Players International Management (PIM), organizers of the YellowTennisBall.com Series of over 30 state, national and international USTA and ITF events, and the World Pickleball Classic (Oct. 2023), is excited to host the 4th annual WORLD PICKLEBALL OPEN (WPO) presented by Kolter Homes & Hospital for Special Surgery; the event is held November 16- 19, 2023 at Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center (5110 117th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418*). We’ve hosted over 1,300 participants the last two years so please register early – many divisions will sell out!
We look forward to creating a memorable experience for our sponsors and participants! 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 and please remember to register early – Player Registration opens Friday, July 15, 2023!
To receive up-to-date event info., player news, special event updates, please contact Ivan Baron (ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com) and we will add you to our Event E-blasts!
Event Site. Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center (5110 117th Court N Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418; 561-630-1180). The event will feature 20 newly resurfaced/dedicated Pickleball courts. Click for map.
Things to do around town: Click here
Travel: Located approximately 25 minutes north of Palm Beach International Airport and one hour 20 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).
Admission. 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!
Food / Beverage Concessions. Will be available for purchase on-site.
Pets: No pets allowed on-site.
Safety info.: Masks are optional.
Prize Money (pros only): Up to $25,000* in total prize money and dependent upon number of players / teams per division (30% withheld for foreign players). Click for Prize Money Distribution.
Player Gift: Pro and Skills participants will receive one t-shirt per person.
USA Pickleball 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 17 newly resurfaced and dedicated Pickleball courts.
Ball Type: TBA
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, unless a Weather Insurance Form is purchased. Click for Weather Insurance Form (deadline for submittal is Nov. 2, 2023).
If you would like to receive event information as they are finalized, please send your email address to ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com and you will receive event notifications when they are announced in the coming weeks. Thank you.
Sat., July 15: Registration Opens – Limited space available!
Sun, Oct. 8: Last day to register to receive complimentary 2024 Delray Beach Open ATP Tennis Ticket ($40 Value, session announced soon). (30 NW 1st Ave., Delray Beach, FL). Click here for the match schedule.
Mon, Oct. 16: Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund
Tues, Nov. 2: Registration deadline & Weather Insurance Form deadline (click for form).
Wednesday, Nov. 15:
Thu., Nov. 16 – Sunday, Nov. 19. 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).
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.
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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 KolterPickleball.com.
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. PRESENTING SPONSOR + OFFICIAL HOSPITAL
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
CORA Health Services, Inc./CORA Physical Therapy (www.coraphysicaltherapy.com) 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
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 32nd anniversary takes place Feb. 9 – 18, 2024, 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.
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.
MARRIOTT PALM BEACH GARDENS
The Marriott Palm Beach Gardens embodies a convenience and ease with a downtown location near Roger Dean Stadium and Peanut Island, our hotel is perfect for extended-stay vacations and weekend getaways. More than 40 golf courses are also within a 15-mile radius. Enjoy relaxing in our newly appointed rooms with luxury bedding and contemporary wood floors all including the latest technology. If you are looking to burn off some stress, clear your mind or maintain your exercise regimen during your trip, then look no further. Our new fitness center includes two Peloton bikes, separate area for both free weights and yoga. Please don’t forget to pack your swim suit as our outdoor pool is perfect for laps as well. MacArthur’s, is our newly designed restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, features healthy and hearty options to satisfy your cravings. Perhaps an evening cocktail at our new lobby bar too! Whether you’re in town for business or a little escape from everyday life, please indulge. Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast for up to 4 people. Rate $169.00 a night plus tax… Limited rooms, reserve by October 26, 2023. Reservations link below or call 888-236-2427.BOOK NOW
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. ($159+ per room). To reserve a room, click here, or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and ask for the World Pickleball Open Room Block and mention code C-WPBP… reserve by Oct. 31, 2023BOOK NOW
Hampton Inn & Suites
4001 RCA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Hampton Inn & Suites (4001 RCA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410) is 1 mile away from Palm Beach Gardens. Click here to reserve a room. Rate ($ 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. 3, 2023.BOOK NOW
Tournament Director: Ivan Baron, IBaron@YellowTennisBall.com 561-330-6003
Tournament Chairman: Mark Baron
Director of Player Relations: Adam Baron, ABaron@YellowTennisBall.com
Director Tournament Desk Operations: April Price, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Tournament Desk Operations: Nicole Hobson, nicole@Pickleballtournaments.com
Social Media & Director of Volunteers: Marlena Hochberg, MHochberg@YellowTennisBall.com
Operations Assistant: Jax Kenney, JKenney@YellowTennisBall.com
Chief Referee: Jeff Shank, JLShank@hotmail.com
Official Photographers: Belinda Dettman