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Pickle Palooza Festival


 
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Price $250.00


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Pickle Palooza Festival

Pickle Palooza: The Greatest Celebration of Pickleball Ever.

August 2-4 2019 at Bobby Riggs Racket and Paddle Club in Encinitas, CA

Feed your pickleball addiction with this incredible 3-DAY Pickle Palooza event featuring court exhibitions, interviews with the pros, on court instruction, paddle demos, open play and more! Plus, enjoy the social aspect of this beloved sport with great food, fun entertainment, and your chance to hang out with the games greatest players at the Bobby Riggs Racket and Paddle Club in sunny SoCal. What's great about Picklepalooza? Unlike a tournament where you may pay the cost of travel, lodging, and food only to go 2 and out, with PicklePalooza you are guaranteed 3 full days of pickleball fun!

Hosted by senior pros Steve Dawson and Dave Fleming, all access tickets are for the entire Palooza, which includes everything listed below plus an awesome T-shirt with the Pickle Palooza logo. You will be one of the cool kids!

Daily Festival Activities include:
  • Pre-scheduled Stadium Court Exhibitions and up close and personal interviews with the games greatest players (including Matt Wright, Lucy Kovalova, Kyle Yates, and Cammy MacGregor -- see full list below)
  • 5 hours of open play on 20 courts (grouped with your level)
  • On-court instruction - designated instruction courts with pre-scheduled pros and techniques covered, so you don't miss a thing
  • Paddle demos -- Grab a paddle you’ve always wanted to try and head to the court to check it out immediately!
  • Get One-on-one time with the pros and hang out with them at the club.
  • Friday AND Saturday night entertainment. From the best acoustic guitarist in SoCal to a nationally ranked comedian - you will be entertained. Friday night, one of the best acoustic guitarists in SoCal will perform. Relax with a beverage and take in the music after a fun-filled day on the courts. Saturday night, Senior Pro and #2 Corporate Comedian in the country (so says CBSNews.com) Dave Fleming will deliver laughs about life, work, and of course, pickleball. Get ready to laugh and be entertained!

FRIDAY
8am-1pm - Open play RED only service bands all courts
8am-5pm - Product demo court 6 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
8am-9am - Dinking technique with Steve Dawson court 5, (red and blue wristbands allowed)
9am-10am - Lucy Kovalova will be interviewed by Dave Fleming about her Today Show experience with open questions in Riggs Museum (red and blue wristbands allowed)
10am-11am - Exhibition Match. Cammy MacGregor and Irina Tereschenko vs Jennifer Dawson and Lucy Kovalova court 4. (red and blue wristbands allowed)
11am-12pm - Instruction. Sick Tricks with Kyle Yates and Irina Tereschenko court 5 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
12-1pm - Exhibition Match. Steve Dawson and Kyle Yates vs Matt Wright and Dave Fleming court 4 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
1pm-5pm - Open Play, BLUE bands only, all courts.
1pm-2pm - Steve Dawson interviews Matt Wright up close and personal in Riggs Museum. (red and blue wristbands allowed)
1pm-2pm - Challenge the pros. Cammy MacGregor and Jennifer Dawson take on all challengers. court 4 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
2pm-3pm - Exhibition Match. Lucy Kovalova and Chris Miller vs Kyle Yates and Irina Tereschenko court 4 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
3pm-4pm - Serve Technique with Matt Wright. court 5 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
5:30-7:30pm - Entertainment and Social.

Friday Featured Food Truck:
Epic Eatz - San Diego Surf Cuisine



SATURDAY

8am - Gates open for all
8am-1pm - Open play. BLUE bands only on all courts
8am-5pm - Product Demo court 6 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
9am-10am - 3rd shot drops with Dave Fleming court 5. (red and blue wristbands allowed)
10am-11am - Exhibition match. Dave Fleming and Jennifer Dawson vs Jen Lucore and Chris Miller (red and blue wristbands allowed)
11am-12pm Interview. Jennifer Lucore to interview Irina Tereschenko with open questions. Riggs Museum (red and blue wristbands allowed)
11am-12pm - Spinning the Ball with Matt Wright. Court 5 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
1-5pm - Open play. RED bands only on all courts
12-1pm - Exhibition Match. court 4. Kyle Yates and Irina Tereschenko vs Matt Wright and Lucy Kovalova (red and blue wristbands allowed)
1pm-2pm - Interview. Dave Fleming up close and personal with Jennifer Dawson (red and blue wristbands allowed)
1pm-2pm - Challenge the Pros. Irene Tereschenko and Lucy Kovalova take on all challengers. court 4 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
2pm-3pm - Exhibition. Steve Dawson and Matt Wright vs Chris Miller and Kyle Yates (red and blue wristbands allowed)
3pm-4pm - Instruction. 2 handed backhand. Jennifer Dawson and Dave Fleming court 5
3pm-4pm - Instruction. Speed volleys. Jennifer Lucore. court 4
5:30-7:30pm - Dave Fleming comedy show and Social

