Andover Pickleball Tournament




 


 









































































































Tournament Info-Please Read


The website has been updated with details for tournament weekend. Please read through as much of the information as you can. It will help check-in run smoothly and efficiently. All players have been sent an email welcoming them to tournament weekend. If you are playing and have not received an email welcoming you to tournament weekend, please contact us at andoverpickleballtournament@gmail.com


We will be updating divisions as they get completed on the website this year. Go to the 2018 Results page and check out up-to-the-minute results in every division during the weekend. All pools and formats have been posted and can be found on the 2018 Pools/Brackets page. If you are not sure of what time you play or are checking for approximate times that events are starting, check out the 2018 Times/Division page for more detail. If you are not playing, consider stopping out and checking out the action. Should be a lot of Pickleball this weekend!


We are looking forward to another great year at Andover! 


May the 4th (2018) be with you,


Luke and Twila



April 26, 2018

Pools/Brackets - Registration Closed

Registration has been closed. We were happy to get the last few players through the gate, but I am afraid we are going to have to bring it to an end. We have landed on a current total of 315 players and very grateful for everyone's support. Now we have to get to work.....

We will be working around the clock to get the pools and brackets up on the website. Players will receive a tournament email once this is complete. Our goal is to have all the pools, brackets, emails; and details set and sent out before bed on Sunday!

The website will have some significant changes to reflect that, so please check out the website next week; and keep an eye on your email. 

April 25, 2018

Tournament Times 

As many of you may have seen, some of the event times were adjusted to accommodate the player numbers. It should not be too drastic, but there are a few changes. I know the web page states that these times are not final until Friday, April 25 2018; ​but even though we have a few minor changes taking place in a couple divisions from having some players drop out in the last day or two, and some rearranging to do, it does look as if those will be the final times. We believe that we have all 315 tournament players accounted for and there should not be anymore adjusting to the start times listed.  Please remember, this is Pickleball and times are not always perfect as we can be waiting for other matches to be completed and such, but these are the start times we are shooting for and have historically been pretty close. 

Please check out the 2018 page to find you start times. An email will be sent out laying out the weekend and what can be expected. All players should be receiving that email by the end of the day on Sunday, April 29. 


April 20, 2018

5 Days Left!

Registration will close in 5 days! We have indicated on the Player List/Eventpage all players who DO NOT have a registration on file. Please check the page and make sure you and your partner have both been registered. The deadline is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018

Thanks!

-Andover Pickleball Tournament

April 19, 2018

Leisure Area/Kid Area

This year we will have a larger room available for players and their families to use. We will have it open and set up on Saturday and Sunday of the tournament. This area will be kid friendly and may have some games, movies, or something to try and keep families occupied. Please note, this area will be UNSUPERVISED and is not to be mistaken for daycare. If you plan to leave any children there, please make sure they are self-sufficient or please arrange for someone to be available for them. This room is available for others to use, but it was mainly intended for our volunteers and players with children to have a place to go. It will be a little ways from the action, so it probably will not be useful for people to store their belongings. More to come....

April 18, 2018

Registration Deadline One Week​ Away

Registration will close one week from today. We are pretty full, but we have some room available in a number of different events. We cannot take any registrations after April 25, 2018, regardless of postmark. We need to create the pools, the brackets, and finalize our numbers for operational purposes. With having as many players as we do this year, we cannot make exceptions after April 25, 2018. Please let us know ASAP if you are having any trouble registering and we can help get you in. 

Thanks everyone,

​Luke and Twila

April 15, 2018

Singles Closed!

We hate to do it, but it is going to be a pretty late night already. We have a few registrations to put through yet, and we will honor those, but we are at capacity for singles. Everyone else registering for singles will have to be wait-listed. If you are playing singles and do not plan on attending, please let us know and we can free up a spot for someone else. 


April 12, 2018

Luke at Andover Tomorrow!

