Pickle Jam Minneapolis Cancelled

We are very sorry to inform you that Pickle Jam Minneapolis has been cancelled due to lack of registrations. 

The event was scheduled for June 10-12, 2022 at Lucky Shots Pickleball Club. 

We were so looking forward to holding the event and know that those of you who were registered were looking forward to coming. 

For those of you who are still planning on traveling to Minneapolis to join friends and play pickleball, go to Lucky Shots Pickleball (https://luckyshotspickleball.com/) and click on one of the pink BOOK A COURT buttons. Follow the instructions to download the app and create an account to reserve a court.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience cancelling Pickle Jam may cause you. We tried our hardest to promote the event and we know that you did, too.

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Registration is Now OPEN for Pickle Jam in Minneapolis!

Woohoo! 
Registration is now open for Pickle Jam in Minneapolis!

DETAILS


June 10-12, 2022

Lucky Shots Pickleball Club 

34 Hours of Pickleball Fun

Cost: $215 per player*


*Registration fee includes 8% sales tax, dinner Friday night, special events, SWAG, and LOTS OF FUN!

Group Discounts are available: $5 discount for groups of 4-7, $10 discount for groups of 8 or more

Discount refunds will be given to players who register with a group at the event. 

Once the event is full, a waiting list will be maintained for possible openings. 

SCHEDULE

(view the entire schedule with details of events as a pdf)
FRIDAY, JUNE 10 8:00 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M.

8 Hours of Open Play +  6 Hours of Scheduled Events

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

6 Hours of Open Play + 6 Hours of Scheduled Events

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

7 Hours of Open Play + 1 Hour of Scheduled Events 

REGISTER NOW

Registration is a two part process. First you will complete an online registration form by clicking on the link below. 

Pickle Jam Minneapolis Registration Form

We will then send you an email with information on how to pay. 

Once you have completed the form and submitted payment, your registration is complete. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT PICKLE JAM AND THINGS TO DO IN MINNEAPOLIS

Pickle Jam Fast Facts and Info

Pickle Jam FAQs

Things to do in Minneapolis

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Pickle Jam 2022 News!

We have exciting news for Pickle Jam 2022!

For those of you who have attended one or both previous events, you will know that Eagle Tennis Club was a great venue. However. we are unable to hold this year’s event there, so we have found a new place to hold Pickle Jam 2022.

The event will be held June 10-12, 2022, at Lucky Shots Pickleball Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lucky Shots Pickleball Club is a new facility with 12 hard court surfaced dedicated courts. We are so excited to hold Pickle Jam there!

We are working on finishing up the final details and hope to send out registration and event information by the end of next week.

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Rotation Instructions for Pickle Jam

During Open Play sessions (see event schedule), we will be using magnetic white boards to determine rotation on to courts. This rotation process is designed to get players on the court quickly and keep courts full so that everyone is playing lots of pickleball.

Each player will receive a magnet with their name and skill level printed on it. This will be used throughout the entire weekend, so keep track of your magnet!

ONE ROTATION BOARD FOR EVERY FOUR COURTS

Each set of four courts will have its own rotation board as shown below. The rotation board will be placed near those four courts.

Note the green letters in the upper left part of each block: A, B, C, D, E, and F. The rotation on to courts will follow that sequence. Once Block F goes out on to a court, the group in Block A will be next to go out.

Here’s how it works…

Each player determines who they want to play with and places their magnets into the first available block that they will fit into.

No block can jump in front of another block even if they have four players and the blocks in front of them only have one, two, or three players.

In the example above, Block A is next to go out as indicated by the circle magnet with the Pickle Jam Logo. Block A players need one more player to fill their foursome. In order to get play moving, someone from Blocks B-F or another player waiting to get on the board should jump ahead of all others and fill that foursome. Block A players remove their magnets and go out and play.

A player from Block B will now move the circle Pickle Jam logo magnet to their block to indicate that they are next to go out and play. And players in Block B should start asking others if they want to join them.

Again, no block can jump in front of another block even if they have four players and the blocks in front of them only have one, two, or three players.

All players will be given instructions on how the rotation works at check in. Please see one of the administrators of the event if you have questions or problems.

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Download + Print 2021 Waiver + Emergency Contact Form

Some participants have requested that the waiver be available to print at home so that they can fill it out before they get to the event.

Here is the form in PDF format. It prints on a single side of an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper:

2021 Waiver and Emergency Contact Form

Printing it out and completing the form before you get to the venue will help speed the check in process up a lot.

That way you can begin pickling that much sooner! …

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Early Check In + Event Schedule

THE SCHEDULE IS NOW SET FOR PICKLE JAM!

ALL EVENTS except Super Early Check In ARE AT EAGLE TENNIS CLUB located at 1650 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle, ID 83616.

We have added two early check-ins for those of you who are in town and want to check in early.

AT CHECK IN: Sign a Waiver, List Emergency Contact, Get your Name Tag, Put on a Wrist Band, and get your SWAG. SWAG includes two pickleballs that you will use throughout the entire event.

THURSDAY, September 30 – 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

SUPER EARLY CHECK IN + POSSIBLE RECREATION PLAY at SETTLERS PARK PICKLEBALL COURTS — located at 3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian, ID 83646

Check in + get your SWAG bag.

There are three dedicated outdoor courts and multiple tennis courts with pickleball  lines.

You are welcome to play there although this is NOT a part of Pickle Jam.

NOTE: We have NOT reserved the courts, so you may be playing with non-Pickle Jam players.  

THURSDAY, September 30 – 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.

EARLY CHECK IN AND MEET + GREET HAPPY HOUR at EAGLE TENNIS CLUB — located at 1650 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle, ID 83616

Check in, get your SWAG bag, free snacks, and cash bar.

