Linda Gartlan

Pickleball is fun for all ages and is beginning to enter Henry County schools

(March 11, 2020 Locust Grove, GA, www.henryherald.com) Pickleball is gaining popularity as a sport amongst adults due to its fun and lightweight gaming style. But bringing it to schools opens the door for more people, young and old, to get involved in a sport that could be a gateway to many other sports. But that’s…

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USAPA Junior Connection

USAPA Juniors on the World Pickleball Stage By USAPA Juniors Committee Chair Bob Nibarger We are pleased to introduce you to the new 2020 USAPA Junior Connection.  This feature brings news and information directly to our members every other month about the “happenings” within the USAPA Juniors program. 2020 JUNIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE I’d like to…

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Central and South New Jersey Celebrate Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness

Bill Barber, USAPA Ambassador in Hamilton Township, New Jersey and other members developed the idea to have the group wear pink on their regular meeting day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. “We simply called it Pink Day,” said Barber. He mentioned the idea to other groups through his communication channels, and it quickly caught…

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A Message From the USAPA President

Looking back over the last eight years or so that I’ve been involved in pickleball, my journey has been richly filled with memories I will carry for the rest of my life. I was immediately hooked on our sport and applied to be an Ambassador just two weeks after hitting my first pickleball. I was…

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Get Moving: A journey into pickleball

(July 30, 2019 Jefferson City, MO, www.newstribune.com) by Paul Roberts, For the News Tribune Pickleball is not just a fun sport, it’s a new journey with many benefits. Read More…

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Caring and Sharing is How the USAPA and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Play

The relationship between the USAPA and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® continues to embrace heartwarming stories for patients and their families. Since November 2016, the USAPA has raised over $55,691.03 for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Much-needed funds generated from USAPA tournaments are being used to help these families and their loved…

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USAPA Tournament Player Ratings

Thank you to all members that have taken the time to review their tournament history. The USAPA Tournament Player Rating Committee has been busy reviewing reported issues and working through the fine details that play a part in calculating a player’s rating. Some of the issues we have been focused on include: Correcting specific tournament history…

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Qualify For the 2019 National Senior Games Association National Tournament

To be eligible to participate in the National Senior Games, you must qualify in a State Senior Games held January through December of 2018. For additional information on the 2019 NSGA National Tournament and dates for each state games, visit: http://nsga.com/states Qualify and come join your USAPA tournament organizers for a great tournament. Venues and…

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Registration is Now Open for the St. Jude Indoor Pickleball Classic

This year’s event will take place on June 15-17. The LakePoint complex is located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, Georgia and only 50 minutes south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Last year’s event raised nearly $6,800 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through contributions such as the one USAPA made a year ago, St. Jude…

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