Are you ready for your tournament?

Are you ready for your tournament?

March 19, 2019 0 Comments

Spring is here and so are more pickleball tournaments!  Nervous for your first one or a seasoned vet?  We’ve got you covered with our list of items to remember before the big day and the day of.

Before the tournament

  1. Play with your partner- Find time before the tournament to practice together. If you’re coming from different states, find a time before to work on your communication and to talk strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Eliminate stress- Pack your bags the night before. Make sure you have everything you need so you don’t freak out the morning of.
  3. Bring additional clothes- You don’t want to sweat through your only shirt during your first match. Remember to pack extra shirts, socks and shorts.

Day of tournament

  1. Remember to check in when you arrive each day. Don’t be that person that forgot to.  “Has anyone seen Karen?”
  2. Keep your ears open- Be listening for your name to be called. You can also use pickleballtournaments.com to find your court assignment.
  3. Find a place to warm up with your partner- You don’t want to get called and not be ready to go. See if the venue has a court to warm up on or find an area to practice.
  4. Hydrate- Drink water and then more water. Yes, coffee sounds great in the morning, but water is what your body needs.  Hold off on the beer or cocktail until your day is done.  I know, it looks so good though.
  5. Relax in between matches- Listen to music, talk with your partner or friends or find a quiet spot to stay mentally prepared
  6. Stretch- Keep your body ready, this helps to reduce the risk of injury since you’ll be sitting in between your games
  7. Stay focused- It’s easy to reconnect with friends, but remember you’re here for the win, baby!

Looking for a place to stay during the tournament?  Pickleball Guesthouses allows you to offer up your home or a bedroom to other players when they’re in town. 

Want to sign up for a tournament?  Pickleball Tournaments has enough listed that one’s got to be close to you.

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Good luck on the court,

 

Duke

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