Pickleball Connect

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kevin@pickleballconnect.ca

Unit 306 - 3130 66 Ave SW

Calgary, AB, Canada

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2021 Aztec Pickleball Event

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Feburary 20 to Feburary 27th, 2021

Your package includes:

  • 7 day all inclusive Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa package – amazing details below

  • Ground transportation: Notify us of flight number and arrival time. We need notification by Jan 8, 2021 so we can arrange ground transportation

  • Accommodation (Deluxe room quoted – additional upgrades available) Based on double occupancy

  • Welcome reception & orientation

  • 5-day pickleball tournament – Divisions- Mixed, Men and Ladies, 2.0 to 4.0

  • 5 pickleball clinics lead by our professional instructional staff

  • Tournament awards gala & banquet

  • Tournament souvenir – dry-fit shirt

  • Exclusive use of 6 Pickleball courts on 3 tennis courts for no ball interference

  • Prizes at all levels

  • Airfare (not included) – Must arrive by February 20, 2021

  • Professional tournament management

  • $1699 CAD per person

  • $1499 CAD for a non player

If you think it might be fun then, believe me, it will far exceed your fun expectations! Wonderful people play this terrific game, there’s space for everyone. Great exercise in a fabulous environment, can’t wait to do it again! Thanks, Kevin and Dale for putting together such an exciting and fun tournament!

Cathy N., Vancouver, BC

If you enjoy playing pickleball and enjoy meeting friendly people I would highly recommend this trip. It far exceeded our expectations and I would not hesitate to go again.

Lyal & Cathy F., Edmonton, AB

I went on the Jan 2020 Pickleball Connect trip to Mayan Riviera.  My husband couldn’t make it so I went as a single with a girlfriend and felt very welcome.  The trip was extremely fun and well organized and I met the best people from all across Canada (many of whom remain close friends today). 

 

Kevin and Mike led us in daily lessons and coordinated a very fun tournament with brackets, medals, a closing ceremony and more.  I was fairly new to the game and it improved so much from the daily play.  Cindy is a social event guru and ensured that everyone’s needs were exceeded.  Wonderful customer service!

 

So glad to have been introduced to Pickleball Connect and would highly recommend.  I’ll be back

Laurel Deplaedt, Calgary, AB

2021 Aztec Pickleball Event

Having had a successful tournament at the Grand Palladium we could not resist the opportunity to go back to this incredible resort. This property has earned its awards and accolades as a true 5-star resort. Here are just a few of the details:

Beautiful white beaches of the Maya Riviera means you can walk and explore for miles

Resort Amenities
  • 7 freshwater pools including plus 2 adults only pools

  • Dining includes 9 a la carte restaurants – reservations recommended – casual dress code in effect

  • Non-alcohol and alcohol beverages

  • On the casual side, enjoy one of the 5 buffet-style restaurants 

  • Spacious rooms including a garden view with chairs and table on your terrace

  • Lively nightlife including 25 and several clubs throughout the property

  • Nightly entertainment

  • Non-motorized watersports including kayaking, snorkeling, and windsurfing

  • Aerobics (water) and yoga

  • Shuttle services throughout the resort

  • Various resort activities posted daily

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the resort

The Tournament

One of greatest things about the pickleball community is how open and welcoming it is! The goals of our tournaments are always, a little competition, some exercise, a bunch of comradery, and a whole lot of fun!

Weather

Lingo

  • Division – a specific skill level that copies the structure of what tennis uses to divide the players. We are offering the following divisions, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0. Players are asked to self evaluate or give us their specific evaluated level of play when they register for the trip.

  • Event – we are running three specific events, mixed doubles, men’s doubles, ladies doubles. 

  • We are not running any “age” specific events.

  • Draws – minimum of 8 teams per division or the division will be combined with another division based on player pool makeup.

  • Prizes for all divisions.

Average daytime temperatures reaching into the 30s, heat and UV are considerations in our planning.

The tournament is being held outside so we have planned accordingly.

Tournament Structure

There will be early morning matches starting as early as 8 AM. Tournament starts Feb21, 2021.

  • If you play in your division and in the Mixed division too, you can anticipate 4 matches per day.

  • You should anticipate a minimum of 15 matches, if playing in 2 divisions.

  • Refreshments and towels supplied courtside.

  • A memorable awards event will be held the evening following the tournament’s conclusion.

  • We are playing on 6 pickleball courts. If due to rainy day time weather, we will be playing in the evening, under the lights.

  • All matches are self officiated.

  • We want this to be a great experience for everyone, first time tournament players will feel very welcomed. Proper pickleball etiquette will be expected from all players. Fun is the first objective.

  • Communication at the resort is through “Whats App”. A private “Whats App” group will be created so you can stay in touch with other players and gets update on the tournament.

Reserve Your Spot

Make your deposit online to reserve your spot in our 2021 Aztec Pickleball Tournament.