Erie, PA (POSTPONED)

 

Important Participant Information Regarding COVID-19

At American Pickleball Tour, we believe it is our responsibility during this time to prioritize the health and well-being of our participants while also playing a constructive role in preventing the spread of the virus. That being said, our team has made the difficult decision to postpone the tournament taking place in Erie, PA at ERIEBANK Sports Park from March 28-29. Current plans are to reschedule the tournament at a later date, and we will continue to inform our participants as the situation evolves.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and personally thank each of you for your patience in this regard. We know that the Coronavirus outbreak has had a huge impact on the community and we will continue to monitor the situation closely. As always, if anyone has questions regarding their order, please do not hesitate to contact us at events@adrenalinespecialevents.com and a team member will speak with you as soon as possible.

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

Event Info

 

Welcome to the Erie 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 be a large social component added to the entire weekend. And if this is your first time playing, fantastic! This is the PERFECT tournament to start!

Young and old – SINGLES, DOUBLES AND MIXED – beginner to professional – it is for all! Join APT on March 28-29, 2020 at the Erie Bank Sports Park for the Erie 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 that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.Two or four 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?

WHERE
ErieBank Sports Park
8159 Oliver Rd
Erie, PA 16509

WHEN
March 28th and 29th, 2020

Tournament Registration

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

PRICE PER PERSON:
$50.00 until February 28
$60.00 until March 21
$70.00 until March 25

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

Tournament Timeline

Full Tournament Timeline Coming Soon!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – THIS WILL CHANGE
Friday, March 27, 2020
-Registration
-Clinic
-Evening: Social Event

Saturday, March 28, 2020
-Check-In
-Opening Ceremonies
-Women’s Doubles Age/Skill
-Men’s Doubles Age/Skill
-Evening: Social Event

Sunday, March 29, 2020
-Check-In
-Mixed Doubles Age/Skill
-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 Pickelball? 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

All courts are indoor and will be marked on basketball court flooring.

What You Get

All pickleball participants will receive a tournament spot, an APT Visor and an APT towel, and an invitation to all 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

Make it a fun-filled weekend and stay the night at SpringHill Suites Erie for a special room rate for APT players: $99 USD to $105 USD per night!

CLICK HERE to book your rooms today!

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:

Glenwood YMCA
3727 Cherry St
Erie, PA 16508

Indoor Courts: 3
Schedule: Play will vary. Call to find out days and times. The Y offers different times for advanced and open play.
Fee: For non-members

Eastside YMCA
2101 Nagle Rd
Erie, PA 16504

Indoor Courts: 3
Schedule: M-W-F 10:30-2, Sun: 9-12

St.Benedict Community Center
320 E 10th St
Erie, PA 16503

Indoor Courts: 2
Schedule: Contact Dianne Sabol at 814-459-2406

Sponsor

Sponsors of the tournament 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

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 race ambassador! You’ll promote the best pickelball tournament around, get your community in the competitive spirit, and earn perks along the way! The 2020 program starts now and goes through

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 the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.

Charity

The Erie American Pickleball Tournament is proud to partner with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania. Here are the items the Food Drive most needs: HERE

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
Court Help
Tournament Referees

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 Salem Pickleball Tournament?

The tournament will start on Saturday, March 28 and end on Sunday, March 29.

How can I register for the Pickleball Tournament?

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

Is there Age Requirement?

All ages are welcome to play in the APT Tournaments.

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

The last day to register is Wednesday, March 25, 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 choose between an APT Hat or Visor along with a APT towel.

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?

Indoor - Basketball Court Flooring

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 Salem 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

 

Please check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions prior to filling out the form below.