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Dink Minor Leagues @ John Newcombe Country Club ~ Braunsfel, Texas (June)

June 22 - June 23, 2024

Registration open

Ends June 18, 2024


625 Mission Valley Road

New Braunfels, TX 78132, United States of America


Format: Minor League Pickleball, Rotating Partner Round Robin

Price: $60.00 / Player (must register and pay as a team)

Tournament Director

Luana Stanciu


The future of pickleball is NOW: Minor League Pickleball is sweeping the nation with its innovative, fun and social amateur MLPlay™ Team Event.

Minor League Pickleball is an innovative team competition where teams of 4 players (2 women and 2 men) compete against each other in an engaging format, with twists on traditional match-ups and scoring for games, matches, and tiebreakers. Teams compete against each other in Matches using the MLPlay™ format:

MLPlay™ is an ingenious gameplay format that brings men and women together on a level playing court. In the MLPlay™ format team matches are composed of four 21-point games, one women’s doubles, a men’s doubles, and the final two games consisting of mixed doubles. If both teams are tied at 2-2 after the 4 games are played, they’ll go to a Dreambreaker™! In a Dreambreaker™ one person from each team plays singles against the other team’s player, switching players every four rallies until someone gets to 21 and wins by two points.

June 22nd: DUPR 14 & 18
June 23rd: DUPR 16 & 20


DUPR Divisions
DUPR 20 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 20.99)
DUPR 18 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 18.30)
DUPR 16 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 16.30)
DUPR 14 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 14.30)
**Maximum individual player DUPR cannot exceed 4.10 to play in DUPR 14
DUPR 12 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 12.30)
**Maximum individual player DUPR cannot exceed 3.60 to play in DUPR 12

Once a team registers for a Minor League Pickleball event, their ratings are “locked” and their DUPR increasing or decreasing will not impact the team’s aggregate or division placement.
To sign up for any Minor League event, a DUPR account is required at the time of registration. Not rated players can play; however, their estimated rating will be verified by the tournament director.

Single Registrations
If you are registering as a single registration but are already part of a team, please notate Team Name AND the DUPR Division. For example, “Mad Drops – 18.”
If you want to play in the Minor League event but are unable to form a team, the tournament director will do their best to place you on a team. For players that are not placed, thus not playing the event, their registration fees will be refunded.

Substitute Players
A team that needs a player substitute can either edit their team by signing into Swish and making the edits themselves or a player may submit the player substitute information directly to the tournament organizer. Substitute player’s DUPR may not cause the established team’s aggregate to go over max event’s aggregate.

For the full Minor League Pickleball rules: https://www.dupr.com/minorleague/rules

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellation Deadline
To receive a refund minus the $5 technology fee, cancellation must be received by the end of day 15 days prior to the Minor League Pickleball start date.
Eg: Event start date is June 15, 2024. Cancellation must be received by 11:59pm local time on Friday, June 1, 2024. After June 1, 2024, no refunds will be issued.



Heeeeyyyyy Kool-Aid

Travis Beard & Tracy Karschnik & Carol Baring & Gill Brochu

The Pickle Pak

Brandon Jones & David Pak & Kristine Pak & Jeanne Cyree

Legally Brined

Connor Lowrance & Lee May Gonzales & Nicole Kuhn & Alexx Montanez

5 team spots remaining


Cranky Picklers

Walter (Trey) Golden & DARREN ANDERSON & Pia Lomax & Katheryne Tang

Team Fuhulatoogans

David Sorenson & Victoria Valadez & Mia Huet & Jordan Argabright

We Got Skills

Lyle Jeffrey Hartz & Sandra Haines & Gabriel Folse & Litsa Folse

Ivory League

Sam Hakim & Eric Mapes & Sheila Rohweder & Kathie Bendle

4 team spots remaining



Jake Namken & Luana Stanciu & Freddie Stone & Rachel Cunningham

Cranky Picklers

Walter (Trey) Golden & DARREN ANDERSON & Julie Alvarez & Mariel Tinnirello

6 team spots remaining


The Dill

Jimbo Valadez & Nicki Tafolla & Jane Ayala & Daniel Moser

7 team spots remaining

Individual Registration

No players yet

8 team spots remaining