Total Pickleball named the Presenting Partner of the Atlantic City Pickleball Open

Total Pickleball and the Atlantic City Pickleball Open Partner for the World’s Largest Indoor Pickleball Event

Atlantic City, NJ - Monday, August 22, 2022 – The Atlantic City Pickleball Open has announced a partnership with Total Pickleball to become the Presenting Partner of the inaugural premier indoor pickleball tournament to be held September 19 through 24 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The partnership comes as parent company Pickleball Entertainment Consultants embarks on a strategic plan to produce a series of major indoor championships, with Atlantic City being the first event. Total Pickleball will enjoy exclusive retailer rights for the tournament and will have first right to expand the relationship as tournaments are added to the tour.

Total Pickleball has chosen leading brands as premiere partners in the retail space including Acacia, Babolat, Head, Joola, K-Swiss and Paddletek. Each brand will be featured throughout the retail experience during the tournament

 “We are excited to provide a unique retail experience to players and attendees. What sets us apart is our on-site demo court, allowing customers to play with products before buying. The Atlantic City Pickleball Open is the perfect opportunity for us to interact with our customers in a tournament setting,” stated Total Pickleball President Rick Kerpsack.

The Atlantic City Pickleball Open has a three-year commitment with the Atlantic City Sports Commission and the Atlantic City Convention Center and is pacing to become one of the highest-attended pro and amateur events in the pickleball landscape. With more than  400,000 square feet, 42 consistent, weather-proof courts and all the entertainment Atlantic City has to offer, the event promises to be a can’t-miss event for players and fans alike.

“We are ecstatic to partner with Total Pickleball as our Presenting Partner” said PEC Managing Partner Jim Ludwig. “We have a very strong focus on the overall experience our competitors have and partnering with Total Pickleball is allowing us to provide the best-in-class retail experience for our competitors and event attendees.”

The Atlantic City Pickleball Open will feature all pro and amateur categories of competition. The purse for the pro categories is $50,000. Additional medals and trophies will be awarded as well. Players can enter for the tournament by visiting


About Pickleball Entertainment Consultants
Pickleball Entertainment Consultants is focused on bringing world-class pickleball tournaments to major staycation markets. The Atlantic City Pickleball Open is the first event of a strategic plan to grow the sport and deliver exceptional experiences for competitors, fans and corporate partners. Founded by Jim Ludwig, Kyle Yates and Randall Sussman, PEC is embarking on creating a tour of events that will provide exceptional, consistent and weatherproof environments to ensure the competitors skills and abilities are truly what decides the championships. 

About Total Pickleball
Established in 2016, Total Pickleball aims to provide each customer with a unique and enjoyable online shopping experience. From in-house expert reviews to hosting the hottest new products, the company proudly continues to serve the community as the go-to choice for all things pickleball.

About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.

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