Aussie Pickleball Tournament 2024: Where to Watch the Pros

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If you are looking for an Aussie Pickleball Tournament to watch the Pros play in 2024, we have you covered. This guide will give you the dates, places and viewing options for all Pickleball fans to watch and support their own teams. And for those would be pros, some of the tournaments are opportunities to compete, and get inspired by the next level players.

So for Aussie players or spectators – It’s a WIN-WIN.

Let’s take a look at the Aussie Pickleball Tournaments in 2024.

Please Note: Last Updated on May 17 2024 to include updated Tournament dated for NPL-WPC and NPL Season 2 Tournament Dates/


Aussie Pickleball Tournaments in 2024

The Pickleball Bros attended the Pacific Pro Pickleball Tournament in Melbourne in 2023. It was a great experience and it was fantastic to see the Pros play, to get inspired and support the local teams.

Some of the tournaments are opportunities for players to flex their pickleball muscles and compete. But this guide is more for fans that also want to follow the sport, have a team and go out and watch the Pros play, in person and on video platforms.

Please note, the complete tournament schedule is not available, but this page will be updated as that information is released.

The different leagues have been put together, in chronological order of the tournaments. For details on what is the difference between the leagues, please scroll down for that information.

Event

Tournament

Date

State

Location

Stream

Link

1

PPA-MLP:

Season One Round 1

Feb 23-25

Sydney, NSW

Blacktown Leisure Centre

Live or Replay via YouTube

2

NPL Season 1:
Round 1

Mar 2

VIC, NSW, QLD

The Jar Sth. Melb.
Kellert Tennis Panania
Focus Pickleball Redcliffe

Live or Replay via Streamer


3

NPL Season 1:
Round 2

Mar 16

VIC, NSW, QLD

The Jar Sth. Melb.
Kellert Tennis Panania
Focus Pickleball Redcliffe

Live or Replay via Streamer

4

PPA-MLP:

Season One Round 2

Mar 29-31

Auckland, NZ

Albany Tennis Centre

Live or Replay via YouTube

5

NPL Season 1:
Round 3

Apr 6

VIC, NSW, QLD

The Jar Sth. Melb.
Kellert Tennis Panania
Focus Pickleball Redcliffe

Live or Replay via Streamer

6

NPL Season 1:
Round 4

Apr 27

VIC, NSW, QLD

The Jar Sth. Melb.
Kellert Tennis Panania
Focus Pickleball Redcliffe

Live or Replay via Streamer

7

WPC Brisbane:
NPL Event

May 3-5

QLD

Focus Pickleball Redcliffe

TBD

8

NPL Season 1:
Round 5

May 11

VIC, NSW, QLD

The Jar Sth. Melb.
Kellert Tennis Panania
Focus Pickleball Redcliffe

Live or Replay via Streamer

9

PPA-MLP:

Season One Round 3

May 17-19

Brisbane, QLD

Redcliffe Tennis Centre

Live or Replay via YouTube

10

NPL Season 1: Finals

June 1-2

TBC

TBC

Live or Replay via Streamer

11

WPC Asia Pacific Circuit:  NPL WPC Event 2

Jul 19-21

Melbourne, VIC

The Jar Sth. Melb.

TBD

12

WPC Oceania:
NPL Event

Aug 16-18

QLD

Pimpana Sports Hub

TBD

13

NPL Season 2:
Round 1

Aug 17

TBC

TBC

Live or Replay via Streamer

14

PPA-MLP:

Season Two Round 1

Aug 30-Sep 1

Goldcoast, QLD

RACV Royal Pines Resort

Live or Replay via YouTube

15

NPL Season 2:
Round 2

Sep 17

TBC

TBC

Live or Replay via Streamer

16

NPL Season 2:
Round 3

Sep 21

TBC

TBC

Live or Replay via Streamer

17

2024 Australian Pickleball Championships

Oct 2-7

Goldcoast,
QLD

KDV Sports Complex, Carrara

TBD

18

NPL Season 2:
Round 4

Oct 12

TBC

TBC

Live or Replay via Streamer

19

PPA-MLP:

Season Two Round 2

Oct 17-20

Vietnam

Carmelina Beach Resort

Live or Replay via YouTube

20

NPL Season 2:
Round 5

Nov 2

TBC

TBC

Live or Replay via Streamer

21

PPA-MLP:

Season Two Round 3

Nov 7-10

Melbourne, VIC

Centenary Tennis Club

Live or Replay via YouTube

22

NPL Season 2:
Finals

Nov 22-24

TBC

TBC

Live or Replay via Streamer

23

WPC Asia Pacific Circuit:
NPL WPC 
Event 3

Dec 13-15

Sydney, NSW

Venue TBD

TBD

24

WPC Vietnam:
NPL FInals Event

Apr 3-9,
2025

Vietnam

Carmelina Beach Resort

TBD


Aussie Pickleball Tournament List

There are various Pickleball Tournaments in 2024 for pickleball fans. This is great news for those super keen fans that want to watch the action or compete. But for casual fans, it is a lot of information from different sources.

