Cajun Fried Pickleball Classic
Cajun Fried Pickleball Classic
Make plans to join us at the Cajun Fried Pickleball Classic, presented by HANCOCK WHITNEY taking place in Lafayette, LA, at the CAJUNDOME Convention Center May 26 - 28, 2023!
Round Robin - Men's, Women's & Mixed Doubles - Non-Sanctioned
Friday (May 26) - Optional Add-On Pickleball Clinics Hosted by legacy 5.0 players, certified IPTPA Pickleball Coaches Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs and Josh Grubbs of Pickleball Rocks, Sign up here --> https://signup.com/go/dtzcRsD
Practice Courts (2 PM - 7 PM); Player Welcome Reception & Social from 5 PM - 7 PM with Registration Check-In Starting at 10 AM.
Saturday (May 27) - Men's and Women's Doubles
Sunday (May 28) - Mixed Doubles
CAJUNDOME Convention Center
444 CAJUNDOME Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Our age brackets will be 19-35, and 35+, 50+ 60+ 70+, 80+
Registration is by skill level: <3.0, 3.5, 4.0 & 4.5+.
Please note: Groups may be combined or split to facilitate play.
Final Registration Closes Friday, May 12 @ 11:55 P.M.
$85.00 Early Bird Player Registration Fee till April 30, 2023
$95.00 Player Registration Fee May 1 - May 12, 2023
Registration fee includes participation in up to 2 events.
** Please make sure your partner registers as well and is paid within 7 days or you may be placed on a waiting list.
A team must play at the skill level of the higher rated player and the age of the younger player. If you do not have a rating and are self rating, please advise tournament directors. Tournament Directors will have final say in self rating.
Friday - Optional Pickleball Clinic Add-On, hosted by Pickleball Rocks. Sign up here --> https://signup.com/go/dtzcRsD
Practice courts will be available on Friday on a first come basis from 2 PM- 7 PM. Please make an effort to share courts if necessary to ensure everyone gets a chance. A player welcome reception will be held from 5 PM - 7 PM with entertainment, select food & beverage and door prizes.
Saturday- Men's and Women's Doubles. Check in to begin at 7 AM- Matches will start at 8 AM. (exact start times for each division will be available Wednesday evening/Thursday morning ) Courts are available for warm up Saturday morning starting at 7:30 AM.
Sunday- Mixed Doubles. Check in to begin at 7 AM- Matches will start at 8 AM. (exact start times for each division will be available Wednesday evening/Thursday morning) Courts are available for warm up Sunday morning starting at 7:30 AM.
Each division will play a round robin format. First two matches will be best 2 out of 3 to 11 win by 1, 3rd game to 15 win by 2, if needed. Groups may be combined or split to facilitate play.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Texacraft Sour Pickle Flavored Vodka
METV & METV FM
Parking- Free parking is available at Cajun Field. Free daily admission onto the Cajun Heartland State Fair grounds to access the Convention Center and tournament included with player fee.
Spectators will be allowed to set up chairs inside. No tents can be set up on the courts.
Player Hospitality room provided with complimentary snacks and water.
Players will receive a complimentary tote bag including tournament t-shirt, sponsor information and swag.
Additional concessions will be available for purchase on the Fair grounds.
Friday Pickleball Clinics
Optional Add-On Pickleball Clinics Hosted by legacy 5.0 players, certified IPTPA Pickleball Coaches Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs and Josh Grubbs of Pickleball Rocks.
Register for a Pickleball Clinic
INTERMEDIATE CLINIC: 3.0 – 3.5 Rated Players (CLINIC FULL)
TIME: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM or 10:00 – 11:30 AM
This clinic is designed for the player who has been playing pickleball awhile and is ready to take their game up a level. It’s not as hard you most people think.
Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs and Josh Grubbs are two of the most recognized players and instructors in pickleball. Both are legacy 5.0 players, certified IPTPA Pickleball Coaches and travel the country helping pickleball grow through their company, Pickleball Rocks and the Pickleball Rocks Training Academy.
In this clinic, Rocket and Josh will cover:
- The best grip for best results.
- The pendulum swing and why it is so important.
- Why you dink and why and when you drive.
- The magic of the swing shot wall.
- TWO easy changes that will improve your game almost instantly.
- Drills that you can and should do every day.
You will learn each drill and hit a lot of balls.
You will leave with a 21 Day homework plan to jump to that next level….and stay there.
BEGINNER CLINIC: 2.0-2.5 Rated Players (LIMITED SPOTS REMAIN)
TIME: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
This clinic is designed will be 90 action packed minutes for the players who are just getting started and want to improve quickly. All the basic strokes will be covered.
Each paid player will receive 90 fast paced minutes of training plus a $10 Gift Card redeemable at the Pickleball Rocks Traveling Store booth at the tournament.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 30 at 11:59 PM
Final Registration Deadline: May 12 at 11:55 PM
Cancellations made BEFORE the entry deadline will receive a full refund (less processing fees) provided a valid medical excuse. Registration fees are non-transferable.
Players who withdraw after the entry deadline will NOT receive a refund.
HILTON GARDEN INN
Promo Code: PICKLE
2350 West Congress St, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506
Call the hotel directly at 337-291-1977 with group code PICKLE or book your room online with above link to receive group discounted rate or book online.
TownPlace Suites by Marriott
119 Lake Farm Rd, Lafayette 70578
Room Rate from $104, call and mention Cajun Fried Pickleball to book
201 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
Book by May 4, 2023, to receive group discounted rate
COMFORT SUITES OIL CENTER
114 Rue Fernand (behind Chili's on Pinhook)
Tournament players and sponsors are invited to join us on Friday evening for a Cajun Country Crawfish Boil, presented by Louisiana Seafood.
Complimentary food, drinks, door prizes and live entertainment by the Southwinz Band.
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