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Players International Management  (PIM), organizers of the World Pickleball Open (WPO) and the YellowTennisBall.com Series of over 30 state, national and international USTA and ITF events, is excited to host the  inaugural WORLD PICKLEBALL CLASSIC (WPC) held December 7 – 10, 2023 (site announced soon).

The event plans to create a memorable experience for its sponsors, and participants, and will include Pre-Event clinics, an Exhibition and the event will be creating a 30-minute televised highlight show!  Event information is listed below and please call (561.330.6003) or email (ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com) if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting you in December and please remember to register early – Player Registration opens ________________

To receive up-to-date event info., player news, special event updates or want to be involved as a Sponsor of the World Pickleball Open, please send your email address to ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com and we will add you to our Event E-blasts!

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Event Site. TBA


Arrival & Parking

  • Details coming soon


Safety info.: This is an outdoor event, yet we ask everyone to please physical distance when possible and wash their hands thoroughly throughout the day. As of now, masks are optional on-site but we have the availability to alter this protocol at any time. We’re excited to welcome all of the participants, media, player guests, etc. to ______________ and look forward to seeing everyone soon!


Mandatory Forms. All players must fill out the below two forms in order to participate in the event. To expediate the on-site check in process, please print them out pre-event , bring the completed paperwork with you and turn them in on-site upon Event Check in (do not email them to the event). Thank you!

  • Travel Info
  • Waiver Form







Wednesday, August 2, 2023: Registration Opens – Limited space available!

Sunday, October 29, 2023: Last day to register to receive complimentary 2022 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com ATP Ticket

Thursday, November 16, 2023: 

      • Registration deadline (anyone entering after the deadline will not receive an event T-Shirt)
      • Weather Insurance Form deadline (click for form).

Thursday, November 23, 2023: Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund…. 

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023: 1:30 – 3pm. Volunteer Registration and Meeting 

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023:

*3 – 5pm: Player Registration

*5 – 6pm: Pickleball Doubles Exhibition & Holiday Kids’ Toy Drive. Complimentary admission. If able, please bring a new child’s toy for our Holiday Toy Drive Giveaway. All new toys, books, puzzles, games, craft supplies, dolls, etc. will be donated to local hospitals via Smith Smiles Toy Donations.  With Complimentary Sampling of Beers provided by American Icon Brewery to all attendees over 21 years of age.


Thursday,  Dec. 7 – Sunday, December 10, 2023. Match Play (Pro and Amateur Divisions). Spectator admission is free. We are hosting a Holiday Toy Drive, and if able, please bring a brand new toy to the Tournament Desk as all items will be donated to local hospitals – thank you!




Volunteer Info. Volunteering is an invitation to link with great people and oversee the day-to-day operation.  All Volunteers will receive a T-shirt, Lunch or Dinner, and one complimentary ticket to the 2024 Delray Beach Open ATP Men’s Tennis Event (Session TBA: $40+ Value). 

  • VOLUNTEER DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 14, 2023 (limited spots, register early!) APPLY HERE (COMING SPRING/SUMMER 2023)
  • VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS: Information Booth, Court Monitors, Match Coordinators, Tournament Desk, Announcer, Score Posters, Hospitality, Player Bags, Sponsorships.
  • If you are interested in volunteering for the Dec 2022, please check back Spring/Summer 2022 for the online Application to go LIVE!



Thursday, Dec. 7, 20213:

    • Mixed Doubles Skills: 50+, 60+, 70+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0)


Friday, Dec. 8, 2023:

    • Women’s Doubles Skills:19+, 35+, 50+, 60+, 70+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0)
    • Women’s Doubles Pro: 19+ and 50+
    • Men’s Doubles Pro:  19+ and 50+


Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023: 

    • Mixed Doubles Pro: 19+, 50+
    • Men’s Doubles Skills: 19+, 35+, 50+, 60+, 70+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0)


Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023:

    • Men’s Singles Pro: 19+, 50+
    • Women’s Singles Pro:19+, 50+
    • Mixed Doubles Skills: 19+, 35+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0)




Entry Fees:

  • Pro Divisions: $65 Event Registration Fee  per person + $125 Entry Fee per event (per person)
  • Skills Divisions: $65 Event Registration Fee per person + $35 Entry Fee per event entered

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

  • Event T-Shirt
  • Goody Bag
  • Those that register before October 29, 2023 will receive one complimentary Stadium Court Ticket to a Session (session to be named soon) to the 2024 Delray Beach Open ($40+ Value). Tickets may be picked up at the On-site Box Office (30 NW 1st Ave., Delray Beach, FL).. Please present a valid photo ID… Click here for the match schedule.

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

Court Surface: The event will consist of 21 dedicated Pickleball courts.

Ball TypeDURA 40

Refund PolicyNo refunds given after Thursday, November 23, 2023 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

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, unless a Weather Insurance Form is purchased. Click for Weather Insurance Form.

Admission. Free

Prize Money (pros only):  Up to $25,000* in total prize money and dependent upon number of teams per division. Full payout only applicable if divisions consist of a minimum of 12 players (singles) or 12 teams (doubles). If less than 12 players/teams per division, click the following for distribution.  Click for Prize Money Distribution.

*30% withheld for foreign players


  • All Divisions: Double Elimination with a Come Around (i.e. 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.


If you would like to receive event information as they are finalized, please send your email address tibaron@YellowTennisBall.com and you will receive event notifications when they are announced in the coming weeks. Thank you. 




Practice Courts (1st come, 1st serve): Please allow 4 players per court, and if players are waiting, practice for a maximum of one hour. Beginning Thursday, allow four players per court, 30 minutes maximum for warm-ups. Upon arrival, please check with Tournament Director for the practice court location.

  • Tues., Dec. 5, 2023: 10 courts (8am – 6pm)
  • Wed., Dec. 6, 2023: 14+ courts (8am – 8pm)
  • Thur., Dec. 7 – Sun., Dec. 10, 2023: 21 courts (7am – 8am), none thereafter.




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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.



Details coming soon.


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