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Annual Pickleball Festival + Tournament

April 13, 2024
Memorial park tennis center

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The STEME Youth Career Development Program provides STEM education (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to kids & teens and cultivates Young Entrepreneurs through our stem program and youth entrepreneurship program. Through our specialized STEAM workshops and STEM classes, we provide STEM activities, STEM projects, STEM curriculum, STEM learning, and STEM resources as part of our after school program (afterschool program). Our Youth entrepreneurship curriculum, entrepreneur bootcamp and 3 day startup workshop provide entrepreneur classes to teach kids to turn inventions, invention ideas, and kid designs into a kid business and teen business, turning kids & teens into kid entrepreneurs and teen entrepreneurs. We provide programming in Houston, TX, online, virtual, and US, United States.
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The Annual Pickleball Festival is a fun family event, supporting the  STEM·E Youth Career Development Program, the Greater Houston Pickleball, and the Houston Parks & Recreation Department’s Youth Sports pickleball development.

SEE OUR LIST OF SPONSORS HERE!

VOLUNTEER HERE!

 

This annual festival will include a pickleball tournament and numerous family-friendly activities, including a bouncy house, corn hole toss, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, silent auction (see items below), and amazing raffles (Bourbon pool, pickleball accessories, and more, see items below). Breakfast, lunch and dessert food trucks will be present to sell meals throughout the event, along with adult-beverage booths, all helping to give back. Booths will be present to provide information about our community programs and opportunities to sign up and benefit! Also check out our list of Celebrity Players and appearances!

Event will run rain or shine! Refunds are accepted until 7 days before the event

Can't make it? Consider making a generous, tax-deductible donation:

Pickleball Tournament:

  • Tournament Rules:

    • Registration closes 15 minutes before game play​

    • Games are played First to 15

    • For each Level (Beg, Int, Adv), 16 teams will play in 2 brackets of 8 teams, 7 rounds

    • Top 2 teams from each bracket will play semi-finalist round

    • Top 2 semi-finalist teams will play a final round

    • Bottom 2 semi-finalist teams will play for 3rd place

    • USAP rules apply 

  • Player Tickets: $75/player

    • PARTNER NOT REQUIRED AT SIGN-UP
    • ALL UNMATCHED PLAYERS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ASSIGNED A PARTNER THE DAY OF THE EVENT!
    • Use this link to learn your level
    • Beginner (2.5 and below) - PLAY 8am-11am (times may vary)
    • ​​Intermediate (3.0-3.5) - PLAY 11am - 3pm (30min break 12-12:30pm, may end at 2:30pm, times may vary)
    • Advanced (4.0+) - PLAY 3pm - 6pm (times may vary)

    • All games are Co-Ed for Ages 12+ years old (teams can be all male, all female or mixed)

  • Spectator Tickets: $10/person

  • VOLUNTEERS: Interested in volunteering? Click here!

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