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The 2022 PPA Tour

The PPA is excited to announce our most exciting schedule yet. You will recognize some familiar stops, but we have added some exciting new cities and beautiful new venues to the sport of pickleball. Mark your calendars as these events will host some of the best events with the largest payouts* the sport of pickleball has ever seen.

The 2022 PPA Tour will also feature a new breakdown of events with Majors, 1,000s’, 500’s, and 250’s events. These events are tiered to offer a different amount of PPA Points that make up seedings, standings, and the season’s champions.

09jun(jun 9)8:00 am12(jun 12)10:00 pmSelect Medical Cup (500)Life Time Rancho San Clemente (CA)

17aug(aug 17)1:00 am20(aug 20)1:00 amPPA Tournament of Champions (1,000)

07sep(sep 7)8:00 am11(sep 11)10:00 pmBaird Wealth Management Open (Grand Slam)Lindner Family Tennis Center (Cincinnati, OH)

15sepAll Day18Peachtree Classic powered by Invited (500)Atlanta, GA

05octAll Day09Guaranteed Rate Championships (Grand Slam)Darling Tennis Center (Las Vegas, NV)

19oct(oct 19)8:00 am23(oct 23)9:00 pmn2grate DC Open (500)

03nov(nov 3)8:00 am06(nov 6)10:00 pmBaird Wealth Management Texas Open (500)Oasis/Rockwall (Dallas, TX)

17nov(nov 17)8:00 am20(nov 20)10:00 pmTakeya Showcase (1,000)The Tennis Club at Newport Beach (CA)

01decAll Day04Hertz Cup (1,000)TBA (Orlando, FL)

What is the PPA Tour?

The PPA Tour is the professional tour of pickleball, showcasing the finest male & female athletes pickleball has to offer. The tour consists of 20 stops, in 13 states and even expounds internationally with exposure in Canada. All of these events lead us to our 5 majors..

  • Champions Cup (Orlando, FL)
  • PPA Open (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Toronto Cup (Toronto, Canada)
  • PPA Championships (Las Vegas, NV)
  • The Masters (La Quinta, CA)

The PPA Tour is an unforgettable sporting experience, where amateurs can play where the pros play. The diverse audience at these tournaments and watching the streams brings with it the most rabid pickleball fans.

The PPA Tour offers much more than pickleball. The tour prides itself on creating a world-class experience for everyone! This includes challenging amateur tournaments, unrivaled entertainment, food, beverage, a live DJ, VIP experiences, pro player meet and greets, vendors, and so much more. Come experience the tour for yourself.

We are excited to continue to use DUPR to elevate the amateur competition for our 2022 tour and bring additional insight and value into pickleball ratings. A free DUPR account will be required to compete in each of our tournaments in 2022.

*An in-depth prize money breakdown will be posted on July 15th, 2021. Payouts will be updated on our Pickleball Payouts Page.

2022 PPA Tour Structure

The PPA is excited to announce a new structure that will provide defined tiers for tournaments. Each of these tiers carry a different number of PPA points. These points make up an ongoing standing called the Franklin PPA Player Ranking, which serves as a leaderboard of the best pickleball players in the world.

PPA Tour Structure

15 total stops (potentially more) consisting of: 

4) PPA Majors: 1,500 point scale for each tournament

3) PPA 1,000 events: 1,000 point scale for each tournament

4) PPA 500 events: 500 point scale for each tournament

3) PPA 250 events: 250 point scale for each tournament

PPA Majors

1,500
PPA Player Points

Payout Structure

  • Pay per round starting at the round of 16 

Bracket

  • Winners side ⅔ to 11 win by 2 
  • Losers side 1 to 15 win by 2 
  • Medal matches ⅗ to 11 win by 2 
  • If you lose best you can take is third

Championship Sunday

  • All pro and senior pro medal matches will be played on Sunday. (bronze and gold)

Schedule of Professional Play

  • Thursday: Men’s and Women’s Singles 
  • Friday: Mixed Doubles 
  • Saturday: Men’s and Women’s Doubles 
  •  Sunday: All Medal Matches

Tournaments

07sep(sep 7)8:00 am11(sep 11)10:00 pmBaird Wealth Management Open (Grand Slam)Lindner Family Tennis Center (Cincinnati, OH)

05octAll Day09Guaranteed Rate Championships (Grand Slam)Darling Tennis Center (Las Vegas, NV)

PPA 1000s

1,000
PPA Player Points

Payout Structure

  • Payout to top 6

Bracket

Winners side ⅔ to 11 win by 2 

  • Losers side 1 to 15 win by 2 
  • Medal matches ⅗ to 11 win by 2 
  • True double elimination

Schedule of Professional Play

  • Friday: Men’s and Women’s Singles or Mixed Doubles
  • Saturday: Men’s and Women’s Doubles 
  • Sunday: Men’s and Women’s Singles or Mixed Doubles

Tournaments

17aug(aug 17)1:00 am20(aug 20)1:00 amPPA Tournament of Champions (1,000)

17nov(nov 17)8:00 am20(nov 20)10:00 pmTakeya Showcase (1,000)The Tennis Club at Newport Beach (CA)

01decAll Day04Hertz Cup (1,000)TBA (Orlando, FL)

PPA 500s

500
PPA Player Points

Payout Structure

  • Payout to top 5

Bracket

  • Winners side ⅔ to 11 win by 2 
  • Losers side 1 to 15 win by 2 
  • Medal matches 2/3 to 11 win by 2 
  • True double elimination 

Schedule of Professional Play 

  • Friday: Singles
  • Saturday: Men’s and Women’s Doubles 
  • Sunday: Mixed Doubles

Tournaments

09jun(jun 9)8:00 am12(jun 12)10:00 pmSelect Medical Cup (500)Life Time Rancho San Clemente (CA)

15sepAll Day18Peachtree Classic powered by Invited (500)Atlanta, GA

19oct(oct 19)8:00 am23(oct 23)9:00 pmn2grate DC Open (500)

03nov(nov 3)8:00 am06(nov 6)10:00 pmBaird Wealth Management Texas Open (500)Oasis/Rockwall (Dallas, TX)

PPA 250s

250
PPA Player Points

Payout Structure

  • Payout to top 4  

Bracket

  • Winners side ⅔ to 11 win by 2 
  • Losers side 1 to 15 win by 2 
  • Medal matches 2/3 to 11 win by 2 
  • True double elimination 

Schedule of Professional Play

  • Friday: Mixed Doubles 
  • Saturday: Men’s and Women’s Doubles 
  • Sunday: Men’s and Women’s Singles

Tournaments

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