Laura Gainor

CNBC’s ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ Reports on the Surge of Pickleball

On Friday, April 16th, CNBC Special Correspondent Jane Wells joined ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ to report on the surge of pickleball. Jane sat down with the #1 ranked player, Ben Johns, to talk about the sport and how his professional career has grown since 2018. Check out the full segment below.

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Put Away the Noise Complaints at the Pickleball Courts

Spring has sprung and the pop of pickleball is in the air. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about that. If you’re wondering how you can continue to enjoy this sport without upsetting your neighbors, we have a solution. Our patented all-weather 1/8-inch thick AcoustiFence Pickleball Noise Curtains (STC30) have successfully reduced noise levels up to…

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For the Love of Tennis and Pickleball

When you think of the perfect Valentine’s Day, most likely pickleball is in those plans. For one couple, they found love on the tennis courts more than 43 years ago and feel very fortunate to now live the life of coaching tennis and pickleball together every day. Mike and Chrissie Lissner met when Chrissie was…

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Treat Yourself this Valentine’s Day with USA Pickleball Member Rewards

Did you know that with your USA Pickleball membership you have access to hundreds of valuable rewards to treat yourself, or someone special this Valentine’s Day? Whether you want to purchase flowers or jewelry for someone, or buy something for yourself, you have access to numerous discounts as an added benefit to your annual USA…

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2021 Junior Pickleball Planning Tips

By Bob Nibarger Ready or not, 2021, is here and we are looking at a new year of opportunities!  With Spring just around the corner, there is hope and excitement as we begin planning for outdoor programming.  I often get asked a common question, “with the uncertainty of COVID-19, how can we plan anything for…

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Children’s Book “How Pickleball Saved Ollie Otter” Supports USA Pickleball

One man’s inspiration to write a children’s book about pickleball is now supporting USA Pickleball! Lawrence Blundred, of Cincinnati, OH, was inspired to write “How Pickleball Saved Ollie Otter” by his love for the sport, the birth of his grandson Oliver, and an opportunity to share the legacy of his late wife, Donna, who was…

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Partner Spotlight: Pickleball Den

Pickleball Den offers both Tournament and Club software. If you run a club, or a tournament, you have found the best system on the market. Efficiency, reliability and player satisfaction are key to a successful tournament and Pickleball Den has the solution. Pickleball Den tournament software uses the most recent mobile device technology which provides…

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Hudef: Did You Know?

Get to know one of our partners: Hudef. Tell us USA Pickleball members, DID YOU KNOW?… Hudef was the first to research and develop the technology of paddle surface rotation. The name Hudef comes from a strong, brave and very kind warrior in the east. The original meaning of Hudef is “breaking the cocoon into…

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The Launch of PB Pro

PB Pro™ is professional pickleball brand featuring premium paddles, coordinated apparel and accessories. The brand was launched in October 2020 by Simona Galik Moore, a former WTA professional tennis player. “Initially, my husband and I started playing the game. It’s a great family sport, relatively easy to pick up and a lot of fun!  Our…

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Transferring Your Skills to Pickleball

As an organization, USA Pickleball is thrilled to have an opportunity to spotlight players from around the nation as we continue to grow as one of the fastest growing sports in the country. This past month, we visited Cherokee Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin to talk with Dave Weinbach and Gina Cilento about how they…

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