News and Info

APP Tour Named Official Pro Tour Partner of USA Pickleball

The Association of Pickleball Professionals, (APP Tour), has been named Official Pro Tour Partner of USA Pickleball through 2023. Launched in June of 2019, the APP Tour was the first USA Pickleball-sanctioned tour for professionals and amateurs. The 2021 APP Tour campaign currently has 18 scheduled tour stops, with a total prize purse of $700k….

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USA Pickleball Announces Exclusive Partnership with Acacia Sports as the Official Footwear Partner

Acacia Sports becoming the official footwear partner offering member discounts and charitable support to USA Pickleball.   SURPRISE, AZ. – June 2, 2021 – USA Pickleball, the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in America, announces Acacia Sports as the Official Footwear partner. The exclusive partnership positions Acacia Sports, a major supplier of high-quality goods,…

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5 Steps to Create The Perfect Pickleball Camp

Summer is quickly approaching and USA Pickleball wants to help you create the perfect Summer Pickleball Camp! Nothing better than our youth getting together this summer to learn how to play the fastest growing sport in America. Let us provide helpful resources to your community organization to setup the perfect pickleball camp. We encourage you…

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2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships to be Held in December

USA Pickleball Announces Sport’s Signature Event Will Now be Held December 6th – 14th, 2021.   With the announcement of the 2021 BNP Paribas Open being held in October, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden will now host the 2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships, presented by Pickleball Central, December 6th – 14th, 2021.  The later date for…

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Membership

Because of your enthusiasm for pickleball and your membership in USAPickleball.org, the sport is exploding with new players joining in the fun every day!  In the face of a pandemic Pickleball grew 21.3% in 2020 and membership in USA Pickleball grew to 42,000.  Together we are making this happen!  With your support, USA Pickleball expanded youth…

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Spikeball, Pickleball and Volleyball Battle it Out in ‘Pro vs. Pro’ Video Series

By Laura Gainor – Featured in the May/June issue of Pickleball Magazine What do you get when you have the best players in spikeball, pickleball and volleyball come together to show off their talents in their respective sports? A “Pro vs. Pro” video series with top-ranked pickleball players Ben Johns and Kyle Yates playing pickleball…

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Pickleball Magazine Junior Spotlight – Coach Ben Ollett of Denver Academy

    For this month’s Junior Spotlight in the May/June issue of Pickleball Magazine, we wanted to shine a light on Coach Ben Ollett, a physical education (P.E.) teacher helping to grow pickleball within our youth community, while developing team skills with his students. Coach Ollett has been a P.E. teacher for five years at…

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New National Championship Series Announced

Four major tournaments announced leading up to the 2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships SURPRISE, AZ. – May 5, 2021 – USA Pickleball is excited to announce the USA Pickleball National Championships Series. For 2021, the Series launches with 4 major pro and amateur National Qualifier events leading to the sport’s biggest and most prestigious event, the…

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Original Penguin by Munsingwear, and Grand Slam, Brands Announce Exclusive Apparel Partnership with USA Pickleball

(Miami, FL, May 3, 2021) – Original Penguin by Munsingwear® and Grand Slam®, brands (divisions of Perry Ellis International) have signed an expansive, multi-year partnership with USA Pickleball. The brands will serve as the Official Apparel Partner and exclusive referee program sponsor. The partnership establishes Original Penguin by Munsingwear® and Grand Slam® as industry-leading paddle…

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CNBC’s ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ Reports on the Surge of Pickleball

On Friday, April 16th, CNBC Special Correspondent Jane Wells joined ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ to report on the surge of pickleball. Jane sat down with the #1 ranked player, Ben Johns, to talk about the sport and how his professional career has grown since 2018. Check out the full segment below.

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