2022 English OPEN tournament
This year the tournament will be held in Southampton in the South West Region.
The tournament will take place at the David Lloyd Club, Frogmore Road, Southampton. We are sorry that it is not in the middle of the country as the first one was but the cost to hold the event in Nottingham was prohibitive and we didn’t want to put the prices up for players.
We have developed a great relationship with David Lloyd Club Southampton which has a non-members tennis centre and we will have exclusive use of the centre from 29th June – 3rd July. The venue is similar to Bolton Arena in that we will be adapting the acrylic tennis courts to pickleball courts.
Southampton is accessible by train, plane and road.
We have partnered with the APP to bring over 8 professional players to the event – we will share more information about who, as soon as the players are confirmed.
We will have 19 courts including a Championship Court which means that we have to manage to capacity numbers each day. For this reason, we are staging the 60+ and 70+ events on Wednesday/Thursday, Singles events for all ages on Friday and the 19+ and 50+ events over the weekend.
We are using Pickleball Global for registration but will be using our own tournament software to manage the tournament. We decided on using Pickleball Global rather than our own ERS registration software so that you can see who is registered and so you can nominate your partner at time of registration if you wish. You can also reach out to players to request a partner.
The results of the 2021 English Nationals and Texas Open, English Style tournament are on Pickleball Global so your name may already be on the system. Once you are registered with Pickleball Global, you can claim your results.
Pickleball Global Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for the English OPEN?
First create a Pickleball Global Account. There is a brief video below that talks you through that process.
Once you have a Pickleball Global (PG) account, you can register for the English OPEN when you are logged into your PG account.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T CLOSE YOUR BROWSER AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED PAYMENT PAGE. THE PAYMENT HAS TO BE UPDATED ON PG AND THEN YOU WILL BE SENT A CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT AND EVENTS REGISTERED. Close your browser when you have received the Pickleball Global confirmation.
How do I add an event to my registration?
Log into your profile on Pickleball Global, then select the English OPEN tournament. Click on register, find the event you want to add and click on that. The system will recognise that you are already registered so that you will only have to pay the additional event fee.
How do I add a partner?
We will provide an answer to this question as soon as we have some screen shots to share.