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The Hong Kong Open Pickleball Championships 2020

The Hong Kong Open Pickleball Championships 2020


Organizer: Venise Chan


Starting:December 11, 2020 to December 13, 2020
Register Deadline:November 27, 2020 (OPEN)

Tournament Location

LRC (Ladies' Recreation Club)
LRC, Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

General Information

We are so excited to be hosting our first-ever international event in Hong Kong at the truly prestige venue- the Ladies Recreational Club, founded in 1883 dedicated to providing its members with a 5-star experience. Come indulge yourself in the beautiful secluded spot within our concrete jungle and meet new faces from around the world! Courts: 2-4 Outdoors & 2 Indoors venue (TBC) Balls: Penn Attractive Prizes: Circle DNA Premium Kit (valued at $400 USD each kit) (TBC) : Oakley Sunglasses (TBC) Facebook Page: Please also follow us at the Hong Kong Open Pickleball Championships 2020 for the latest tournament updates and schedule


Divisions: Ladies Single 19+ Combined level (Open) Men’s Singles 19+ Advanced level (Open) Ladies Doubles Open 19+ Advanced level (Open) Men’s Doubles Open 19+ Advanced level (Open) Mixed doubles Open 19+ Advanced level (Open) Men's Singles Open 19+ Intermediate level Ladies Doubles 19+ Intermediate level Men’s Doubles 19+ Intermediate level Mixed doubles 19+ Intermediate level Ladies Doubles 45+ Combined Level (Open) Mens Doubles 45+ Combined Level (Open) Please note that anyone above 15 or above are welcome to join the 19+ category. Please note you may ONLY choose to enter either Intermediate or Advanced category unless it is a Combined category. If you wish to enter more one event, it must still be within that same Intermediate or Advanced category unless it is a Combined category. Please note that we will consider to combine draw if entry is less than 10 individuals/pair per category. Intermediate players are welcome to join the Advanced Group. Advanced players may not join the Intermediate Group. Only medals game would have a referee and linesman Court watches and volunteers will assist you for all other matches. Should there be any dispute, the Head Referee/ Tournament Director reserves the right to the final decision.

Payment /Other Information

Payment: If you are a local Hong Kong player, you may choose to pay in Hong Kong dollars $230 in cash in advance instead of paying USD here in the system. Please contact Tournament Director. Tournament Format: Round Robin groups matches followed by Elimination Hotel: Recommendations/ Hotel will be provided later (Recommend to stay in Wanchai/Central/Sheung Wan area) Location: Nearest MTR subway station is Central then walking distance is 20 minutes steep slope or by cab (approximately $30 HKD) Shuttle service: from MTR subway station to venue daily in the morning and evening(TBC) Sports Bar area will be available throughout the day for players/ guests to buy drinks/ food during the day and relax Water dispenser will be provided at the venue Shower/Changing Room is available on site

Tournament Team:

Organiser: Venise Chan Co-Sponsors: LRC, Head, CircleDNA, Oakley, Okamoto, Pickleball Global Head Referee: Janet Lye (International Federation of Pickleball Ambassador) Tournament Director: Venise Chan Please contact chan.venise@gmail.com or WhatsApp +85260766733 for any questions.

Other planned activities

1. FREE EVENT: Registration/ Welcome drink event on Friday evening 11th Dec 2020 2. FREE EVENT: Celebrations canapés event. Lucky Draw (including 1 free drinks + all free canapes) on Saturday evening 12th Dec 2020 3. FREE EVENT: 14th Dec 2020 Hiking / Sightseeing Tour Led by Venise Chan Referee Workshop: We are excited to have Janet Lye to conduct a 2-day Referee Workshop/ Clinic for anyone who is interested to brush up some rulebook and play knowledge and skills. For those who attend will have the chance to be referees and/ or to assist at the Hong Kong Open. The Referee Workshop is only $100 HKD per person. For those interested in any of the ABOVE planned activities please contact: Tournament Director: Venise Chan chan.venise@gmail.com +85260766733 (WhatsApp) To be signed up for a spot before its full! Looking forward to meeting you all!

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