Luke will be at Andover Community Center FRIDAY, APRIL 13 from about 8:30am - 11:30am to take registrations, answer any questions, or partner people up who are looking for partners. He will be at the desk outside the field house and he will have registrations available with the system up and running to get people registered on the spot. We have over 250 players registered are running out of space in a few divisions. We would like as many local folks to participate as possible, so come see Luke tomorrow at Andover and get registered!


April 11, 2018

Merging of Divisions

Will we have to merge divisions? This is always a struggle for tournament directors. We want to keep the play fair and competitive, but we also need to be responsible with our time and resources. There are a lot of different opinions about how things get merged when we do not have enough players to make a division whole. In order for us to keep a division whole, we typically need at least four teams in the division; but not only in that division, but also in the surrounding divisions. If one division has 4 teams, but the one below or above it only has 2 or 3, those will typically be merged. There are exceptions to this such as Juniors, and Singles, but overall this is the procedure we use.


 

April 5, 2018

Early Registration Closing...

Early registration will be closing tomorrow, April 6 2018. We will accept all registrations that are postmarked by April 6, 2018 as "early". Registration will remain open until April 25, 2018; but the registration fee will increase from $30 to $40.


We have almost 170 completed registrations and 40 incomplete registrations at this time. After some people are paired up and with the registrations we get in the final three weeks, we are projecting to have 225-250 players this year. 


Come join the party!


April 4, 2018

Volunteers!

We are still looking for volunteers to help us keep things running smoothly this year. We will be publishing a page soon that will show all of our wonderful volunteers and what time they will be working throughout the weekend. If you are interested in volunteering and helping us out, please email Luke or Twila at:  AndoverPickleballTournament@gmail.com 


Thank you!


April 3, 2018

Facebook

We will be starting to use our Facebook page for updates and announcements as the big day approaches.

Like us on Facebook and keep up to date with any changes! 


Andover Pickleball Tournament - Facebook


March 31, 2018

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from the Andover Pickleball Tournament! 

​Time to take a little break from Pickleball and remember what is important. 

1 Corinthians 10:31



March 27, 2018

Lot's of Players Still Looking for Partners

We still have a number of players looking for partners and the requests are still coming in quickly. If you are in need of a partner for any event, please let us know right away by sending an email to AndoverPickleballTournamnet@gmail.com or go to the Request Page and issue a request. 


March 25, 2018

Cash Prizes!

The clinic of Orthology has agreed to put up $500.00 for prize money to the top levels on Saturday, May 5. Want some extra cash? Come test your skills against the best!


March 24, 2018

Need a Partner?

Do you want to play, but are you having trouble finding a partner? Go to ourPartner ​Searchpage and click the button to be added to the list. There will be plenty of people looking for partners as the tournament approaches. 


March 23, 2018

Tournament Page

For up to the date information about the Andover Pickleball Tournament can be found on the 2018page. This page will list time changes, tournament specifics, and other logistic information. 


March 22, 2018

Registered Players 

Check out our Player List/Event page for updated information about registered players as the events fill up. 


​​February 17, 2018

Updated event page
Go to our Registration page. This page helps clarify when and how many events players can register for. 


February 11, 2018

FAQ

Q: You have listed the Senior Men's and Senior mixed on Friday. Will both of them play on that day?

A: Senior players may play both doubles (Men's or Women's) and Mixed on Friday at separate times, if they are up to it they may also play Singles or Skinny Singles later that day along with the skill divisions on Sat and Sun, we love our Seniors so much, they get the chance to play 5 different divisions!


Q: What time are the events?


A: We pride ourselves in a smoothly run tournament and in order to do this puzzle, we make the schedule after we have the majority of the entries in. We know that Seniors will be generally in the morning on Friday and the Youth and Singles will be in the evening after the Senior Division is complete, after 5pm. We hope to accommodate the usual work schedule people have.  


Q: I don't have a partner!


A: Send us an email, we would be happy to post your information and we will also help when we can. 


