Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, IN is home to the Pacers Athletic Center, serves as the training camp home for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, and boasts 57 outdoor fields for soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, and softball. Grand Park Events Center, a 377,000-square-foot facility will be transformed into a pickleball mecca for the APP U.S. Collegiate Championships and Midwest Open, featuring 24 pickleball courts, including a Championship Court, as well as stadium seating with visibility of all courts, VIP seating, player locker rooms, and a large bar and restaurant overlooking play. Westfield, IN is located 30 minutes north of Indianapolis and is the fastest growing city in the state and sixth fastest growing city in the country.
Wyndham Westfield is located across the street from Grand Park Sports Campus, the host venue for the APP U.S. Collegiate Championships. Amenities include free breakfast, fitness center, heated indoor pool, arcade, free high-speed Wifi, and free parking.
The APP will provide two rooms for three nights per team. Student-athletes are permitted to use more rooms or stay longer, but the additional room nights are the player’s responsibility. The APP will handle the booking and management of accommodations. An APP rep will contact captains in the coming weeks to confirm room assignments for each team.
Tuesday, January 2
MANDATORY Captain’s Meeting (evening)
Wednesday, January 3
APP U.S. Collegiate Championships TEAM COMPETITION (Pool Play)
APP U.S. Collegiate Championships INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION (Mixed Doubles)
Thursday, January 4
APP U.S. Collegiate Championships TEAM COMPETITION (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals)
APP U.S. Collegiate Championships INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles)
APP U.S. Collegiate Championships – Team Competition
Each team will consist of a minimum of two men and two women and a maximum of three men and three women.
The first phase of the competition is Pool Play. Pool Play matches will be rally scoring, win by one, one game to 11 (singles) or 15 (doubles/mixed) and consist of five matches: women’s singles, men’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Advancing from each pool will be the top-performing team.
The Knockout round will be a single elimination bracket with rally scoring, win by one, one game to 11 (singles) or 15 (doubles). Games will consist of five matches: women’s singles, men’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
APP U.S. Collegiate Championships – Individual Events
Play will be round robin (pool play) with playoffs. All teams/players will play a minimum of 4-6 games. Round robins will consist of a minimum of 4 teams/players and a maximum of 6 teams/players. The top 4 teams/players will advance to a playoff. If a bracket consists of more than 2 pools of 6 teams/players, there is a potential for 6 teams/players to advance to playoffs.
Individual events will use side-out scoring. Scoring for round robin will be 1 to 15, win by 2. Playoff matches will be 1 to 15, win by 2 and Medal matches will be 2/3 to 11, win by 2.
Teams will be competing for $50,000 in scholarship money at the APP U.S. Collegiate Championships.
The scholarship money will be distributed as follows:
Team Competition Prize Pool – $32,500
5-8. $1,250 each
9-12. $1,000 each
Individual Competition Prize Pool – $17,500
Women's Singles: Gold - $875, Silver - $525, Bronze - $350
Men's Singles: Gold - $875, Silver - $525, Bronze - $350
Women's Doubles: Gold - $2,175, Silver - $1,305, Bronze - $870
Men's Doubles: Gold - $2,175, Silver - $1,305, Bronze - $870
Mixed Doubles: Gold - $2,175, Silver - $1,305, Bronze - $870
The APP is working on event promotion with a wide group of event partners, both in Indiana and across the USA, aiming to maximize fan attendance during the event, and to encourage college sports and pickleball fans to tune in to the event broadcasts. Details of how schools can help promote the event will be announced soon.
During the event itself, the APP will have photographers and videographers on-site to capture content for the APP’s social media channels, and all college teams are encouraged to bring their own content creators to record their exploits during the competition.
Media accreditation for those creators will be announced prior to the event by the APP.
Tickets can be purchased through the APP’s exclusive ticketing provider, SI Tickets. Ticketing information will be released at a later date.
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