A Fun Evening of Pickleball to Support Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County’s Veterans Build Programs!

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 7-10 PM

New Shrewsbury Racquet Club, Tinton Falls, NJ


Get excited! Our Silent Auction is OPEN! Please take a look at the amazing experiences and items we have for you.

What you need to know!

Thank you to all who registered for our Hitting Close to Home for Veterans Pickleball Tournament this Saturday, April 29, 2023 – we can’t wait to see you!

The tournament is full so please no walk-ins! Only registered players will be able to play.

New Shrewsbury Racquet Club
71 N Gilbert St Tinton Falls, NJ 07701


6:00 PM: Registration opens
6:30 PM: Warm-ups
6:45 PM: Welcome/Rules overview
7:00 PM: Tournament starts
9:00 PM: Semi-Finals
9:30 PM: Finals
9:45 PM: Medals / Silent Auction and 50/50 winners
10:00 PM: End


  • Each game will be Mixed Doubles (when possible), with a randomly assigned partner determined by the Matchup software. Byes are also randomly assigned.
  • Each game will be 11 minutes; no extra time.
  • Expect to play at least 6 games, with a possible bye-round.
  • 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.
  • The 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 and match ratio (points divided by games played) will be used to determine the semi-final and final rounds for each level.
  • The highest scorers will advance to Semi-Final and Final rounds.
  • Court assignments and pairings will be provided at the event.
  • Please bring your own paddle(s) and drink.
  • Franklin x-40 pickleballs will be provided.
  • Water and light snacks provided.

We’ll be selling 50/50 raffle tickets for $10 each and have a variety of experiences/gifts for our Silent Auction at the tournament!

Thank you again for your support of our Veteran Build program.  If your plans have changed and you can no longer participate in our tournament, please let me know as soon as possible.  

See you on Saturday!

Get your 50/50 Raffle Tickets Now! Tickets are $10 each!
Last year our winning pool was close to $2,500!

We will have some tickets available for purchase at the tournament.
Please email Caroline at chowell@habitatmonmouth.org if you like to buy a ticket!
The draw will take place at 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 29, 2023.
Payment must be received before draw!

Funds raised at this event will support our Veterans Build Program which includes a collaboration with Coastal Habitat for Humanity’s L.I.F.T .(Local Initiative for Troops) Veteran Housing Repairs Program.  Working together on this program, we will be able to support many more veterans in Monmouth County. The L.I.F.T. Program driven by volunteer power, donations, and fundraising events, completes veteran home repair projects at no cost to the veteran. Projects include critical home repairs such as ramp installation, railing repairs, widening walkways for wheelchairs, as well as general repairs and assistance with landscape upkeep.

In addition to Event Sponsors, we are seeking Food and Beverage Sponsors for this event, if you can help please complete THIS FORM.

Please the help us to serve those who have served.

Help us make our 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament as successful as the first one!

What makes our Hitting for Home Tournament Unique?

Play pickleball for a great cause – support veterans right here in Monmouth County!

Intermediate level 1: 3.0 – 3.4
Intermediate Level 2: 3.5 – 3.9
Advanced Level: 4.0 +

In order to keep the fun in this tournament, please be accurate in your rating. Pairs may be moved up or down based on the number of registrations at each level. Learn more about Pickleball Ratings.

Thank you to the New Shrewsbury Racquet Club for generously providing the facilities for our tournament!

  • Registration is $75 per individual participant. Each participant will receive a t-shirt.
  • 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.
  • Mixed doubles/random pairs for each game using Matchup software.
  • Time limit of 11 minutes long for each game, no extra time.
  • Regular scoring, first to 11, win by 2. Score tallied as individuals.
  • Top scorers will advance to Semi-Final and Final rounds.
  • Court assignments and pairings will be provided at the event.
  • Please bring your own paddle(s) and drink.
  • Franklin x-40 pickleballs will be provided.
  • Water and light snacks provided.
  • Open to players 21 years of age and older.


We will have some great items to bid on in our Silent Auction.
50/50 raffle tickets will go on sale one month prior to the tournament.
If you would like to purchase tickets or donate a silent auction item please
email Caroline on chowell@habitatmonmouth.org.

If you would like to help with our event, or need any more information, please reach out to Caroline Howell, Marketing & Events Coordinator, at chowell@habitatmonmouth.org or (732) 795.2698.

Take a look at the photos from last year’s Hitting for Home Tournament….