Saturday Featured Food Truck:
Smokey Jake's BBQ


SUNDAY

8am - Gates open for all
8am-11am - Open play. RED bands only on all courts
8am-5pm - Product demo court 6 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
9am-10am - Challenge the pros. Kyle Yates and Matt Wright take on all challengers. court 4 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
9am-10am - Instruction. Cammy MacGregor. Blocking. court 5 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
10am-11am - Exhibition. Chris Miller and Steve Dawson vs Irina Tereschenko and Lucy Kovalova court 4 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
11am-12pm - Interview. Cammy MacGregor up close and personal with Kyle Yates. Riggs Museum (red and blue wristbands allowed)
11am-12pm - Exhibition. Irina Tereschenko and Dave Fleming vs Lucy Kovalova and Chris Miller, court 4
11am-2pm - Open play.BLUE bands only on all courts
12pm-1pm - Exhibition. Matt Wright & Jennifer Dawson vs Kyle Yates & Cammy MacGregor. court 4 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
1pm-2pm - Instruction. Lobs with Steve Dawson. court 5 (red and blue wristbands allowed)
2pm-5pm - Throw away wristbands. All can play anywhere!
2pm-3pm - Exhibition. All pros. Winners stay and split. court 4
5pm - Good Night and safe travels

Sunday Featured Food Truck:
El Hueco Truck - Peruvian Street Food


Refund Policy:
  • Greater than 60 days eligible for a full refund
  • 30-60 Days - 50% refund
  • Less than 30 Days - no refund available

About the venue:

Bobby Riggs Racket & Paddle
875 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024





The facilities for Pickle Palooza are first rate. Bobby Riggs Racket & Paddle is a first-class Pickleball facility that features a Pro Shop, on-site restaurant, locker rooms, shower facilities, and much more. In addition, it is located in one of California's most popular vacation areas!



Conveniently located near major attractions including San Diego's Balboa Park, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND and several picturesque beaches to explore, this is the ultimate Pickleball destination. Once you've worked up your appetite, enjoy the culinary creations of the on-site food trucks or venture out and experience the explosive flavors of San Diego's culinary creation of Cali-Baja cuisine at one of the local eateries.

How Does it Work?
You purchase your tickets and provide us a little info including your t-shirt size, rating, etc. Be sure to let us know if you have family or friends you will be attending with. Palooza attendees will be split into two limited-size groups so everyone gets their 5 hours of court time each day and this will help us to make sure you get grouped together. Upon check-in you will be assigned either a red or blue wristband that will determine your open play court time for the entire event. There will be plenty of time to play with old friends and make new ones on the court. Play as much as you want during your time! Plus, throughout the Pickle Palooza, pros will be on the courts giving tips to YOU about specific shots and how to improve YOUR game. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

Confirmed Pickleball Pros

Kyle Yates - Kyle is widely considered one of the world's best pickleball players. He has won gold medals in the Open Pro category at the US Open, USAPA Nationals, and Tournament of Champions. 2018 was very successful for Kyle. He took home four gold medals and one silver medal including gold in Men's Doubles Open Pro and gold in Mixed Doubles Open Pro at the US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples (the largest tournament in the world). He recently added to his resume 4 Gold medals and one Silver from the 2019 US Open Championships. Kyle has taught camps and clinics all over the world, and is a founding supporter of the IPTPA.
.Kyle Yates - Kona, HI Pickleball Camp Pro


Matt Wright
- Matt was a tennis star at the University of Michigan prior to his pickleball career. He began playing pickleball in 2016 and that year teamed up with Lucy Kovalova for their first tournament together. They won the 19+ mixed doubles division at the US Open that year and Matt has continued to excel in the sport. Matt has also accomplished the rare feat of winning gold in the open division at the three major Pro Pickleball Tournaments in 2018. He is a 2018 USA National Champion, 2018 & 2019 US Open Champion, 2018 Tournament of Champions Gold Medalist and overall a 4-time USA National Champion, 7-time US Open Champion and 2-time Tournament of Champions Gold Medalist.



