Get Ready for the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships!
Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships
By Fran Myer
The 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships—the sport’s premiere event—is set to return to the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden November 2-10 with various tournament upgrades that are sure to excite participants and pickleball enthusiasts across the nation.
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden will be expanding to 49 pickleball courts, allowing for more participants. In addition to more courts, Nationals will have new fan-friendly tournament scheduling, which will help spectators take in all the amazing pickleball action, plus more restrooms and concessions throughout the facility. As part of the upgrades, players will have access to the Championship Court included in their registration price, online check-in and a revamped player-focused venue layout with a variety of food options near the courts.
Players will see a revised ticket pricing structure, including VIP seating and packages, when they go to the registration page. Please review all your options carefully.
NEW THIS YEAR
We are excited to share the new registration process with you outlined below:
General registration will open on August 1 at midnight PDT. When general registration opens, players will be allowed, for a one-week period, to register at a time that is convenient for you with no priority given by timestamp of when you registered. On August 8, a random drawing will take place to determine the remaining spots in each event after pre-registration. Players will be notified if they got a spot by August 22.
When a player’s name is drawn, he/she and his/her partner will be entered in all events for which they have registered, if spots are available.
Once all spots are filled, the players who were not chosen in the lottery will be placed on a wait list in the order by which they are drawn.
Anyone registering after August 7 will be placed on the wait list after those from the lottery.
We hope this method of registration will relieve the anxiety of not having the fastest network or typing fingers when trying to get a spot. We feel this process will give all an equal chance to get into all available events.