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USA Pickleball & HotelPlanner Sign Multi-Year Agreement to Provide Accommodations and Automated Booking Services

HotelPlanner becoming the go-to travel booking site for pickleball tournaments and events across the U.S. SURPRISE, AZ., – March 3, 2021 – USA Pickleball, national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S., and HotelPlanner, the world’s largest group booking platform announced a multi-year partnership to provide accommodations and booking services for their events….

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2021 Tournament Sanctioning Updates

Sanctioned Tournaments earning USA Pickleball Tournament Player Ratings (UTPR) Effective April 1, 2021 USA Pickleball, as part of the on-going improvements to align the sport for the continued and next wave of growth, is making updates to the earning of UTPR’s at various tournaments.  If you are playing in a tournament scheduled after April 1,…

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Registration Open: 2021 USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships

The USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships is ready to go!  We are excited to announce the first annual USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships will take place on June 8 – 12, 2021 at the Finley Center in Hoover, AL.  The Finley Center, which is located at the Hoover Met Complex, is no stranger to pickleball. …

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Ambassador Leadership Updates

Ambassador Team Updates for USA Pickleball On behalf of USA Pickleball and the Regional Leadership Team we are excited and proud to announce key Ambassador leadership updates. Peggine Tellez is the new Great Plains Regional Director, most recently serving as the Assistant Regional Director and Steve Sutton is the new West Regional Director, returning to…

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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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Transferring Your Skills to Pickleball

As an organization, USA Pickleball is thrilled to have an opportunity to spotlight players from around the nation as we continue to grow as one of the fastest growing sports in the country. This past month, we visited Cherokee Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin to talk with Dave Weinbach and Gina Cilento about how they…

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USA Pickleball Announces LSI Industries as Official Lighting Partner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Gainor – (704) 941-4191 mediarelations@USAPickleball.org USA Pickleball Media Relations __________ USA Pickleball Announces LSI Industries as Official Lighting Partner LSI Industries is the leading producer of high-performance lighting solutions for pickleball facilities.   SURPRISE, AZ. – December 15, 2020 – USA Pickleball, the national governing body for the sport of…

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Official 2021 Pickleball Rulebook Released

Effective date will be 25 January USA Pickleball and IFP have released 3 items including: the Official 2021 Rulebook, the “2021 Rules Change Document”, which lists each rule that was added or changed with explanations provided, and an Alternate Rulebook for public comment.   The Official 2021 Rulebook will become effective on January 25, 2021. “The…

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Sharing the Healing Power of Pickleball this #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, we share our gratefulness for how pickleball has helped the lives of many. It is because of our members and the generosity of the pickleball community that allows USA Pickleball to continue to share these touching stories, provide grants to communities and organizations and shine a light on the junior players across our…

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Ellen Surprises Guests with Pickleball on 12 Days of Giveaways

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And especially so with a surprise gift of pickleball. On Day 1 of Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways she surprised her guests with gifts all about fitness. As Ellen expressed her love for one of the fastest growing sports in the country that is “sweeping the nation,”…

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