Junior News

More Schools Playing Pickleball During Coronavirus Pandemic

Article By: Kai Beech, National Correspondent for E.W. Scripps.  Playing sports while obeying safety protocols, like social distancing, can be difficult. But with many people looking to exercise and stay safe during the pandemic, one sport is now serving up that option: pickleball. “Compared to other sports where you have a lot of contact with…

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New Membership for Youth Program Providers

USA Pickleball is excited to announce a new membership for youth program providers as part of the strategic plan and its mission to promote and develop the sport. USA Pickleball is here to assist physical education teachers, youth program leaders, coaches, recreation professionals and our Ambassadors with training and program resources to introduce pickleball to…

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Junior Pickleball: An Unlikely Friendship

By Robert Nibarger, USA Pickleball Junior Committee Chair Before COVID-19, a Junior pickleball duo stole the hearts of all who watched at the Hawaii Open held at Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii. Kylena Paredes (12 years old) and John Greenwood (a.k.a. KonaJohnny (13 years old)) earned Silver in the 3.0 Mixed…

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USAPA Junior Connection

Junior Connection Introduces USAPA Recreational Staff by USAPA Juniors Committee Chair Bob Nibarger Junior Connection is pleased to welcome the USAPA Department of Recreational Programs staff, Hope Tolley and Jason Jamison.  Hope and Jason joined the USAPA last year.  Hope is the Director of Recreational Programs and Jason is the Recreational Programs Advisor.  The USAPA…

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USAPA Juniors Shine Bright at the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships

Junior pickleball players know the excitement of earning medals at tournaments but few have the skill and talent to win multiple medals at a single event.  Several players at this year’s 2019 Margaritaville USAPA Pickleball National Championships have earned that unique distinction. Our first featured player who captured a total of three medals at the…

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