The APP is set to host the largest tournament in its history next week at the 2023 APP Newport Beach Open, held June 28-July 3 at the historic Tennis and Pickleball Club at Newport Beach.
With more than 1,400 registrants, the 2023 APP Newport Beach Open will be the APP's largest-ever tournament. More than 1,100 amateurs will take part in the amateur competition that is a mainstay of APP events, joining the sport’s top professional women and men competing in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events.
“This is a historic moment for the APP and for pickleball overall,” commented Ken Herrmann, Founder of the APP and a leading personality in the growth of pickleball worldwide. “We would not be here today without the hard work of our incredible staff, our amazing volunteers, and, of course, the tens of thousands of players who’ve made APP events so special. I’m so proud we’ve reached this milestone, and want to thank all the players who have registered, and everyone involved in the event who have worked hard to make this the biggest event in the history of the APP. What an incredible week we have to look forward to in Newport Beach!”
The tournament marks the APP’s exciting return to Southern California in 2023. Los Angeles represents the nation’s second-largest pickleball-playing market, with 9.6% of the DMA population having played the sport at least once in the past 12 months (4.7 million people), according to the APP’s Pickleball Participation Report released in March 2023.
As one of five USA Pickleball “Golden Ticket” qualifier events, medalists can earn the right to pre-register directly for the USA Pickleball National Championships, held in Dallas in November.
Tickets for the 2023 APP Newport Beach Open are now available via SI Tickets. Walk-up tickets will also be available at the venue, which opens at 8 am PT on each event day.