APP Tour Showcased Top Pickleball Talent in The Palm Beaches

The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) Vlasic Classic in Delray Beach was a thrilling five day tournament that took place from April 3-7, 2024 and attracted traveling spectators and players alike. With 25 courts spread out across the Delray Beach Tennis Center, the tournament showcased the immense talent of over 1,000 amateur and top professional players.

This year’s tournament introduced exciting new divisions, catering to players of all ages and skill levels. The Next Gen Junior division provided a platform for budding talents to showcase their skills, while the age-specific divisions, such as the 50 plus teaming with an under 50 partner, added an extra layer of excitement to the competition. In addition to the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events, participants also vied for glory in various age divisions and skilled level groups.

The APP tour, with a total purse exceeding $1.4 million, has solidified its position as a premier organization for pickleball enthusiasts worldwide. With 20 events spanning the nation and across international borders, the tour continues to grow in stature and popularity.

In 2024, the Association of Pickleball Professionals expanded its reach by hosting 12 tour events, including five new signature events. Among these additions were the highly anticipated APP U.S Collegiate Championship and the APP Women’s Open. The tour also introduced three Next Gen events targeting younger players, ages 16-23, along with five international events, further cementing pickleball’s status as a global sport.