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A Note from our president...

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It is an honor to be the first President of Chicago Metro Pickleball. With this job comes the responsibility of creating a platform for the current and future success of our wonderful new organization.

We are excited about the "Chicago Pickleball Open." Our intention is to bring you an annual world-class tournament that strives to become one of the major “must attend “ tournaments on the summer circuit.

A team of Who’s Who in Chicagoland Pickleball has joined forces to make this one of the great Pickleball regions in the world. It is humbling to serve with such an incredibly dedicated, committed and talented group of people.

We are looking forward to meeting you in July at the "Chicago Pickleball Open." 


Warmest regards,


Steven De Mar 

President

Chicago Metro Pickleball

Chicago Pickleball Open Tournament Committee

Entry Fees:

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ATHLETE CREDENTIALS: $60 / EVENT FEE (per): $35

PRO / SENIOR PRO CREDENTIALS: $100 / EVENT FEE (per): $35

TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

  • Court Surface: Outdoor 
  • Pickleball Courts: 20
  • Official Ball: Franklin X-40
  • Skill: Double Elimination with Consolation Brackets 
  • 2 out of 3 games to 11 / 1 game to 15 Consolation Bracket 
  • Referees provided for all medal matches 
  • Open play / Practice Courts- will be available at the main site Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon starting after 12pm. Additional courts will be provided at Naperville Tennis Club for a fee 
  • Sanction: Tier II Event World Pickleball Federation 


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: PRO / SR. PRO / 19+, 50+


  • Thursday July 18 (Mens & Womens Pro / Senior Pro Singles, Mens  & Womens Singles 3.5, 4.0, 4.5)
  • Friday July 19 (Mens Pro / Senior Pro Doubles, Mens Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5)
  • Saturday July 20 (Mixed Pro / Senior Pro Doubles, Mixed Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5)
  • Sunday July 21 (Womens Pro / Senior Pro Doubles, Womens Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, Junior Events)



Hotel Accommodations

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RV PARK

We are negotiating a parking facility close to Nike Sports Complex for those wishing to park their RV. Please contact Ken Herrmann directly for additional information.

Prize Money

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SPECIAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Wednesday July 17, @ 5:45pm at Nike Park

"Free Introductory Pickleball Lesson to All - Come Out and Give it a Try" - Wednesday July 17, @ 6pm

"Pros Exhibition Match - Free to Public"- Wednesday July 17, @ 7 pm

Chicago Pickleball Open "Dunking Machine" Presented by Gamma

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HOT SUN / COOL OFF / "DUNK FOR KIDS SCHOOLS"

The Chicago Pickleball Open will hold a "Dunk for Kids Schools" fundraiser, presented by Gamma, to support bringing pickleball equipment and supplies  into the local schools in Naperville and surrounding communities. An hourly schedule of various professional players, local celebrities and pickleball enthusiasts will take the "seat" for those wishing to DUNK them for our fundraising drive.

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OFFICIAL BALL

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OFFICIAL PADDLE

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Chicago Open boot camps - Get ready!

Co-Directors Ken Herrmann & Gene Smyth- Naperville Nike Park

Co-Directed Ken herrmann & EJ Karsten- Oak Park

Come get ready for this year's Chicago Open by attending the official "Chicago Open Boot Camp." Even if your not playing in the Open, we will cover several themes to improve  your game. Co-Directed by Ken Herrmann and Gene Smyth, players will be placed on court based on ability for the 2 hour boot camp. Heavy emphasis will be focused on technical and strategical strategies to improve one's game. Players will rotate courts and spend time with each pro evenly during each camp. Themes to be covered: 


🔹 "HOW TO GET MORE DEPTH ON SERVE"

🔹 SLICING THE RETURN AND COMING IN 

🔹 HOW TO TECHNICALLY HIT A BETTER 3rd SHOT DROP

🔹 STAYING IN THE PATTERN

🔹 REFLEX VOLLEYS 

Location: Naperville Nike Sports Complex (Park) - 298 W Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

Limit 16 players per camp

4 to 1 ratio

Guest Pros Invited

$40 per camp

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2019 Tournament Directors: Ken Herrmann & Dana Joseph 

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