, unsafe playing conditions, or any other reason beyond the control of Spalding County Parks, Public Grounds & Leisure Services or the Spalding County Pickleball Association.
Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park is located on Cowan Road between Vineyard Rd and West McIntosh Rd (GA Hwy 92) in Griffin.
Women’s Doubles: Wednesday, September 2nd, first matches at 9:00 am
Men’s Doubles: Wednesday, September 2nd, first matches at 9:00 am
Mixed Doubles: Thursday, September 3rd, first matches at 9:00 am
This will be a Round Robin Tournament for all matches:
· Each team will play each other team in their bracket.
· Some skill/age groups may be combined to ensure adequate, meaningful competition for all participants.
· Smaller brackets may play a double round robin.
Medals will be awarded as follows to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each competition bracket, regardless of whether ages and/or skills were combined:
· Winners: determined by the number of games won within their bracket.
· First tiebreaker: head-to-head wins.
· Second tiebreaker: total point differential of all games played.
· Third tiebreaker: head-to-head point differential.
· Fourth tiebreaker: point differential against the next highest player/team.
NOTE the following: If two or more skill/age groups comprise a bracket, medals will be awarded to players/teams in each group. In those cases, winners will be determined within their specific group in accordance with the above criteria.