The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) is partnering with Chase as a founding partner and title sponsor for the Chase APP Miami Open. Scheduled to take place on March 20-24, the event is the APP Tour’s first Major tournament of 2024 and designated as a “Golden Ticket” qualifier for the 2024 USA Pickleball (USAP) National Championships.
The 2024 Chase APP Miami Pickleball Open is a five-day indoor tournament, which will include the inaugural APP Atlantic Cup—a historic event that pits Team USA against Team Europe in the first-ever international team competition. To celebrate the APP’s new presence in Miami, Chase will welcome players, fans and Miami residents to a special event on Friday, March 22, featuring live music along with delights from Miami’s vibrant culinary scene. Full details, including the headlining artist and event venue, will be announced on theapp.global.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Association of Pickleball Players to support the growth of pickleball,” said Frank Nakano, managing director of sports and entertainment marketing at JPMorgan Chase. “We know that this is an increasingly popular sport that presents an opportunity for all different demographics and we are excited about the first APP Miami Open. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to exploring this up-and-coming sport and supporting a new and diverse market in Miami.”
The Chase APP Miami Pickleball Open is one of five APP Tour stops designated as USAP “Golden Ticket” events that will take place in the leadup to the 2024 USA Pickleball Nationals. At these special events, all players will have the opportunity to auto-qualify to compete at the 2024 USAP National Championships by virtue of earning a gold medal in their tournament bracket. It will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, offering all the amenities of world-class outdoor pickleball tournament experience in a climate-controlled environment.
“Chase partners with the top sports and entertainment properties and venues in the world, and we are thrilled that they recognize the excitement and growth happening at the APP,” said Shannon Dan, APP executive vice president of global partnerships. “We welcome Chase to the APP family with open arms. With Chase as our founding partner, the APP Miami Open will be the premier pickleball event of the year and a true celebration of the sport.”
Player registration for the 2024 Chase APP Miami Pickleball Open is now open via theapp.global. Competition is open to all skill levels 3.0 through 5.0, plus those playing at the pro level, across a wide range of age brackets.
The APP kicked off its 2024 campaign with its inaugural Midwest Open and U.S. Collegiate Championships, showcasing the future of pickleball as top collegiate teams and players from across the country. Before heading to Miami, the APP is bringing pickleball pros and amateurs of all ages and skill levels to world-class tournaments throughout the United States. The full 2024 schedule, recent news and additional information about the APP are available at theapp.global and on Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn.