The “Battle at the Beach” on Oak Island is a tournament held yearly, and each year it gets better and better. This tournament is put on by Oak Island Friends of Parks Foundations and is a great event to hone your skills and meet new players.
The Friends of Parks Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to improving Oak Island parks through projects funded by fundraisers like the “Battle at the Beach” Fall Pickleball Tournament.
Here is what to expect from this year’s tournament and how to register.
The Oak Island “Battle at the Beach” fall tournament will be held at Middleton Park Pickleball Courts located at 4601 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC 28465. This is a beautiful venue to play at, with features such as beach access just across the street, a community center, restrooms, and more.
Dates and Broadcasting
Though initially scheduled in May of 2022, the tournament was moved to October 22nd and 23rd, allowing enough time for you to join the fun. Unfortunately, the events will not be broadcasted, but this year you can keep up through pickleballbrackets.com if you choose.
Everyone always wants to know the payout for every pickleball tournament; however, the Oak Island tournament is a fundraiser for the Friends of Parks Foundation, so there is no official prize money. Winning a game may not have prize money, but you are in luck because tournament sponsors will have raffles, giveaways, and games of strategy with cash prizes.
The tournament will be played in Round Robin format. Brackets with three teams will consist of one game to 15 points, where you have to win by 1. Brackets of 4 teams will also play one game but to only 11 points.
Round Robin matches will be used for seeding brackets of five or more teams. Then the top two seeds will play for gold. With eight or more teams, the bracket will be split into pools which will play in a Round Robin format where the top two teams in each pool will advance to a single-elimination medal round.
There will also be a recovery area for players to receive free food and water. Additionally, there are two restaurants and a Publix grocery store within walking distance of Middleton Park if you need a break!
Competition events will be divided into the usual Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and Women’s Doubles, with those brackets being further divided by skill rating (<3.0, 3.0, 3.5, >4.0, and >4.5) for each.
The minimum age to compete is 16, and you can expect players of a wide age range to participate.
Maximum Number of Teams
The maximum number of teams for the Men’s and Mixed Doubles categories will be 16, while for Women’s Doubles, it will be capped at 12 teams. It is important to note that this tournament does not offer any Singles brackets.
Because of the date change, registration is still open. Sign up for an event using pickleballbrackets.com. They are expecting around 100 pickleball players, but guests are always welcome to come to watch the activities.
Grab your local pickleball club and make a trip to Oak Island, NC, to show your support and love, or get an opportunity to play against new players. Everyone’s invited!
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The dates are listed as 15 and 16 of Oct. I have the 22 and 23 on my calendar. Can you clarify? Thank you.
It looks like the Oak Island Pickleball Tournament was indeed rescheduled for Oct 22-23, so your dates are correct. Thank you for mentioning it, and we’ve updated our dates as well 🙂
Any idea of the schedule. Specifically what time we will finish on Sunday. Thanks!
I’m sorry, but we can’t locate any specific information on the schedule or what time the tournament will finish on Sunday. You might be able to find out more specific information by contacting the Oak Island Friends Parks Foundation directly. You can find their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070866635588 .