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Steamboat Will Host UPA Amateur Pickleball State Championship

Steamboat Will Host UPA Amateur Pickleball: In a significant announcement, the United Pickleball Association (UPA) has revealed plans to stage the Colorado United Pickleball State Championship Series from September 13-15. This premier event will unfold at the state-of-the-art pickleball center recently unveiled within the Steamboat Springs Tennis and Pickleball Complex in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

The Colorado UPA State Championships aim to showcase the nation’s finest amateur pickleball players, while also contributing 100% of tournament proceeds to support local youth pickleball outreach initiatives through the Steamboat Springs Pickleball Association and Stop Alzheimer’s Now. Stop Alzheimer’s Now is dedicated to advancing Alzheimer’s disease research, funding innovative studies aimed at discovering a solution.

The newly constructed pickleball center spans an impressive 35,000 square feet and features 12 state-of-the-art indoor courts with cushioned surfaces. Complete with a pro shop and a dedicated mezzanine level for tournament viewing and entertainment, the facility represents a $12 million investment. Breaking ground in 2023, the center opened its doors in July and promises to elevate pickleball standards in Colorado.

Jayson Harris, Director of Pickleball at the Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball Complex, expressed great honor in hosting a national tournament of such magnitude at their new pickleball facility. He emphasized that Colorado has never before hosted a championship pickleball series of this scale, underscoring their enthusiasm to welcome players from across the state to Steamboat.

“To host a national tournament of this caliber at our brand new pickleball facility is an honor of the highest caliber, Never before has a championship pickleball series of this magnitude been held in Colorado, and we are thrilled to welcome players from across the state here to Steamboat.”  – ( Jayson Harris )

Participants will compete across various skill levels including 3.0 to 5.0 and multiple age categories ranging from 18U to 70+, in events such as singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Winners at each level will earn the prestigious title of UPA State Champion and secure eligibility for the elite champions division at the UPA World Championships scheduled at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas from November 4-10, 2024.

Skill Levels Age Groups Playing Divisions
3 18U Men’s singles
3.5 19+ Women’s singles
4 35+ Men’s doubles
4.5 50+ Women’s doubles
5 60+ Mixed doubles


Gold medalists will receive complimentary registration for the UPA World Championships, while silver and bronze medalists will benefit from discounted registration fees.

For those eager to participate, registration for the Colorado UPA State Championship Series is open on Given the high interest, prospective participants are encouraged to secure their spots promptly.

Steamboat Will Host UPA Amateur Pickleball 

News in Brief: Steamboat Will Host UPA Amateur Pickleball

The United Pickleball Association (UPA) has announced the Colorado United Pickleball State Championship Series, scheduled for September 13-15 at the new pickleball center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This premier event aims to showcase top amateur players across various skill levels and age groups, featuring singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competitions. Proceeds will support local youth pickleball initiatives and Alzheimer’s disease research through Stop Alzheimer’s Now. Participants can compete for the title of UPA State Champion and a chance to advance to the UPA World Championships in Dallas. Registration is open on, reflecting high anticipation for this historic tournament.

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