November 17 – 20, 2022

@ Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center



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Players International Management  (PIM), organizers of the Series of over 30 state, national and international USTA and ITF events, is excited to host the 3rd annual WORLD PICKLEBALL OPEN (WPO) presented by Kolter Homes held November 17 – 20, 2022 at Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center (5110 117th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418*).

The 2022 event includes over 650 registered participants and we look forward to creating a memorable experience for our sponsors and participants; the event will include an Exhibition pre-event and free admission for spectators, players and their guests.

Event information is listed below and please call (561.330.6003) or email ( if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting you and please remember to register early – Player Registration opens Friday, July 1, 2022!

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 and we will add you to our Event E-blasts!

2021 Event Info.




Live Streaming: It’s APP TV on YouTube, home for live and on-demand coverage of Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP), a “Tour” of prize money tournaments for professionals and amateurs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. The stream will visible and live once the feed begins.

Event Registration: Register here.

Event Site. Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center (5110 117th Court N Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418; 561-630-1180). The event will feature 18 newly resurfaced/dedicated Pickleball courts. Click for map.

Travel: Located approximately 25 minutes north of Palm Beach International Airport and one hour 25 minutes north of Ft. Lauderdale airport. Facility info.

Mandatory Forms: CHECK-IN & FORMS:**IMPORTANT** Please check in 20 minutes before your match time as ALL PLAYERS must fill out the following forms online and show their confirmation emails upon check-in (Medical Release & Waiver Form and Event Contact Form).

Site Info:

  • Parking:  Over 300 parking spots available on-site.
  • Animals. No animals are allowed on-site.


Admission. Spectator admission is free. We are hosting a Holiday Toy Drive (Smith Smiles Toy Donations), and if able, please bring a brand new toy to the Tournament Desk as all items will be donated to local hospitals – thank you! 

Food / Beverage Concessions. Will be available for purchase on-site.

Pets: No pets allowed on-site.

Safety info.: Masks are optional.



Entry Fees:

  • Pro Divisions (per person): $70 Event Registration Fee + $130 Entry Fee per event entered 
  • Skills Divisions (per person): $70 Event Registration Fee + $40 Entry Fee per event entered 


Prize Money (pros only):  Up to $25,000* in total prize money and dependent upon number of players / teams per division.  Click for Prize Money Distribution.

*30% withheld for foreign players


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

  • Event T-Shirt
  • Those that register before October 9, 2022 will receive one complimentary Stadium Court Ticket to a Session (session to be named soon) to the 2023 Delray Beach Open ($40+ Value)… 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 17 newly resurfaced and dedicated Pickleball courts.

Ball TypeDURA 40

Refund PolicyNo refunds given after Thursday, November 3, 2022 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 (deadline for submittal is Nov. 1, 2022).



  • 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.
  • *Event has the right to modify the format if there are weather issues.


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





Friday, July 1, 2022: Registration Opens – Limited space available!

Sunday, October 9, 2022: Last day to register to receive complimentary 2023 Delray Beach Open ATP Ticket

Thursday, October 27, 2022: Registration deadline (anyone entering after the deadline will not receive an event T-Shirt)


Tuesday, November 1, 2022:

    • Last day to withdraw.  View below for full details about the  ‘cancellation policy.”
    • Weather Insurance Form deadline (click for form)


Wednesday, November 16 , 2022:

                  *1- 2pm: Volunteer Registration

*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.  


Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022:  Mixed Doubles Skills: 50+, 60+, 70+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0)

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022:

    • 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, Nov. 19 , 2022: 

    • Mixed Doubles Pro: 19+, 50+
    • Men’s Doubles Skills: 19+, 35+, 50+, 60+, 70+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0)*
    •  *Due to the popularity of the event and wanting as many to be involved as possible (some divisions still have waiting lists), we will be hosting a few Men’s Doubles Skills Divisions at @ Lilac Parc (4175 Lilac St., Palm Beach Gardens), 10 minutes away from Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center; the medals rounds will play at Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center…  Please check the schedule for your match location and check in (30 minutes early) at the site you are schedule to play… 


Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022:

    • Men’s Singles Pro: 19+, 50+
    • Women’s Singles Pro:19+, 50+
    • Men’s Singles Skills: 3.0+ skill level – new in 2022
    • Women’s Singles Skills: 3.0+ skill level – new in 2022
    • Mixed Doubles Skills: 19+, 35+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0)





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 2023 Delray Beach Open ATP Men’s Tennis Event (Session TBA: $40+ Value). 

