Member News

USAPA features Member Incentives on “Inside Florida Pickleball”

USAPA recently spoke with Carl Foster, host of the weekly show “Inside Florida Pickleball”, live from Pictona at Holly Hill about our “20 for 20 Member Incentive Program”. This exclusive incentive program features our $20 annual membership with access to several new Pickleball-related offers; any one of which is designed to offset the annual price…

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Covid Update

As of June 19, 2020, USA Pickleball is moving forward with sanctioned tournament play on a LIMITED, CASE-BY-CASE basis. Because of the varying geographical impacts of COVID-19 and differing state and local mandates, a full return to sanctioned play without some restrictions is not currently possible. Sanctioned tournaments that wish to proceed will need to…

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Featured Activity from the Youth Pickleball Playbook – Four Square!

Pickleball Four Square is a great game for kids, families and adults. Four Square can be played on a court, blacktop, gymnasium and lines can be easily created with painter’s tape or sidewalk chalk. This is a perfect activity for social events, driveway play and even for adults waiting to get on a court. Play…

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Junior Spotlight – Danny Phillips

Danny Phillips – Big Weapon in a Small Package A ten-year-old from northern Utah has been the youngest player to enter the Margaritaville National Pickleball Championships for the past two years. At eight years old, Danny won Bronze in Junior Boys Doubles with his partner Tate Klein at the 2018 Championships. In 2019, the pair…

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USA Pickleball Junior Connection – Florida Shines on Junior Pickleball

USA Pickleball Junior Connection – Florida Shines on Junior Pickleball By USAPA Juniors Committee Chair Bob Nibarger Pictona at Holly Hill Florida – Junior Pickleball Within the Planning Process Our Beginning Waiting to play at the crowded Daytona Beach Shores courts, Chuck Mecklem, a fellow pickleball player turned and said to local enthusiast Rainer Martens,…

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USAPA Announces New Partnership with RIA Eyewear

  RIA Eyewear becomes The Official Performance Eyewear Partner of the USA Pickleball Association The United States Pickleball Association (USAPA) is proud to announce a partnership with RIA Eyewear, a manufacturer of performance eyewear built to elevate performance while also protecting vision. RIA Eyewear will now be the Official Performance Eyewear Partner of the USA Pickleball…

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Staying Ahead of the Curve with PPR’s Pickleball Certification Program

As the leader in pickleball certification and education, PPR understands the importance of continually enhancing education to meet the needs of current and future coaches. In May, PPR announced a partnership with PickleballTournaments.com to offer the first and only online certification course for operators of pickleball tournaments. Upon passing the PT.com course, participants will be…

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USAPA Announces New Partnership with SportMaster Sport Surfaces

The United States Pickleball Association (USAPA) is proud to announce a partnership with SportMaster, the one-stop shop for pickleball court and sports surfacing products since it was founded in 1969. SportMaster will now be the Official Court Surface of USA Pickleball. Produced & headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio USA, SportMaster is a leading brand of 100%…

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USAPA Board Spotlight – Bob Franceschelli

Bob Franceschelli feels blessed to be able to play pickleball and to also give back to the sport by serving as a USAPA Board Member. His story is like so many in that Bob was “hooked” on pickleball the very first time he picked up a paddle and hit a ball. His story though took…

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New USA Pickleball Rules Committee Member

USA Pickleball Director of Officiating and Rules Committee Chairman Mark Peifer has announced Ken Schoonover as the newest USA Pickleball Rules Committee member, replacing John Grasso who decided to retire from the committee. “Ken brings a unique depth of pickleball rules knowledge, a strong experience base for writing and approving rules, and an excellent reputation…

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