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ASIA OPEN
Pickleball Championships

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam     30 Apr to 04 May 2024

Registration is now open!

Registration opens on 18 Feb 2024 to 08 Apr 2024.

Tue, 30 Apr to Sat, 04 May

AOPC 2024 Registration
Individual and Team events

Important Note for APG 2023 Champions
Seeded Players : For all the champions in the individual event of APG 2023 listed at www.afpickleball.org/leaderboard , they will skip* the round-robin stage and enter directly into Round 2 of the single-elimination phase in the AOPC OPEN divisions.

Terms and Conditions*:

1. This applies to Open divisions with a minimum of two groups competing in the round-robin stage.

2. For doubles, you must pair with the same partner.

 


How to register:-
Players are required to register individually and specify the
ir partner's details prior to completing the checkout process. An email confirmation with tickets will be sent upon successful payment. It is essential that each partner registers for their respective games and identifies their teammate. Once both registrations align, teams will be paired accordingly.

Looking for doubles partner:-
Kindly indicate this during the checkout process. The Tournament Director will arrange pairings for player without partner once registration closes.

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Sun, 05 May

IPTPA INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

Each player needs to sign up for your personal account (https://members.iptpa.com/  ) and fill out an application form:

 

Level I - Teach the Teacher Workshop (USD 340)

  1. Each attendee will receive an IPTPA Handbook, which forms the basis of the course content.

  2. Successful completion of the workshop where the participant demonstrated minimum ball feeding skills and showed an understanding of how to use the IDEAS methodology along with passing the written exam leads to Level I Certification.

  3. Certified instructor’s Name & email contact will be displayed on the AFP and IPTPA website.

  4. (https://iptpa.com/iptpa-level-i-certified-pickleball-instructor-overview/ )

 

 

Level II – Observed Teaching Lesson (USD 200)

  1. Please register as soon as possible to pass the written exam and skills test.

  2. IPTPA Trainer will observe student teaching that leads to Level II Certification.

  3. Certified instructor’s Name & email contact will be displayed on the AFP and IPTPA website.

  4. (https://iptpa.com/observed-teaching-lesson/ )

Location:-

These workshops are being held in conjunction with AOPC 2024, and they will be hosted at the same venue as the tournament.

Session 1 :  Tue, 29 Apr | 1pm - 5pm
Session 2:  Sun, 05 May | 8am - 12pm

AFP Referee Workshop

Course fee: USD 20

 

Objective: This course provides a comprehensive framework for training individuals to become competent pickleball referees, emphasizing not only the understanding of rules and mechanics but also the importance of fair play, sportsmanship, and continuous improvement.

 

This course will also provide an understanding of how to oversee the progression of the tournament, as well as the roles and responsibilities of referees in maintaining its smooth operation, including managing the flow of individual games.

 

There will be a pre-reading and online test for you to attempt. You should also be familiar with the rule book. We will conduct practicing officiating skills through mock matches and simulations.

Upon completion, every participant will be issued a certificate of attendance by the Asia Federation of Pickleball (AFP).

 

Trainers: John Ng, Smile Sun, Eileen Chua and Tommy Lim

Location:-

These workshops are being held in conjunction with AOPC 2024, and they will be hosted at the same venue as the tournament.

Organizers:

Asia Federation of Pickleball and Pickleball and Friends VN

Tournament Date:

30 Apr 2024 (Tue) - 04 May 2024 (Sat)

Prize money:

USD 30,000

Workshops:

29 Apr and 05 May 2024 - Referee training

05 May 2024 - Instructor certification

Venue:

Kỳ Hoà 2 Club

7KM from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Address:

796 Sư Vạn Hạnh Street (link), Ward 12, District 10 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Type of Courts: Total 21

1 live streaming center court, 16 pickleball sheltered and 4 outdoor pickleball courts.  (All hard surface)

Enquiry:

Email to hello@apfickleball.org

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Registration fee

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Individual Events

Intermediate / Advanced:- USD 40 per player

Open:- USD 50 per player

Team Event

Team Challenge:- USD 200 per team

Refund Policy:

The player is responsible for covering the bank handling and service fees incurred during any refund.  No refund once registration closes on 8 Apr 2024.

Prize Money

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Note:

1) You will receive the prize money credited into your Paypal / Bank account between 30-45 days.

2) The prize money you receive will be reduced after deducting service fees from Paypal or the bank.

Individual Events

Rules:

1) You can play up your skill level but not down.

2) Players can play down in age, so if you are 50+ but your partner is 35+ you can still play together.

3) Each player can register TWO events per day. ONE event in Session 1 (either INT or ADV) and Session 2 (OPEN).

4) If there are an insufficient number of entries within a single age/skill category (min 5), then categories will be combined at the Tournament Director's discretion.

Game format:

1) Round Robin follow by Single Elimination.

2) Conventional Scoring: 11 or 15 Points. No Deuce.

3) Medal matches (Gold/Silver/Bronze): 11 Points.  No Deuce. Best of 3.

Team Challenge 

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Rules:

1) Minimum 4 men and 3 women.

2) Each player is limited to playing a maximum of two games per match.

3) Max 10 players per team.

4) Team Challenge for 19+ and 35+ category will start 8am at the same time. Player can only sign up to one team.
 

Game Format:

1) Round Robin follow by Single Elimination.

2) Conventional Scoring. No Deuce.

3) Total 9 points per match. 5 points to win a match.

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Nhat Ha L’Opera

Official Hotel for the AOPC

For reservation please contact hotel phone number +84 (28) 38 277 430 or email reservation@nhathalopera.com. Please quote "AOPC 2024".

During the event, there will be a complimentary shuttle service to the tournament venue.

Press Release

Joint Announcement of Asia Open Pickleball Championships

2024 April 30 – May 04, 2024, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Organized by Asia Federation of Pickleball and Pickleball and Friends VN.

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