American Pickleball Tour - Winter Haven FL

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AMERICAN PICKLEBALL PARTY
CONTENTS FOLLOW APT EVERYWHERE! @americanpickleballtour @americanpickleballtour @americanpickleballtour 1 GET TO KNOW WINTER HAVEN PLACES TO EAT 15 THINGS TO DO 20 OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL COURTS 21 EXTEND YOUR STAY 23 THE ESSENTIALS WEEKEND AGENDA.....................3 WELCOME TO THE FACILITY!...... 5 TOURNAMENT DETAILS ..............7 NOT A COMPETITOR? .................8 CHARITY SPOTLIGHT .................10 A P T W I N T E R H A V E N - A U G U S T 2 0 2 3

I am thrilled to welcome you all to the American Pickleball Tournament in Winter Haven, Florida!

Pickleball has grown tremendously in popularity over the past few years, and it is easy to see why. It combines the best aspects of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, making it an exciting and fastpaced game that is accessible to players of all ages and skill levels.

Our tournament will be an opportunity for players to come together as a community and celebrate this wonderful sport

I want to extend a special thank you to the organizers and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make this event possible Your dedication and hard work are truly appreciated

To all the players, I wish you the best of luck in your matches And to everyone in attendance, I hope you enjoy the tournament and beautiful central Florida

AARON DEL MAR, CEO

WEEKEND AGENDA

AUGUST 11-13, 2023

TO BE CONFIRMED CHECK YOUR EMAIL & SMS MESSAGES FOR YOUR EXACT PLAYING TIME

FRIDAY

9A-4P.......................COURT SET-UP

3P-6P (APPROX ) OPEN PLAY

6-9P GROVE ROOTS BREWING CO

SATURDAY

8A..........................MIXED DOUBLES

2P............................MENS SINGLES

6-9P......................UNION TAPROOM

SUNDAY

8A......................WOMENS DOUBLES

1230P......................MENS DOUBLES

Thank you Visit Central Florida Sports for making the APT Winter Haven Tournament Possible!

FEATURED PARTNER!

WELCOME TO THE ADVENTHEALTH FIELDHOUSE & CONFERENCE CENTER

HOW TO GET HERE

1210 CYPRESS GARDENS BLVD

WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880

EASY ACCESS OF HWY-17 & CYPRESS GARDENS BLVD.

STAYING AT ONE OF OUR HOST HOTELS? YOU CAN WALK FROM BOTH THE HAMPTON INN & HOLIDAY INN!

PARKING CONCESSIONS

THERE IS FREE PARKING ONSITE.

FOOD & DRINK OFFERINGS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CAFE ONSITE.

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TOURNAMENT DETAILS

SCHEDULE

BRACKETS WILL BE POSTED THE DAY OF PLAY REMEMBER THAT BRACKETS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL EACH EVENT STARTS. PLEASE REVIEW THE SCHEDULE EACH EVENING BEFORE YOUR EVENT PLAY DAY. IF ANY START TIME CHANGES HAPPEN TO YOUR BRACKET, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU BY EMAIL AND SMS MESSAGE.

WARM UP

THE FIRST MATCHES OF THE DAY WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 8:00 AM. PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE THEIR WARMUP COMPLETED PRIOR TO THAT TIME. YOU WILL RECEIVE A P. A. ANNOUNCEMENT WHEN YOUR BRACKET HAS BEEN STARTED AND YOUR COURT ASSIGNMENT.

FOR LATER STARTING TIMES, YOU WILL HAVE 10 MINUTES TO WARM UP FOR YOUR 1ST MATCH OF THE DAY.

AFTER YOUR 1ST MATCH OF THE DAY, YOU HAVE 8 MINUTES FOLLOWING THE COURT ASSIGNMENT TEXT TO GET TO YOUR ASSIGNED COURT AND WARM UP BEFORE YOUR NEXT MATCH BEGINS. IF YOU ARE NOT ON COURT IN THE ALLOTTED TIME, WE WILL MAKE A SECOND AND FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT OVER THE PA SYSTEM FOR YOU TO REPORT TO THE COURT.

THE FIRST GAME IN YOUR MATCH IS FORFEITED IF YOU ARE NOT ON COURT READY TO PLAY IN TEN MINUTES FROM THE ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT. AVOID FORFEITS BY BEING ON TIME!

