ALL SKILLS WELCOME! YOUR PERFECT FIRST TOURNAMENT!
We’re serving up the Ultimate Pickleball Experience. Doubles and Singles: Round Robin format tournament for ALL skills and ALL age brackets from 14+ to 60+.
Registration includes indoor play on 18 hardwood basketball courts with three levels of medals per bracket, swag bag, visor & hand towel.
BUT – we’re more than just Pickleball! Plan to hang out for the weekend – including fun games, best-dressed prizes, special evening events, and the opportunity to explore the city!
Let’s Go Florida!
Welcome to the American Pickleball Tournament: Winter Haven, FL – a Pickleball tournament like none other.
The tournament will be an exciting and fun format and hosted in a unique indoor venue at the AdventHealth Fieldhouse 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880, August 11-13, 2023.
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! Our tournament is PERFECT for you!
Young and wise, beginner to advanced – APT is for all!
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What You Need to Know
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the American Pickleball Tournament: Winter Haven?
The tournament will start on Friday, August 11 and end on Sunday, August 13. Join us Thursday night for an evening social for those that arrive early!
How can I register for the Pickleball Tournament?
You can register online here: https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/tournamentinfo.pl?tid=6089
Is there Age Requirement?
The minimum age to participant in any of the APT Tournaments is 14.
When is the Last Day to Register for the Winter Haven Pickleball Tournament?
The last day to register is Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 12pm (CST).
How do I register under my skill and age level?
During the registration process, you will be asked to dictate your age group and skill level. If you already have an account on Pickelballtournamnets.com it will automatically list your skill. If you want to play up, please select override.
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 hand towel and other Swag TBA. Shirts are available at the time of registration for an additional $10.
How much does the tournament cost and what does it cover?
The tournament is $50 to register plus $10 for each event (gender doubles, singles and mixed doubles)
Is the APT an Outdoor or Indoor Tournament?
The APT is an Official Indoor Tournament on hardwood basketball courts.
How is the format of the Tournament played?
The tournament will be played in a round-robin style play per skill/age. The larger brackets will be seeded into a single elimination tournament that will follow the round robin play.
How many games are guaranteed?
While we can't guarantee, we anticipate teams will get a minimum of three games in the round robin play and larger brackets will be seeded into a single elimination tournament.
Do I have to sign-up my partner at the same time I register?
No, all participants must register individually. You each will create a profile on Pickleballtournaments.com if you don't already have one and be able to select your partner at the time of registration.
What if I need help finding a partner?
Please visit https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/tournamentinfo.pl?tid=6896# if you would like assistance in finding a partner.
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?
What type of Nets will be provided?
What surface will the matches be played on?
Hardwood (Basketball Courts)
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.
Where Can I Sign Up To Volunteer?
You can sign up here: COMING SOON
What Volunteer Opportunities are Available?
The volunteer opportunities are endless. Some include: Registration/Check-In, Match Coordinators/Info, and More!
What do I receive when I volunteer?
You will receive an APT shirt, food/drink, and our continual gratitude!
Have a question?
Email us at [email protected] or call us at 847-829-4536.