USA Pickleball is excited to announce the inaugural Diamond Amateur Championship to be held December 1-7, 2022. The 12 Regional Championships will culminate in the new Diamond Amateur Championship taking place at Pictona in Holly Hills, FL. Gold Medalists from the Diamond Amateur Championship will earn pre-registration (Golden Tickets) to the following year’s National Championships in Indian Wells as another pathway for players to the Nationals in addition to the National Championship Series.
“We are excited to establish the Diamond Amateur Championship to provide players additional opportunities for high-level tournament play and an important avenue for earning golden tickets to the Nationals,” said Stu Upson, CEO USA Pickleball. “Pictona is a world-class facility capability of hosting significant events like the Diamond Amateur Championship.“
“Pictona at Holly Hill is delighted to be the host for the first ever USA Pickleball Diamond Championship. The tournament will be the grand opening of the second phase of Pictona. Players will be greeted with a total of 49 courts, each separately fenced, and 13 courts under cover, which includes the championship court that seats up to 1200. We look forward to greeting players and fans from around the world and working with USA Pickleball to provide an outstanding tournament experience in beautiful Holly Hill, Florida,” said Rainer and Julie Martens, Pictona Directors.
Qualifying for the 2022 season:
For full details on qualifying for the National Championships and the Diamond Amateur Championship, Click Here
Diamond Amateur Championship Format:
Round Robin pools leading to a double elimination championship for each bracket will be used. This format should guarantee more play for all players.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
1820 Checkered Flag Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Hotel Number: (386) 247-4700
5.5 miles from Pictona
$124 - $140 / night room rates
To book your room online and receive the special Pictona discount, you must complete each of the following steps:
Click here to take you to the Marriott/Fairfield website
Select your arrival and departure dates at the top of the screen
Click “Special Rates”
Click "View Rates" and finish your reservation
To book your room on the phone and receive the special Pictona discount:
Dial (386) 254-4700 and select option 2 for Reservations
When connected with a Marriott associate, please identify yourself as booking with the “Pictona Special Corporate Rate.”
The Marriott associate will be able to make your reservations based upon the availability of the hotel.
Plaza Resort and Spa - Oceanfront
600 North Atlantic Avenue
Hotel Number: (855) 262-1990
2.9 miles from Pictona
Now with two new Pickleball courts on site for Plaza Resort members and guests!