ZIPAIR & Japanet presents
PJF Pickleball Championships 2024
in Japan

ZIPAIR & Japanet presents
PJF Pickleball Championships 2024
in Japan

ZIPAIR & Japanet presents
PJF Pickleball Championships 2024
in Japan

December 12th - 15th, 2024
in Tokyo, Japan

December 12th - 15th, 2024
in Tokyo, Japan

December 12th - 15th, 2024
in Tokyo, Japan

Japan's Largest International Tournament

Japan's Largest International Tournament

Bringing together players from around the world to play pickleball in the World's largest city

Pro-exhibition and Entertainment

Pro-exhibition and Entertainment

Take part in exhibition, clinics & challenges with pros that compete at the highest level of pickleball

World-Class Venue

World-Class Venue

Experience playing pickleball for the first time in an Olympic venue

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The Japan Cup was created to promote the joy of pickleball, foster an inclusive culture that builds connections between cultures, and bring top-level competition environment to Japan.

The Japan Cup was created to promote the joy of pickleball, foster an inclusive culture that builds connections between cultures, and bring top-level competition environment to Japan.

When:

Thursday, 12/12/2024 to Sunday, 12/15/2024
Sunday will feature an exhibition match with top US pros on the show courts!

Thursday, 12/12/2024 to Sunday, 12/15/2024
Sunday will feature an exhibition match with top US pros on the show courts!

How to Register:

Registration via LIVEPICKLEBALL Open Now

Registration via LIVEPICKLEBALL Open Now

Where:

Ariake Tennis Forest Park 

2-2-22 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 

Special Events

WORLD TOP 5 PROS COMING TO JAPAN!

WORLD TOP 5 PROS COMING TO JAPAN!

JAMES IGNATOWICH

JAMES IGNATOWICH

ANNA BRIGHT

ANNA BRIGHT

OPENING RECEPTION

PRO EXHIBITION MATCH

PRO CLINIC

PRO CHALLENGE

More Details

Tournament Outline

Tournament Details

Organized/Hosted by:

Pickleball Japan Federation (PJF)

Supported by:

US Embassy in Tokyo

Partners:

Oahu Pickleball Association, Washington DC Pickleball, Hoyu Medical Group

Dates:

December 12-15, 2024 (Weather Makeup Day Dec. 16th)

On the final day, there will be exhibition matches by top American pros at the show court

Tournament Dates/Hours:

9:00AM to 5:00PM
*End time could be extended for weather delays

Venue:

Ariake, Koto-ku Tokyo, Japan
Ariake Tennis Forrest Park Tennis Courts

Events Offered:

OPEN:

Mixed, Men's, and Women's Doubles

Must be level 4.0 or higher

All Ages


Format:

Double elimination (with a loser's bracket).

Best of 3 games to 11 points, win by 2 points.

The winning pair in the open category will receive points equivalent to a round-trip economy class ticket from Japan to Hawaii, courtesy of ZIPAIR.

All participants in the open category will receive a ticket for “Challenge the Pros” (1-point challenge against a pro).

SKILL/MASTER:

Mixed, Men's, and Women's Doubles

Divided by age and skill level

If draw sizes permit, each team will play a minimum of 4 matches.

Format:

Round robin one game to 15 points, win by 2 points

If there are 8 teams or more, top 2 teams from each group will playoff in a single elimination bracket, 2 out of 3 to 11, win by 2 points.

If necessary, based on registration numbers, categories will be combined by age first. If necessary, we may also combine some skills. Our goal is to keep the categories as closely matched as possible.
Match format may change due to weather or participation circumstances.

Divisions:

OPEN
Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mix Doubles

*4.0+ required

SKILL (Age: 8+, 35+, 45+)
Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mix Doubles

MASTER (Age: 55+, 65+, 70+)
Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mix Doubles

Brackets:

Age Groups
8-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-69, 70+

*Please apply using your age as of 2024

Skill Levels
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+, Open

*DUPR or self-reported

Referees will be utilized as follows:

Exhibition Matches: Certified Referees

Medal Matches: Certified/Volunteer Referees

All Others: Volunteer referees or self judged with a court keeper present

Court keepers will be monitoring self-judge courts

Official Tournament Ball:

DIADEM The Official Pickleball - Outdoor Pickleball

Selection Method:

First-come, first-serve until capacity is reached each day

Awards:

Gold, Silver, and Bronze for each bracket

Tournament Fees:

Registration Fee:

$75 for early bird registration completed and paid by July 31, 2024

$85 for registrations August 1 - September 30, 2024

$100 for registrations October 1 - November 30, 2024

Included with your Registration Fee:

  • Tournament commemorative T-shirt

  • Yakult Quick Charge

  • Yakult 1000

  • Software usage fee

  • PJF registration fee and first-year membership fee

  • Consumption tax, card fees, etc.

