Mission

The mission of the USA Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball) is to promote the development and growth of pickleball in the United States and its territories.

 

About Us

The USA Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball) is the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the US and provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings and promotional materials.

The association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and governed by a board of directors and professional staff who provide the guidance and infrastructure for the continued growth and development of the sport.

USA Pickleball Staff:

Justin MaloofExecutive Director
George BauernfeindManaging Director of Marketing & Communications
Karen ParrishManaging Director of Competition
Mark PeiferDirector of Officiating
Hope TolleyDirector of Recreational Programs
Linda GartlanDirector of Business Administration
Dan EllsworthDirector of Finance
Nikki GreeneDirector of Member Services
Claudia FontanaDirector of Ambassadors

 

USA Pickleball Board Members and Committee Responsibilities:

The Board is committed to further the growth of pickleball among players of all ages and characteristics. It will continue to provide the infrastructure for the development of the sport through promulgation of official rules, sponsoring and sanctioning tournaments and clinics, ranking players, communicating with its members via e-mail and newsletters, training of all levels of players, and otherwise promoting pickleball.

Phil Mortenson (Seattle, WA)Board Chair – 2020
Also serves as the Board Advisor for internal legal matters and external grievances. Also serves on the Nominating, Grievance, and Human Resources Committees.
Laura Patterson (Winston-Salem, NC)Board Vice Chair – 2020
Also serves as secretary of the Board and is also Advisor for the NCREC (referee) and Rules Committees and is on the Strategic Plan, Human Resources and National Indoor Committee.
Joe Santoro (Wolfeboro, NH)Treasurer – 2020-2021
Treasurer of the Board. Advisor Membership Committee and the Budget Committee.
Robert Quicksilver (Bal Harbour, FL)At-Large, Communications – 2019-2020
At-Large Board Member and Advisor for Communications. Also serves on the Strategic Plan Committee and is co-Advisor on the Marketing Committee.
Ernie Medina (Loma Linda, CA)At-Large – 2020-2021
At-Large Board Member. Also serves as Board Advisor for the Recreational/Training Committee and chairs the Health/Wellness Committee.
Stacie Townsend (West Palm Beach, FL)At-Large, Business Development – 2019-2020
At-Large Board Member and co-Advisor on the Marketing Committee. Also serves on the Strategic Plan and National Outdoor Committees.
Philip Bullen (North Palm Beach, FL)At-Large, Strategic Planning - 2019-2020
At-Large Board Member and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Also serves on the Nominating Committee.
Suzanne Guerin (Broomfield, CO)At-Large – 2020-2021
At-Large Board Member and Advisor for the Ambassador and Ambassador Retreat/Dinner Committees.
Bob Franceschelli (St. Louis, MO)At-Large - 2020-2021
At-Large Board Member.  Also serves on the Strategic Plan and Marketing Committees.

 

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Mailing Address:
USA Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball) 
P.O. Box 7354
Surprise AZ 85374

 

Inclusion - USA Pickleball Association

Since the establishment of the USA Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball), a core principle is that discrimination is prohibited. Specifically, membership and all rights of participation in USA Pickleball, including all tournaments and other events conducted or sanctioned by it, are and will be open to all persons without regard to race, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability or gender. We will continue to implement this core principle in our mission as we develop and promote the sport of pickleball in the U.S.