Charleston, WV (POSTPONED)

July 31-August 2, 2020

 

Come join America’s newest sports craze at the Charleston American Pickleball Tournament. Grab your paddles – we got the courts – and let’s pickleball!

Event Info

 

Welcome to the Charleston American Pickleball Tournament – a Pickleball tournament like none other.

The tournament will be organized in an exciting and fun format hosted in a unique indoor venue space. Along with pickleball play, there will a large social component added to the entire weekend. And if this your first time playing, fantastic! This it the PERFECT tournament to start!

Young and old – SINGLES, DOUBLES AND MIXED – beginner to professional – it is for all! Join APT on July 31-August 2, 2020 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center for the Charleston Pickleball Tournament.

What is Pickleball?

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Pickleball is a paddleball sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports: the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications.

When & Where?

Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
200 Civic Center Dr
Charleston, WV 25301

Dates: July 31-August 2, 2020

Tournament Registration

Registration is made easy and convenient just for you. You can either register online HERE!

PRICE PER PERSON:
$50.00 until June 30
$60.00 until July 24
$70.00 until July 30

Unlimited play – one per competition event (singles, gender doubles, and mixed doubles)

Tournament Timeline

Full Tournament Timeline Coming Soon!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Friday, July 31, 2020
-Registration
-Opening Ceremonies
-Clinic
-Mixed Doubles Age/Skill
-Evening: Social Event

Saturday, August 1, 2020
-Men’s Doubles Age/Skill
-Women’s Doubles Age/Skill
-Evening: Social Event

Sunday, August 2, 2020
-Singles Age/Skill
-Closing Ceremonies

Tournament Format

The American Pickleball Tour will be played in a Round Robin style tournament and then teams will be seeded from most wins to least into a single elimination bracket.

Tournament Age/Skill Breakdown:
-Under 18/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-19+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-30+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-40+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-50+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-55+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-60+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-65+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-70+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
-75+/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
(Tournament has the right to combine age and/or skill categories due to low registrations)

TOURNAMENT EVENTS/DIVISIONS:

SINGLES
Mens Singles Age/Skill
Womens Singles Age/Skill

DOUBLES
Womens Doubles Age/Skill
Mens Doubles Age/Skill
Mixed Doubles Age/Skill
Player Seeking In Partner

FIRST TIME DOUBLES
New to Pickleball? WE WANT YOU!
First Time Doubles Open to Any Age! Skill needs to below 2.0

Tournament Results

All 2020 Tournament Results will be posted here LIVE during and final results will be posted after the event.

Top three in each event/age/skill bracket will receive an APT Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal.

Court Info

Court Details and layout of venue – Coming Soon!

All courts are indoor and will be marked on poured concrete.

What You Get

All pickleball participants will receive a tournament spot, APT Visor and APT Towel and invited to all of the social gatherings for the weekend.

Learn to Play

Want to learn to play the game? Here are some great tips and videos from the pickleball pros: WATCH HERE.

Hotel

Need a place to stay? Make it a fun weekend by staying at the Embassy Suites Hotel. To reserve a suite at the special APT participant rate, please make your reservations by 7/16/2020 by calling 1-800-EMBASSY or 304-347-8700 or go online to www.embassysuitescharlestonwv.com.

You must use the APT 3 letter code name when making reservations in order to receive the discounted rate. Online you will enter: APT code in the group/convention code space.

The complimentary breakfast is available Weekdays 6:00 AM –9:00 AM and Weekends 7:00 AM –10:30 AM. The breakfast includes a made-to-order omelet station along with your favorite breakfast items.

Join us for the Manager’s Reception from 5:30 PM –7:30 PM each evening. This includes complimentary cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks.

Embassy Suites offers a complimentary shuttle to and from Yeager Airport. Also available is an indoor pool, whirlpool and exercise facility and a 24-hour business center.

Or book your room at the Charleston Marriott Town Center! To reserve a suite at the special APT participant rate, please make your reservations by 7/3/2020 by CLICKING HERE!

Photos

Register

 

You can register online by clicking the Register Now button below.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The American Pickleball Tour Registration Cancellation Policy will allow full refunds up to 60 days before the tournament start date. After 60 days, APT has a strict no refund policy unless the registrant purchases the “Event Insurance” that will allow the registration funds to be refunded minus the cost of the insurance.

However, since the APT Tournament has many upfront costs, unless the event Insurance is purchased, APT will have a strict and uniform policy, after the 60 days, of no refunds or exchanges, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various festivities and situations arise, but, APT feels it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t. After 60 days prior to the event, all purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Get Involved

 

Let’s Get Involved!

Places to Play

Need to practice? Learn How to Play? Or just want to have some fun? Here are some options in the area:

YMCA of Kanawha Valley
100 YMCA Drive
Charleston, WV

Indoor Courts: 2
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 12-2 PM, Friday 10:45-1:00 PM, Saturday 8:00-9:30 AM
For more information: Contact YMCA at 304-340-3527

North Charleston Community Center
2009 7th Avenue
Charleston, WV 25312

Indoor Courts: 3
Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 AM – 12:30 PM
For more information: Contact Marie Terry at 304-546-8151

For more places to play: CLICK HERE

Sponsor

Sponsors of the tournament will get great exposure! For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact our Sponsorship Director, Aaron Del Mar.

