FWPI Clinics, Camps, Leagues and Tournaments

 

This page contains the latest info and links to FWPI pickleball clinics, camps, leagues and tournaments in the area.  This programming is endorsed and run by FWPI.  Take the leap and enter a tournament and/or a clinic.  It's cheap and fun!

Fort Wayne Pickleball Inc. Programming at Indian Trails

  • A portion of all fees are donated to the Aboite Township Food Bank as a thank you for the use of Indian Trails courts.

  • We have 6 programming options (listed below) that are being run by Mike Schone.

  • To register and pay for the Round Robin Leagues and Drill and Play Clinics click this link Shop Programming. 

  • To register and pay for the Weekly Quickie Cash Leagues contact Mike Schone at mschone@schonephotography.com.

  • Questions? contact Mike Schone at mschone@schonephotography.com.

5 Week Individual Round Robin League – 3.0 Level (This is individual sign up, no teams; All leagues are coed and doubles not singles. Substitutes are allowed but are the responsibility of the player to get. Also, the registered player pays for the league and gets the money from the sub if desired. Mike does not handle that. Shared slots are fine if there is not a problem with show ups.)

Thursdays, 10:15-12:15 am

12 players - Play with each other and against each other during league

Runs from June 9th through July 7th

2 - one hour matches each week

Cost is $45 per person

 

5 Week Individual Round Robin League – 3.5 Level (This is individual sign up, no teams; All leagues are coed and doubles not singles. Substitutes are allowed but are the responsibility of the player to get. Also, the registered player pays for the league and gets the money from the sub if desired. Mike does not handle that. Shared slots are fine if there is not a problem with show ups.)

Thursdays, 8-10 am

12 players - Play with each other and against each other during league

Runs from June 9th through July 7th

2 - one hour matches each week

Cost is $45 per person

 

4 Week Beg/Adv Beg. Drill and Play Clinic (2.5-3.0 Level)

Coverage of a different basic skill each week

Tuesdays, 5:15-6:45 pm

Maximum of 8 players

Cost is $36

Runs from June 7th through June 28th

         

4 Week Intermediate Drill and Play Clinic (3.5)

Coverage of a different basic skill each week

Monday 5:15-6:45 pm

Maximum of 8 players

Cost is $36

Runs from June 6th through June 27th

 

For Quickie Leagues Below:

This is individual sign up, no teams; All leagues are coed and doubles not singles. Registration will be handled by Mike Schone directly. Either email or text Mike with your intent to play and what week it pertains to. Payment will be in cash on the night you play because it will be used for the payout. 

Weekly Quickie Cash League - 3.5 and under 

            Tuesdays, 7-9 pm starting June 7th.

12 players maximum – 8 players minimum

Round robin play – rounds of 10 minutes each, 1 minute between rounds.

Total of all points won during round determines final placement

Cost is $15

Payout based on 12 players is $45 for 1st, $30 for 2nd and $20 for 3rd. 

Less than 12 players will reduce payout accordingly.  Payout done at end of play.

 

Weekly Quickie Cash League - 4.0 and above

Mondays, 7-9 pm starting June 6th.

12 players maximum – 8 players minimum

Round robin play – rounds of 10 minutes each, 1 minute between rounds.

Total of all points won during round determines final placement

Cost is $15

Payout based on 12 players is $45 for 1st, $30 for 2nd and $20 for 3rd. 

Less than 12 players will reduce payout accordingly.  Payout done at end of play.

2022 USA Pickleball Great Lakes Diamond Regional 

 

Registration Information

 

Open registration begins on February 21 at 7:00PM.  Players in the Great Lakes Region (Indiana, Ohio, Michigan) will have the opportunity to preregister for the tournament the week before, starting at 12:01AM on Feb 15 and continuing through 11:59PM on Feb 16. If you are a USA Pickleball member in this region, you will receive a preregistration link via email by February 13.  If you are not a member of USAP, or your membership is not current, please apply for or renew your membership ASAP to receive the preregistration email.

 

Tournament Dates:       June 16 - June 19

 

Tournament Location:  Wildwood Racquet Club, 508 North Hadley Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tournament Fees:         $115 

Includes registration for up to 3 different events (singles, gender doubles, and mixed doubles) and all referee and venue costs.

 

Preregistration:              February 15 (12:01AM) and February 16 (11:59PM)

Open to USA Pickleball members in the Great Lakes Region only (Indiana, Ohio, Michigan). USAP members in this region will receive an invitation-only preregistration link via email by Feb 13.

 

Open Registration:        February 21 (7PM)

 

Registration Deadline:  April 15

 

Cancelation Deadline:   May 15

 

How to Register:

Register online at pickleballtournaments.com.  Please note that your slot in an event is not secure until you (and your partner) have both registered and paid tournament fees.

 

Other Requirements:

All players will register to a waitlist. Payment is required at time of registration. When both players on a team have registered and paid tournament fees, the team will be moved off the waitlist and into an event, provided space is available.

 

All players must have a USA Pickleball membership that is valid through June 20, 2022.  If you are not a USAP member, or if your membership will expire before June 20, please update your membership at usapickleball.org/memberships.

 

SPECIAL JUNIOR EVENTS:  Junior events will be offered for players ages 8-18. Cost is $50. Registration will be handled separately (not via the PT website). Please notify Dawn Horan at glrhoran@gmail.com if you are interested in this option.

 

 

New Regional Championship Format

 

There are several important changes to the regional tournament structure in 2022:

  • The 12 Regional Championships will culminate in the new Diamond Amateur Championship taking place December 1-7 at Pictona in Holly Hill, FL. Gold Medalists from the Diamond Amateur Championship will earn preregistration (Golden Tickets) to the following year’s National Championships in Indian Wells.

  • Gold and Silver Medalists from the Regional tournaments will earn preregistration into the Diamond Amateur Championship at Pictona.  All other participants from the Regional Tournaments will be eligible for the lottery into the Diamond Amateur Championship.

  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists from Regional tournaments will be entered into the lottery for the 2022 National Championships in Indian Wells.

  • There will be no preregistration (Golden Tickets) from the 2022 Regional tournaments to the 2022 National Championships in Indian Wells.

 

Looking ahead to the 2023 season, the following qualifying procedures for the National Championships in Indian Wells will be added:

  • Gold Medalists from the 2022 Diamond Amateur Championship at Pictona will receive  preregistration (Golden Tickets) into the 2023 National Championships in Indian Wells.

  • Silver and Bronze Medalists from the 2022 Diamond Amateur Championship at Pictona will be eligible for Phase 1 of the 2023 National Championships lottery. If openings remain after Phase 1, all Medalists from the 2023 Regional tournaments will be eligible for Phase 2 of the lottery.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION GO TO:  

usapickleball.org/tournaments/2022-schedule/

usapickleball.org/tournaments/diamond-amateur-championship/ 

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Horan at glrhoran@gmail.com.