Q: I would like to play in the youth division, do I need my own partner?


A: We want the youth division to be about fun with a little competitiveness so we split the age brackets from 8-12 and 13-17. We are happy to help find a partner if you don't have one. It is an open tournament which means that you can have a mix of girls or boys or one of each on your team.


February 2, 2018

First Player Registered!

​Thank you Tory Stellick for your registration. You are the first player officially registered in the Andover Pickleball Tournament! If no one else registers; you win!


January 25, 2018

​How many events can I play?

We have had a lot of questions about all of the events and how many one player can play. Check out the registrationpage to get all the details on how many events one player can sign up for. 


January 24, 2018

Registration is open!

Only 10 weeks to get in! Registration forms and tournament flyers are now available on the registration page.  We are now taking registrations!


January 7, 2018

It's Almost Here....

There are only a couple of last minute tweeks we are making to the registration process and we will be opening it up to everyone. We are trying to get our "online" registration working for everyone's convenience.


January 3, 2018

Registration

We are hopeful that registration will be up and running by the end of this week. Please check back and look at the quick links for registration details. We look forward to seeing everyone of you this year!


January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

We are just days away from opening registration for this year's tournament. We have a number of different events this year and have extended the tournament to three days. Details are just around the corner. Stay tuned! 


December 1, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! See you next year!


November 1, 2017

2017 Pickleball National Championships

November 5-12, 2017 are this year's national championships in Casa Grande, Arizona. They are currently planning on airing this years nationals on December 23, 2017. It will be aired at 1:00pm Eastern time on CBS sports.  


October 1, 2017

Chicken-n-Pickle

Have you heard of the Chicken n Pickle facility in Kansas City, MI? It is a Pickleball facility with four indoor courts, four outdoor courts, a bar, restaurant, and much more all in one facility. They are having their second annual tournament this month. This is a totally amazing Pickleball destination. 

 

September 1, 2017

Lakes and Loons

The Grand Rapids Pickleball club in northern Minnesota is having their second "Lakes and Loons" Pickleball tournament this month. These folks really put on a nice tournament. It is the weekend after Labor Day. Go check it out!


August 1, 2017

SW Metro Pickleball Club Tourney (Miracle Ear)

Don't forget about the Miracle Ear tournament this year. On August 11-13, 2017 The Southwest Metro Pickleball club will be hosting the largest Pickleball tournament in the Midwest. The 8th annual "Miracle Ear" tournament will be coming up this month. Check it out!


July 1, 2017

ThinkPickleball.com

Has everyone heard about the new website being launched in 2018? ThinkPickleball.com is scheduled to be launched in January of 2018. This new website will list tournaments and events throughout the Midwest and beyond. They will also be listing all of the results from our Midwest tournaments at all levels, so you can stay up to date on up to date on top players throughout the region. This is an exciting event for our sport!


June 1, 2017

Happy Summer!

Summer is here and outdoor Pickleball is imminent. Stay safe and we hope to see everyone out on the courts this summer.


May 8, 2017

Thanks Everyone!

Thank you everyone who came out and supported our tournament this year! We had a lot of fun meeting everyone. Unfortunately, we have had some family issues come up and will need to step away for a while and handle some things. Please check back here at the beginning of June for all of our results. Thanks for your patience everyone and God bless!


May 2, 2017

4 days away!

Who's excited?

One more time, we would like to thank our sponsors for helping make this possible. Click on their links on the side banner and see what these guys are all about!


May 1, 2017

5 days away!

We have had some last minute changes, so the pools were re-entered into the website. We are looking to have them available for download on our website bu Wednesday, May3. Please let us know if you have any questions about when you are to arrive and please forward the email to anyone you think may have not received it.

Thanks,

~Andover Pickleball Tournament


April 30, 2017

Six days away!

It's almost here....

We have posted this weekend’s schedule on the Schedule/Event Poolspage. We will be posting each division’s pools on the same page in the next couple days. Thanks for your support everyone!


