The APP Returns to ATL

The APP returns to Atlanta for the 2023 APP Sunmed Atlanta Metro Open - here's what to expect.

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September 26, 2023
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The APP Returns to ATL

The APP Tour returns to the Peach State this week for its twelfth tournament of the season – the 2023 APP Sunmed Atlanta Metro Open, held September 27-October 1 in Griffin, GA – south of Atlanta.


This year’s APP Sunmed Atlanta Metro Open marks the APP’s third year returning to the Spalding County Pickleball Complex in Griffin. Amateurs of all ages, elite pros and the AARP Champions (50+) and Masters (60+) Divisions will participate in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competition throughout the week.


A star-studded week in Atlanta awaits, as Susannah Barr, Andrei Daescu, Salome Devidze, Allison Harris, Simone Jardim, Hunter Johnson, and Rob Nunnery seek to defend their gold medals. APP Tour mainstays Shelby Bates, Ryler DeHeart, Megan Fudge, Vivian Glozman, Yates Johnson, Milan Rane, Dominique Schaefer, Will Sobek, Parris Todd, Alix Truong, Lee Whitwell and members of the APP Next Gen National Team all return to action in Atlanta.  

Daescu continued his dominant run in 2023, picking up two more gold medals at the APP Sunmed New Jersey Open – raising his APP-leading accolades to 21 total medals and 15 gold medals this season. The Romania native won men’s pro doubles gold in New Jersey

alongside Rob Nunnery, and gold in mixed pro doubles alongside Susannah Barr. Barr’s seven gold medals in 2023 are the third-most among APP women’s pros, while Nunnery’s 12 total medals are tied for the third-most among APP men’s pros this season.

The dynamic duo of Todd and Jardim are set to return to action together in Atlanta – where they brought home the women’s pro doubles gold in 2022. Todd leads all APP women’s pros with 13 gold medals and has two Triple Crowns in 2023. Jardim’s nine gold medals are the third-most among APP women’s pros in 2023. Todd and Jardim recently earned women’s pro doubles gold at the APP Philadelphia Open – their eighth title together.

Fudge will make an exciting return to Atlanta, where she won women’s singles gold in 2022. Fudge’s 19 total medals lead all APP women’s pros in 2023.

Defending men’s pro singles gold medalist Hunter Johnson has his eyes set on more hardware in Atlanta - his 20 total medals in 2023 are the second-most among APP pros. Yates Johnson’s 12 total medals are tied for the third-most among APP men’s pros this season. The Johnson twins have combined to win every APP Tour men’s pro singles gold medal this season except for two.

Devidze continued her impressive run on the women’s pro singles circuit, winning her fifth gold of the season in New Jersey. She’ll look to keep the momentum going in what will be a deep women’s pro singles field.

Chemistry has carried Glozman and Truong to a remarkable run of late in women’s pro doubles, and they’ll team up once again in Atlanta. The duo won their first gold medals as partners in Chicago, marking Truong’s second gold of the season and Glozman’s first, and followed suit with a silver medal performance in New Jersey.

Harris has been on a tear lately on the APP Tour, winning her first gold medal of the season alongside Jardim, and a silver in mixed pro doubles with Hunter Johnson in New Jersey. Harris also has three silvers and a bronze under her belt in 2023.

Fans can stay posted on all the action by following the APP’s social media pages - @OfficialAPPTour on Instagram, X, TikTok, and Threads, and APP Tour on Facebook.


Spalding County Pickleball Complex
1301 Cowan Road
Griffin, Georgia 30223

Broadcast Info:

Saturday, September 30 | 12-6 pm ET | APPTV (YouTube)
Sunday, October 1 | 8-10:30 am ET | APPTV (YouTube)
Sunday, October 1 | 12-2:30 pm ET | CBS Sports Network
Sunday, October 1 | 2:30-4 pm ET | APPTV (YouTube)

Ticket Info:

Tickets for the 2023 APP Sunmed Atlanta Metro Open are now available via for $15, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets will also be sold at the venue, which opens at 8 am ET each day of the tournament.

Event Schedule | Play begins at 8 am ET each day

Date Events
Wednesday, September 27 AARP Masters Division (60+) Mixed Pro Doubles
Amateur Doubles Competition
Thursday, September 28 Men’s Pro Singles 
Women’s Pro Singles 
AARP Masters Division (60+) Men's Pro Doubles
AARP Masters Divison (60+) Women's Pro Doubles
Amateur Doubles Competition 
Friday, September 29 Mixed Pro Doubles 
AARP Champions Division (50+) Men’s Pro Doubles 
AARP Champions Division (50+) Women’s Pro Doubles 
 Amateur Singles Competition 
Saturday, September 30 Men’s Pro Doubles 
 Women’s Pro Doubles 
 AARP Champions Division (50+) Mixed Pro Doubles 
 Amateur Doubles Competition 
Sunday, October 1 Championship Sunday - Pro Gold Medal Matches
 AARP Champions Division (50+) Men’s Pro Singles 
 AARP Champions Division (50+) Women’s Pro Singles 
 Amateur Doubles Competition 

*All dates and times subject to change

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