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Minor League Pickleball @ NR Racket & Paddle ~ Mills Creek, Ohio

May 4 - May 5, 2024

Registration open

Ends April 30, 2024


5475 Mills Creek Lane North

North Ridgeville, OH 44039, United States of America


Format: Minor League Pickleball, Rotating Partner Round Robin

Price: $60.00$80.00 / Player (must register and pay as a team)

Tournament Director

Tariq Ismail


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.


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.



I’d Hit That

Paul Cobb & Holly Lauch & Art Cobb & Kathy Hogan

Paddle Punks

Syd Merz & Jen Lee & Jim LeMaster & Doug Bacher

6 team spots remaining


The Real Dill

Thomas J Marchese & Tom Marchese & Erin Hutchison & Nina Dale

Banger Bunch

Gary Moyer & Cara Provenzale & Matt Spyak & April Hanna

Volley Vandals

Travis Wilson & Kelly Sutula & Rajesh Kumar Raghavan & Genny Eibel

5 team spots remaining


Shoulder High Let it Fly

Stephanie Nguyen & Logan Rowe & Michael Anderson & Alla

The Gherkin Gang

Kelly O'Neal & Donata Lipps & Max O’Leary & Kevin Fitch

The Westerners

CJ Roman & Kyle Streibel & Carly Hollerbach & Emma Wensink

5 team spots remaining


Highway Lunchbox

Sean Proakis & Nate Rininger & Laura Boske & Beth Sternberg

7 team spots remaining

Individual Registration

No players yet

12 team spots remaining