April 25, 2017

Deadline

Today is the final deadline for all registrations and payments. Please contact us if you haven't completed you registration or made your payment. We're getting close to tournament day and with over 175 players so far, we have a lot of work to do! We will try to post the pools and times on the website about a week after we get all the registrations and payments in. We will also be sending out emails with the start times once everything is accounted for 

Let's get'em in!

This is going to be a great year at the Andover Pickleball Tournament!


April 18th, 2017

150 players! 

We are excited to have players from all over the Midwest as well as players from 2.5 to 5.0. It is not too late to register! 

The player list has been updated, please click on the upper left button that says 2017. Final registration is coming soon, we will be sending out emails containing details about the tournament very soon. Check back soon for an updated partner search which will be posted on the 2017 page. 


April 6, 2017

Thank You! 

We are overjoyed with the number of registrations still pouring in. We are processing them as fast as we can, so if you have already sent yours in, we will be getting you an email confirmation soon. If you have not sent in your registration, we still have plenty of room in each event.

Keep em' coming! 


April 3, 2017

Updates

Good morning tournament players! Wednesday is the early registration deadline and the price will go up $5.

We have many registrations that are still missing the partner registration and fee. Currently, it is $30 per player for the first event and $5 each for the second event. All registrations recieved have been processed, if you did not receive a confirmation email, contact us immediately at andoverpickleballtournament@gmail.com 
The player list has also been updated, check it out!


March 29, 2017

Deadline Approaching!

The early registration deadline is exactly one week away. In order to get the discounted entry fee and guarantee yourself a tournament shirt, we need your registration form by Wednesday, April 5. We would really like for everyone to get a shirt, so if you know you are going to play and would like a shirt, please get your registration in as soon as possible. 



March 28, 2017

Thank you Pickleball!

Today is the 900th day from the first time I played Pickleball!

900 days ago from today, the folks at the Andover Community Center were gracious enough to teach me how to play this crazy game. I am so grateful for how welcoming they were and all of the friends I have made along the way through this amazing sport we all share!

Thank you everyone!


~Luke Jesso


March 24, 2017

Happy Birthday!

***In our best Andover singing voice***

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Chris W. (we are keeping Mr. Wong's full name private) Happy Birthday to you!

The Andover Pickleball Tournament wishes you a very Happy Birthday Chris! 

May you get the paddling you deserve! 


March 21, 2017

Tournament ball has been chosen!

The Facebook vote has been tallied and we have a winner....

We will be using the Onix Pure 2 indoor ball (yellow) for the Andover Pickleball Tournament this year. 

Get your practice in!


March 19th, 2017

​Updated 2017 page

​Click on the 2017 tab on the upper left page to see who has registered! We will be updating this frequently, so keep checking back!

​Don't forget to send in your registrations soon, the registration fee increases April 5th, 2017. You are encouraged to register early in order to be guaranteed a shirt.


March 18th, 2017

Out of State players

​We are excited to see several out of state players, we would love to encourage more, share our page or facebook page!


Andover Pickleball Tournament on Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Andover-Pickleball-Tournament-1789322727989040/


March 16, 2017

Pickleballtournaments.com

We have posted the Andover Pickleballl Tournament on pickleballtournaments.com now. Check out our ad here:

Pickleballtournaments.com


March 14, 2017

Yellow vs. Orange

We are certainly going to be using the Onyx 2 Pure indoor ball for the Andover Tournament, but we are still undecided on the color. Post your vote on our Facebook page! Majority wins!

Andover Facebook Page


March 6, 2017

Pickleball Quiz

Have you taken the Pickleball quiz on our Facebook page yet? Click here to take the quiz:

What kind of Pickleball player are you?


March 1, 2017

Andover Pickleball Tournament Video

Check out our new video!

