Laura Gainor

USA Pickleball Announces Two New Sanctioning Formats

USA Pickleball is pleased to announce it has approved two new sanctioned tournament formats, in effect as of April 1st, 2022: No-Referee Sanctioning Mini Singles Details about both new sanctioned formats are below and you can visit USAPickleball.org for a full description of all USA Pickleball Approved Tournament Formats. No-Referee Sanctioning Tournament directors of selected…

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PICKLEBALL RECOGNIZED IN RYAN TRUEX’S NASCAR XFINITY ENTRY

The worlds of NASCAR and pickleball collided in full force last month!   USA Pickleball had the exciting opportunity to see Ryan Truex, driver of the #18 ShopUSAPickleball.com Toyota, owned by Joe Gibbs Racing, pilot the first ever pickleball-wrapped Toyota at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, ‘Call 811 Before You Dig 250 powered by Call…

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WASHINGTON NAMES PICKLEBALL TO BE ITS’ OFFICIAL STATE SPORT

To kick off the start of #NationalPickleballMonth, USA Pickleball had the honor to travel to Bainbridge Island, WA., to witness the historic signing of bill SB 5615 which formally declares pickleball as the official sport of the state of Washington. The local community that are a part of the Bainbridge Island Pickleball Club had rally’d…

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Growing Pickleball for All with Laura Gainor, USA Pickleball on The Life in the Front Office Podcast

USA Pickleball’s Director of Media Relations, Laura Gainor, joins Jake Hirshman on The Life in the Front Office Podcast to talk all things pickleball, the growth of the sport, opportunities for brands in the game and why she herself loves playing every day.

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The Game That Keeps Growing…Pickleball. Life in the Front Office Podcast Interview with Stu Upson

USA Pickleball CEO, Stu Upson, joined Jake Hirshman, and Andy Dolich to talk about the explosion of Pickleball across the country and world. They dink it up for a conversation about how to grow a sport from the ground up!

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Shape Magazine: Why Pickleball Should Be Your Next Hobby

If you’re seeking a game that’ll get you moving and is easy to pick up, you should head to (or create) a pickleball court, as reported by Zara Hanawalt for Shape Magazine in their featured article: “Why Pickleball Should Be Your Next Hobby.” To learn more about the sport and it’s health benefits, Shape Magazine…

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Architectural Digest: A Pickleball Court is the Hot New Amenity in Real Estate Developments Today

Architectural Digest says that “Pickleball has replaced golf as the most coveted sports amenity in luxury residential developments” in their recent feature covering luxury real estate developments where buyers are now more attracted to the pickleball amenities. Some of the locations featured: Troubador Golf and Field Club in Nashville developed by Discovery Land Company who…

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Des Moines’ Cityview Magazine: Quite the Pickle

Photo by Steve Taylor Des Moines’ Cityview Magazine has featured pickleball as their most recent cover story stating, “the sport of pickleball has caught fire in Des Moines and across the nation.” With Callie Jo Smith featured on the cover and a pro player interview with the #1 ranked player in the world, Ben Johns,…

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CNN: Pickleball, virtual golf, skydiving, craft beer: How malls are luring shoppers

Pickleball, virtual golf, skydiving, craft beer: How malls are luring shoppers – As reported by Parija Kavilanz for CNN Business. As Covid restrictions ease, expect to see more malls morph into family entertainment destinations where shopping may not even be what draws shoppers in. CNN spoke to Tanger Outlets CEO, Stephen Yalof about some of…

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USA Pickleball Junior Spotlight: Maddie Toren

By: Hope Tolley – Published in Pickleball Magazine Maddie Toren, 17, of Phoenix, Arizona, is making her mark in the pickleball community both as a player and as a referee. Since being introduced to the sport in 2021, Maddie has played in six tournaments and won gold in 3.0 19+ mixed doubles, become a certified…

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