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WE LOOK FORWARD TO ALSO HOSTING YOU AT THE WORLD PICKLEBALL OPEN DEC. 12 – 15, 2019.

 

Players International Management, Inc. (PIM) is excited to host the WORLD PICKLEBALL CLASSIC (WPC) (March 11 – 15, 2020; 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 by VITACOST.COM  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.

 

EVENT INFORMATION AND IMPORTANT DATES

 

Click to Register for the 2019 World Pickleball Classic

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.

Entry Fees:

  • Pro Divisions: $55 Event Registration Fee per person + $85 Entry Fee per person…Minimum of 10 players/teams in each division or division will be canceled. If canceled, refunds will be distributed
  • Skills Divisions: $55 Event Registration Fee per person + $15 Registration Fee per event entered…Minimum of 4 players/teams in each division or division will be canceled. If canceled, refunds will be distributed.


Player Gift – Pro and Skills participants will receive (one per person):

  • Event T-Shirt
  • Those that register before January 30, 2020 will receive one complimentary Stadium Court Ticket (one per person in total for participating in the 2020 World Pickleball Classic) to Saturday, February 15, 2020 (Session 2; Opening Day) at the 2020 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com ($40+ Value) ATP Legends Team Event, featuring former top-world ranked ATP stars. Tickets may be picked up at the Delray Beach Open On-site Box Office on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Please present a valid photo ID… Stadium Court matches take place at 12:30pm and 2:30pm (ticket valid for both matches).


USAPA Tier 4 Sanctioned Event.
All participants must be a member of the USAPA. Click here for more information 

Deadlines: 

  • Thursday, January 30: Last day to register to receive complimentary 2020 Delray Beach Open ATP Ticket
  • Thursday, February 20: Entry deadline. Last registrants do not receive T-Shirt
  • Thursday, February 27: Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund


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 TypeEngage Tour Ball

Net Type: Engage Nets (temporary courts)

Parking Policy: Complimentary.

Refund Policy: No refunds given after Thursday, February 27th 2020, unless:

  • Entries received after the maximum number of individuals or teams are bracketed or if not enough teams/individuals enter a division
  • Entries of non-qualified participants


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 by VITCOST.com ATP Men’s Tennis Event (Sat., Feb. 15th Evening Session: $44 Value). To Volunteer, please email Marlena Hall at MHall@YellowTennisBall.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!

 

DIVISIONS – PRIZE MONEY

 

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.

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

Wednesday, March 11:  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 12: Mixed 60+ Doubles

Friday, March 13: Men’s and Women’s Doubles 60+ Pro Singles

Saturday, March 14: Men’s and Women’s Pro/Senior Pro and Under 60 Doubles

Sunday, March 15: Mixed Pro/Senior Pro and Under 60 Mixed Doubles

 

MATCH FORMAT


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.

 

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Pickleball?

Why is it called Pickleball? 

How do I play Pickleball?

What equipment do I need? 

What is the proper attire for a Pickleball game? 

What are the dimensions of a Pickleball court?

What are the basic rules of Pickleball?

How to be safe playing Pickleball?

What is the USAPA?

What kind of paddles are allowed by the USAPA?

What are the USAPA rules for Pickleball?

 

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

 

Tournament Director: Ivan Baron, iBaron@YellowTennisBall.com 561-330-6003

Tournament Chairman: Mark Baron

Director of Player Relations: Adam Baron

Match Coordinator: Melissa McCurley, info@pickleballtournaments.com

Director of Operations & Media: John Butler

Social Media & Director of Volunteers: Marlena Hall

Chief Referee: Jeff Shank, JLShank@hotmail.com

Volunteer Liaison: Pam Gobel, pamelagobel@gmail.com

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOSTING YOU AT THE WORLD PICKLEBALL CLASSIC!

 

SPONSORS

 

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!

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TRAVEL, HOTEL DISCOUNTS & RENTAL CARS

 

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.

 

HOTEL DETAILS ANNOUNCED SOON.

Details coming soon.

HOTEL DETAILS ANNOUNCED SOON.

Details coming soon.

OFFICIAL RENTAL CAR:  ENTERPRISE

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.