ANNOUNCEMENT / PRESS RELEASE

APP SUNMED PUNTA GORDA OPEN PLAYER REGISTRATIONS REACH CAPACITY

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Registrations for professional, senior professional and amateur pickleball players to compete at the 2023 APP Tour season-opening APP Sunmed. Punta Gorda Open have closed, with over 700 players signing up to compete at the event that kicks off the 2023 APP Tour, taking place at PicklePlex, Punta Gorda, FL from January 11-15.

Among the professional players taking part are past APP champions Parris Todd, Simone Jardim, Megan Fudge DeHeart, Hunter Johnson, Kyle Yates, Andrei Daescu, and Ryler DeHeart. Newcomers to watch at the event include APP Next Gen players Alix Truong and Carson (CJ) Klinger, as well as former top professional tennis players Allie Kiick and Noah Rubin, who are both making their professional pickleball debuts at the event.

While player registrations have now closed, tickets to watch the event are still available, starting from just $10 and available now via the APP Tour ticket page. The full playing schedule is as follows:

Pro Event Schedule 

Date Events
Wednesday
Jan. 11
Amateur Play Begins
Thursday
Jan. 12
Men’s Pro Singles
Women’s Pro Singles
Friday
Jan. 13
Mixed Pro Doubles
Sr. Men’s Pro Doubles
Sr. Women’s Pro Doubles
Saturday
Jan. 14
Men’s Pro Doubles
Women’s Pro Doubles
Mixed Sr. Pro Doubles
Sunday
Jan. 15
Championship Sunday - Pros
Sr. Men’s Pro Singles
Sr. Women’s Pro Singles

(All dates and times subject to change)

“We’re excited to start the 2023 APP Tour season in Punta Gorda, and are delighted that demand to compete in our season-opening event, and to come and watch the action, is so high,” commented Tom Webb, Chief Marketing officer of the APP. “The APP is focused on creating elite platforms to showcase the talents and skills of the best pro pickleball players in the world, and creating world-class events for the thousands of amateur pickleball players around the world to compete in the sport they love. We have a very exciting year ahead, with the sport continuing to grow at an incredible rate, and are excited to kick off our season in Punta Gorda from January 11 – 15.

The 2023 APP Tour features 16 events across the USA with thousands of Pickleball players taking part in the highest levels of professional and amateur competition in America’s fastest growing sport. PicklePlex at Punta Gorda hosts the season-opening event, followed by a return to Florida from February 8 – 12 for the APP Daytona Beach Open at Pictona at Holly Hill. For the full 2023 APP Tour schedule, please go to APPTour.org.