Email: aarondelmar@hotmail.com
Phone: (773)-718-1444

OUR 2020 SPONSORS

We’re proud to partner up with GAMMA Pickleball as the Official Ball and net of the 2020 American Pickleball Tour! With over 40 years of experience in racquet sports, GAMMA provides a full line of innovative pickleball equipment. From paddles and overgrip to pickleballs, nets and more, it’s your one-stop shop for all things pickleball! Need new equipment? GAMMA is offering American Pickleball Tour participants a discount! Use promo code APT2020 to get 20% off your order – shop GAMMA today HERE!

Be An Ambassador

Want to be help promote this fun and competitive Pickelball Tournament? Sign up to become an American Pickleball Tour ambassador! You’ll promote the best pickelball tournament around, get your pickelball community in the competitive spirit, and earn perks along the way! The 2020 program starts now and goes through end of May.

Social media platforms you wish to promote on (check all that apply):

Where can we find you on social?

Corporate & Groups

Welcome to the American Pickleball Corporate and Group Wellness Program for companies, friends, and more that are all looking to encourage a healthy and fun lifestyle TOGETHER!

Do you have a Group or Corporate Company? Join our corporate program and receive race perks such as discounts, support and more! For companies that are paying for 100% of a group’s registration fee in a single payment, we can offer discounts to our races!

WHO QUALIFIES AS A GROUP?

Corporate or Companies
Gyms
Schools
Friends and Families
Charitable Organizations
*Pricing options will vary by group type

Internship

Are you interested in interning for the American Pickleball Tour either in our office or remotely? We’d love to have you!

We are seeking a dynamic, self-starter to assist with event planning efforts for the American Pickleball Tour. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about the pickleball industry as well as event planning. The internship offers exciting hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills. Please fill out the form below to apply.

Give Back

 

Want to Give Back with American Pickleball Tour? You can help by either volunteering at the tournament or bring canned food and items for our Food Drive for Manna Meal.
-Canned meat (spam, chicken, Vienna sausages, tuna, ham, sloppy joes)
-Cereal – any kind, bagged or box
-Peanut butter and Jelly
-Canned soup
-Eggs
-Pasta and pasta sauce
-Macaroni and cheese
-Beanie Weenies
-Shelf stable milk

Charity

The Charleston American Pickleball Tournament is proud to partner with TBA as the 2020 Official Charity of the Tournament.

Volunteer

Every American Pickleball Tour volunteer will receive a shirt, Food/Drink, and our continual gratitude! Email us at events@adrenalinespecialevents.com for more information!

Volunteer Needs:
Registration
Social Event Help
Tournament Match Coordinator
Bracket Committee

To sign-up to volunteer, CLICK HERE. (COMING SOON!)

FAQ

 

Have a question about the APT Tour? Here are some frequently asked questions. We hope this helps you with yours!

Registration Questions

When is the Charleston Pickleball Tournament?

The tournament will start on Friday, July 31 and end on Sunday, August 2.

How can I register for the Pickleball Tournament?

You can register online here: https://americanpickleballtour.com/charleston#register

Is there Age Requirement?

All ages are welcome to play in the APT Tournaments.

When is the Last Day to Register for the Charleston Pickleball Tournament?

The last day to register is Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 12pm (CST).

How do I register under my age and skill level?

During the registration process, you will be asked to dictate your age group and skill level.

Is the APT Tournament Sanctioned?

As of now, the APT Tournament is not sanctioned.

What does the APT swag include?

All registered participants will receive an APT Visor along with a APT towel.

How much does the tournament cost and what does it cover?

The tournament is $50 and provides you unlimited play - one per competition event (singles, gender doubles and mixed doubles).

Tournament Questions

Is the APT an Outdoor or Indoor Tournament?

The APT is an Official Indoor Tournament.

How is the format of the Tournament played?

The tournament will be played in a round-robin style play per age/skill. A single elimination tournament will follow the round robin play.

How many games are gauranteed?

All teams/individuals are guaranteed three games in the round robin play and at least one in the single elimination tournament.

What are the Court Dimensions?

A pickleball court is 20’ x 44’ for both singles and doubles. The net is hung at 36” at the ends and hangs 34” in the middle.

What is the Primary Tournament Ball Used?

TBA

What type of Nets will be provided?

TBA

What surface will the matches be played on?

Poured Concrete.

Do I need to bring my own paddle or will those be provided?

Paddles will not be provided. Please bring your own Pickleball Paddles. Balls, Nets, and Courts will be provided.

Volunteer Questions

Can I Volunteer for the Biloxi Pickleball Tournament?

Yes! We need all the help we can get. Please head over to the volunteer page to sign up: COMING SOON!

What Volunteer Opportunities are Available?

The volunteer opportunities are endless. Some include: Registration/Check-In, Court Moderators/Info, Bracket Committee, and More!

Where Can I Sign Up To Volunteer?

You can sign up here: COMING SOON!

What do I receive when I volunteer?

You will receive an APT shirt, food/drink, and our continual gratitude!

Contact Us

 

Have a question?

Email us at info@americanpickleballtour.com or call us at 847-829-4536.