Thank You for a Fun Evening of Pickleball to Support Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County’s Veterans Build Home Repairs Program!

Check back for updates on the evening coming soon. In the meantime we have some great photos from the evening, a huge THANK YOU to photographer, John Vitollo, for donating his time and skills!
CLICK HERE to see the full album. Digital downloads are free.

Lost and Found: Several water bottles were left behind, these can be retrieved from “lost and found” at New Shrewsbury Racquet Club.

About the Hitting Close to Home for Veterans Tournament

Thank you to the New Shrewsbury Racquet Club for generously providing the facilities for our tournament for a 3rd year!

  • Registration is $75 per individual participant.
  • Each participant to register as an individual player.
  • Limited number of spots for men and women at each level of play; when spots are filled, registrants will be added to a waitlist and will be notified prior to the event if spots open up.
  • Expect to play 6 – 7 games with a bye round.
  • Franklin x-40 pickleballs will be provided.
  • Please bring your own paddle(s) and drink.
  • Water and light snacks provided.
  • Open to players 21 years of age and older.

  • MatchUp software will calculate the point differential for each player based on the number of games won/lost and the score of each game.  The point differential will be used to determine the semi-final and final rounds for each level. In case of a tie, the number of games won will be used to break the tie.
  • The highest scoring 4 women and 4 men will advance to the Semi-Final and Final rounds in Advanced and Intermediate 3.5-39.  
  • The highest-scoring 8 players in the Intermediate 3.0-3.4 group will advance to the Semi-Final and Final rounds.
  • Medals will be awarded to top scorers at each level.
  • Each game will be 11 minutes; no extra time.
  • Regular scoring, first to 11, win by 2. Scores are recorded for each individual participant for each game. Report your scores to the tournament manager at your level.
  • Please pay attention to who you are supposed to be playing with, and on which court, to avoid mix-ups!
  • Have fun!

    Courts 1-3 & 4A – Advanced 4.0: Bob Trembley & Mary Valan
    Courts 4B & 5 –  7 – Intermediate 3.5-39: Ceil Smith & Chris Brody
    Courts 9B & 10 – 12 (in bubble) – Intermediate 3.0-34: Carissa Gaborow & Nick Fragale
If you would like to help with our event or need any more information, please reach out to Caroline Howell, Marketing & Events Coordinator, at or (732) 795.2698 (office hours) or (248) 952.4158 (cell)

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

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To see the full 2023 tournament photo album click HERE.!