Event Fees:

Open: $40 per event

Age/skill Event: $20 per event

Luxury prizes provided by Tournament Sponsors:

Luxury prizes provided by Tournament Sponsors


ZIPAIR Prize: Round trip economy ticket between Tokyo and Honolulu

Mockingbird Pacific Award: Ilikai Hotel Honolulu 2 nights

Asics Award: Shoes

Diadem Award: 10 Paddles

Selkirk: 10 Paddles

Joola: 10 Paddles

Mino Pickleball: 10 Paddles

Yobi Paddles: 10 paddles

Everyday Social:10 Paddles

Registration Deadline:

November 30, 2024, or until capacity is reached

Cancellation Fee:

For cancellations by 11:30 PM JST on November 30, 2024, refunds will be given minus software usage fees, card fees, and exchange rate differences. No refunds after this date.

Weather:

The average temperature in Tokyo in December is low 39F, high 55F. Chances of precipitation are low, sky is usually clear.


Warm clothing such as heavy down jackets and fleece recommended for watching the matches. The venue includes indoor waiting areas, locker rooms, and shower facilities.


Weather-related schedule changes: Adjustments will be made as necessary, including using night courts, indoor courts with same surfaces, and December 16 as a reserve day.


*In the event of adverse weather conditions, no refunds will be issued for any cancellations or schedule changes.

Important Information:

  • The tournament is subject to change due to participation numbers, social conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.

  • The organizer and venue are not responsible for injuries, accidents, or theft.

  • Participants are liable for any damages they cause to the venue, other participants, or third parties.

  • The organizer retains the rights to images, videos, articles, and records of the tournament.

  • The tournament includes recreational insurance, and medical professionals and trainers will be on-site thanks to the sponsorship of Houyu Medical Corporation.

  • All players will be treated equally.

*All details above are subject to change

Tournament Schedule

Daily Schedule

Day 0: Wednesday, December 11th

Day 0: Wednesday, December 11th

Pro Clinic

Pro Clinic by Top Pros James Ignatowich and Anna Bright!
Perfect for pre-tournament instructions!

Day 1: Thursday, December 12th

Day 1: Thursday, December 12th

Open Division

Categories: Mixed Doubles
Age Groups: Open
Skill Levels: 4.0+

Masters Division

Categories: Men's and Women's Doubles
Age Groups: 55+, 60+, 65+, 70
Skill Levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+

Opening Reception


Day 2: Friday, December 13th

Open Division

Categories: Men's and Women's Doubles
Age Groups: Open
Skill Levels: 4.0+

Masters Division

Categories: Mixed Doubles
Age Groups: 55+, 60+, 65+, 70
Skill Levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+

Day 3: Saturday, December 14th

Skill Division

Categories: Men's and Women's Doubles
Age Groups: 8-34, 35-44, 45-54
Skill Levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+

Day 4: Sunday, December 15th

Day 4: Sunday, December 15th

Skill Division

Categories: Mixed Doubles
Age Groups: 8-34, 35-44, 45-54
Skill Levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+

Special Events

Join us for an exhbition match between top pros at the Ariake show court!

*All details above are subject to change

Registration

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Registrations now open!

Register NOW

Venue

World Class Venue

World Class Venue

World Class Venue

Ariake Tennis Forest Park is a premier tennis facility in Japan and also serves as a venue for the Olympics and international tennis tournaments

Ariake Tennis Forest Park is a premier tennis facility in Japan and also serves as a venue for the Olympics and international tennis tournaments

Venue:

Venue:
Ariake Tennis Forest Park 

Address: 2-2-22 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 

Access:  8 min. walk from 'Ariake Station' or 'Ariake Tennis no Mori Station' on the Yurikamome Line, or 'Kokusai Tenjijo Station' on the Rinkai Line

*Subject to change

Special Offer

Flights

Official Airline

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Hotels

Special Offer!

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Volunteer

Volunteer to help make the tournament a success!

Volunteer to help make the tournament a success!

We are looking for generous people who are interested in volunteering for the tournament!
Competing players are also well come to volunteer!

We are looking for generous people who are interested in volunteering for the tournament!
Competing players are also well come to volunteer!

Volunteer

FAQ

FAQ

FAQ

FAQ

FAQ

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登録 - カテゴリー

Q:

MixedオープンとMixedスキルなど、ダブルのエントリーは可能ですか?