SERVER BANDS

STARTING SERVER BANDS WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH PLAYER IN YOUR SWAG BAG & MUST BE WORN BY EACH STARTING SERVER SO IT IS VISIBLE BY OPPONENTS & THE REFEREE

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FOR THE SPECTATOR

CHEER ON YOUR COMPETITOR IN OUR TOURNAMENT VIEWING AREA ON THE MEZZANINE UPSTAIRS. YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS OR USE THE BLEACHERS PROVIDED.

FOR THE CASUAL PLAYER

COME JOIN US FOR OPEN PLAY ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON! OR CHECK OUT WHERE WE HAVE FOUND OPEN PLAY COURTS IN THE AREA.

FOR WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY

AT THE CONVENTION CENTER, YOU WILL FIND CONCESSIONS ONSITE AND ON PAGE 15 ARE SOME GREAT OPTIONS IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE WINTER HAVEN.

NOT A COMPETITOR? THAT'S OK!

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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

Winter Haven, Florida

What Is the Interact Club?

It is a service-oriented club where students develop leadership skills while embracing the motto of ‘Service above Self.” Students build relationships with themselves, one another, and community members. WHHS Interact is sponsored by Rotary Club of Winter Haven. We are dedicated to serving our school, and community.

How did the Interact Club Get Started?

Rotary is a global network that includes over 1 million people across the entire world in all, there are currently more than 35,000 total clubs throughout the world that worked together to support education and literacy, promote peace, fight sickness, and make a lasting and positive impact on the world Interact Club is a branch of Rotary Youth Programs, which provide no shortage of fun and exciting ways for kids to spend their outof-class time

Connect

What Kind of Activities Are The Member of Your Organization Involved IN?

This is a student led club where students brainstorm and create projects to help others Their projects support their school, community, and the world Some of the projects include beautifying Winter Haven High School Campus, feeding the hungry, providing school supplies to students in another country, and partnering with local charitable organizations providing volunteers and supplies

This year as their international project, Interact is providing sustainable feminine products for girls locally in Winter Haven and internationally in Belize.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our generous sponsors for their invaluable support of the American Pickleball Tour. Their contributions have enabled us to provide exceptional experiences for players and fans alike, fostering a vibrant and competitive environment. We are truly grateful for their partnership and look forward to continuing this exciting journey together. Please show your appreciation by patronizing their shops & websites. Take advantage of these special offers below!

Arcade & Gaming Rentals: Save $100 with code PICKLEBALL

BEMER: FREE Travel Bag or Battery w/ Purchase of BEMER Essential Set

Florida Pickleball Clothing Co: Save 15% with code: APT15

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GAMMA Sports: Save 15% with code APT15

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Welcome to Central Florida, a hidden gem within the Sunshine State that offers a diverse range of attractions and experiences for every type of traveler Nestled between the metropolitan hubs of Tampa and Orlando, Central Florida combines the tranquility of wide open spaces with the excitement of nearby theme parks, creating an irresistible blend of adventure and relaxation.

Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by expansive landscapes, boasting pristine lakes, lush forests, and scenic trails. Explore the majestic beauty of the legendary Bok Tower Gardens, or explore the hiking trails at the Circle B Bar Reserve.

With a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement, you are invited to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures or thrilling theme park experiences, Central Florida is the ultimate destination for your next vacation

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PLACES TO EAT

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Grove Roots Brewing C

302 3rd St SW, Winter Have

Produces artisanal beers ins traditions and tastes of Cent citrus past

Havana Delights Café

155 E Main St, Bartow, FL 3

Bringing the authentic taste of Cuba & the modern twist of Miami to Central Florida

Haven Coffee Roasters (1 7mi )

140 3rd St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Their craft roasted coffee is curated from the finest select beans of artisan growers across the globe

Schack's Bar-B-Que (2.9mi.)

3000 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Family-owned since 1979, meat is dipped in a secret basting sauce & slowly cooked over an open-pit hardwood fire

Tanners Lakeside Restaurant & Bar (2.0mi.)

