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ZÜCA Rookie Rally

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You must register by January 21st to receive a tournament t-shirt.

If the pickleball bug has bitten you recently and you're working on mastering your skills, then Pictona's
ZÜCA Rookie Rally is a tournament just for you!  This is your opportunity to play others of like skill and age in a fun round robin format.  Team up with your partner to play men's, women's, and mixed doubles at the 2.5 and 3.0 skill level.

We held this event last year with over 200 "rookies" (a positive term for novice players).  You told us you enjoyed the even and you would like us to conduct the tournament again.  We aim to please, so this year's ZÜCA Rookie Rally 2023 will be played February 4-5. 

Better yet, Pictona has developed its own rating system called the Player Orientation Rating or POR. It works this way: You are observed playing a game or two with players of similar skill level. The trained rater furnishes you with a copy of the rating assessment that includes the observed skills and unforced errors that result in a particular rating number. This number corresponds to the widely accepted 1.0-5.0 system in pickleball. This information provides you with a basic guide for skills to work on and recommendations for further instruction as well as what category you should enter the Rookie Rally. The cost is only $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

As you begin your journey into tournament play, you’ll want to rate yourself as accurately as possible so that you are not under or over-matched. The best competition is among equally matched opponents.

Dates: February 4-5, 2023
Location: Pictona at Holly Hill, Florida
Divisions: Men, Women, Mixed doubles
Age categories: under 50, 50+, 60+, and 70+
Skill levels: 2.5 and 3.0
Format: Round robin with playoff when multiple brackets
Women and men play Saturday February 4, and mixed play is Sunday, February 5

Tournament fee: $50 registration, plus $15 for each event

Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
T shirt for all players.

** Not sure what your skill level rating is?  USA Pickleball provides guidelines to help you determine your rating.  Go here to see that criteria for 2.5 rating.  And here for the criteria for 3.0 rating.

Register for the ZÜCA Rookie Rally HERE

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