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Chicago Pickleball Open July 17-21 at Nike: Spectators Invited

Community invited to opening events and to view tournament matches

Who:                     Chicago Metro Pickleball will host the tournament at Naperville Park District’s Nike Sports Complex. Over 400 players registered for the tournament, including both professional and amateur players from the Chicago area and from across the USA, and some of the nation’s top-seeded players. Community members are invited to attend the matches as spectators free of charge; they also are invited to participate in the opening day events.

                               

What:                   Chicagoland’s first major pickleball tournament, the Chicago Pickleball Open, includes mens and womens singles and doubles matches and mixed doubles. The professional competition offers a $25,000 purse. Amateur matches will take place for players at levels 3.0 and above and age levels range from juniors to seniors. Opening events that are free to the public are an introductory pickleball clinic and a demonstration by pickleball pros.

 

The Chicago Pickleball Open will hold a "Dunk for Kids Schools" fundraiser, presented by Gamma, to support bringing pickleball equipment and supplies into the local schools in Naperville and surrounding communities. Various professional players, local celebrities and pickleball enthusiasts will take the "seat" for those wishing to dunk them for the fundraising drive.

                               

When:     Opening events on Wed., July 17:

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 5:45 p.m.
  • Free Introductory Pickleball Lesson - 6:00 p.m.
  • Pros Exhibition Match - 7:00 p.m.

Tournament matches are scheduled on Thursday, July 18-Sunday, July 21

 

Where:                All events will be held at Nike Sports Complex at the pickleball and tennis courts. Parking is available at the entrance at 288 W. Diehl Road and at the entrance at 1520 N. Mill Street.

 


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