Players International Management (PIM), organizers of the YellowTennisBall.com 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).
In 2021, the event included over 700 participants and at this year’s event, 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 (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 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 ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com and we will add you to our Event E-blasts!
2021 Event Info.
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.
Parking: Over 300 parking spots available on-site.
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.
Safety info.: Masks are optional.
Mandatory Forms. Please check in 30 minutes before your match time as ALL PLAYERS must submit the following and show their confirmation emails to the Site Director or they will be unable to participate (Event Release & Waiver Form and Event Contact Form).
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
Player Gift – Pro and Skills participants will receive (one 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 18 newly resurfaced and dedicated Pickleball courts.
Ball Type: DURA 40
Refund Policy: No refunds given after Thursday, November 3, 2022 unless:
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. 1, 2022).
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.
Friday, July 1, 2022: Registration Opens – Limited space available!
Sunday, October 9, 2022: Last day to register to receive complimentary 2022 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com ATP Ticket
Thursday, October 27, 2022: Registration deadline (anyone entering after the deadline will not receive an event T-Shirt)
Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
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:
Saturday, Nov. 19 , 2022:
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022:
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).
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.
** 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
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 (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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 of Operations & Media: John Butler, JButler@YellowTennisBall.com
Social Media & Director of Volunteers: Marlena Hochberg, MHochberg@YellowTennisBall.com
Chief Referee: Jeff Shank, JLShank@hotmail.com
Official Photographers: Belinda Dettman & Gina Fontana