General Information

 2017 Tournament Photos Available!
Click HERE to view and dowload pictures from the 2017 Pickleball Tournament.  Use the password:  husker 

DATES: July 21-22, 2018

SITE: Woods Tennis Center
(401 S. 33rd St,  Lincoln - View map)


The Cornhusker State Games Pickleball event is a skills rated tournament.  Depending on the number of entries in each event, we may have age within skills rated. In doubles events, the skill level is determined by the partner with the highest skill level. Indicated skill ratings may be reviewed and modified by the Sport Director.  Participants over 70 years of age can either play in the skill level event or the 70+ Open. If playing in the 70+ Open division, both partners must be over 70.

Events will be double elimination or round robin with a possible single elimination, depending on the number of entries. The Sports Director reserves the right to modify the divisions and format based on the number of participants. Depending on the number of entries, a combination of skill level and age will determine brackets.

Athletes are allowed to participate in only one skill level per event. There is a maximum of three events per participant.

USA Pickleball Association rules will apply. Official rules can be found at USAPA.org.

We will use the Dura Fast 40 ball for the Tournament.  A big thank you to Pickleball Central for donating the tournament balls this year!


Men and Women Singles

Men and Women Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Multi-Generational Doubles Events - Parent or relative partnered with a youth between the ages of 6 and 14, male or female.  If there are two children in a family, and only one relative available, a friend may substitute.  It is suggested kids 9 and under play in the recreational event and 10-14 play in the more competitive event.  However, experienced youth under 10 are encouraged to play up.

View the Complete Event Details for a full list and schedule of events.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

$45 per participant until July 6
Additional events - $10
Youth events $20

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a doubles event, the participant must still select “Myself” or “Another Participant” (NOT “Team”) on the first step of the registration process. The participant will be asked to list doubles partner’s name. Entering their name DOES NOT register them for the event. Both team members must register themselves, or the participant can register both members by selecting “Another Participant” on the first step of the registration process.

Competition in the 2018 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee per participant. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: 

Co-Director Lyn Pahls at lyn.pahls@cox.net  or 402-650-1127
Co-Director Mark Nelson at  mark@nelsoninteractive.com or 402-890-5845
Assistant Director Bill Holt at billholt123@gmail.com or 402-699-2869
Assistant Director Cindy Gilmore at sandcgilmore@gmail.com  or 402-290-9110.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.