August 14-August 16, 2020


Come join America’s newest sports craze at the Salem Pickleball Tournament Sponsored by VBR Sports. Grab your paddles – we got the courts – and let’s pickleball!

Event Info


Welcome to the Salem Pickleball Tournament Sponsored by VBR Sports – a Pickleball tournament like none other.

The tournament will be organized in an exciting and fun format hosted in a unique indoor venue space. Along with pickleball play, there will a large social component added to the entire weekend. And if this your first time playing, fantastic! This it the PERFECT tournament to start!

Young and old – SINGLES, DOUBLES AND MIXED – beginner to professional – it is for all! Join APT on August 14-16, 2020 at the Salem Civic Center Arena for the Salem Pickleball Tournament.

What is Pickleball?

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Pickleball is a paddleball sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports: the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications.

When & Where?

The Salem Civic Center Arena and Annex
1001 Roanoke Blvd
Salem, VA 24153

Dates: August 14-16, 2020

Tournament Registration

Registration is made easy and convenient just for you. You can either register online HERE!

$50.00 until July 14
$60.00 until August 7
$70.00 until August 12

Unlimited play – one per competition event (singles, gender doubles, and mixed doubles)

Tournament Timeline

Full Tournament Timeline Coming Soon!

Friday, August 14, 2020
-Morning: Check-In/Registration
-Opening Ceremonies
-7:00 PM: Social Event at Olde Salem Brewery. All participants will receive one free drink ticket.

Saturday, August 15, 2020
-Men’s Doubles Age/Skill
-Women’s Doubles Age/Skill
-7:00 PM: Social Event at El Jefe Taqueria. All participants will receive one free drink ticket.

Sunday, August 16, 2020
-8:30 AM-12:30 PM: Tour Roanoke – Mill Mountain Star Hike & Downtown Roanoke Exploration ($60/guest) For more details: CLICK HERE
-Mixed Doubles Age/Skill
-Singles Age/Skill
-Closing Ceremonies

Tournament Format

The American Pickelball Tournament will be played in a Round Robin style bracket and then following the Round Robin, teams will be seeded into a single elimination bracket.

Tournament Age/Skill Breakdown:
-Under 18/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-19+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-30+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-40+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-50+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-55+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-60+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-65+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-70+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-75+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
(Tournament has the right to combine age and/or skill categories due to low registrations)


Mens Singles Age/Skill
Womens Singles Age/Skill

Womens Doubles Age/Skill
Mens Doubles Age/Skill
Mixed Doubles Age/Skill
Player Seeking In Partner

New to Pickelball? WE WANT YOU!
First Time Doubles Open to Any Age! Skill needs to below 2.0

Tournament Results

All 2020 Tournament Results will be posted here LIVE during and final results will be posted after the event.

Top three in each event/age/skill bracket will receive an APT Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal.

Court Info

Court Details and layout of venue – Coming Soon!

All courts are indoor and will be marked on poured concrete.

What You Get

All pickleball participants will receive a tournament spot, APT Visor and APT Towel and an invitation to all social gatherings for the weekend.

Learn to Play

Want to learn to play the game? Here are some great tips and videos from the pickleball pros: WATCH HERE.


Make it a fun-filled weekend and stay the night at one of these three host hotels!

Book your stay at Hampton Inn Salem!

CLICK HERE to book your rooms today!
1. “Add special rate code”
2. Enter code APB

Book your stay at Comfort Suites Salem – Roanoke I-81
CLICK HERE to book your rooms today!

Book your stay at Comfort Suites Inn at Ridgewood Farm
CLICK HERE to book your rooms today!




You can register online by clicking the Register Now button below.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The American Pickleball Tour Registration Cancellation Policy will allow full refunds up to 60 days before the tournament start date. After 60 days, APT has a strict no refund policy unless the registrant purchases the “Event Insurance” that will allow the registration funds to be refunded minus the cost of the insurance.

However, since the APT Tournament has many upfront costs, unless the event Insurance is purchased, APT will have a strict and uniform policy, after the 60 days, of no refunds or exchanges, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various festivities and situations arise, but, APT feels it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t. After 60 days prior to the event, all purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Get Involved


Let’s Get Involved!

Places to Play

Need to practice? Learn How to Play? Or just want to have some fun? Here are some options in the area:

Salem Outdoor
East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153

Outdoor Courts:6

Green Ridge Recreation Center
7415 Wood Haven Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019

Indoor Courts until Spring 2020: 3
Schedule: Organized play is every Monday through Saturday from 8-10 AM. Call for more information: 540-777-6314

The Kirk Family YMCA
520 Church St SW
Roanoke, VA 24016

Indoor Courts: 4
Schedule: Call you updated play schedule: 540-342-9622

For more places to play: CLICK HERE


Sponsors of the tournament will get great exposure! For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact our Sponsorship Director, Aaron Del Mar.

