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The Foot Solutions Greenville County Smash | Fall 2024

September 19 @ 8:30 am - September 22 @ 9:30 pm

Where

East Riverside Park – 1155 S. Suber Rd – Greer, SC 29650

Schedule / Game Times

Thursday, Sept. 19:

Special Olympics Skills Challenge
(times TBD)

Intended to provide meaningful individual competition for Special Olympics athletes who are not ready for traditional team competition. Participants will test themselves across 5 pickleball skills as a culminating event to their 8-week fall season! The Skills Challenge is only open to Area 4 Special Olympics athletes at this time. For more information about Area 4 Special Olympics or how to register as an athlete or volunteer, email jwall@greenvillecounty.org.

Special Olympics South Carolina
Adaptive Pickleball

 

Adaptive Mixed Unified Doubles
(10 AM – 5 PM)

FREE Family & Community Night
(5 – 8 PM) 

    • Ideal for anyone new to the game. Perfect for families! Food truck, music, and pickleball for all ages. Complimentary demo paddle & instruction provided.

Friday, Sept. 20:

Women’s Doubles
(8:30 AM – 9:30 PM)

Saturday, Sept. 21:

Mixed Doubles
(8:30 AM – 9:30 PM)

Sunday, Sept. 22:

Men’s Doubles
(8:30 AM – 9:30 PM)

PLEASE NOTE:
Teams should be prepared to play at any time. The tournament schedule will be released 1 week in advance so that participants can finalize travel, lodging, etc. No round robin games will be scheduled to start past 9pm each day. However, it is possible that delays occur, pushing games to start later than 9pm. There will be no dedicated makeup day for matches missed due to inclement weather.

Age Divisions

Adaptive Mixed Unified Doubles – 1 male or female player with a disability, 1 able-bodied unified partner of the opposite gender. Any age (18+) combination. Emphasis is on Meaningful Involvement.

Women’s – 2 female players

18+, 50+, and 60+ age divisions

Mixed – 1 female player, 1 male player

18+, 50+, and 60+ age divisions

Men’s – 2 male players

18+, 50+, and 60+ age divisions

 

Teams must play in the age division of the youngest partner. Players register for an age group based on their age as of December 31, 2024.

Tournament staff reserves the right to combine age divisions based on registration.

Skill Ratings

Adaptive Mixed Unified – 2.5-3.0, 3.5, 4.0+ (rating is based on skill of adaptive player) 

Women’s – 2.5-3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+

Mixed– 2.5-3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+

Men’s – 2.5-3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+

Teams must play in the skill division of the higher rated partner. Unsure of your skills rating? Refer to the Pickleball Level Self-Assessment Sheet. Or, ask your local USAPA ambassador for an assessment of your skill level. If you are rated with DUPR or UTPR, register using your current rating. Tournament staff will not rate players.

Tournament staff reserves the right to combine skill ratings based on registration.

Format

When the initial scheduled is posted on Friday, September 13, all registered teams are guaranteed a minimum of 5 robin games. Following round robin play, qualifying teams in each posted division advance to the medal round. All advancing teams are guaranteed a chance to play for gold.

Cost

Family & Community Night – FREE

First tournament division – $54

Each additional division – $14

Players can register for up to 1 division per day

Ball

Lime green Onix Dura Fast 40

Lodging Information

Hampton Inn Greenville
255 Congaree Rd – Greenville, SC 29607

Book Online HERE

Or book by phone – 864.516.2400

Use code “PIC” when booking to receive this discounted rate:
Nightly rates

  • King room – $119
  • Double queens room – $129

Booking deadline – August 19, 2024 EOBD

Registration open July 1 through August 23, 2024 or until the daily capacity has been reached, whichever comes first.

Current Registration Status

How many teams are currently registered in my division?

View HERE

Registration Information

Registration runs from July 1 – August 23, 2024. Registration closes once the daily capacity has been reached or on August 23, whichever comes first. Players can sign up for one division each day.

Registrants are required to list a partner at time of registration. Both partners must pay the registration fee before a team is added to the tournament schedule. Failure to register at the same time as your partner will result in the first registrant being placed on the waitlist until their partner registers.

Adaptive wheelchairs can be reserved during registration for those who require one on a first come, first-served basis.

Scholarships are available for those interested in playing in the Adaptive Mixed Unified division. Email adaptivepickleball@gmail.com to see if you qualify.

Cancellations

If an athlete cancels any of their registered divisions prior to August 23, a refund will be issued minus a $15 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the August 23 change & cancellation deadline. Refunds will not be issued if a) you are registered for 2+ divisions and are cancelling 1 division prior to August 23, b) changes are made to a player’s registration after August 23 that are outside of injury, sickness, or other unforeseen emergency circumstance, or c) there is inclement weather and, as a result, a player’s division is unable to be played.

Substitute Partners

After August 23, a substitute partner must be declared to tournament staff for the team to remain in the tournament. The substitute partner must be of the same skill level & age division as the person they are replacing. Failure to do so may result in the team being dropped from the schedule & wins by forfeit awarded to opposing teams. After August 23, a substitute partner will assume the registration fee paid by the original partner. Substitute partners must commit to replacing the original partner for 100% of all scheduled games. A second substitute partner is not permitted once the team’s first round robin game has begun.

Inclement Weather

There will be no dedicated makeup day for matches that are cancelled due to inclement weather.

Matches that are postponed due to weather may be rescheduled on the same day. Registrants who no-show for re-scheduled matches will forfeit those matches and, as a result, are not eligible to receive a refund.

Matches that are cancelled due to weather will not be rescheduled. Registrants will not be issued a refund for cancelled matches.

Stay informed about match postponements & cancellations! Follow Greenville County Rec on Twitter (@gcrecfields). Or, sign up for inclement weather text updates through the CodeRED mobile app by texting “gcrecfields” to 99411 and selecting option #2 under Additional Notifications.

Registrants are required to list their partner at time of registration. Both partners must pay the registration fee before a team is added to the tournament schedule. Failure to register at the same time as your partner will result in the first registrant being placed on the waitlist until their partner registers.

If you would like to register and do not currently have a partner, we recommend posting to the Upstate Pickleball Facebook group. Indicate the skill & age division you would like to play in to see if someone local would like to team up!

If you are registering for Adaptive Mixed Unified and do not have a partner, email adaptivepickleball@gmail.com with your name & division of interest to help connect you with a partner.

Are you looking for unique and creative ways to connect with your audience? Chances are they’re playing Pickleball.

Pickleball is the nation’s fastest growing sport, and Greenville County Rec is proud to host biannual tournaments in the spring & fall. These 4-day tournaments are open to adults ages 18+ of all abilities who love the game and are looking for a fun weekend of competition

The Smash continues to grow and we need your help! This event does not happen without the support & generosity from committed Pickleball community members like you.

Consider making the Smash a fun & meaningful way to volunteer! All volunteers receive complimentary t-shirt, snacks & drinks.

Sign up HERE.

Or reach out to Chase Harris at chharris@greenvillecounty.org for more information.

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Details

Start:
September 19 @ 8:30 am
End:
September 22 @ 9:30 pm
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Venue

East Riverside Park
South Suber Road
Greer, South Carolina 29650 United States
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