Funky Pickle Ventnor Classic 2023 Presented By AMI

Friday, July 28, 2023 - Saturday, July 29, 2023

Ventnor City

5600 Atlantic Ave.

Ventnor City, New Jersey


Funky Pickle Ventnor Classic 2023 is BIGGER than ever. The weekend starts with our first ever FUNKY FRIDAY opening party on Friday afternoon, including clinics, innovative social play formats, and a FREE beach concert from Chicago soul band, Joslyn and the Sweet Compression! Saturday is the all day pickleball block party you've come to know and love, with the added bonus: another FREE beach concert featuring Boston funksters Couch to close out Saturday night.

Full schedule coming soon! See below for more details on the weekend and sign up for clinics, IV treatments, and more!

New Formats!


Funky 777

A high-speed, round robin mixed doubles tournament. Teams will compete in brackets of seven teams in timed games to SEVEN POINTS OR SEVEN MINUTES. The two teams with the MOST POINTS SCORED will play in a seventh and final game to determine a champion.

Play Type: Mixed Doubles

Brackets: TBD - Seven (7) Teams per Skill Level 

Format: Round Robin with a bye. Timed games (7 minutes) or first to 7 points

Scoring: Side Out

Guaranteed Games: 6 games

Playoff: Upon completion of round robin play, the TOP TWO HIGHEST SCORING teams will compete in a championship game (7 min/first to 7 points). Tiebreaker will be point differential first and then wins. 

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

Entry Fee: $50 per player / $100 per team (includes exclusive Funky Pickle event shirt)


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: Side Out

Guaranteed Games: 5 games

Playoff: After 5 Scramble Rounds, the top 8 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: $50 per player (includes exclusive Funky Pickle event shirt)


Funky Pickle Team Tournament (Funky Form)

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 (Improver | 3.0-3.49)

Rock Steady (Intermediate | 3.5-3.99)

Sure Shot (Advanced | 4.0-4.25)

Superfly (Elite | 4.25+ OPEN)

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 (15-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 advanced, top two teams from each pool.

Teams will play ONE game to 15, win by 2 (20-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: $400 per team ($100 per player). Price includes CUSTOM TEAM UNIFORMS THAT YOU CREATE thanks to our partners at Rush Order Tees and Augusta Brands!

IV Hydration

July is HOT and staying hydrated is so important for performance. Our friends at Let's Face It, Ventnor's premier medical spa, are offering IV hydration and energy boosts on-site in the Let's Face It Wellness Zone all weekend at Funky Pickle to keep our Funky Fam at the top of their game. Play at peak performance by booking a treatment on-site or in the lead up to the event at a very special discounted rate! Take advantage of this limited opportunity and incredible price!



Join us on Friday July 28 at 4:00PM, for a very special Kids Clinic presented by KILLA DINKS. This is an amazing opportunity to get the little ones in your life started playing their new favorite game! Killa Dinks, is premiering its new kids' starter paddle line, alongside its premium raw carbon face paddles, at Funky Pickle 2023. All kids taking part in the clinic will receive a FREE Killa Dinks paddle! What are you waiting for?! Get the next generation of picklers in your family signed up before this clinic fills up!


Proshot Beginner Clinic

Have you been dying to learn pickleball?! Have friends that you're trying to get out on the court for the first time? This is your chance! Join us on Friday July 28 at 3:00PM and 5:00PM, for a FREE beginner clinic powered by PROSHOT PICKLEBALL. Proshot will be bringing their first-class team of pros to Funky Friday to provide instruction to newbies. We'll have everything you need: paddles, balls, instructors... you just need to show up ready to learn. WARNING: Learning pickleball may DRASTICALLY change your life!


Our Beneficiary

Funky Pickle Ventnor Classic 2023 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 29th 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

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