Logo World Pickelball Open

Players International Management, Inc. (PIM), organizers of the YellowTennisBall.com Series of over 30 state, national and international USTA and ITF events, is excited to host the WORLD PICKLEBALL OPEN (WPO) (December 12 – 15, 2019; Port St. Lucie, Florida) and the WORLD PICKLEBALL CLASSIC (WPC) (March 2020). Event information is listed below and please call (561.330.6003) or email (ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com) if you have any questions – GOOD LUCK!

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION AND IMPORTANT DATES

 

Click to Register for the 2019 World Pickleball Open

Location. Announced soon. The event will consist of ____ dedicated Pickleball courts. Facility is located ___ miles north of Palm Beach International Airport. Facility info.

Entry Fees:

  • Pro Divisions: $28 Event Registration Fee per person + $100 Entry Fee per person
  • Skills Divisions: $58 Event Registration Fee per person + $15 Registration Fee per event entered
  • Minimum of 10 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 October 31, 2019 will receive one complimentary Stadium Court Ticket to Session 2 (Saturday, Feb. 15; one per person in total for participating in the 2019 World Pickleball Open) to the 2020 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com ($40+ Value;: Session 1) ATP Legends Team Event, featuring former top-world ranked ATP stars. Tickets may be picked up at the 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, October 31: Last day to register to receive complimentary 2020 Delray Beach Open ATP Ticket
  • Thursday, November 21: Entry deadline. Last registrants do not receive T-Shirt
  • Thursday, November 28Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund


Court Surface:
 The event will consist of _____dedicated Pickleball courts and ______temporary Pickleball courts.

Practice CourtsUp to ______practice courts before matches begin. Once matches begin, 8 courts on a first-come, first-serve basis (Please only allow four players per court, 30 minutes maximum for warm-ups)

Ball Type: Details announced soon.

Net Type: Details announced soon.

Parking Policy:Details announced soon.

Refund Policy: No refunds given after Thursday, November 28th, 2019 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 ATP Men’s Tennis Event (Sat., Feb. 16th Evening Session: $44 Value). To Volunteer, please email Pam Gobel pamelagobel@gmail.com or Ivan Baron ibaron@YellowTennisBall.comClick for details.

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.

 

 

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, Dec. 12:  Pre-event Clinics (Details to be announced soon)

Thursday, Dec. 13Mixed 60+ Doubles

Friday, Dec. 14Men’s and Women’s Doubles 60+ Pro Singles

Saturday, Dec. 15Men’s and Women’s Pro/Senior Pro and Under 60 Doubles

Sunday, Dec. 16Mixed 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 DrawEach match consists of a “best of three” game format with each game to 11, win by two points

ConsolationEach 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 CoordinatorMelissa McCurley

Director of Operations & Media: John Butler

Socia Media & Director of Volunteers: Marlena Hall

Chief Referee: Jeff Shank, JLShank@hotmail.com

 

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

 

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 Open.

Selkirk Sport is a family owned company based in the USA whose sole focus is to build the best performance pickleball paddles in the market. 1-800-759-4326.

Athletic DNA is a high performance apparel brand designed to help both youth and adult athletes compete against and outperform their opponents. Athletic DNA is known for it’s bright colors and bold designs, with the latest fabric technologies including moisture wicking, UV protection and an athletic cut fit to help separate yourself from your competitors.

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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.

 

Details will be announced soon

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Details will be announced soon

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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.