Minto and Margaritaville Extend Partnerships with Minto US Open Pickleball Championships Powered by Margaritaville

May 8, 2024

Minto and Margaritaville Extend Partnerships with Minto US Open Pickleball Championships Powered by Margaritaville

NAPLES, Fla., May 8, 2024 -- Pickle4, the new owners of the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships powered by Margaritaville, announced today the extension of agreements with both title partners through the 2025 Open, which will be held April 26-May 3 at East Naples Community Park.

“We are thrilled to welcome back both Minto and Margaritaville,” said Mike Dee, Pickle4 chairman and chief executive officer. “These two partnerships date back to the early days of the Open and maintaining continuity was a high priority for us.  We sincerely appreciate Minto and Margaritaville’s continued support and confidence in us.  We have a solid foundation in place to begin discussions with other incumbent partners as well as with a significant number of new interested parties who recognize that the Open is the most important and prestigious event in pickleball.”

“Minto has been with US Open Pickleball since its inception, and we are thrilled to continue the relationship as the tournament grows” said Bill Bullock, division president at Minto.

“Margaritaville is a celebration of fun and community, much like pickleball,” added Tamara-Baldanza-Dekker, chief marketing officer of Margaritaville. “We love bringing our engaging, signature activations to tournaments like the US Open Pickleball Championship and feel our commitment to the event, alongside Minto, has helped fuel the growth of the sport.”

The 2024 Minto US Open Pickleball Championships Powered by Margaritaville was held last month and established new records for participation, attendance and international play with over 3,200 athletes competing from all 50 states and 31 countries.  World #1 Anna Leigh Waters and top ranked male JW Johnson headlined an impressive group of pros from around the world winning two gold medals each including their mixed doubles triumph together.

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About the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships Powered by Margaritaville

The Minto US Open Pickleball Championships Powered by Margaritaville, owned by Spirit Promotions and founded in 2016, is the most important event in pickleball and welcomed over 3,200 athletes including 460 professionals from all 50 states and 31 countries who competed in more than 5,000 matches attracting approximately 50,000 spectators to Naples, FL in 2024. The 2025 US Open will be held April 26 - May 3, 2025 at East Naples Community Park in Naples, Florida. Pickle4 is the parent company of Spirit Promotions. For more information, visit

About Minto

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