APTA PTI National Championships

PTI Nationals

Compete For a Title at Your Level

The APTA is working with local tournament directors around the country to host PTI National Championships for players of all skill levels. Here's your chance to compete in a tournament with teams from different regions who carry a similar PTI.

What are PTI Nationals? One day tournaments (typically) with specific PTI eligibility thresholds so that all teams participating will be of similar skill level.

Dates/Locations: PTI Nationals start in November and run through April. See schedule below.

Registration / Eligibility: Done through APTA site (not by local Paddlescores league sites)... closes 2 weeks prior to event vs 1 week this past season (to make favors easier)

  • both players still must have PTIs above stated threshold (ie; for the women's PTI 40+, both players must have PTIs above 40 to be eligible)
  • teams are guaranteed entry on a first come first serve basis if the combined team PTI is less than 20 points greater than 2x the stated threshold (ie; for the women's PTI 40+, a team is guaranteed in if the team's combined PTI is less than 100... or 2x40 + 20); these teams will be moved off initial waitlist once eligibility is confirmed.
  • if in the women's PTI 40+ example above a team has a combined PTI that's greater than the 2x threshold plus 20 points (ie; 100 or higher), they would go on a wait-list and be admitted on a space available basis sorted by best team/combined PTI

Draw: The draw for all PTI Nationals will be put together by the APTA PTI Nationals Committee. Teams will be seeded by PTI on the date the draw is made.

Format: For one-day PTI Nationals tournaments, depending on the size of the draw, the following shortened match format may be used:

  1. No-ad/second deuce scoring (deciding point on second deuce, if necessary; receiver’s choice)
  2. Third-set match tiebreaker for all matches except finals
  3. Two-out-of-three set regular scoring for the finals

For two-day tournaments, two-out-of-three set regular scoring for all matches.  


Awards/Prizes: The APTA will provide medals for the winners. All finalists of PTI Opens (two in Midwest, two on East Coast) will be offered a wild card spot at the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Open National Championships. (To be eligible for any of the PTI Opens, you cannot already be qualified for Nationals.)

To view the 2022-2023 PTI National Championship schedule see the CALENDAR page and filter by "National Championships". More PTI Nationals will be added as the season progresses.

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