1006 Lake Howard Dr SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880

They hold the claim for the most amazing shrimp & grifts in Central Florida, as well as the most breathtaking lakeside view

Harry's Old Place (3 9mi )

3751 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Offers a large assortment of fresh fish and seafood, caught daily, as well as an assortment of steaks, chicken, and pasta

Special offer available in Sunshine Savings Pass. See page 19 of this guide!

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No more are the days of ordering that pint of a new craft beer only to find out it doesn’t necessarily tickle your tastebuds fancy. Just try a few ounces, then try something else. We give you the opportunity to find what you like most or to enjoy a good variety while you’re out with friends. When you walk into Union Taproom, we are celebrating the local and regional craft scene as well as some of the best craft beers from around the Country! You see a wall of taps, but behind that we see innovation and a dedication to mastering the art of brewing With the variety and freedom you deserve, we think it will change the way you enjoy beer and wine!

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THINGS TO DO

WELCOMETO CENTRALFLORIDA

Bok Tower Gardens

https://visitcentralflorida org/featured/boktower-gardens/

Historic Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, features two hiking trails, 50 acres of gardens, the 20-room El Retiro Estate and the 205-foot art deco and neo-Gothic Singing Tower carillon

Contact: 863-676-1408

Florida's Natural Grove House

https://floridasnatural com/visitors-center

Just steps away from their lush orange groves, you can find the Grove House Learn all about their humble beginnings, rich history and enjoy a variety of refreshing samples of Florida’s Natural juices Contact: 863-679-4110

Pura Vie Holistic Studio

https://puraviespa com/

Experience total mind-body relaxation with integrated massage therapy & mindful sound & energetic healing services Contact: 863-225-2920

Scout & Tag

https://www scoutandtag com/

Open 7 days a week and occupying 4000 s/f in the historic old theatre in downtown Lakeland Specializing in Home and Gift items, the store feels like a home as you browse the various rooms within Contact: 863-225-2426

Ridge Island Groves

https://visitcentralflorida org/featured/ridg e-island-groves/

Get a close look at how citrus is cleaned and packed, pick and orange, and shop for jam, jelly, honey, orange juice, souvenirs and more Contact: 863-4220333

Special offer available in Sunshine Savings Pass. See page X of this guide!

As you step into this picturesque region, you'll be captivated by its warm hospitality and breathtaking landscapes Known for its countless lakes and pristine waterways, Winter Haven offers a haven for water lovers, providing endless opportunities for boating, fishing, and serene sunset cruises

Discover a world of endless imagination and family fun at Legoland Florida Resort! Step into a realm where creativity knows no bounds, and where beloved bricks come to life in captivating ways.

Located in sunny Florida, this enchanting theme park offers an experience like no other, blending thrilling rides, interactive attractions, and larger-thanlife Lego sculptures Witness the magic of your favorite Lego characters, embark on epic adventures, and build unforgettable memories with your loved ones

From the heart-pounding roller coasters to the whimsical Miniland USA, Legoland Florida has something to delight every member of the family Book your tickets today and be prepared to be amazed at Legoland Florida Resort!

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OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL COURTS

KELLY RECREATION COMPLEX

404 IMPERIAL BLVD, LAKELAND

Open Monday to Friday 8am-12noon. 4

Indoor courts and 8 outdoor courts Cost: Outdoor (free), Indoor ($2/person per session)

COMMUNITY CENTER AT AUBURNDALE

615 BENNETT ST, AUBURNDALE

Indoor courts Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10a-1p Cost: Free

WINTER HAVEN TENNIS COMPLEX

209 AVENUE F NW, WINTER HAVEN

Outdoor courts. Social play Thursday 5pm, Saturday 8am, Sunday 8am. Cost: $3 for non-residents, $2 for residents

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH

2140 CRYSTAL BEACH RD, WINTER

HAVEN

Indoor courts. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9a-12p. Cost: Free

WOODLAKE PARK

3415 NEW JERSEY RD, LAKELAND

Outdoor courts. Tuesday, Thursdays 4:30p, Saturday 8am, Sunday 1:30p. Cost: Free

LAKE PARKER PARK

820 E ROBSON ST, LAKELAND

Outdoor courts, lighted Anytime Cost: Free

We will also have Open Play courts on Friday Evening!

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