2022 Paddle Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament

Paducah Parks & Recreation is hosting the second Paddle Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament. The tournament will be located at the Paducah Middle School's gymnasium located at 342 Lone Oak Road. Tournament dates are Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles will play Saturday; Mixed Doubles will play Sunday. Games wills start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Division days and start times may change based on enrollment.

Pickleball is a fast-paced sport that combines the elements of tennis, racquetball, badminton, and ping-pong. It can be played indoors or outdoors on a court that is smaller than a tennis court using a slightly modified tennis net. Players use a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. 

Early bird registration for the Paddles Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament ends on Thursday July 28. This deadline guarantees participants a t-shirt. The final deadline is set for Thursday, August 11. Both players on a doubles team must register. The cost is $25 per person. For an additional $5, the player can compete in two events. Players must be at least 16 years or older.

There are five skill levels offered to players at registration. The levels are 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0. The skill rating definitions are listed on the following websites: www.usapa.org and www.ifpickleball.org.

Participants are responsible for ensuring they have a partner for the event. Participants will need to provide the name of their partner when registering. Since all events are in a doubles format, both partners will need to register for each event in which they are participating. Awards will be handed out for first, second, and third place teams for each skill level in each division.

Bracket format will be double elimination or round robin based on the number of teams in each event. Teams will be notified of approximate start time prior to the tournament.

Sponsorships are available for the Paddle Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament. For more information contact James Weems with Paducah Parks & Recreation at 270-444-8538.


Register at the Paducah Parks & Recreation office located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive or by calling the Paducah Parks & Recreation office at 270-444-8508 or Register online.  All participants will need to fill out a Paddle Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament Registration Form/Waiver. Both players on a doubles team must register.

Tournament Information

Round Robin bracket matches will play 1 game to 15, win by 1. Teams will switch sides when the first team reaches 8 points.

Double Elimination winner bracket matches will be Best 2 of 3 to 11, win by 2. Loser bracket matches will be 1 game to 15, win by 1, switching sides when a team reaches 8 points. The bronze medal match will be 2 out of 3 to 11, win by 2. Teams will switch sides after each game.

All games will be self-officiated.

The start of the match will be determined by coin flip. The winner of the coin flip may either serve first or defer and choose which side of the court to start on.

There will only be one timeout allowed per team, per match. Each timeout will last one minute.

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

It’s crucial that you arrive 30 minutes prior to start time to check-in at the registration desk and to pick-up your goodie bag. You must check in each day that you play.

We will go over the format of each bracket, each day before starting to make sure you and your partner understand how each bracket is being played.

There will be a practice court available to warm-up before or in between your matches.

The tournament start times will be announced on August 15. We will start in the morning and continue into the afternoon as neccessary.

Please be sure that you stay HYDRATED! Make sure to bring your own bottle for hydration. We will have water, Gatorade, and small snacks for refueling such as Nutrigrain bars, Cliff bars, etc.

Restrooms will be available on-site.

If you still haven’t filled out a registration form/waiver, please get to that Paducah Parks & Recreation ASAP before the tournament as you will not be able to participate without filling one out. Feel free to let us know if you need a copy of the form. We can e-mail one to you and you can scan and e-mail it back to us or drop it off at the Paducah Parks & Recreation office located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive. If you live out of town, you may bring it with you the day of. Please note, each individual will need to complete fill out a form.

2022 Summer Pickleball League

Paducah Parks & Recreation is parterning with the Paducah Convention & Expo Center to host a 2022 Summer Pickleball League. Registration starts March 15, 2022, and the deadline to register is May 26, 2022. There will be three leagues: Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Coed Doubles. The cost per duo is $50. Participants will need to provide the name of their partner when registering. All ability levels are welcomed. Ages 16 and up. 

The Summer Adult Pickleball League will begin on Tuesday, June 14 and go through Tuesday, July 19. All games will be on Tuesday nights at the Paducah Convention & Expo Center located at 415 Park Street. Games will be between 6 and 9 p.m.  Open play/warm-up starts at 5 p.m. There will be an ELEVEN game guarantee (10 game regular season and a single elimination gtournament). Games will be self officiated. 

Register for the Summer Pickleball League at the Paducah Parks & Recreation office located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive, call the office at 270-444-8508, or online.


Men's League Schedule

Women's League Schedule

Men's League Postseason Schedule

Women's League Postseason Schedule

Weekly Results

Men's League Week 1 Results

Women's League Week 1 Results

Men's League Week 2 Results

Women's League Week 2 Results

Men's League Week 3 Results

Women's League Week 3 Results

Men's League Week 4 Results

Women's League Week 4 Results



Pickleball Open Gym

Paducah Parks & Recreation offers Pickleball Open Gym at the Paducah Recreation Center located at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Tuesdays (6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m) beginning July 26, 2022. Pickleball Open Gym is open to all playing abilities. Two courts are setup. Equipment is available to check out. A $20 Yearly Recreation Center Membership is required in order to play.