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2021 Tournament of Champions Highlights

By Kyle Klein The 2021 Tournament of Champions took place August 18-22 in Brigham City, Utah, and was filled with victories from big names as well as breakthrough wins for some rising stars. Ben Johns and his partners Simone Jardim and Collin Johns took home titles in Mixed and Men’s Doubles. While Jessie Irvine and…

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USA Pickleball Member Spotlight: Bob Gearheart of Missoula, Montana

When asked how USA Pickleball members have made an impact in the local community, Carol Buerman nominated Bob Gearheart from Missoula, Montana. This is what she had to say about how he showcases his pride for strengthening the sport: Bob Gearheart has made a huge difference in our ability to continue participating and playing pickleball…

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Retired Commander of the U.S. Navy Teaches Pickleball to Boost Veterans’ Self Esteem

Steven Harper, the Executive Director of Military Adaptive Court Sports (MACS), is also a retired Lt. Cmdr of the US NAVY who began learning to play racquetball while on active duty, ironically assigned to a nuclear-powered ballistic submarine in Kings Bay, GA back in 2004.  He truly found his calling later when he was stationed…

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How Pickleball Changed Our Lives

This is a blog post by Joel Rauch from Plainview, NY. Shared initially on Theline.one They say that the days can pass by slowly but the years go by quickly. As my wife, Fran and I entered our ‘Medicare years’, we realized that our social life was ebbing due to a variety of reasons. Friends moving…

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USA Pickleball Grant Programs brings Pickleball to the Neighborhood

USA Pickleball Community and High School Grant Programs help bring pickleball to neighborhoods. For many communities, a successful pickleball program begins with players wanting to bring the sport of pickleball into their neighborhood or school. Often the beginning is simple. A borrowed net, some tape, a ball, a few paddles, and people willing to try…

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USA Pickleball Sportsmanship Guide

When USA Pickleball Director of Officiating and Chairman of the Rules Committee Mark Peifer recognized the need for a USA Pickleball Sportsmanship Guide, he decided to draw from the ranks of USA Pickleball Ambassadors to form a team to develop such a document, saying, “our Ambassadors are involved in all areas of the sport, including…

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Rob Cassidy Joins USA Pickleball Rules Committee

Chairman of the USA Pickleball Rules Committee, Mark Peifer, has announced that Rob Cassidy will be joining the USA Pickleball Rules Committee as the sixth member of the committee, effective August 6, 2021.   “Rob brings a wealth of rules and player experience to the Committee.  As a player on the professional level – and sometimes…

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Pickleball 360, Premium Instructional Pickleball Videos, Brought to you by the World’s Best

Pickleball 360 is providing premium instructional pickleball videos from the world’s top pros for you. The library consists of over 60 videos, with another video released every week. These videos include technical shots and strokes, strategic situations, drills and games, and much more! They also encompass all range of levels, there are videos designed for…

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Roy Ahrensberg Celebrates 95th Birthday on the Pickleball Court

Where do you want to see yourself celebrating your 95th birthday? Most of us avid pickleball enthusiasts would be extremely grateful to be playing pickleball with our friends just like USA Pickleball member, Roy Ahrensberg was fortunate to do as he celebrated his 95th birthday with more than 40 of his pickleball friends! Roy has…

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Family Barn Built to Accommodate Indoor Pickleball Court, leads to Pickleball Promposal

Jossie Huxford’s family, from Rosedale, Indiana, built their polebarn just the right size so that it would fit a full pickleball court inside of it because of their whole family’s love for the game. They had some friends who had their own court, so they too wanted to be able to play pickleball all year round so…

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