Professional pickleball has leveled up this year. From Major League Pickleball’s new format and team expansions to the APP’s new television broadcasting deals, pro pickleball is definitely on the rise in the public eye.
Staying up to date with each different league’s schedule can be exhausting, so we thought we’d bring them all together for you here! Let’s take a look at each of the “Big 3” pro pickleball leagues’ 2023 schedules.
Major League Pickleball (MLP)
Major League Pickleball has been the center of attention this year with its recent expansion and many celebrity endorsements and investments. The first event at MLP Mesa demonstrated that the league is living up to its hype.
The 2023 MLP schedule has been split into two different seasons. Once the first season concludes, each team will then have to draft a whole new team of players leading into Season 2. Visit MLP’s website for more event information and updates.
MLP Season 1’s Championship will be at Life Time Rancho San Clemente on June 19th, and Season 2’s Championship will also be held in San Clemente December 11th.
|January 26-29||Mesa, AZ||Legacy Sports USA|
|March 23-26||Daytona Beach, FL||Pictona at Holly Hill|
|June 15-18||San Clemente, CA||Life Time Rancho San Clemente|
|June 19||San Clemente, CA||Life Time Rancho San Clemente|
|September 21-24||Atlanta, GA||Life Time Peachtree Corners|
|November 2-5||La Quinta, CA||LaQuinta Resort & Club|
|December 7-10||San Clemente, CA||Life Time Rancho San Clemente|
|December 11||San Clemente, CA||Life Time Rancho San Clemente|
Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP)
2023 is shaping up to be a big year for the APP. The league’s first event at the APP Sunmed Punta Gorda Open saw nearly 700 professional and amateur pickleball players compete, and the tournament concluded with a Triple Crown performance by Parris Todd.
The list below includes all of the current dates set for the 2023 APP Tour. Visit the APP Tour’s website for more information and updates about tour events.
|January 11-15||Punta Gorda, FL||Pickleplex|
|February 8-12||Daytona Beach, FL||Pictona at Holly Hill|
|March 15-19||San Diego, CA||The Hub|
|March 29 – April 2||Mesa, AZ||Bell Bank Park|
|April 26-30||Sacramento, CA||Spare Time Sports Complex|
|May 10-14||Cincinnati, OH||Sawyer Point Pickleball Facility|
|May 24-28||New York City, NY||Billie Jean King National Tennis Center|
|June 21-25||San Jose, CA||TBD|
|June 28 – July 2||Newport Beach, CA||Tennis and Pickleball Club at Newport Beach|
|August 23-27||Philadelphia, PA||Upper Main Line YMCA|
|August 30 – Sept. 3||Chicago, IL||Danny Cunniff Park|
|September 6-10||Avalon, NJ||Avalon Pickleball Complex|
|September 27 – Oct. 1||Atlanta, GA||Spalding County Pickleball Complex|
|October 4-8||Dallas, TX||The Oasis|
|October 25-29||Hilton Head, SC||Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center|
|November 29 – Dec. 3||Houston, TX||Houston Memorial Park|
Professional Pickleball Association (PPA)
The 2023 Carvana PPA Tour started their year off with a bang at the 2023 Hyundai Masters with two Triple Crown performances from Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters. That alone should perfectly demonstrate the excitement going into this years’s PPA Tour!
The 2023 PPA Tour Finals will take place at San Clemente’s Life Time facility from November 30th to December 3rd.
Be sure to check out the PPA Tour’s website for more information regarding tour events.
|January 12||Palm Desert, CA||Hyundai Masters|
|February 1-5||Phoenix, AZ||JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa|
|February 16-19||Mesa, AZ||Bell Bank Park – Carvana Arizona Grand Slam|
|February 23-26||Lakeville, MN||Life Time – Indoor National Championships|
|March 9-12||Holly Hill, FL||Pictona at Holly Hill – Florida Open|
|March 16-19||Lakeway, TX||Elevation Athletic Club – Austin Open|
|April 4-8||St. George, UT||Little Valley Sports Complex – Selkirk Red Rock Open|
|April 21-23||Newport Beach, CA||The Tennis and Pickleball Club – Newport Beach Shootout|
|May 4-7||Charlotte, NC||Life Time – North Carolina Open|
|May 18-21||Atlanta, GA||Life Time – Acrytech Atlanta Open|
|May 31 – June 4||Dallas, TX||Oasis Pickleball Club – Selkirk Texas Open|
|June 8-11||San Clemente, CA||Life Time – Select Medical Orange County Cup|
|June 22-25||Nashville, TN||TBD – Nashville Open|
|July 13-16||Denver, CO||TBD – Baird Denver Open|
|July 27-30||Seattle, WA||TBD – Seattle Open|
|August 3-6||Newport Beach, CA||The Tennis Club at Newport Beach – Takeya Showcase|
|August 17-20||Brigham City, UT||Pioneer Park – Tournament of Champions|
|August 24-27||Kansas City, MO||TBD – Kansas City Open|
|September 7-10||Cincinnati, OH||Linder Family Tennis Center – Baird Cincinnati Open|
|October 5-8||Las Vegas, NV||Darling Tennis Center – Guaranteed Rate Championship|
|October 12-15||Boca Raton, FL||Patch Reef Tennis Center – USA vs. The World|
|October 26-29||Farmers Branch, TX||Brookhaven Country Club – Pickleball World Championships|
|November 16-19||Orlando, FL||USTA National Campus – Hertz National Championships|
|November 30 – Dec. 3||San Clemente, CA||Life Time – PPA Finals|
|December 14-17||Las Vegas, NV||Mandalay Bay – PPA All-Star Week|
National Pickleball League (NPL)
The NPL is the first Champions Division (Ages 50+) pro pickleball league. 2023 will be the league’s inaugural season, so get ready for many high-energy matches between the world’s best Champions Division pickleball players!
The 2023 NPL Championship weekend will take place from October 13-15 at Chicken N Pickle’s brand new location in Phoenix, AZ.
Follow the NPL’s website for future updates regarding the 2023 season.
|June 3-4||Dallas, TX||Chicken N Pickle – Grapevine|
|July 1-2||Kansas City||Chicken N Pickle – Kansas City|
|July 29-30||Dallas, TX||Chicken N Pickle – Grand Prairie|
|August 12-13||Wichita, KS||Chicken N Pickle – Wichita|
|September 16-17||San Antonio, TX||Chicken N Pickle – San Antonio|
|October 13-15||Phoenix, AZ||Chicken N Pickle – Glendale|
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