Des Moines PicklePlay Open powered by World Pickleball Tour

Dinks Pickleball, 3800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines Iowa, 50310
All start times are subject to change and events might be merged or split based on event registration.
Jan 01, 2024 8:00 AM - Sep 08, 2024 11:55 PM

Sep 13, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Tourney Timezone: Eastern

Cost: USD 80.00
Description
The World Pickleball Tour is coming to the Des Moines area in 2024!
From September 13-15, 2023, we'll be hosting another tournament at the beautiful, 13-court, Dinks Pickleball in Des Moines, IA!
ABOUT THE WPT
The World Pickleball Tour is a strictly amateur tournament series that hosted 25 events in 2023 and is hosting nearly 35 in 2024.
All of our tournament stops are considered "challenger" events, as all Gold Medalists from our circuit are invited to the 2025 WPT Amateur Invitational Championships, which will pit the best amateur players in the country against each other as they compete for their share of the $175,000 CASH PURSE at the event!
We exist to grow the game at the grassroots level, and aim to provide high-quality, valuable, and memorable competitive experiences for you all, the amateur players. We look forward to seeing you at this event!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Skill/Age Brackets: 3.0-5.0; 19+, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+ (70+ after registration close, if applicable). 18 and under can register for 19+.
Registration Perks: All players receive a WPT player swag bag: a reusable, branded tote that contains elevated giveaway items, hydration and nutrition essentials, court fashion accessories, other player necessities, and a World Tour DRIFIT t-shirt!
Format: This will be an unsanctioned, Round Robin-style event with 8 guaranteed matches (games to 11, win by 2).
Multiple Events/Same Day: Once registration closes and the schedule is created, players will have the opportunity to add another skill/age event to the same day of competition as long as the start times don't conflict. Unsure of what level to play or wishing to test out your skills at the next level up, now you can play two events in a single day!
Winners: All gold medalists earn an invitation to the 2025 championship event with a $175k cash purse. Silver and bronze medalists will also earn a spot on the waitlist for the 2024 championship event as well as any participate of a WPT event (in that order).
Giveaways: The WPT will be providing sponsored giveaways that are raffled off at the event - from luxury bags to paddles and more!
What are you waiting for? Sign up now! And don’t forget to follow the World Pickleball Tour on Facebook and Instagram (@worldpickleballtour)!
Happy Pickleballin'!

Additional Information
WAITLIST:
When registering for DOUBLES, the second signed up teammate MUST register within 2 days of the first player. If a teammate does not register within the specified time limit then the first player will be placed on the waiting list automatically. Emails will go out to both players when this happens. Once the second teammate registers they will be moved off the waiting list IF there is still room in the event.
BRACKET MAX:
If a bracket reaches the initial 9-player/team limit, please add yourself to the waitlist. Brackets will be expanded up to 11-players/teams if there is space available in the event day. Brackets that do not max out at 11 could be combined to provide the best possible playing experience for all participants. The manner in which they would be combined will be determined at the close of registration. If brackets are combined, medalists will be recognized for the skill/age category players registered for, but only the overall top 3 will receive a medal.
TOURNAMENT COST: include a registration fee ($70-100; depending on the period) and a per event fee ($30).
SCHEDULE:
Will be posted on the tournament website on Monday, September 9, 2024 by 11:59p PST. WPT events run in waves (8a, 12p, and 4p). Brackets are assigned to times based upon number of registrants, therefore, times can not be established until registration closes. Players/teams will be permitted to sign-up for a 2nd bracket on the same day (the weekend after registration closes), if the times do not conflict.
EVENTS:
Friday: Mens Singles / Womens Doubles
Saturday: Mixed Doubles
Sunday: Mens Doubles / Womens Singles

Refund Policy
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:
Refunds in the form of credits, less a $30 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations regardless of reason. These funds can be put towards the tournament fees of future events.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
This is an indoor tournament.

Venue Information
Dinks Pickleball,3800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines Iowa, 50310
Surface Type: Pickleball Hardcourt Surface
Play Area Type: Indoor Air Conditioned
Net Type: Permanent
Ball Used: Joola Heleus
Number of Courts: 13
Parking: No Fee

Details
Officiated Type:None
Max Events per Registration:Unlimited
Cost Includes:0 Events
Guaranteed Games per Event:8
Allow Pets:No
Allow Food:No
Allow Grill:No
Allow Dish to Pass:No