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

A Call Out for Volunteers for US Open Pickleball Championships – Great Benefits

Dear Pickleball Friends,

April is just around the corner and we’d like to know if you’d consider volunteering at the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships, the fastest growing event in the fastest growing sport in America!

Be sure to click on the “I love pickles volunteer benefit program” to find out all of the goodies you will receive for volunteering including t-shirts, parking passes and meal tickets!
You can also view the exciting 2018 Event Schedule.

We hope you can volunteer at this extraordinary event happening April 21-29th, 2018 at East Naples Community Park in Naples, Florida. It’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

Thank you for all you do for the great sport of pickleball.

Jim & Carol
Pickleball For All

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2018 MINTO US OPEN PRO EVENT SNEAK PREVIEW

Who will be the next PRO CHAMPIONS?

Will there be a TRIPLE CROWN WINNER in 2018?

Will there be any ‘sleepers’ that will emerge?

On the Men’s side we know we will not have a ‘THREE – PEAT’ as Kyle Yates and Dave Weinbach have opted to try their luck with different partners.

Here is a look at a few of the top players teaming up to try to take the Gold at the Open!

MEN’S PRO DOUBLES

Dave Weinbach / Marcin Rozpedski
Kyle Yates / Matt Wright
Ben Johns / Raphael Siebenschein
Joey Farias / Tyler Loong

WOMEN’S PRO DOUBLES

Simone Jardim / Corrine Carr Siebenschein
Lucy Kovalova / Irina Tereschenko
Sarah Ansboury / Christine McGrath
Christine Barksdale / Tonya Major

MIXED PRO DOUBLES

Simone Jardim / Kyle Yates
Sarah Ansboury / Tyson McGuffin
Lucy Kovalova / Matt Wright
Irina Tereschenko / Ben Johns
Gigi LeMaster / Dave Weinbach

Registration Open for Minto US Open Pickleball Championships

From the host:

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we walk through this ‘unchartered’ territory of such a high demand for players to get into the 2018 Minto US Open.

In an effort to ensure a seamless registration experience, PickleballTournaments.com has been working tirelessly to make sure registration runs smoothly.

Due to the anticipated high volume of players, they have developed a split registration system never before used in PB.

East Naples Winter Classic – Southern Tropics Pickleball

Don’t miss the East Naples Winter Classic! Whether you plan to participate or spectate you will enjoy great pickleball matches, prizes, giveaways, food, fun, community and more! It’s all happening January 26, 27th & 28th at East Naples Community Park – 3500 Thomasson Drive, Naples, FL.

We hope to see you there!

Jim Ludwig & the Southern Tropics Tournaments Team
Friday, January 26, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
http://www.southerntropicspickleball.net/

info@pickleballforall.org

Kristine Perez
info@pickleballforall.org

The Quest to Becoming the Pickleball Champions of the World

This video describes the process that made Naples Florida the Home of Pickleball Championship of the world.

Southern Tropics FL Championships

Held on the courts of the US Open Pickleball Championships.  Do you have what it takes to compete on the best courts in the world?

All Southern Tropics Tournament proceeds benefit Pickleball For All.Raffle proceeds from the US Open Pickleball Championships benefit Pickleball for All.  We are collecting old PADDLES and new or gently used SNEAKERS for the kids at each tournament.

Details

Date:
December 8
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Organizer

Southern Tropics Pickleball
Website:
http://www.southerntropicspickleball.net/

Venue

East Naples Community Park
3500 Thomasson DR
Naples, FL 34112 United States
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Phone:
239-793-4414