  • VOLUNTEER DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 1, 2022 (limited spots, register early!) APPLY HERE
  • VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS: Information Booth, Court Monitors, Match Coordinators & Player Orientation, Tournament Desk, Hospitality & Player Bags.




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., Nov. 15, 2022: 5 courts (8am – 6pm)… min. charge (check in with the pro shop)
  • Wed., Nov. 16, 2022: 6+ courts (8am – 8pm)… complimentary (Noon – dark, 1st come, 1st serve)
  • Thur., Nov. 17 – Sun., Nov. 20, 2022: 17 courts (7:15 – 8am), none thereafter.




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Cancellation Policy:

  • Withdrawals:
    • Full refund (less finance charges) if withdraw is completed 60 days (BY 9/16/22) prior to the start of the tournament
    • Refund (less a processing fee of up to $25) based on current expenditures if withdraw is completed 15 to 60 (9/17/22 – 11/1/22) days to the start of the tournament
    • Waitlisted ONLY players will not be charged a processing fee and may remain on the waitlist throughout the duration of the tournament
    • No refunds within 14 days (after 11/1/22) before the start of the tournament.
    • There will be no refunds for events that are cancelled due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen event.

** Refunds will be issued after registration closes for those players who have a credit balance.  Refunds will be processed as a credit to the original form of payment where possible.  Checks will only be issued when electronic forms of payment are not available (i.e. closed accounts or other reasons precluding an electronic transaction). Refunds will be processed after the tournament has ended, by the 30 days following the tournament, for players who did not get off the waitlist. 





Kolter Homes PRESENTING SPONSOR  Kolter Homes understands picklers are passionate. That’s why we make it easy for you to “live where you play,” with award-winning pickleball facilities located in many of our new home communities across Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. To learn more, visit

Palm Beach Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (with a focus on the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities. HOST COUNTY SPONSOR

Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center. The City of Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center is a premier community public tennis and pickleball facility, winning 2019-2020 USTA National Member Organization of the Year, 2018 USTA Florida Member Organization of the Year Award and 2014 United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Outstanding Facility Award. The Tennis & Pickleball Center has 20 hydro-grid clay courts and multiple pickleball courts.  HOST-SITE

At California Sports Surfaces, our passion for technology has helped establish us as the industry leader. Our team manufactures durable acrylic surfaces with resilient multi-layered cushions designed to reduce the pressure put on an athlete’s body from vigorous game play. The advanced technology is truly special because, despite the increase in comfort and safety, there is absolutely no compromise to the natural bounce of the game. OFFICIAL COURT SURFACE SUPPLIER 

GAMMA Sports is a Pittsburgh-based company with over 40 years of experience making products for the everyday athlete. GAMMA understands athletes’ need for dependable gear and the insatiable desire to unleash the champion within. Innovative equipment to match your individual style of play will ensure that you Never Stop Playing. OFFICIAL T-SHIRT SPONSOR



CORA Health Services, Inc./CORA Physical Therapy ( is an outpatient rehabilitation company that uses proven clinical practices and cost effective treatment protocols to return patients to their jobs and lifestyles as soon as possible. Its clinics offer a complete range of treatment, including outpatient physical therapy and general rehabilitation, worker’s compensation therapy, sports and auto injury rehabilitation, and rehabilitation for seniors. CORA operates more than 240 clinics in 10 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin, including specialty clinics under the Body Gears brand. OFFICIAL ATHLETIC TRAINING SERVICES SPONSOR

Ardmore Institute of Health works for a future where healthy lifestyles will be the preferred method to prevent, treat and reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Since 1947 the organization has been promoting lifestyle change as a means to help people achieve a more healthy and fulfilling life. AIH provides grants to projects that support this mission as well as a free nutrition improvement program called Full Plate Living. Full Plate Living helps people add more whole plant-based foods to meals they’re already eating. It’s a small step approach that can lead to big health outcomes. OFFICIAL HEALTHY LIFESTYLE RESOURCE


HSS Florida is a state-of-the-art facility located in West Palm Beach and provides patients with the highest quality care from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. The doctors at HSS Florida have years of experience caring for people with all types of orthopedic conditions. Whether you’re looking for a diagnosis or a second opinion, surgical or nonsurgical orthopedic care, rehabilitation or performance services, our experts will guide you every step of the way.  OFFICIAL HOSPITAL