Andover Pickleball Tournament Video


February 27, 2017

Paddles

What is your favorite paddle; and why? Post your response on our Facebook page!​

Andover Pickleball Tournament Facebook Page


February 24, 2017

Age Requirement

We had a great question emailed to us this week. Can someone under the age of 18 play in the Andover Pickleball Tournament? The answer is.... Yes!

We need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian ON tournament day, but there is NO age requirement to participate. We welcome all ages!


February 22, 2017

Practice vs. Play

Practice? Drills?

Here is a great article by the Pickleball Guru about the benefits of practice and the perils of just "playing" Pickleball; and which one will improve your game more.


Check out the article:

Practice vs. Play

 

February 20, 2017

Like Us On Facebook

Help support the Andover Pickleball Tournament. Like us on Facebook!

Click here:

https://www.facebook.com/Andover-Pickleball-Tournament-1789322727989040/


February 19, 2017

Outdoor Pickleball

Guess who played Pickleball outdoors today in Champlin, MN today?

We did!

Outdoor Pickleball in February? In Minnesota?


February 16, 2017

Sponsors

Would you like to advertise your products or services on our website? We could really use the support and it is a great way to get your name and product out to thousands of people. Contact us for more details on how to get your name on our shirts, website, and on tournament day.


andoverpickleballtournament@gmail.com


February 15, 2017

What's My Rating

Having trouble knowing what your rating might be? Don't let that stop you from registering. Contact us and we will connect you with someone who can help you determine your rating:


andoverpickleballtournament@gmail.com


February 12, 2017

Merging Divisions (Part II)

What divisions are most likely to be merged at the Andover Tournament?

In Andover, the first thing we would merge would be age. Since there are no real age indicators in the skill rating descriptions through the USAPA, this is where we usually start. If our numbers are big enough we will break those skill divisions into age divisions, but that is where we will start if we have to. The next place we would merge would be the 2.5 - 3.0 division and the 4.5 - 5.0 divisions. These divisions usually have the lowest number in each to support them on their own and together are still pretty competitive. In Andover, we will never combine 3.5 and 4.0. We sure hope to support all divisions this year!


February 11, 2017

Merging Divisions (Part I)

Why do some tournament directors merge divisions?

The short answer - numbers. In a perfect world, all tournaments would have as many divisions as possible and represent every age and skill level; but unfortunately it doesn't always seem like that happens. Unless the tournament is deemed "open" and everyone is in one division, there will always be some merging of divisions in these tournaments. Tournament directors do their best to only merge those divisions that seem most appropriate and try to keep everything competitive.


February 9, 2017

Rebyl Sports

Rebyl ports has completed our shirt design and signed up as our first sponsor. Click on their logo on the sponsor page and check out their website. It's a great place for all of your sporting apparel. click on the link to the sponsor page:

Sponsor Page


February 8, 2018

Best Western

Best Western in Coon Rapids has graciously offered to block a number of rooms for any of our out of town guests it is less than 5 miles from the tournament site). Just click on the link below and it will lead you to the reservation page for the Andover Pickleball Tournament.


http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/MN/Coon-Rapids-hotels/Best-Western-Plus-Coon-Rapids-North-Metro-Hotel/Group-Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=24137


February 7, 2017

First Registration

Congratulations to Rebecca Reich! She is the first registration received at the Andover Pickleball Tournament. Thank you Rebecca!


February 3, 2017

Pickleball Riddle Winner

Congratulations to Joseph Zelany! You answered the riddle correctly! You will receive $5 off you registration.

Now you are a big dill!


February 2, 2017

Pickleball Riddle

Be the first to post an answer to the Pickleball riddle on our Facebook page and receive $5 off your registration!

What did the arrogant pickle say?

Post your answer here:

https://www.facebook.com/Andover-Pickleball-Tournament-1789322727989040/


January 29, 2017

Wayno

Yup, I said Wayno.


January 26, 2017

Facebook

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2018 

Andover Pickleball 

Tournament

May 4 -6, 2018