NEXT CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 27 – May 4, 2019 in Naples, Florida

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ATHLETE'S GUIDE

GENERAL INFORMATION

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REGISTRATION

Registration will take place at PickleballTournaments.com on January 9th for 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and Pro players. January 10th for 2.5, 3.0 , 3.5, Juniors and Wheelchair players. Please register early as events will fill quickly.

CHECK IN

Athletes may check in as early as Saturday, April 27th, (9am - 3pm), to receive their credential and player souvenir bag. All athletes must also check in each day they are playing.

WATER / FOOD

Water will be provided for athletes at each Pod. Food will be available each day for all athletes and spectators to purchase.

CREDENTIALS

ALL Credentials will be purchased on PickleballTournaments.com on January 9th and 10th. You must purchase a credential to register in the US Open. There is also a fee for each event entered. Your credential gives you FREE access to the Zing Zang Championship Court Sunday – Thursday.

* Please note that transferring any credentials will result in suspension of your credential for the remainder of the event. No refunds will be allowed. Lost or stolen credentials will not be replaced. Please keep them in a safe place.

VIP EXPERIENCE

REFEREES

All medal matches and Pro/Senior Pro matches will have refs. For all other matches, referees will be assigned based on availability. It is possible that some matches throughout the event will not have a designated referee. (ALL medal matches and all Pro and Senior Pro matches will have referees.)

ZING ZANG CHAMPIONSHIP COURT ACCESS

Your player credential will give you access to the Zing Zang Championship Court Sunday – Thursday. A purchased ticket is required for Friday and Saturday admission to the Zing Zang Championship Court. General seating is available on a first come first serve basis. Credentials are not transferable. Limited tickets will be sold at the Snack Shack during the event. Click here for Advance ticket sales:

EVENTS / FORMATS

ALL events will be run as double elimination with a consolation bracket. The consolation bracket will play for the bronze medal. The winner’s bracket will play for the gold and silver medals.

You must enter events according to your current rating. If you are uncertain of your rating please self rate your level and add to your pickleballtournaments.com profile. Your age is determined by the age you will be as of 12/31/19.

PRO / SENIOR PRO DOUBLES

Prize Money Awarded

MEN’S, WOMEN’S, MIXED
(5.0/Pro only. If space is available, this event will open up to 4.5 players.)

PRO / SENIOR PRO SINGLES

Prize Money Awarded

MEN’S, WOMEN’S
(5.0/Pro only. If space is available, this event will open up to 4.5 players.)

AGE DOUBLES

MEN’S, WOMEN’S, MIXED
* These events are intended for higher skill level players. You must be a 4.0 level or higher in order to enter any age events. (If there are spaces available after the first week of registration, the age events will open up to 3.5 and below players)

JUNIOR DOUBLES

(18 and under) BOYS, GIRLS, MIXED

SKILL DOUBLES

MEN’S, WOMEN’S, MIXED 2.5 – 5.0 Events
* Each skill event is divided by age brackets: 49 and under, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+.

SKILL / AGE SINGLES

MEN’S, WOMEN’S
WHEELCHAIR MIXED DOUBLES
* Each Age bracket will be divided into three skill groups. 3.0 and below, 4.0 and below and 4.5 and above. Age brackets: 19+, 35+, 50-59, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+.

PRACTICE COURTS AND OPEN PLAY

Courts will be available once daily competitive play is completed.