Onix. Since its founding in 2005, Onix has dedicated its mission to growing the sport of pickleball with leading products and innovation. Our products are designed by players, for players. Through on-going research and product development, our engineers and product management team are creating new products that lead the way in the pickleball category. Our goal is to produce the best pickleball paddles, balls, and equipment that will allow you to take your game to the next level. OFFICIAL BALL SPONSOR

K-Swiss was founded in 1966 by two Swiss brothers who ventured to sunny southern California where they introduced one of the first all-leather tennis shoes. As avid skiers, they drew inspiration from leather ski boots to create the K-Swiss “Classic.” Both tennis and skiing share the need for innovative, high-performing, comfortable footwear, and for 57 years, K-Swiss has continually pushed the boundaries of performance—driving constant innovation.  OFFICIAL SHOE SPONSOR

Delray Beach Open. The world’s only combined ATP 250 Event (featuring today’s ATP stars) and ATP Champions Tour Legends Event (featuring former tennis greats). The 30th anniversary takes place Feb. 10 – 19, 2023, 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.

Diadem Pickleball’s mission is to provide superior performance pickleball equipment for players of all levels, while continuing to innovate and develop industry-leading technology to improve, promote, and grow the sport of pickleball.

Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center. Discover how The Taylor Method of chiropractic goes beyond your expectations of traditional Chiropractic care through State of the Art Technology, and 30 years of experiential wisdom helping our clients ‘crack the code’ for the root cause of issues not fixed by standard treatments. We have discovered that many people are not having their painful conditions resolved because of damaged & fused tissues caused by old injuries, poor posture, and bad habits. The ‘Taylor Method Tissue Restorer Treatment’ returns damaged and scarred tissue to its normal, pliable (pre-injury) state, freeing entrapped nerves which allows you to experience immediate relief so you can finally get your life back.” Unique Selling Proposition: Experience More. Get Your Life Back.



  • Smith Smiles Toy Donations is a family run 501c3 nonprofit organization bringing toys, games, craft supplies, and other items to children ages birth to 18 years old who are healing in the hospital. Smith Smiles began after our daughter was in and out of the hospital multiple times showing us how toys helped her heal more quickly. Donating items helps take the fears away for a while and helps with the healing process allowing families to come together making the hospital stay more enjoyable for the patient and supports the needs of the hospital therapeutic play area as well. Since 2016, Smith Smiles has donated to 21 states (and counting) and 2 countries approximately 13,500 toys.
  • Bolder Athletic Wear. American-made athletic apparel guaranteed not to ride up. Sizes XXS-3XL. Bolder Athletic Wear™ offers high-quality American-made athletic apparel including skirts with built-in shorts that are guaranteed not to ride up and that feature three huge pockets. Bolder Athletic Wear™ gears are available in sizes XXS to 3XL. Bolder Athletic Wear™ also offers shorts, cycling shorts with pad, capris, and leggings with pockets. Perfect for Golf, Tennis, Pickleball, Hiking, Kayaking, and for every day!















Palm Beach International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away from the facility (15 miles).

The event has secured a limited number of discounted hotel rooms for event participants. Please make all reservations as soon as possible. NOTE: Hotel is approximately 10  minutes from tournament site.


Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


Includes newly renovated rooms with a microwave and a mini refrigerator in every room, complimentary continental breakfast, parking and wi-fi and is within walking distance to the dining and shops of Downtown at the Gardens. ($159+ per room). To reserve a room, click here, or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and ask for the World Pickleball Open Room Block and mention code C-WPBP… reserve by Oct. 31, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites

4001 RCA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


Hampton Inn & Suites (4001 RCA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410)  is 1 mile away from Palm Beach Gardens. Click here to reserve a room. Rate ($ 149) includes newly renovated deluxe rooms with a microwave and refrigerator in every room, complimentary breakfast, parking and wi-fi.  Hotel Phone number:  561.625.8880. Reserve rooms by Nov. 4, 2022.



Tournament Director: Ivan Baron, 561-330-6003

Tournament Chairman: Mark Baron

Director of Player Relations: Adam Baron,

Director Tournament Desk Operations: April Price,

Director Tournament Desk Operations: Nicole Hobson, 

Director of Operations & Media: John Butler,

Social Media & Director of Volunteers: Marlena Hochberg, 

Operations Assistant: Jax Kenney, 

Chief Referee: Jeff Shank,

Official Photographers: Belinda Dettman