The World Pickleball Tour is coming to a venue near you! Participants are guaranteed eight matches in a round-robin format.
The tournaments are well organized and fun to take part in, and players receive elevated swag and giveaways.
Scheduled Tournaments For 2023
Here’s a rundown of the scheduled tournaments still open for registration.
Please note this article looks at the events in Louisville, Atlanta, Austin, Miami, Charleston, and Bradenton – click here to see our article on the WPT Amateur Invitational Championships.
Louisville Challenger II Event
The WPT Louisville event will be held from October 20-22, 2023.
At the time of writing this article, 27 players had registered for the Louisville event.
Registration closes at midnight on October 19 at midnight Eastern Time and costs $80.
The Charlie Vettiner Park is situated at 5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40299, and has 14 courts.
The WPT Atlanta Challenger Event
The WPT Atlanta Challenger event will be held from October 20-22, 2023.
At the time of writing this article, 39 players had registered.
Registration closes on October 14 at midnight Eastern Time and costs $80.
The Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park is situated at 1301 Cowan Rd Griffin, Georgia 30223, and has 18 courts.
The WPT Austin Challenger II Event
The WPT Austin Challenger II event will be held from October 27-29, 2023.
At the time of writing this article, 57 players had registered.
Registration closes on October 20 at 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time and costs $80.
Dreamland Dripping Springs is situated at 2770 US-290 Dripping Springs, Texas 78620, and has 14 courts.
The WPT Miami Challenger Event
The WPT Miami Challenger event will be held from October 27-29, 2023.
At the time of writing this article, 36 players had registered.
Registration closes on October 21 at midnight Eastern Time and costs $80.
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club is situated at 6401 Kendale Lakes Drive, Miami, Florida 33183, and has eight courts.
The WPT Charleston Challenger
The WPT Charleston Challenger event will be held from November 17-19, 2023.
At the time of writing this article, 26 players had registered.
Registration closes on November 11 at midnight Eastern Time and costs $80.
Collins Park Community Center is situated at 4155 Fellowship Rd North Charleston, South Carolina 29418, and has 10 courts.
The WPT Bradenton Challenger II Event
The WPT Bradenton Challenger II event will be held from December 8-10, 2023.
At the time of writing this article, 53 players had registered.
Registration closes on December 2 at midnight Eastern Time and costs $80.
G.T. Bray Recreation Center is situated at 5502 33rd Avenue Dr. W, Bradenton, Florida 34209, and has 20 courts.
WPT Tournament Information
Surface, Nets, And Balls
The competition surface type will be pickleball hardcourt, and courts are outdoor and non-covered. All courts will use portable nets, and matches will be played with Franklin X-Performance 40 balls.
Refunds in the form of credits, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations regardless of reason. These funds can be put towards the tournament fees of future events.
Inclement Weather Policy
These events will be held outdoors. If weather or unforeseen circumstances occur, the tournament team will do all it can to play matches.
There are no refunds, credits, or make-up days if the tournament is impacted by weather. There is no indoor backup plan for this tournament.
If brackets are in mid-play when weather or other unforeseen circumstances occur, the situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if the bracket may be finished or if winners may be chosen.
Food is allowed on the premises. However, the passing of dishes and using grills are not permitted.
About The WPT
The World Pickleball Tour is a strictly amateur tournament series hosting 25 events in 2022 and nearly 40 in 2023.
All tournament stops are considered “challenger” events, as all Gold Medalists from the circuit are invited to the 2024 WPT Amateur Invitational Championships, which will pit the best amateur players in the country against each other as they compete for their share of the $175,000 CASH PURSE at the event!
Miscellaneous Tournament Information
The following information is a guide only and is subject to change. Verify the details by following this link.
When registering for DOUBLES, the second signed-up teammate MUST register within 2 days of the first player. If a teammate does not register within the specified time limit, the first player will automatically be placed on the waiting list.
Emails will go out to both players when this happens. Once the second teammate registers, they will be moved off the waiting list IF there is still room in the event.
If a bracket reaches the initial 9-player/team limit, please add yourself to the waitlist. Brackets will be expanded up to 11 players/teams if space is available on the event day.
Brackets that do not max out at 11 could be combined to provide all participants with the best possible playing experience. How they would be combined will be determined at the close of registration.
If brackets are combined, medals will be awarded based on the skill/age category players registered for.
The cost includes a registration fee ($60-80, depending on the period) and a per-event fee ($30).
The schedule has been posted on the tournament website.
WPT events run in waves (8a, 12p, and 4p), and brackets are assigned to times based on the number of registrants. Therefore, times can only be established once registration closes.
Players/teams can sign up for a second bracket on the same day (the weekend after registration closes) if the times do not conflict.
Event Categories And Days
Friday: Men’s Singles/Women’s Doubles
Saturday: Mixed Doubles
Sunday: Men’s Doubles/Women’s Singles
What Else Should I Know?
Skill/Age Brackets: 3.0-5.0; 19+, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+ (70+ after registration close, if applicable). 18 and under can register for 19+.
Registration Perks: All players receive a WPT player swag bag: a reusable, branded tote that contains elevated giveaway items, hydration and nutrition essentials, court fashion accessories, other player necessities, and a World Tour DRIFIT t-shirt!
Format: This will be an unsanctioned, Round Robin-style event with 8 guaranteed matches (games to 11, win by 2).
Multiple Events/Same Day: Once registration closes and the schedule is created, players can add another skill/age event to the same day of competition as long as the start times don’t conflict.
If you are still to decide what level to play at or wish to test out your skills at the next level up, you can play two events in a single day!
Winners: All gold medalists earn an invitation to the 2024 championship event with a $175k cash purse. Silver and bronze medalists will also earn a spot on the waitlist for the 2024 championship event.
Giveaways: The WPT will provide sponsored giveaways raffled off at the event – from luxury bags to paddles and more!
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