Phone: (773)-718-1444


Be An Ambassador

Want to be help promote this fun and competitive Pickelball Tournament? Sign up to become an American Pickleball Tour ambassador! You’ll promote the best pickelball tournament around, get your pickelball community in the competitive spirit, and earn perks along the way! The 2020 program starts now and goes through beginning of August.

Social media platforms you wish to promote on (check all that apply):

Where can we find you on social?

Corporate & Groups

Welcome to the American Pickleball Corporate and Group Wellness Program for companies, friends, and more that are all looking to encourage a healthy and fun lifestyle TOGETHER!

Do you have a Group or Corporate Company? Join our corporate program and receive race perks such as discounts, support and more! For companies that are paying for 100% of a group’s registration fee in a single payment, we can offer discounts to our races!


Corporate or Companies
Friends and Families
Charitable Organizations
*Pricing options will vary by group type


Are you interested in interning for the American Pickleball Tour either in our office or remotely? We’d love to have you!

We are seeking a dynamic, self-starter to assist with event planning efforts for the American Pickleball Tour. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about the pickleball industry as well as event planning. The internship offers exciting hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills. Please fill out the form below to apply.

Give Back


Want to Give Back with American Pickleball Tour? You can help by either volunteering at the tournament or bring canned food and items for our Food Drive for the Salem Food Bank.

Food Needs Include:

Canned Vegetables, Crackers, Boxed Cereal, Canned Fruit, Juice, Macaroni and Cheese, Dry Potatoes, Canned Pasta, Rice, Canned Tuna, Jell-O, Spaghetti Sauce, Dry Pasta, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Canned Tomatoes, Bath Tissue, Bar Soap


The Salem Pickleball Tournament Sponsored by VBR Sports is proud to partner with TBA as the 2020 Official Charity of the Tournament.


Every American Pickleball Tour volunteer will receive a shirt, Food/Drink, and our continual gratitude! Email us at for more information!

Volunteer Needs:
Social Event Help
Tournament Match Coordinator
Bracket Committee

To sign-up to volunteer, CLICK HERE. (COMING SOON!)



Have a question about the APT Tour? Here are some frequently asked questions. We hope this helps you with yours!

Registration Questions

When is the Salem Pickleball Tournament?

The tournament will start on Friday, August 14 and end on Sunday, August 16.

How can I register for the Pickleball Tournament?

You can register online here:

Is there Age Requirement?

All ages are welcome to play in the APT Tournaments.

When is the Last Day to Register for the Salem Pickleball Tournament?

The last day to register is Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 12pm (CST).

How do I register under my age and skill level?

During the registration process, you will be asked to dictate your age group and skill level.

Is the APT Tournament Sanctioned?

As of now, the APT Tournament is not sanctioned.

What does the APT swag include?

All registered participants will receive either a APT Hat or Visor along with a APT towel.

How much does the tournament cost and what does it cover?

The tournament is $50 and provides you unlimited play - one per competition event (singles, gender doubles and mixed doubles).

Tournament Questions

Is the APT an Outdoor or Indoor Tournament?

The APT is an Official Indoor Tournament.

How is the format of the Tournament played?

The tournament will be played in a round-robin style play per age/skill. A single elimination tournament will follow the round robin play.

How many games are gauranteed?

All teams/individuals are guaranteed three games in the round robin play and at least one in the single elimination tournament.

What are the Court Dimensions?

A pickleball court is 20’ x 44’ for both singles and doubles. The net is hung at 36” at the ends and hangs 34” in the middle.

What is the Primary Tournament Ball Used?


What type of Nets will be provided?


What surface will the matches be played on?

Poured Concrete.

Do I need to bring my own paddle or will those be provided?

Paddles will not be provided. Please bring your own Pickleball Paddles. Balls, Nets, and Courts will be provided.

Volunteer Questions

Can I Volunteer for the Salem Pickleball Tournament?

Yes! We need all the help we can get. Please head over to the volunteer page to sign up:

What Volunteer Opportunities are Available?

The volunteer opportunities are endless. Some include: Registration/Check-In, Court Moderators/Info, Bracket Committee, and More!

Where Can I Sign Up To Volunteer?

You can sign up here:

What do I receive when I volunteer?

You will receive an APT shirt, food/drink, and our continual gratitude!

Contact Us


Have a question?

Email us at or call us at 847-829-4536.