IFP Bainbridge Cup 2017 2017-06-13T14:34:41+00:00

IFP Bainbridge Cup 2017 Information

  • Bainbridge Cup Overview

  • Event Schedule

  • Registration

  • Competition Format

  • Team Captains

  • Pickleball Clinics

  • Contact


  • The “Bainbridge Cup” is a Team Competition featuring “Team North America” versus “Team Europe”.
  • Teams will be formed by “ALL” players who register for this event.
  • This “Cup” is the inaugural event of the International Federation of Pickleball.
  • The Bainbridge Cup will be an annual event. The winning Team of the 2017 Bainbridge Cup will defend its title in the Bainbridge Cup in 2018.


  • The Bainbridge Cup will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Immediately following the Cup competition will be another international competition: on September 16 and 17 the Spanish Open Pickleball Championships will be held at the same location as the Cup. Therefore, there will be three consecutive days of competition at the same location: September 15, 16 and 17, 2017.
  • Click HERE for information about the Spanish Open.


  • Wednesday, Sept. 13
    • Open Court Practice Day
    • Free Clinics with Pickleball Pros
  • Thursday, Sept. 14
    • Open Court Practice Day
    • Free Clinics with Pickleball Pros
    • Referee Clinic
  • Friday, Sept. 15
    • IFP Bainbridge Cup Team Event
      • Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles
  • Saturday, Sept. 16
    • Spanish Open Pickleball Championships
      • Men’s Doubles
      • Women’s Doubles
  • Sunday, Sept. 17
    • Spanish Open Pickleball Championships
      • Mixed Doubles
    • Post Tournament “Fiesta” Dinner Party


  • One registration fee covers two tournaments:
    • Bainbridge Cup
    • Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017.
  • Early Registration Fee = 45 EURO ($48): November 1 2016 – May 31, 2017
  • Registration Fee = 55 EURO ($59): June 1 – August 31, 2017
  • Event Fee for the Bainbridge Cup = 15 EURO ($16) covers all events
  • Event Fee for the Spanish Open = 10 EURO ($11) per event entered
  • Click HERE to register at PickleballTournaments.com.


  • Team Competition: Europe versus North America
  • Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles
  • Age/Skill-Based Competition
  • 19+, 50+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+
  • One-Day Event
  • All players will play multiple matches throughout the day
  • Each match is worth points for your team (Europe, North America)
  • Limited to 300 participants
  • IFP sanctioning rules will apply


  • Bainbridge Cup Team Captains:
  • Team North America: Marcin Rozpedski, Alice Tym, Chris Thomas
  • Team Europe: Leo González, Gema García, Ian Medhurst
  • Role of the Team Captains:
    • The Team Captains play a key role both before and during the competition. The Captains’ responsibilities include: 1) promoting the event and motivating players to register and join their Team, 2) answering registration- and competition-related questions, 3) helping to organize the competition, playing schedule, and partner match-ups, 4) ranking the players on their Team, and 5) playing for and helping their Teams to victory.


  • Free pickleball clinics will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 & 14, 2017. Clinics will be led by North American Team Captain Marcin Rozpedski, the world’s reigning pickleball singles champion, along with several other world-class players including Simone Jardim, Jennifer Lucore, Robert and Jodi Elliott, Alice Tym, Kyle Yates, Daniel Moore and Christine McGrath to name a few.

  • Click HERE to see full article about Marcin Rozpedski in Pickleball Magazine


  • Email: internationals@www.pickleballspain.org