A:

同日に2つのイベントはエントリー不可ですが、別日ならエントリー可能です。

登録 - キャンセル

Q:

雨天の場合は、その日分のキャンセル料が支払われますか?


A:

原則、雨天を考慮し、月曜日までの延長の可能性があります。返金は全日程キャンセル以外はありません。帰りの飛行機は火曜日以降でご予約することを推奨いたします。

登録 - ディビジョン

Q:

マスターとスキルの違いがよく分かりませんでした。何が違うのか教えてください。


A:

ピックルボールのトーナメントにおける「マスター」と「スキル」のディビジョンは、主に参加者の年齢やスキルレベルに基づいて分類されています。

●マスターディビジョン(Masters Division):
年齢に基づくディビジョンです。
ここでは、55歳以上や65歳以上といった年齢カテゴリがあります。
同年代のプレーヤー同士が競い合えるようにしています。

●スキルディビジョン(Skill Division):
プレーヤーの技術レベルに基づくディビジョンです。スキルレベルは通常、プレーヤーの自己評価、過去の成績、または公式のスキル評価システムに基づいて決定されます。同じスキルレベルのプレーヤー同士が競うことで、公平な競技が可能になります。年齢は8歳~54歳となります。

登録 - パートナー

Q:

申し込み時に、パートナーも同時に登録できると思いますが、1人がパートナーも含めて登録すれば完了ですか?


A:

それぞれのアカウントを作成して頂く必要があります。支払いも別々に発生します。後から登録するパートナーは登録してブラケット申し込もうとすると、パートナー名が検索でき、選択ができます。

登録 - パートナー

Q:

Needs Partnerの方とどうやって連絡を取れますか?


A:

[Home]画面より、[Needs Partner]というボタンをクリックすると、該当者の右側に[Contact]というボタンがあるので、こちらよりメッセージを直接送ることが可能です。

登録 - パートナー

Q:

パートナーいない状態で申し込んだ場合は、自分でパートナーを探して組む感じなのでしょうか?


A:

パートナーがいらっしゃらない場合は、申し込み画面で該当のブラケットをクリックすると、下記画面がポップアップされます。[パートナーを探している人はこちら]をクリックすることにより、ご自身でパートナーを探したり、または同様に探している方から直接このシステム上でコンタクトが取れます。

パートナーとのコンタクトは以下の画面、[Home]>[パートナー希望]をクリックするとやり取り可能です。

登録 - レーティング

Q:

3.5から3.0にプロフィールのスキルをダウングレードして変更したいのですが、ブラケット選択画面で反映されません。


A:

プロフィール編集画面からレーティングの変更は可能です。しかしながらこの変更は次の大会で適用されます。変更前のレーティングで今回大会に出場していただきます。ダウングレードの場合、サンドバッガーを防止し、極力公平な大会を維持するためです。

変更が必要な場合は、3.0というレーティングの証拠をご提示頂いた上で、システム管理者(米国担当者)よりスキルとの出場種目を変更させて頂きます。

登録 - 年齢

Q:

8歳の息子とミックスダブルスで出場するとしたら、40歳の私は8~34歳までのクラスにエントリーすれば出場出来ますか?


A:

はい。年齢はパートナーの若い年齢に合わせた出場となり、スキルがパートナーと異なる場合は、高いスキルに合わせての出場となります。

登録 - 年齢

Q:

マスターズなどは55才で区切られてるのですが、例えば大会時点の年齢がダブルスの片方が55才、もう片方が54才だった場合、55才より下のカテゴリーにエントリーすべきでしょうか?


A:

2024年に55歳を迎えるのであれば55+で出場可能です。申し込み時点で54歳でも55+にお申込み可能です。

登録 - 費用

Q:

登録料は、ダブルス参加の場合、2人分必要になりますか?


A:

はい、それぞれに参加申し込みが必要で、お支払いも各自となります。

ホテル - 特別料金

Q:

大会主催者は、大会期間中、特別料金で施設までの送迎がある推奨ホテルを提供していますか?


A:

お問い合わせ有難うございます。東京ベイ潮見プリンスホテルがこの大会のためのスペシャルプライスをご提供しています。また、会場のコートまではタクシーとなりますが、15分程度です。ご検討いただけますと幸いです。

https://pickleball-japan.org/en/tournament/prince-hotel

支払い - 種類

Q:

銀行振込で支払うことはできますか?


A:

米国のシステムを使用しており、クレジットカード決済のみとなります。決済方法が選べず申し訳ございませんが、お持ちのカードでお申込み頂けますと幸いです。

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