A three-day USAPA sanctioned tournament for amateurs and pros with over $25,000 in prize money. This is THE “must-play” event in Minnesota.
The Twin Cities Pickleball Club has an eleven year legacy of creating world class tournament experiences that span from The Miracle Ear to the USAPA Middle States Regionals – Powered By TRIA. Now we’re bringing you The Minnesota Pickleball Open!
This will be the largest pickleball event in the state with over 500 participants from 30 states and Canada expected to play.
All matches will be officiated by referees. Over 150 volunteers will support a smooth and well run tournament. With this great venue we can offer Skill plus Age, Age plus Skill, Pro, and Sr. Pro brackets, ensuring more playing time and better quality of play!
*Must have UPTR of 4.5+ to register for pro events.
**Pricing: Pro Events: $65 Amateur Events: $10
USAPA Rules Apply – only USAPA approved paddles permitted
Players may be called to play as early as 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start time. Once a match is called players will have 10 minutes to begin play.
Gold/Silver medal matches – 2/3 to 11 win by 2. If Opportunity bracket wins 2/3 to 11 then a 1 to 15 win by 2 tie breaker game will be played to determine winner.
Bronze medal matches – 1 to 15 win by 2
* Tournament Director reserves the right to change format of play based on participation.
You will play in the age group of the younger player on your team. Players can play up to a higher skill rating event but not down. Players may play down to a lower age group but not up. If you plan to play up in skill level or down in age group, please LET US KNOW WHEN YOU REGISTER. Skill levels and/or age groups will be combined if necessary based on the number of entries. If you don’t have a partner we will attempt to find one, but we can’t promise this can be done.
Something For Everyone! The Life Time in Lakeville, MN is built to be your home away from home. Work out and play in spaces designed to move and inspire you. Then, relax in lounge and social areas to recover, reset and refresh. The tournament will be held in the indoor tennis center with 20 indoor pickleball courts! Access to the club and all its amenities are included with your tournament registration during the dates of the tournament! The club is conveniently located at 18424 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044.
We expect the $25,000 purse to attract some of the top professionals to participate and mingle with you! “Centre Court” will feature the biggest matches and get spectators up close and personal with the best level of play. Our pro clinics are insightful and helpful to your game.
We’ve listened to player feedback throughout our 11 year history and are committed to continually improving the tournament experience. This year’s tournament will be played in an indoor, world-class facility ensuring ideal climate conditions and a superb outdoor-type court surface with outdoor pickleballs. It will be USAPA sanctioned with all games refereed. And, brackets will be designed to maximize playing time for all participants while limiting waiting time between matches.
|SPONSOR - Tournament Coverage Items||Title Tier||Gold Tier||Silver Tier||Bronze Tier|
|Banners (Provided by Sponsor) on Medal Presentation Area||X|
|Logo in Prominent Location on All Tournament Social Media/Email Marketing Campaigns||X|
|Logo Incorporated into Tournament Name/Logo||X|
|Logo on Tournament Flyer||X||X|
|Logo on Tournament Registration Webpage and Confirmation Email||X||X|
|Name Announced for Court Assignments||X||X|
|Logo on Official Tournament Tee Shirt||X||X||X|
|Banners (Provided by Sponsor) on Playing Courts||X||X||X|
|Table Provided During Each Day of Tournament||X||X||X|
|Logo on Tournament website(s)||X||X||X||X|
|Logo on Social Media Campaigns||X||X||X||X|
|Can Provide Your Own Coupon/Business Flyer to Players Bag||X||X||X||X|
Q: How can I volunteer to help?
A: Check back as the tournament gets closer for links on signing up to help out!
Q: What will the referees be paid?
A: Check back as the tournament gets closer for more information on referee sign up and compensation!
Q: What type of surface will the tournament be played on?
A: Indoor Ace Rebound Tennis Surface
Q: Is The Minnesota Pickleball Open a USAPA sanctioned event?
A: Yes! All events in the tournament are USAPA sanctioned and will follow USAPA rules.
Q: What is the official tournament ball?
A: Dura Fast 40 – Yellow
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: Cancellations must be received by July 10, 2020. Cancellations after that date will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations prior to July 10, 2020 will incur a $10 cancellation fee.
Connect with Us!
Use the form above to get notifications on updates to the tournament and volunteer opportunities!