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ANNOUNCING THE USAPA MIDDLE STATE REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

SouthWest Metro Pickleball Club Presents:

USAPA Middle States Regional Tournament
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August 1-4, 2019

LifeTime Fitness – Lakeville
18425 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044

20 Indoor Courts

Tournament Ball: Dura Fast 40

Juniors  Singles — Men’s Doubles — Women’s Doubles — Mixed Doubles

USAPA (All ages) membership is required to play in this tournament. 

Here is the TENTATIVE Schedule of Events:

  • Thursday, Aug 1, 2019: Clinics, Product Demos, Practice, and Meet and Greet Party
  • Friday, Aug 2, 2019: Men’s Doubles and Women’s Singles
  • Saturday, Aug 3, 2019: Mixed Doubles
  • Sunday, Aug 4, 2019: Women’s Doubles and Men’s Singles

Play starts at 8:00am each day. Check-in time is 7:30am each day.

Practice courts will be available Thursday afternoon, Aug 1, 2019.

Here are the TENTATIVE Skill/Age Brackets:

Note: Brackets will be limited to 12 doubles teams or 12 singles, make sure you sign up early!

  • Skill Level 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+
  • Age Groups Juniors, 19+, 35+, 50+, 55+, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

All Events will be combined Skill/Age subject to sufficient entries

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Registration opens Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Register as soon as possible as last year several brackets filled up and we had to limit registrations.

Register and pay online –  Click Here to Register

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AND PAID by Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

PRICING – REGISTRATION, EVENT, AND CLUB DISCOUNTS:

  • $65 –  Base Registration Fee, Player Bag, Tournament Shirt, Meet and Greet Event, and Referee Fee Note: $15 of the Registration Fee is used to pay referees.  Event fees are not included. Players wanting to recoup part or all of their Registration Fee may referee at $5 per match.
  • $5 – Each Event
  • -$5 – SouthWest Metro Pickleball Club DISCOUNT
The Meet and Greet Social Event, with great prizes, will be at LifeTime Fitness in Lakeville, MN. There will be Pickleball Clinics (Start Times TBD), Product Demonstrations, and then the Meet & Greet Kick-off Celebration at 6:00pm.

ANNOUNCING THE EDEN PRAIRIE HOMETOWN CELEBRATION – JULY 4TH TOURNAMENT

JULY 4TH PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

Round Lake Park
16691 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Tournament Events

  • Men’s Doubles – Skill/Age (all Skill levels)  7:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Women’s Doubles – Skill/Age (all Skill levels)  7:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Mixed Doubles – Skill/Age (all Skill levels)  12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tournament Format

  • Skill level (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0)
  • Age level (12+, 19+, 35+, 50+, 65+)
  • Un-officiated Round Robin format – top teams advance to single  elimination
  • Brackets may be combined or split based on number of entrants
  • Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each bracket
  • Limited number of entries

Dura Fast 40 Ball Will Be Used

Registration

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR TOURNAMENT – THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS IF THERE IS A RAINOUT

ANNOUNCING THE EDEN PRAIRIE SCHOONER DAYS PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

    

The Eden Prairie Lions Club is pleased to team up with the SouthWest Metro Pickleball Club (SWMPC) to feature a fun-filled Pickleball Tournament at the Schooner Days celebration on May 31 thru June 2nd.

Our Lions Club appreciates the hard work SWMPC Members have done to bring the new Pickleball Complex to Staring Lake in Eden Prairie and have become a supporter of SWMPC fundraising efforts. We invite you to  register as a Player and/or Volunteer in our Pickleball Tournament.

Bring family and friends not only for Pickleball but to enjoy the additional activities such as Bingo, the carnival, Lions beer and food concessions, and softball.

Know that your attendance at Schooner Days aids the fundraising efforts of SWMPC as well as the many other community causes our Lions Club supports. 

Here are the details about the tournament:

Schooner Days Pickleball Tournament

Presented by Eden Prairie Lion’s Club and SouthWest Metro Pickleball Club

Tournament Date: May 31, June 1-2, 2018
16700 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Tournament Ball: Onix Fuse Indoor – Yellow
Tournament Information
  • Friday May 31 – Clinics From 4-8 pm – 2 Sessions – $30 per Session
    • Session #1: 4:00-5:45 – Instruction and Drills for Skill Levels 2.5 to 3.0
    • Session #2: 6:00-7:45 – Instruction and Drills for Skill Levels 3.5+
    • To enter the clinic, email us with which session you would like to reserve a spot. we will confirm and send you payment details. Contact: [email protected]
  • Saturday June 1 – Men’s and Women’s Doubles – 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday June 2 – Mixed Doubles – 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • 3 Skills level – Intermediate, Advanced, Pro (2.5-3.0, 3.5-4.0, 4.5+)
  • Un-officiated Round Robin format
  • Brackets may be combined or split based on number of entrants
  • Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each bracket
  • Limited number of entries
Registration
– Registration opens: March 26, 2019 – Click to Register now.
– Registration deadline: May 26, 2019
– Form may be printed from:  https://swmetropickleball.org/tournaments/
– Entry fee is $25.00 – After May 1, 2019 Entry Fee is $30.00
– Plus $5 for EACH event

Co-Tournament Directors: Nick Astbury and Mark Engasser  Email at: [email protected]

If you want to VOLUNTEER – Please contact Nick and Mark at:  schoonerd[email protected]

Pickleball Practice – Doors Open at 7:45am on 6/1 and 6/2

SWMPC Announces Tournament Schedule

This year our club is hosting three tournaments:

  • May 31, June 1-2: Schooner Days Pickleball Tournament as part of the Eden Prairie’s Lions Club Schooner Days Event
  • July 4th: City of Eden Prairie Hometown Celebration
  • August 1-4: The 2019 USAPA Middle States Regional PIckleball Tournament

We will offer both Clinics and Tournament Play for each event – So come to LEARN AND PLAY!

