ANNOUNCEMENT / PRESS RELEASE

APP, Lexus Announce Partnership for Hilton Head Open

APP Sunmed Hilton Head Open Presented by Lexus held Oct. 26-30

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CHICAGO (October 20, 2022) – The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) announced today an agreement with Lexus to be the presenting sponsor for the 2022 APP Sunmed Hilton Head Open, held October 26 – 30 at Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center in Hilton Head, S.C.

The APP Sunmed Hilton Head Open Presented by Lexus is the penultimate Elite tournament on the 2022 APP Tour, where the sport’s top pros will compete in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events. Pros will vie for their share of a $65,000 prize pool as well as a Golden Ticket opportunity to qualify for USA Pickleball National Championships in 2023. A sold-out tournament field of nearly 1,000 players is expected to participate.

As part of Lexus’ sponsorship of the APP Sunmed Hilton Head Open, the brand will immerse itself with in-venue branding and visibility at the tournament, including on-site activation spaces and signage, as well as promotion on social media and APP Tour livestream productions.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Lexus,” said APP Founder Ken Herrmann. “We had a tremendous tournament with Lexus in Chicago back in August and are thrilled to carry the momentum over to Hilton Head for one of our largest and most popular events of the year.”

The tournament returns to Hilton Head for its third year on the APP Tour. The top two men’s singles players in the World Pickleball Rankings, Zane Navratil and JW Johnson, lead a group of six top-10 players that will compete in the men’s singles draw at the APP Sunmed Hilton Head Open Presented by Lexus. Meanwhile, five of the top 10 women’s singles players, highlighted by Jorja Johnson, Anna Bright and Parris Todd, are also part of the tournament schedule.

Below is a schedule of pro events for each day:

Date Events Streaming Platform Time (ET)
Thursday, 10/27
Men’s Pro Singles
Women’s Pro Singles
APPTV
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10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, 10/28

Mixed Pro Doubles
Sr. Men’s Pro Doubles
Sr. Women’s Pro Doubles

APPTV
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10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 10/29
Men’s Pro Doubles
Women’s Pro Doubles
Mixed Sr. Pro Doubles
APPTV
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11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, 10/30
Championship Sunday - Pros
Sr. Men’s Pro Singles
Sr. Women’s Pro Singles
APPTV
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10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tickets for the APP Sunmed Hilton Head Open Presented by Lexus are now available for purchase at eventbrite.com for just $10 per day. Walk-up tickets for single-day sessions will also be available for purchase at the venue.

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About the APP Tour
Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) serves amateurs, professionals, and senior professionals in one of the fastest growing sports in the country. It is the first and only officially sanctioned tour of USA Pickleball. The 2023 APP Tour slate has 20 tournament stops including four Majors and two Championships, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP Tour also prides itself on developing the next generation of champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives.

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Media Contacts:
Daniel Sagerman, Intersport, dsagerman@intersport.global