Nevada Police and Fire Games

Pickleball 2023


7/25 – 7/28/2023


8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Darla Christensen
(801) 450-0511


Plaza Hotel & Casino
1 N Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

5th floor near the pool deck


$10 court fee (per event)


Sun. 7/9/2023

The Police & Fire Games are ready to serve up Pickleball in 2023! Grab your paddles and get ready to rally on the court this July.

  • Tuesday: Women’s Doubles; Men’s Doubles 50+
  • Wednesday: Mixed Doubles 
  • Thursday: Round Robin & Mini Singles
  • Friday: Men’s Doubles 21-49

Current USA Pickleball Rules will be in force during the tournament. 

  • If you sign up to play as a partner team (men’s, woman’s, or mixed doubles) you will stay with your partner all games.
  • If you do the individual round robin on day 2 you will get a new partner and 2 new opponents for each game.

The format will be a Round-Robin. This means you will play all of the teams in your bracket. 


Winning teams will be determined in the following order:

  1. Win/Loss Record
  2. Head-to-Head
  3. Point Differential

Necessary changes due to weather, court capacity, etc. will be at the discretion of the Tournament Director. 

The Pickleball courts are outdoors. 


If you need a partner, we will help team you up with a partner. There will be a section in the registration form to note this.   

 Doubles Groups by skill level (2.5 to 4.5)

  • Women’s Doubles Groups by skill level (2.5 to 4.5)
  • Men’s Doubles Groups by skill level (2.5 to 4.5)


Mixed Doubles Groups by skill level (2.5 to 4.5)

  • Co-Ed Division


Round Robin Individuals by skill level (2.5 to 4.5)

  • Open Division – for anyone regardless of how they identify


Mini Singles Individuals by skill level (2.5 to 4.5)

  •  Men’s Mini Singles
  • Woman’s Mini Singles


Bracket Skill Level definitions: 

2.5 Beginner, 3.0 Advanced Beginner, 3.5 Intermediate, and 4.0 – 4.5 Advanced

Round Robin definition: 

A Round Robin is structured play where players will compete in 6 doubles matches.  It is an Open Division – for anyone regardless of how they identify. Each match players will receive a new partner and 2 new opponents.  Each player is playing as an individual and the players with the most wins/head-to-head/points will be our Gold / Silver / Bronze Medal Winners for the Event.

Mini Singles definition:

  1. Mini-Singles is played on a standard pickleball court. B. An additional line must be provided that extends the centerline of the court through each non-volley zone. The color of this line is not required to be the same as the other court lines (e.g., if tape is used for the centerline extension.) C. Except as otherwise provided herein, Mini-Singles is played according to the same rules as Singles. D. The unique feature of Mini-Singles is that at each end, only one of the two courts (i.e., the right [even] or the left [odd] court) is “in play” during a rally. The courts that are in play are determined by the required player positions.
Arriving at the Plaza:

Park in the Plaza Garage.  Parking will be validated.  Park on the 3rd floor, if available, and enter the casino on the 3rd floor through the door past the garage elevators.  Walk down the ramp and turn right into the hotel elevator. Take the elevator to the 5th floor.  The pickleball courts are next to the pool deck.


Please arrive by 7:30 to check in and warm up. Play will begin at 8:00 a.m.


Players, coaches, managers or other team members will not make disparaging or insulting remarks to or about opposing players, officials or spectators; or commit other acts that could be considered unsportsmanlike conduct. This includes behavior on and off the field at the venue site. The penalty for violations by a player is, at minimum, prompt ejection of the offender from the game. The offender must leave the field or spectator area immediately. If the offender refuses to leave, his/her team will forfeit that game. Penalties may also include suspension from following games. If a player is ejected from the last game of the tournament, the player may be suspended from future games in the following years. Severe offenses may result in being suspended temporarily or permanently from future Nevada Police and Fire Games.

  • All players must check-in at registration at the Orleans Casino prior to the first game to receive their wristband. NO CHECK-IN – NO PLAY – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • All players must have ID on them at the sport facility for roster checks. If a player does not have ID available, they will not be allowed to play.
  • Eligibility and IDs will be strictly enforced throughout the tournament.
  • View the full eligibility requirements page
    • Registration Deadline: Sun. 7/9/23
    • If your registered team does not have enough participants, you will not be eligible to participate.
    • Register by Sat. 7/1/2023 to receive your guaranteed shirt size. Registrants after this date will select from the available shirt sizes, on a first come, first serve basis at check-in.
    • Registration on or after July 10, 2023 will incur a late fee of $10