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OCTOBER 19 – 20, 2024

@ PALM BEACH GARDENS TENNIS & PICKLEBALL CENTER

 

WHERE AMATEURS ARE TREATED LIKE PROS ~ ALL LEVELS WELCOME!!!

 

Event Details:

Round Robin Format, Players Receive T-shirt +

2025 Delray Beach Open ATP Tennis Ticket ($45+ Value)

 

CLICK TO REGISTER!

 

Players International Management (PIM), organizers of the World Pickleball Open (WPO; click for 2023 sizzle reel) and the YellowTennisBall.com Series of over 25 state, national and international USTA and ITF events, is excited to host the 2nd annual WORLD PICKLEBALL CLASSIC (WPC) sponsored by HSS Floridaheld Sat, October 19 - Sun., October 20, 2024 at Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center (5110 117th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418).

The event INCLUDES ALL LEVELS OF PLAY and plans to create a memorable experience for its sponsors, and participants as the event will create a 2-3 minute sizzle reel post event! Event information is listed below and please call (561.330.6003) or email ([email protected]) if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting you and make sure to register early – Player Registration opens July 1, 2024.

Click to Register

Click to Volunteer

To receive up-to-date event info., player news, and special event updates, send your email address to [email protected] and we will add you to our Event E-blasts!

 

 

2024 IMPORTANT DATES – SCHEDULE - ENTRY FEES

  

Entry Fees:

  • July 1 - Sept. 18, 2024 - Early Bird: $50 Event Registration Fee + $40 Entry Fee per event entered
  • Sept. 19 - Oct. 2: $60 Event Registration Fee + $40 Entry Fee per event entered

 

SCHEDULE

Mon., July 1: Registration Opens – Limited space available!

Tue., September 24Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund

Wed., October 2Registration deadline & Weather Insurance Form deadline (click for form).

Sat., Oct. 19 – Sun., Oct. 20Match Play. 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!

Sat., Oct. 19: Men's & Women’s Doubles Skills: 19+, 50+, 60+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+)

Sun., Oct. 20: Mixed Doubles Skills: 19+, 50+, 60+ (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+)

 

 

EVENT INFO

 

Event Site. Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center (5110 117th Court N Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418; 561-630-1180). Click for map.

Players Receive:

  • World Pickleball Series T-shirt
  •  Voucher for one complimentary ticket to the Delray Beach Open ATP Pro Tennis Event, one of the largest men's pro tennis events in the U.S., host to over 60,000+ spectators. Voucher valid for choice of session 1-6 (Fri, Feb. 7 - Mon, Feb. 11 Day or Evening); Voucher distributed at WPC & valid only day of at the Box Office Windows (30 NW 1st Ave., Delray Beach).

Things to do around townClick 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 Form and Event Registration Form).

  

  • Ball Type: Pro Penn 40

    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.

  • Parking:  Complimentary
  • Animals. No animals are allowed 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.


Format of Play:
Event has the right to combine divisions and/or alter format based on amount of players/teams registered and/or if any weather issues arise. The tournament format is a Round Robin with a minimum of 3 matches for all participants.

• All matches to either 11 or 15 points, Site Director will explain format day of.
• Medals awarded based amount of matches won. In case of ties: Head-to-head, then point differential if needed
• Divisions with 8 or more teams will be broken into two or more pools with a playoff round for medals.
• While this is a non-sanctioned event, we plan to have a certified referee onsite for questions regarding rules



Refunds / Withdrawals:

* Full Refund (less a processing fee of up to $25) if withdraw is completed by 9/24/24… No refunds after 9/24/24.

* Waitlisted ONLY players will not be charged a processing fee and may remain on the waitlist throughout the duration 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. Refunds will be processed after the tournament has ended, by the 14 days following the tournament, for players who did not get off the waitlist.

**View the event Pickleball Brackets website page for details about partner replacement info.

 


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VOLUNTEER INFO


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 when working the event and one complimentary ticket to the 2024 Delray Beach Open ATP Men’s Tennis Event (Session TBA: $40+ Value). 

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  • VOLUNTEER DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 15, 2024 (limited spots, register early!) APPLY HERE 
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  • VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS (3):
    • Court Monitors: Located on/adjacent to court. Make sure matches start timely and that players hustle back to the tournament desk once matches have completed, answer player questions, make sure courts have balls, etc.  Players act as their own runners bringing their score sheets to the tournament desk and picking up their next match score sheet from the tournament desk.
    • Match Starters/Coordinators & Player Orientation: Orientation with each bracket just before the bracket begins so the players understand how to participate in the tournament. Then, after players are called for their match, meet players at their courts, explain match rules/format how the score sheet is used, etc.
    • Tournament Desk & Hospitality: Greeting players, answer player/spectator questions, etc.  Site where matches are called throughout the day. Here you’d check-in players on the computer, distribute Goody Bags, and assist as the concierge support staff of the event – presenting medals, etc. 
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SPONSORS

 

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

 

Delray Beach Open. Held Feb. 7-16, 2025 (33rd anniversary,) is one of the largest men's ATP Pro tennis events in the country. The event hosts over 60,000 spectators, is televised nationally and internationally in over 100 countries, and hosts the Delray Beach Open Food & Wine Series.

 

Marriott Palm Beach Gardens

4000 RCA BLVD., PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33410, 561-622-8888

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.

Click here to reserve your room or call 888-236-2427.

Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, 561.694.5833

Reservations: Click here or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) number and asking for World Pickleball Classic or giving them the following code C-WPO23

Room Block Reminders:

  • Cutoff Date: October 23, 2023
  • Rate: $169.00 per night plus 13% tax – Standard King Room or a Standard Double Queen Room
  • Continental Breakfast Included in Rate

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