US OPEN Minto Pickleball Recap and TV Schedule

US OPEN Minto Pickleball Recap and television schedule

Message from US Open organizers

Get your viewing parties organized now for the 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships Mixed, Men’s & Women’s Pro Finals
on CBS Sports Network

Mixed Pro Doubles: Friday May 25th 7 pm (est)
Women’s Pro Doubles: Friday June 1st 7 pm (est)
Women’s Pro Doubles: Friday June 1st 8 pm (est)

Watch the Pro’s on the famous Zing Zang Championship Court. The most amazing outdoor pickleball arena in the world!

The exclusive US OPEN Triple Crown Award is given to the Pro and Sr. Pro Players who wins gold in Singles, Men’s or Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
2018 WINNERS!

WOMEN’S PRO: SIMONE JARDIM
MEN’S SR. PRO: SCOTT MOORE

We would like to thank the over 300 volunteers who did everything from filling water coolers, to welcoming you at the Naples Botanical Garden Welcome Center, to getting the courts ready in record time after rain delays! And everything in between! You couldn’t miss them in their bright green ILOVEPICKLES.ORG T-shirts and their bright smiles!
NAPLES, FLORIDA – THE PICKLEBALL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!

US Open Pickleball Completes First Day

Lori Lou Waddell, board member of the Collier Sports Council, hands out literature to players and fans.

Naples’ Simone Jardim defeats Lucy Kovalova to take home the title of Women’s Pro singles title 11-2, and 11-1. It was her third US Open title championship in a row.

Ft Myers native Kyle Yates was defeated by Tyson McGuffin in three sets 11-5, 6-11, 11-4. McGuffin is the No. 1 ranked singles player in the world.

It was a sellout crowd with over 1,000 fans in the Zing Zang Championship Court on Sunday.

The champions took home $1,750 each of the tournament’s $46,400 purse.

The Women’s Senior Pro (50 and over) gold medal was won by California tennis pro Cammy MacGregor, while the Senior Pro men’s gold medal was won by Scott Moore from Colorado Springs, Colorado (56), his second in a row.

A full schedule is ahead with over 2,000 registered players.

Pickleball Goes to Vineyards Country Club

Vineyards Country Club celebrated their 30th year anniversary by renovating many of their  fitness facilities, including building these new Pickleball courts. Pickleball is hot in Collier County, The Pickleball Capital of the World!

Volunteers Needed for US Open Pickleball – Can You Help?

Volunteers are needed for the 2018 U.S. OPEN.

This extraordinary event will be happening at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive.

The prelimary part of the event begins on Friday, April 20th with Kids Day, April 20th Party in the Park, and
Pro Clinics, www.usopenpickleballacademy.com

The actual games begin Sunday, April 22nd throughout the week, ending the evening of April 28th.
www.usopenpickleball.com

During this week, we need volunteer support to make it all happen.

The shifts for the U.S. Open are 8 AM-12, 12 PM-4, 4 PM -8.

We need volunteers that are willing to work three or more shifts throughout the week. If you are a pickleball enthusiast, this is a wonderful environment to be part since you will see the very best pickleball competitions in the world.

Volunteers who work three shifts will be provided three parking passes, two meal tickets, and a T-shirt. You will meet players from all over the country and have the opportunity to wander the park in your off time to watch the highest levels of pickleball play imaginable.

You may contact me (Sally Hudgins) directly for any of the jobs listed below, or the contact person near the described role. My email address is: hudgins1@comcast.net

  1. Court Monitors – Receive clip boards once games have finished. Simply make sure the winning team has circled their names, and the scores have been written in the proper place on the clip board. Return the board to the tournament office. contact person: terehaas1@gmail.com
  2. Event Bracket and Court Assignment Information – Computer screens with the tournament bracket information will be on display. Simply help players find their matches, or information regarding where their friends may be playing. JohnF55119@gmail.com
  3. Shuttle Drivers – Using large golf cart style shuttles, transport spectators and players to their vehicles.
    dgn622@ameritech.net
  4. Vendor support – Vendors from all over the nation will be set up inside the Expo tent. During these shifts, helper simply are available to assist them with very basic needs. This job is in the shade, and next door to Championship Court which is nice for watching matches in the off time. toddembc@gmail.com

US Pickleball Open Breaking News

Start planning your US OPEN ‘viewing’ parties NOW!!

CBS SPORTS NETWORK has announced the 2018 US OPEN broadcast schedule!

FRIDAY, MAY 25TH, 7PM AND 8PM
FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST, 8PM
(All times are EST)

Matches to be announced at a later date.

In addition to our CBSSN broadcast, we will be live streaming on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons!

Can’t make it to the event?
Tune in to CBS SPORTS LIVE, to watch the best players in the world compete for the coveted
US OPEN title!

The Minto US Open will be live streaming from CBS SPORTS LIVE!

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS

2,000 ATHLETES WILL BE COMPETING AT THE 2018 MINTO US OPEN!*
(*As of 3/12/18)

• REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AND ALL WAIT LISTS HAVE BEEN CLEARED
• NO REFUNDS FOR PLAYERS ARE ISSUED FOR WITHDRAWALS AFTER MARCH 1ST, 2018
• PLAYING TIMES AND SCHEDULES WILL BE POSTED 7 – 10 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF THE US OPEN
• BRACKETS ARE POSTED MIDNIGHT THE DAY OF PLAY
• NO REFUNDS FOR ZING ZANG CHAMPIONSHIP COURT TICKETS

US Open Senior Pro Event Sneak Preview

Here’s a look at a few of the top Senior Pro players teaming up to try to take the Gold at the US Open!

MEN’S SENIOR PRO DOUBLES

Scott Moore / Steve Cole
Del Kauss / Michael Gates
Brian Staub / Phil Bagley
Scott Burr/Kevin Booth

WOMEN’S SENIOR PRO DOUBLES

Mona Burnett / Lisa Naumu
Jennifer Dawson / Gigi LeMaster
Laura Fenton Kovanda / Cammy MacGregor
Alex Hamner / Jennifer Lucore

MIXED SENIOR PRO DOUBLES

Jennifer Dawson / Steve Dawson
Kris Anderson/ Kevin Booth
Laura Fenton Kovanda/ Michael Gates
Lisa Naumu / Scott Moore
Jennifer Lucore/ Scott Clayson
Cammy McGregor / Brian Staub