Players International Management, Inc. (PIM) is excited to host the WORLD PICKLEBALL CLASSIC (WPC) (March 14 – 17, 2019; Halpatiokee Park in Stuart, Florida) and the WORLD PICKLEBALL OPEN (WPO) (December 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida). PIM’s staff hosts the Delray Beach Open ATP professional men’s tennis event (60,000+ spectators) and the YellowTennisBall.com Series of over 30 state, national and international USTA and ITF events.
Location. Halpatiokee Regional Park (8303 SW Lost River Rd, Stuart, FL 34997). Halpatiokee Regional Park is the largest park in Martin County, with 65 acres of active park land surrounded by approximately 500 acres of wetland preserve area. The event will consist of 12 dedicated Pickleball courts and 32 temporary Pickleball courts. Facilty is 33 miles north of Palm Beach International Airport. Facility info.
Player Gift – Pro and Skills participants will receive (one per person):
USAPA Tier 4 Sanctioned Event. All participants must be a member of the USAPA. Click here for more information
Court Surface: The event will consist of 12 dedicated Pickleball courts and 24 temporary Pickleball courts.
Practice Courts: 30+ practice courts before matches begin. Once matches begin, 4+ courts on a first-come, first-serve basis (Please only allow four players per court, 30 minutes maximum for warm-ups)
Ball Type: Engage Tour Ball
Net Type: Engage Nets (temporary courts)
Parking Policy: Complimentary.
Refund Policy: No refunds given after Thursday, February 28th, 2019 Unless:
Weather: Competitions will be conducted unless event staff determines the weather conditions to be potentially dangerous, life threatening or if the facility would incur significant damage. There will be no cash refunds for cancelled events due to weather.
Volunteer Info. Volunteering is an invitation to link with great people and oversee the day-to-day operation. This is your chance to “work behind the scenes” and make a difference and contribution to the betterment of a world-class event. All Volunteers will receive a T-shirt, Lunch or Dinner, and one complimentary ticket to the Delray Beach Open ATP Men’s Tennis Event (Sat., Feb. 16th Evening Session: $44 Value). To Volunteer, please email Pam Gobel email@example.com or Ivan Baron ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com. Click for details.
If you would like to receive future event details, up-to-date event information, and be included in our E-newsletter, please send your email address to ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com – thank you!
Men’s and Women’s: Pro & Senior Pro (Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles)
Men’s and Women’s Doubles/Mixed Doubles: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 (19-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)
Prize Money: Up to $18,000+ *dependent upon number of teams per division* (Min. 10 teams/participants per division). Click for details.
Wednesday, March 13: Pickleball Tune-Up Clinic hosted by Engage Pickleball. 8 – 10am (limited availability). Once clinic is Sold Out, additional 2-hour sessions will be added. $60pp, limit 8:1 ratio (pro/student). Open to all skill levels/age divisions. To register, email info@EngagePickleball.com
Thursday, March 14: Mixed 60+ Doubles
Friday, March 15: Men’s and Women’s Doubles 60+ Pro Singles
Saturday, March 16: Men’s and Women’s Pro/Senior Pro and Under 60 Doubles
Sunday, March 17: Mixed Pro/Senior Pro and Under 60 Mixed Doubles
All Divisions: Double Elimination with a Come Around (ie a team can lose a match and still come around and win the bracket)
Main Draw: Each match consists of a “best of three” game format with each game to 11, win by two points
Consolation: Each match consists of one game to 15, win by two points except for the final match which determines 3rd place…with the winning team to go on to compete for 1st/2nd place. The final Consolation match consists of a best of 3 game format with each game to 11, win by two points.
Tournament Director: Ivan Baron, iBaron@YellowTennisBall.com 561-330-6003
Tournament Chairman: Mark Baron
Director of Player Relations: Adam Baron
Match Coordinator: Melissa McCurley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Operations & Media: John Butler
Social Media & Director of Volunteers: Marlena Hall
Chief Referee: Jeff Shank, JLShank@hotmail.com
Volunteer Liaison: Pam Gobel, email@example.com
Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com. The world’s only combined ATP World Tour Event (featuring today’s ATP stars) and ATP Champions Tour Legends Event (featuring former tennis greats). The 27th anniversary takes place Feb. 15 – 24, 2019, is televised nationally and internationally in over 75 countries, and is host to 60,000+ spectators and over a dozen special events and amateur tennis events.
Engage Pickleball is US-based and one of the leading and largest Pickleball paddle manufacturers in the world. We are one of the only paddle manufacturers that does not outsource any of their paddle manufacturing. Engage performs all their design, engineering and manufacturing in-house in central Florida. Beyond our ‘vision’ of creating the best Pickleball paddles in the world, our ‘mission’ is to grow the sport by giving back to the community and growing the sport with the youth.
Head Pickleball is proud to be the Official Footwear Sponsor of the World Pickleball Classic.
We are extremely appreciative of all of the event partners, and thank them for their support in being involved with this prestigious event!
Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Airports are approximately 35 minutes away from Delray Beach (pending traffic).
The event has secured a limited number of discounted hotel rooms for event participants. Please make all reservations as soon as possible. NOTE: All hotels are approximately 5 – 15 minutes from tournament sites.
Enterprise Rent a Car is the official rental car provider for the Delray Beach Open and the YellowTennisBall.com Series. For discounted rental car rates, click here (or call 1-800-261-7331) and mention Special Promo code 41WT149 when booking either online or over the phone.BOOK NOW