There are different leagues, formats and tournament dates which can be confusing to follow. The Bros have stepped in to simplify this information. And hopefully get more players supporting the live game in 2024.

Let’s take a look at the Pickleball Tournament list.


1. NPL Pickleball Tournaments in 2024

The National Pickleball League (NPL) is the “premium pickleball organization of Australia”. The NPL provides a professional national league, tournaments and various programs to expand Pickleball across Australia and the Asia Pacific.

The NPL Tournament Schedule for 2024 will feature 100K in prize money with 18 teams across five events in Australia.

NPL Teams

The NPL has 108 players across 18 teams (6 players per team – 3 male, 3 female) across 3 states. The Teams by state are:

  • New South Wales Teams: The Aliens, The Avocados, The Hoses, The juices, The Turtles, The Juices
  • Victorian Teams: The Cactuses, The Lights, The Emeralds, The Jalapenos, The Woods, The Mowers
  • Queensland Teams: The Parrots, The Pythons, The Caterpillars, The Peacocks, The Iguanas, The Dinosaurs.

Get a complete look at the NPL Season 1 Teams by following the link.

NPL Pickleball Tournament Format

The NPL teams will play across 5 rounds of competition in the NPL state conference. The 5 rounds will be spread out over 3 months.

The finals will be held in Melbourne at the The Jar over 2 days. The top 8 teams across the country will battle it out to be crowned the “National Pickleball League Champions”

For more details, please check the NPL Season 1 page.


2. NPL-WPC Pickleball Tournaments in 2024

The National Pickleball League has partnered with Pickleball Global, to join the “WPC Asia Pacific Circuit – Road to Carmelina”. Top players in the region compete in the 10 part tour. This tour will have at least three NPL Championships/WPC Events in Australia.

NPL-WPC Teams

The competition is open to all players of all ages, in various age categories and skill divisions (Open, Advanced and Intermediate).

NPL-WPC Pickleball Tournament Format

Players in the NPL-WPC tournament can compete across the entire circuit that extends beyond just Australia. It ranges from India, Hong Kong and Bali amongst other regional locations in a Round Robin event.

The Top 20 players over the tour will compete at the WPC finals in Carmelina, Vietnam. The Carmelina Beach Resort is the first ever world-class beach resort with dedicated pickleball courts and stadium.

For more information, please visit the NPL-WPC Tournaments page.

NPL-WPC Tournament Registration

To register for the NPL-WPC event, please visit the Pickleball Global Tournaments site. And search for “WPC” to find a complete list of tournaments.


3. PPA-MLP Pickleball Tournaments in 2024

Pacific Pickleball (PPA) is the “official professional pickleball league of Australia”. It has a partnership with the sport’s governing body – Pickleball Australia Association. The PPA has also partnered with Major League Pickleball (MLP) to align with the MLP tournament format.

In February 2024, The Pacific Pickleball League (PPA) unveiled a partnership with the Carvana PPA Tour. Players in the league will compete under the PPA Tour Australia banner. This also aligns with the PPA Tour and MLP merger which was recently completed. The outcome of the merger is one unified pickleball company with distinct brands and pickleball formats within it.

The PPA-MLP Tournament Schedule for 2024 will feature 700K in prize money, twelve professional teams and six events across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

PPA-MLP Teams

The PPA-MLP has 48 players within 12 teams in the Asia Pacific. The Teams are:

  • Original Four PPA-MLP Teams: Sydney Smash, Melbourne Mavericks, Brisbane Breakers, Gold Coast Glory.
  • Eight New PPA-MLP Teams in 2024: South East Asia Surge, Eastern Rush, Asia Aces, Northern Crocs, Western Vipers, Fast Fours, New Zealand Hustle, Southern Stars

PPA-MLP Tournament Format

The 12 teams will compete across 6 tournament events, over two seasons in 2024. At the end of every season, there will be a season finale that will decide the Champions for that season.

The tournament will use the “MLPlay” format. The main difference being the “rally scoring format”, is used, where points are won regardless of the server. Which results in a faster, more dynamic game.

Follow the link for more details on the Major League Pickleball Format.


Final Thoughts

Pickleball Tournaments in Australia are only going to get bigger and better in 2024. The Bros put together this handy guide for Aussie pickleball fans as a one-stop shop of dates and places to support their favorite sport.

Seeing pickleball in person is always more fun. So get out there and support the teams. And the streaming options are definitely appreciated for interstate play. Or for the days when you can’t make it out to the game.

We hope to see you all out there. And feel free to let us know if you found this guide useful.

That’s all from the Bros, Pickle on!

The Aussie Pickleball Bros.

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