Lucy Kovalova
- Initially, Lucy came to the United States from Slovakia to play collegiate tennis. Just a few short years ago she entered the pickleball scene and quickly became a top player in the sport. Lucy is a 2019 US Open Champion, 2018 USA National Champion Triple Crown Winner and 2018 Tournament of Champions Gold Medalist. Overall she is a 4-time USA National Champion, 2-time Tournament of Champions Gold Medalist and 9-time Medalist at the US Open Championships.



Irina Tereschenko
- Irina has been playing and coaching racquet sports for over 20 years, and is one of the top rated women's pickleball players in the world. She has coached tennis at Texas Tech and the University of Washington, and has given pickleball clinics in the US and in Europe. Her tournament success is amazing. She is both a USAPA Nationals and US Open Gold Medalist. In 2018 she won four medals at the US Open Pickleball Championships and she recently took home four more medals from the 2019 US Open Pickleball Championships.



Cammy MacGregor
- Cammy is a former professional tennis player who has parlayed her success into the sport of pickleball. Cammy currently plays on the professional circuit and has earned multiple medals in tournaments nationwide. She is a multi-time US Open and Nationals Gold Medalist with her most recent wins at the 2019 US Open Championships where she took home 5 medals. Cammy is also an Advisory Staff Member for TeamSelkirk and instructor teaching at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA.



Jennifer Lucore
- Jennifer Lucore is a professional pickleball player and a global pickleball ambassador. Her numerous gold medal championships include: 17-time USAPA Nationals, 11-time Canadian Nationals, 6-time Huntsman World Senior Games, 4-time International Tournaments, 4-time Tournament of Champions, and many golds at both the US Open Pickleball Championships and Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) tournaments. She recently took home a bronze medal from the 2019 US Open Pickleball Championships in 50+ Mixed Doubles. Also, in March 2018 she coauthored, with her mom, the sports first ever history book: The History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun! Jennifer is also a world known pickleball blogger.




Steve Dawson
- Steve is one of the world's best pickleball players and instructors. He is a two-time US OPEN Pro Gold Medalist, Huntsman World Champion, Canadian National Champion, and multi-time USAPA Nationals Medalist. Steve has over 25 years as a tennis and pickleball teaching professional, and is co-owner of the Bobby Riggs Tennis & Pickleball Center in San Diego, CA . After a successful collegiate tennis career (two-time Big 8 Champion at Univ. of Oklahoma), Steve became a full-time tennis coach. Years ago, Steve developed a passion for pickleball, and quickly became one of the sport's best players.



Jennifer Dawson
- Jennifer is one of the most accomplished Tennis and Pickleball professionals in the world with over 30 years of professional teaching and playing experience. ITF World # 1 ranking in 45 and over, and ranked # 1 in the US in Women's Tennis 35, 40, & 45 age groups, she is the winner of multiple national championships. Jennifer is a five-time US OPEN Pickleball Championships Pro Gold Medalist, and two-time USAPA National Champion.



Callan Dawson
- Callan is an exceptionally gifted 5.0 pickleball player and instructor, with an extensive track record of success. He is an inaugural PPF Champion, National Men's Open Doubles finalist, and was twice California State Champion.



Dave Fleming
- Dave began playing pickleball in 2016 at his friend's church gym upon invitation from his 5.0 tennis teammate. Although he still has a deep love of tennis he is now fully devoted to the sport of pickleball. His pickleball resume includes being a 2018 US Open Gold and Bronze Medalist, 2018 USA National Championships Gold Medalist, 2018 Tournament of Champions Silver Medalist, and 2018 SoCal Classic Gold and Bronze Medalist. Off the court you can find Dave performing his comedic one-man show about corporate America (Man vs. Office). He was even voted the #2 corporate comedian in the US by CBSNews.com.




After You Watch The Video Below, Click here to learn more about Pickle Palooza and Sign-up!.

PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Pickle Palooza is going to be a blast!

We sent a group of people to the Bobby Riggs Racquet and Paddle center this spring to see how the new courts and facilities are. We are here to report the place is FANTASTIC! We met with most of the pros who are signed up to participate, and we can assure you this is going to be a ground breaking pickleball event on first class courts! Come join us. To get a bit of flavor for the personality of co-host Dave Flemming, watched the above video.
After You Watch The Video Above, Click here to learn more about Pickle Palooza and Sign-up!.

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