Association of Pickleball Professionals Announces 2023 APP Masters Tour

Rebranding of “Super Senior” Pro division for professionals aged 60 and above; 10 stops on 2023 APP Tour schedule; APP also introduces APP Masters Council to represent players


The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) announced today the creation of the APP Masters Tour. Formerly known as the Super Senior Pro division, the APP Masters Tour is the USA Pickleball-sanctioned tour for pickleball professionals aged 60 and above.

The 2023 APP Masters Tour schedule consists of 10 APP Tour stops in 2023, which more than triples the number of tour stops from 2022 (3). The slate kicks off at the APP Daytona Beach Open at Pictona at Holly Hill, Feb. 8-12. All players must have a minimum skill rating of 4.0 to compete.

The tour also introduces the APP Masters Council to represent the players. Five Masters Tour pros will serve on the council:

  • Chris Powers (Chair)
  • Cookie Drake
  • Todd Headley
  • Hillary Hilton Marold
  • David Komie

“I am thrilled that Ken Herrmann and the APP have added ten Masters Tour stops in 2023. The Masters players are grateful for this opportunity to play and compete at the highest level in this sport we love so much.” said Chris Powers, Masters Council chair.

“The APP is pleased to announce the newly rebranded APP Masters Tour,” said Tom Webb, APP Chief Marketing Officer. “The APP Masters Tour exemplifies what the APP and pickleball are all about – this is a sport you can play for life, whether competing at the highest level or picking up a paddle for the first time.”

2023 APP Masters Tour Schedule

Date Location Venue
Feb. 8-12
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Pictona at Holly Hill
March 15-19
San Diego, Calif.
The Hub
March 29-April 2
Mesa, Ariz.
Bell Bank Park
May 10-14
Cincinnati, Ohio
Sawyer Point Pickleball Facility
May 24-28
New York City, N.Y.
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Aug. 30-Sep. 3
Chicago, Ill.
Danny Cunniff Park
Sep. 27-Oct. 1
Atlanta, Ga.
Spalding County Pickleball Complex
Oct. 4-8
Dallas, Texas
The Oasis
Oct. 25-29
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center
Nov. 29-Dec. 3
Houston, Texas
Houston Memorial Park