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The First Ever DUPR Collegiate National Championships

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

There's just something about taking those first few steps on a University campus that makes you feel ready to make history. For collegiate Pickleball athletes, that time is now.

We're bringing you the world's first collegiate Pickleball National Championship.

Fun fact: The first ever intercollegiate Tennis championship was in 1883 - 23 years before the founding of the NCAA! Harvard's Joseph Clark took the singles title, forever imprinting his name upon the history of the sport. That same honor awaits the winners of this unprecedented event.

Who will be crowned our Inaugural DUPR College Champions? Don't miss your chance to MLPlay your way to victory. Scheduled for November 18-19, 2022 at Dreamland Dripping Springs.

Pals, Prizes and Pickleball. Is there a better way to kick off a weekend?

We’ve got $10,000+ in scholarship prize money on the line for the first ever DUPR Collegiate National Championship

Schedule & Location:

  • Dreamland Dripping Springs will host all play

  • Rounds 1 & 2 Friday, November 18, 2022 at 9 AM

  • Round 3, then, Semifinals & Finals Saturday, November 19, 2022

  • Scholarship Deadline: October 4th

  • Application Deadline: October 11th

  • Acceptance List Announcement: October 18

MLPlay Format:

  • Teams of 4 (two men, two women)

  • Women's Doubles, Men's Doubles, then two Mixed matches

  • Dreambreakers will break any ties

  • Each team will be placed into four (4) pools for a round robin

  • Winners of each of the four (4) pools will compete in the semifinals and finals

  • Each pool will have an equal distribution of total Team DUPR


  • Participating universities must be on DUPR

  • All players and alternates must have a reliable DUPR within four weeks prior to the tournament.

  • It’s free to have a DUPR rating, to browse & message players, and to post scores.

  • It usually takes between 5-10 matches to have a reliable DUPR rating.

  • All players must be currently enrolled in their team's college/university.

  • Prizes and Scholarships

  • At least $10,000 in scholarship money

  • 8 teams will be traveling all expenses paid to Dreamland

  • Selected by committee


  • Championship Division will be comprised of the top 16 teams who compete for scholarship money

  • Challenger Division will compete in a Round Robin format in teams of 2

  • More details on Challenger Division TBA

The Saturday Semi-Finals and Finals will stream live on the DUPR & MLP Youtube channels.

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