Hosted By The Twin Cities Pickleball Club

July 31 thru August 2
2020

Tournament Director: Scott Schreier
Head Referee: Alan Roemen

The Premier Experience in the North

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!

$25,000 Purse

For Pros & Senior Pros

Event Schedule

July 30th, 2020

Venue Setup, Clinics & Practice

July 31st, 2020

Women's Doubles (3.0+)
Skill levels and age groups within skill levels.
Age groups: 19+, 35+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+
Limited to 12 teams by skill level

Pro Women's Doubles
by skill level

Sr Pro Women's Doubles
Skill levels and age groups within skill levels.
Age group: 50+

Pro Men's Doubles
by skill level

Sr Pro Men's Doubles
Skill levels and age groups within skill levels.
Age groups: 50+

August 1st, 2020

Mixed Doubles (3.0+)
Still levels and age groups within skill levels.
Age groups: 19+,35+,50+,55+,60+,65+
-Limited to 12 teams by skill level.

Pro Mixed Doubles
by skill level

Sr Pro Mixed Doubles
Skill levels and age groups within skill levels.
Age groups: 50+

August 2nd, 2020

Men's Doubles Skill Age Groups (3.0+)
Skill levels and age groups within skill levels.
Age groups: 19+,35+,50+,55+,60+,65+
-Limited to 12 teams by skill level.

*Must have UPTR of 4.5+ to register for pro events.

**Pricing: Pro Events: $65 Amateur Events: $10

Event Format

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.

  • Double Elimination:
    • Winners Bracket – 2/3 to 11 win by 2
    • Opportunity Bracket – 1 to 15 win by 2
  • Round Robin:
    • 2/3 to 11 win by 2

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.

World Class Indoor Facility - Lakeville Life Time Tennis Center

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.

20 indoor courts on a state-of-the-art surface. No matter what the weather is like outside, we offer a controlled, consistent and quality playing experience.
The tournament provides access to the Life Time facility for all participants, volunteers and spectators. Activity pool, showers, gym, spa, cafe and much more. Come for the tournament and stay for the club amenities – fun for your whole family!

The Professionals are here!

Superb play. Helpful clinics.

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.

The

Best

Quality of play

Conditions of play

Chance to play more matches

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.

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Fewer, deeper sponsor relationships that are a win-win for brands and event.

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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
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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

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Last Year's Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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