iPickle Presents PICKLETOPIA
July 12-14, 2024

Dear iPickle family,

About half a year ago, we asked ourselves a simple yet complex question: “How can we reimagine and redesign the concept of a pickleball tournament to give all those in our wonderful community a special experience that, hopefully, would satisfy every pickleball craving deep within their souls and plaster gigantic smiles on their faces?”

Well, after months of ideating, we would like to present to you our best efforts at answering that question and that answer comes in the form of a place:

What is Pickletopia?
On the weekend of July 12-14, iPickle Whittier Narrows will transform into Pickletopia. Pickletopia will not only just be our most ambitious tournament to date with our largest offering of divisions and largest Open level prize money pool ever (75 divisions across different ages and skill sets, the debuts of a Gender Singles Open and Women’s Doubles Open, a $10,500 Open level prize money pool), it will also be a three-day pickleball festival. Pickletopia will not only just be a large, three-day tournament and pickleball festival packed with a plethora of fun, zany off-court activities, most importantly it will be a space specifically designed for all those in our Southern California pickleball community to come together and celebrate the beautiful culture we’ve all collectively cultivated. Pickletopia will not only just be our event of the summer, it will be our event of the year that’s designed to celebrate all things pickleball.

At its core, Pickletopia will be iPickle’s gift back to our community of fantabulous pickleball enthusiasts because from Day one, our community has made iPickle who and what we are.

Location:
iPickle Whittier Narrows
1201 Potrero Avenue, South El Monte 91733

Divisions
Men’s & Women’s Doubles  2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 (ages 8+, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+)
Mixed Doubles  2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 (ages 8+, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+)

*Some age groups and levels may be combined to create better round robin groupings
*Doubles partners in different age brackets will be placed in the younger partner’s age bracket  

$10,500 Open Prize Money

Men’s Doubles Open $2,500
Women’s Doubles Open $2,500
Mixed Doubles Open $2,500
Senior Doubles Open $1,000
Men’s Singles Open $1,000
Women’s Singles Open $1,000

*Results for the Open Divisions will NOT be reported to DUPR

Friday July 12, 2024 Men’s & Women’s Singles Open, Charity Co-Ed Skinny Singles Tournament
Saturday July 13, 2024  Men’s & Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles Open, Senior Open
Sunday July 14, 2024  Mixed Doubles, Men’s & Women’s Open Doubles

Each division will be allocated 3.5 hours to play
(eg. 8:00am-11:30am, 11:30am-3:00pm or 3:00pm-6:30pm)
Exact play times will be posted closer to entry deadline.

Play Courts
48 courts total (16 permanent courts + 32 additional lined courts)

Format
Continuous round robin play with guaranteed minimum of 5-10 games depending on bracket size

Ball/Rules
Selkirk Pro S1 will be the Official Tournament Ball. USAP 2024 Pickleball Rules will govern

Entry Fees:
$70 per person 2.5 to 4.5 divisions
$100 per person Open Prize money divisions
$10 per person Charity Co-Ed Skinny Singles (suggested donation of $25)

10% discount for iPickle facility members
10% discount for Early Bird Registrations until June 17, 2024 at 10:00PM
Final Registration Deadline is Friday, July 5 at 10:00PM

*All proceeds from the Skinny Singles Tournament will benefit Pickleball Cares, a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to introduce the game of pickleball to youth as well as offer mentorship to youth. To learn more, please visit: Pickleball Cares

Pickleball Cares Charity Youth Clinic
On Sunday July 14, Pickleball Cares will be offering a youth clinic led by touring professional/coach Zack Taylor with assistance from up-and-coming stars, Averry Chew and Maddox Castellanos. The 90 minute clinic will be open to kids ages 6-17 of all levels. Newcomers will be introduced to the rules of the game while more experienced players will get tips that will be helpful in honing their fundamentals. Clinic time TBD. Registration for the youth clinic is free (suggested donation of $25 per child which will directly go towards Pickleball Cares). To register, please visit: Pickleball Cares Charity Youth Clinic

Pickletopia Festival Activities (including but not limited to):
Carnival attractions!
Glow-in-the-dark pickleball!
Pickle Pong hosted by Emma Brennecke!
Karaoke!
DJs!
Live bands!
Interview Panels!
Skills Challenges!
Giveaway contests (i.e Pickle eating contest)!
DIY Activities!
Photo booths!
Food Trucks!
Vendors!
Water Activities!
More activities to be announced! 

Tournament Parties
All players are invited to the Players’ Parties that we will host on Friday and Saturday evening!
The Players’ Parties will feature live music, food vendors, open play, special contests

DUPR
All scores will be posted to DUPR with the exception of the prize money Open divisions.  Players should register for free DUPR account if they have not done so already at MyDupr.com. You will also need to join the iPickle DUPR Club, which can be found at this link. Neither player on a team may have a DUPR rating higher than the division entered (eg. a 3.5 male may not play in 3.5 mixed division with a 4.05 woman as the woman is not eligible).

Awards
Custom iPickle Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers

Free Gift
Every player will receive a free gift as well as a chance to win raffle prizes all throughout the weekend

Multiple Division Entries
Players may enter in more than one division, but must go through the registration process for each event

Credit from Previous Rain-Outs/Rescheduling Conflicts
If you have credit from a previous iPickle tournament due to rain-outs/rescheduling conflicts, please email our team and we will be more than happy to apply the credit towards your Pickletopia registration

Additional Information
Water and snacks will be provided

For Any and All Tournament Questions:
Please email the PickletopiaTeam@ipickle.com

Registration process
Click on the buttons below to start registration process. You may only register for yourself. Your partner must also register separately and your team registration will not be complete until both players have registered and paid. You will be asked to identify your partner and your level, DUPR rating and age group during the registration process.

Enter now!!!

Early Bird Registration Deadline – Monday, June 17 at 10:00PM

Final Registration Deadline – Friday, July 5 at 10:00PM

For Questions Email:
pickletopiateam@ipickle.com