April 6, 2010

Kalamazoo Doubles Tournament - USAPA Sanctioned Tier 4

"Come join us in Kalamazoo for the May 20-21, 2010 Kalamazoo Doubles Pickleball Tournament brought to you by the Courthouse. We kick things off Thursday evening with 7 Skills Drills and some Crazy Mixed-Up Doubles. On Friday there is competition in three age brackets: 19+, 50+ & 65+. We play Women's Doubles, Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. The Tournament features great food & drink, a T-shirt, medals and a few surprises! We have another great lineup of sponsors! And we play on 7 courts! We welcome all volunteers! If you can volunteer and/or referee, please send Melissa an email picklemaster@where2pickle.com  "

$10 Thursday only (no discount)
$20* per person one entry (includes Thursday)
$25* per person two entries (includes Thursday)
* $5 discount for USAPA members

Schedule of Events:

Thursday May 20th
  • 5:00 pm - Registration Opens @ Portage YMCA
  • 5:45 pm - Assemble on Court/Welcome
  • 6:00 pm - Skills Drills on all 7 courts (rotate every 7 minutes)
  • 7:00 pm - Refreshment Break
  • 7:15 pm - Assemble on court for instructions/court assignments
  • 7:30 pm - Crazy Mixed-Up Doubles
  • 9:00 pm - Snacks - Sky-box Lobby
  • 9:30 pm - Awards
  • 10:00 pm - YMCA Closes
Friday, May 21st
  • 7:00 am - YMCA Opens (Biggby Coffee, Big Apple Bagels, Fresh Fruit courtesy of Meijer
  • 7:30 am - Player meeting for Mixed Doubles & Referees
  • 8:00 am - Mixed Doubles
  • 12:00 n - Lunch break - Papa John's Pizza
  • 1:00 pm - Player Meeting for Men's & Women's Doubles
  • 1:05 pm - Women's and Men's Doubles
  • 5:00 pm - Awards
  • 10:00 pm - YMCA Closes
Pickler perks:
  • Lee's Adventure Sports will have paddles and balls available for purchase
  • Discover Kalamazoo will have local tourist information and maps
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group will be providing Snapple beverages and energy drinks
  • Raffle/Silent Auction
  • Gordon Water is providing filtered water
  • Recognition Inc is providing medals for the winners
  • YMCA is providing facilities and court time for this event
What to bring: Sport bottles (we'll have filtered water from Gordon's), folding chairs for watching matches on court, towels for shower room & for on court, lock for locker rooms (must remove overnight).

See you here in Kazoo May 20 and 21 !!!

Best regards,
Melissa Muha - Tournament Director
Kalamazoo Spring Doubles Pickleball Tournament