And for those of you who do not or can not play – VOLUNTEER! Give back to our great sport and support our club members.

Watch for detailed announcements for each tournament – COMING SOON!

 

SWMPC Brings You More Clinics – Join Rachael for Skills and Drills

Beat the MN Winter Chills.
Join Rachael for Skills & Drills!

Friday March 15th from 12-2 at Champion’s Hall in Eden Prairie.

2 solid hours of fun, strategic drills targeting technique and decision-making skills. Advanced beginner-intermediate players welcome. Courts will be divided up by skill level.
Cost is $40.

ALSO, The Last Clinic of the Winter!

Rachael will also be offering her signature 3-day clinic Mon. March 18-Wed. 20th.from 12-2 pm. This very popular in-depth clinic will build upon proper stroke techniques, as well as strategies to play high percentage Pickleball.

Beginner-Intermediate players welcome. Courts will be divided up by skill level. Cost is $120 for the 3-day clinic.

Here’s what 2 students have said about Rachael’s recent clinics:

” Rachael brings so much more to her coaching than just technical skills. A wider approach that is, in many ways, soulful/spiritual. ”
” Rachael, your clinics have been so wonderful. I feel blessed to have met you, blessed to have learned from you. I look forward to taking clinics with you in the future.”

Secure a spot by emailing Rachael at: [email protected] she will then contact you with payment information via Paypal or to send a check to:

Rachael Kroog
9900 Kell Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55437

SW METRO PROMOTES PICKLEBALL TO LOCAL EDUCATORS

The elementary physical education teachers from the Edina School District spent the morning of Tuesday February 19th at Champions Hall playing and learning about the game of Pickleball with the idea they can add it to their curriculum.

Several SW Metro club members who were on hand helped out explaining the rules and simple strategies of the game. And some members joined in and played a game or two with the teachers.

Thanks to all those who helped out!

Lookout everyone, the younger crowd is headed our way…..

SWMPC Presents More Clinics – PB&J (Pickleball & Jam) with Rachael. Spread The LOVE.

Pickleball Coach Rachael Kroog wants to take your game to the next level.

Back by popular demand, SW Metro Pickleball Club presents clinics by Rachael Kroog Champions Hall (7000 Washington Ave. S., Eden Prairie). Take advantage of your club membership to improve your game with 3 days of instruction from one of Minnesota’s best!

Rachael Kroog is a storied MN player who learned to play from her very talented father, Fred. Rachael holds a double certification by the IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) and the PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry). She is also a ranked 5.0 professional player and a State and National Pickleball Champion and is sponsored by Engage Pickleball.

What’s in your pickleball tool box? This clinic will have plenty of skills and drills to improve your play.

  • Have fun
  • Reduce your anxiety by calming your mind
  • Increase your consistency, power and control through:
  • Peace, patience, placement and lots of perfect practice

Rachael will offer 3-day clinics Feb. 27, 28 and March 1st for 2 different levels of players.

Clinic#1 PB&J 101- for beginners/advanced beginners 12:00-2:00 (Feb.27th-March 1st)

Clinic#2 PB&J 201-for intermediate players 2:15-4:15 (Feb.27-March 1st)

  • Clinics are limited to 8 players, so you will have plenty of personal attention. These clinics will fill-up quickly, so please respond right away!
  • To reserve a spot, please email Rachael at [email protected]. Please indicate which clinic you are interested in.
  • Your spot will be confirmed once you pay online at Paypal.com. [email protected].
  • Cost for 3-day clinic is $120
  • Includes: Court fees and three 2-hour sessions of instruction, drills, analysis and supervised play

As a way to give back to the community, a percentage of the money made from lessons and clinics is earmarked for Rachael to provide free musical programs for our elders in senior living communities.

She is also available for private and semi-private lessons.

From Rachael- “I love the Wizard of Oz quote… It’s not where you go, it’s who you meet along the way.

I’m looking forward to partnering together on our pickleball adventure and developing new skills and friendships along the way”.

Rachael Kroog

[email protected]

612-483-4060

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME – PROVIDED BY SW METRO PICKLEBALL CLUB!

Join Del and Linda Kauss, two Nationally ranked Pickleball players as they cover shots and strategies for winning Pickleball.

February 13

1:00 to 3:00 at Champions Hall

16 people, $40 per student

Del is the current National Senior Pro Doubles Champion, And a 3-time US Open Champ and a National Senior Games Champion.  

Linda is a Huntsman World Senior Games Champ, a National Senior Games Champion.  

This clinic is for 3.0 and above players

Reserve your spot by e-mailing Del at: [email protected]

Confirmation will be sent after you pay via online Paypal payment ([email protected])..do NOT check product box

Del and Linda are also available for private lessons for 1 to 4 people. Email for more details.