The courts will NOT be open, but we’d love to have you help tape some courts if you’re available. 

PICKLE JAM ! ! ! ! !

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

view/download PDF of entire schedule

14 Hours of Open Play + Scheduled Events — Food Truck with Lunch or Dinner open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 – 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.

view/download PDF of entire schedule

12 Hours of Open Play + Scheduled Events

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

view/download PDF of entire schedule 

8 Hours of Open Play + Scheduled Events — Picnic Sack Lunch available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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EVENT COVID-19 Protocols

Pickle Jam starts this Friday.

We are concerned about the spread of illness just as many players have communicated to us in recent weeks.

With that in mind, here are the steps, changes, and ideas we have implemented and suggest to make an event of this size as safe as possible.

REDUCTION IN PLAYER COUNT

Initial cap on players was 250. We reduced that to no more than 200. It’s looking like we will end up with about 175 players.

OUTSIDE CHECK IN

We will be holding check in outside during peak periods at multiple tables to spread players out.

ADDITION OF STRUCTURED EVENTS

We have added more events to the schedule. (VIEW THE SCHEDULE) Players can still play all they want, but we’re hoping that these events (which players will have to sign up at the venue starting on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.) will help spread people out throughout the day.

FOOD TRUCK FROM 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ON FRIDAY

Rather than having a catered BBQ dinner on Friday night, we are now having an Argentinian food truck that will serve players either lunch or dinner. The menu will be the same for both meals. Each player will get a ticket to present to the truck for their meal.

PICNIC LUNCH FROM 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ON SUNDAY

We will provide a sack picnic lunch on Sunday for all players. It will be full of yummies that will be easy to eat while sitting outside on the lawn or on a chair.

OUTSIDE SEATING for MEALS

There is limited outside seating for meals. We encourage local players to bring a lawn chair to sit outside during their meals and break times. Maybe bring another chair and make a new friend!

VENUE LOCATION, INFORMATION + SIZE

Eagle Tennis Club is located at 1650 E. Riverside Drive in Eagle, Idaho. It is huge at over 90,000 square feet. We will have 24 pickleball courts on 12 tennis courts, so the courts will have lots of room between them. Our player to court ratio for the event is just over seven players per court. And not all players are on the courts at one time.

MASKS and HAND SANITIZER

We will have multiple bottles of hand sanitizer placed throughout the venue.

Masks are optional but encouraged.

WEATHER IS LOOKING GREAT!

Eating and resting between games outside is looking good so far. For those of you coming from out of town, you’re in for a treat. Early fall is a special time of year in the Treasure Valley.

Take the time to take a quick stroll down the nearby Boise River Greenbelt and view the beautiful fall colors. The Greenbelt is just 1/3 of a mile away… Once you’re on it, you can walk for miles and miles…

READY FOR SOME OUTSIDE PLAY?

When you’re ready for some fresh air, you could put together a group of picklers and go to the nearest large court complex at Hobble Creek Park where there are 12 dedicated courts less than four miles away.…

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Try Hitting the Chainsaw Serve

During Friday’s late morning session of Pickle Jam, we are holding a fun fundraising event on Courts 1 + 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

One More Day

FUNDRAISER FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

Porter Barr, a 14-year-old serving phenom, recently served out an entire gold medal game with his chainsaw serve 11-0-2.

Here’s your chance to experience it for a good cause. You can join him in an exhibition to raise funds for Veteran Suicide Prevention during Pickle Jam.

For a $1+ donation, you will be able to try to return Porter’s kick serve. Come see how you fare!

All proceeds will go to the Boise area chapter of One More Day — a Veteran operated non-profit providing Military, Veterans, and Police access to help for suicide prevention, depression, and anxiety issues.

During the recent Idaho Senior Games, Porter put on a similar event and raised $854 for One More Day.

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Pickle Jam is Less than Two Weeks Away…

A few updates about the event….

GIVE SPEC TENNIS A TRY! 

Ever heard of Spec Tennis? It’s played on a pickleball court with unique equipment. The paddle is made with a high density core (compared to a tennis racquet) with holes to make it easier to swing. The ball is an orange dot low compression tennis ball that bounces much more than a pickleball and less than a tennis ball.

We will have two sets of four paddles each so you can try doubles spec tennis during specific times.

NOTE: We will be cheating a bit and playing it with pickleball scoring and pickleball rules–no stepping in the kitchen on a volley. 

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FOOD TRUCK

The Buenos Aires food truck will be at the venue on Friday. Each Pickle Jam participant will get a ticket good for lunch or dinner. They offer a yummy taste of Argentina! 

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SINGLES ANYONE? 

We have added a few time slots during non-peak times for singles play on a few courts for those who want to give it a try. Of course, if courts are open at non-singles time and you want to play singles, feel free to grab a court and play a game. 


SCHEDULE

We are fine tuning the schedule. Click here to see the latest.

Overall hours will not change, but specific events may as we get closer to the event. 

Event Hours: Friday, October 1: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 2: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 3: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

NOTE: Most players come and go throughout the day. Only true diehards play all day, every day… 


WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS? 

Currently, our registration count is below 200 players with the following breakdown per skill level and groupings for play on the 24 available courts. 

Courts 1-4 — 2.0, 2.5 + 3.0 Skill Levels2.0 — 3 players, 2.5 — 6 players, 3.0 — 25 players
Courts 5-12 — 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+ Skill Levels4.0 — 38 players, 4.5 — 22 players, 5.0+ — 3 players
Courts 13-24 — 3.5 Skill Level 3.5 — 75 players…

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