Funky Pickle Ventnor Classic 2024 Presented By AMI

Friday, July 26, 2024 - Saturday, July 27, 2024

Ventnor City

5600 Atlantic Ave.

Ventnor City, New Jersey


Event Overview

Friday July 26

The Remix (4pm) - Our new and improved version of the Social Scramble, a ridiculous hybrid of pickleball and musical chairs!


All players register for the event individually and are assigned groups based on relative skill level. Each player is then assigned to a court with a randomly selected partner and opponents.

Game rounds are timed to music, beginning when the music starts and ending when the music stops. Scoring is rally style. If the score is tied when the music stops, players will play a final point to determine the winner.

At the end of each round, players record their score and win/loss. Before the next round starts, players are REMIXED and once again assigned to a randomly selected partner and opponent.Players will mix and match through a set number of rounds based on number of players. At the end of the Remix round robin, the top scorers will move on to a final round to determine a champion.

Kids Clinics (4pm) - FREE for kids ages 8-13

Commissioner’s Cup (3pm-5pm) - A celebrity pro-am competition featuring the Commissioners of Ventnor and Margate facing off on the court!

FRIDAY Music Fest (6pm) - Ricky Stevens and The Usual Suspects

Saturday July 27

Funky Team Tourney (9am-6pm) - our unique spin on the 4-person team format. Each team consists of 2 men and 2 women. We will be featuring more divisions this year to offer more players a chance to compete!

Funky Fresh: 3.0-3.5 (max aggregate rating = 14.0)
Sure Shot: 3.5-4.0 (max aggregate rating = 16.0)
Rock Steady: 4.0-4.5 (max aggregate rating = 18.0)
Superfly: 4.5-5.0+ (max aggregate rating = 20.0)

What does "max aggregate rating" mean?

"Max aggregate rating" means the sum of your team members' ratings cannot exceed the aggregate rating of the division. So if you are singing up for Funky Fresh (max aggregate score 14), your team members should average 3.5 rating or below. For example, some players can have a higher rating than 3.5, so long as another team member's rating is lower to counter balance it. As such, the number one rule when it comes to splitting up divisions is simply this: play with respect and sportsmanship and DON'T SANDBAG because that just ain't no fun for no one!

SATURDAY Music Fest (6pm) - The Legacy Band and The Loop




Our unique mix-and-match social play competition… a high energy blend of musical chairs and structured open play. Players sign up individually. All players will be randomly assigned to a court with a random partner and opponent and will then play a timed round on their randomly assigned grouping. Play begins once the music starts and ends when the music stops. At the end of each round, players record their team’s score and record. Before the next round, players are SCRAMBLED and once again assigned to a randomly selected partner and opponent. After a series of rounds, the TOP 8 SCORING PLAYERS will advance to an elimination round. 

Play Type: Individual

Brackets: 24 Players per Skill Level

Format: Scramble (Random Pairings / Individual Score Keeping)

Scoring: Rally

Guaranteed Games: 5 games

Playoff: After 5 Scramble Rounds, the top scorers will move on to an elimination round. 

Prizes: Winning players will receive a prize package including gear, gift certificates and Funky Pickle merch. Runner up will receive Funky Pickle merch.

Entry Fee: $75 per player


Funky Pickleball Team Tourney

A unique team format with a Funky twist! Each team will consist of FOUR PLAYERS (TWO WOMEN AND TWO MEN). Think of it as putting together two mixed doubles teams.

All of the players on a team should be in the same relative skill level. For example, if your team signs up for Rock Steady, our Intermediate Bracket, all players should be rated in the 3.5-3.99 range, with no player rated higher than 3.99. An ideal "intermediate" team will have an average skill level of approximately 3.75. Each team must designate a team captain who will be responsible for submitting payment, team rosters and mixed doubles pairings. 

Play Type: FOUR PLAYER TEAM (2 women, 2 men)

Brackets: 4 Skill Levels

Funky Fresh - 14 MAX RATING (Improver | 3.0-3.5)

Sure Shot - 16 MAX RATING (Intermediate | 3.5-4.0)

Superfly - 18 MAX RATING (Advanced | 4.0-4.5)

Bad Motha'funkers - 20 MAX RATING (Super Advanced+ | 4.5-5.0+)

Format: Round Robin + Single Elimination Playoff

16 Teams in each bracket, split into four pools of four teams. Each team of four players will compete against each of the other 3 teams in their pool in gendered and mixed playing formats. 

Pool Play: First to 11 (10-minute timed games). 12 Total Games (3 men’s, 3 women’s, 6 mixed)

Scoring: Side Out

Guaranteed Games: 6 games (3 gender / 3 mixed) per player

Playoff: Funky Form Full Team Playoff. 8 teams advance, top two teams from each pool.

Teams will play ONE game to 15, win by 2 (16-minute timed games) in which ALL FOUR PLAYERS will compete. Each doubles pairing will play in the same game in rotations — like a relay race. Pairs will switch in and out of the game EVERY FOUR POINTS SCORED in the game.

Example: Game starts with each Team’s Women’s Doubles pair. Once 4 TOTAL points are scored in the game (4-0, 3-1, 2-2, etc.) play is paused and then each Team’s Men’s Doubles pair will enter the game and continue where the Women left off (server remains where the last point was scored). After another 4 points, each Team’s Mixed #1 will enter the game, and then finally after another 4 points, each Team’s Mixed #2 will enter. If neither team has reached 15 points by this time, the rotation will start over, beginning with Women’s Doubles. Play will continue until one team scores 15 points, win by two.

Funky Form Full Team Playoff games are SINGLE ELIMINATION.

Prizes: Gold / Silver / Bronze Medals + prize packages

Entry Fee: $420 per team ($105 per player)

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Join us on Friday July 26 at 4:00PM, for a very special Kids Clinic powered by KILLA DINKS. This is an amazing opportunity to get the little ones in your life started playing their new favorite game! What are you waiting for?! Get the next generation of picklers in your family signed up before this clinic fills up! Register above!


Our Beneficiary

Funky Pickle Ventnor Classic 2024 presented by AMI will benefit the AMI Foundation's Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van.

The "Mammovan" travels throughout southeastern New Jersey providing convenient, easy and accessible breast cancer screenings. The Mammovan specifically focuses efforts in lower income regions and serves women without health insurance and those with limited access to healthcare. The custom-built, 38 foot van is completely self-contained, offering the latest 3D Digital Mammography equipment, as well as, a comfortable waiting area and private dressing room. The Mammovan will be on-site at Funky Pickle Ventnor Classic on July 27th offering information to our guests. Eligible guests can also pre-register for free mammograms at the event. Learn more about the AMI Foundation and the Mammovan at

Stay Tuned for More!

Check back for more announcements about all the awesome stuff we're bringing to this year's festivities including:
  • Music Fest: Beach Concerts Friday and Saturday Night
  • Special Guest Pros and Center Court Entertainment
  • Food and Drink Lineup
  • Raffles, Contests and All Sorts of Good Stuff!

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