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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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USA Pickleball Announces Chief Executive Officer

CONTACT:  Laura Gainor, USA Pickleball Media Relations 704-941-4191 mediarelations@usapickleball.org USA Pickleball Announces Stu Upson as Chief Executive Officer Upson to become organization’s CEO as the sport experiences accelerated growth.   SURPRISE, Arizona, November 12, 2020—USA Pickleball, the national governing body of pickleball and one of the fastest growing sports in the country, today announced that…

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New Official Club Membership Announced

USA Pickleball has launched a new membership called “Official Club Membership”. This club membership program is for pickleball organizations, groups, and facilities. A club membership will feature liability insurance coverage for the club and its participants for various club pickleball programs and events hosted at their venue(s) throughout the year. Additionally, USA Pickleball Official Clubs…

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New 12th USA Pickleball Region and Ambassador Team Updates

We are excited to announce several updates with the USA Pickleball Ambassadors and regions. The sport of pickleball continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. The number of participants playing is approaching 3.5 million in the latest 2020 SFIA report and USA Pickleball is almost 40,000 members, up from 4,000…

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USA Today Reports: Inside Look At The NBA Bubble

You’ve seen NBA referee crew chief Scott Foster on the cover of Pickleball Magazine, and now USA Today has reported live from the NBA Bubble as finals wrap up and the refs, staff and media personalities, including Richard Jefferson, continue to play pickleball every day. “The culture of pickleball is to grow the game, and…

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The Pickleball Magazine October/November 2020 Issue is Here!

USA Pickleball Members: Welcome to Pickleball Magazine October/November 2020! Pickleball Magazine is recognized by USA Pickleball as the “official magazine” of pickleball. As a USA Pickleball member, you are receiving FREE electronic editions of Pickleball Magazine delivered to your email inbox! Members can also receive a mailed (print) subscription of Pickleball Magazine (6 issues) for just…

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Apple watchOS 7 Adds Pickleball as a Workout

It was an exciting morning for pickleball enthusiasts as word spread that our sport was officially added as a workout option with the Apple watchOS 7 update! This is a big deal and across social media you can tell by the excitement of our players that this addition to our watches means Pickleball has received…

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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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USA Pickleball Announces New Partnership with Lasso

Los Angeles, Calif. – August 11, 2020 – Lasso, a high-performance apparel brand, is proud to announce a partnership with USA Pickleball, the official national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S. Lasso will now be the Official Performance Sock of USA Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S….

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