Learn the On-Court Mechanics for Pickleball Referees
We are pleased to announce additional Referee Clinics. Here’s your chance to learn Referee Mechanics and gain valuable on-court referee experience.
All of the clinics will be held at the LifeTime Fitness in Lakeville – the home of our USAPA Middle States Regional tournament August 2-4.
Everyone that attends one (or more) of these clinics will receive a FREE – IFP Official Tournament Rule Book.
Here are the clinic dates/times and a link to sign-up for ONE clinic or AS MANY as you can attend:
- Thursday, July 18th from 6pm-10pm
- Saturday, July 20th from 8am-12pm
- Tuesday, July 23rd from 6pm-10pm
- Saturday, July 27th from 8am-12am
No membership to Life Time is required. Just check in at the front desk.
It is important that you sign up for this clinic online or by emailing Alan Roemen at [email protected] so that you are on the check-in list!
As added incentive to become a Referee – we are paying $5 for each match you referee at the USAPA Middle States Regional tournament!
Please see previous Referee Clinic post for information on what you need to prepare ahead of time for this clinic.
See you at our clinic!
This year’s USAPA Middle States Regional Tournament – Powered by TRIA! promises to be the largest and best tournament ever in Minnesota. One of only 11 USAPA Regional Tournaments in the country.
Our pickleball volunteers have been a vital part of all of our tournaments and we hope that you will consider volunteering August 1-4. The “Designer” Tournament shirt you will receive is an instant heirloom, but most of all you will be supporting all your friends and future friends who play and compete. Watch great pickleball in an outstanding setting as well.
Here’s a list of Volunteer Roles available – many fun opportunities to make a difference:
- Site Preparation
- Meet & Greet Event
- Food & Water
- Check-in Desk
- Volunteer Desk
- PA Announcers
- Court Monitors
- Daily Site Maintenance
- Line Judges
We need your help! Sign-up is EASY! Go to the Sign-up Genius site at HERE.
Click HERE to Sign-Up to be a Referee or Line Judge.
Thank You in advance for joining the Tournament team!
Scott Schreier – Tournament Director
Saturday, Sep 7 – Sunday, Sep 8, 2019
Westwood Park in Bloomington
3701 W 108th St
Bloomington, MN, 55431
This is a free event for all Club Members. Bring friends and have them join the Club!
This is our 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament for our Pickleball Club Members. Last year more than 100 people registered! This year, we expect even more people because of how popular the sport has become This is a great tournament for beginners and for people that haven’t played at a tournament before. If you are not a member, sign up for the tournament and become a member online or at the tournament event!
Sign up as a doubles team or as an individual. We will match you up with another individual similar to your skill level to be your doubles partner.
We will have food, snacks and refreshments to keep you going throughout the day!
Saturday, Sep 7th: Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles
Sunday, Sep 8th: Mixed Doubles
We have a late entrant to our July 4th tournament – World’s Top 5 Women’s Doubles and Top 8 Women’s Singles player – Christine McGrath!
She will be playing in a bracket in the morning session (starting at 9:30am). Maybe we can also talk her into doing an exhibition match so you can see just how talented she is!
Come see and greet Christine at our July 4th tournament at Round Lake in Eden Prairie. Click HERE for directions.
Here is a recent announcement about Christine joining Franklin as one of their Pro’s.
Christine McGrath, having a Division I collegiate tennis background, has made a seamless transition to the sport of pickleball. Though she is only now officially partnering with Franklin, she is no stranger to their product offerings. “Franklin’s X-40 is always my ball of choice whenever I’m playing pickleball,” said McGrath. “It is so important for a ball to have a consistent bounce, and I find the X-40 to be the most reliable.” California native McGrath began a professional playing career in 2014 and quickly made her mark by winning her first national-level gold medal the following year. She has since had continued success as a US Open Pro Champion, 5x Tournament of Champions medalist and gold medalist, Professional Pickleball Federation Desert and Pacific Northwest Champion, and 8x Nationals medalist.