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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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New 2022 Rulebook Revision Process

The improved 2022 Rulebook Revision process has begun.  We do not expect the 2022 Rulebook to have the extent of change seen in 2021.  The window for public input into suggested rulebook revisions is open in accordance with the overall process described below.   What follows is significantly different than last year.  Changes were made…

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April Is National Pickleball Month

America’s fastest growing sport celebrates an annual national promotion to bring people of all ages into the game.   To help promote the fastest growing sport in America, USA Pickleball Association along with sports industry companies and organizations have named April “National Pickleball Month.”   Pickleball is a fun, active paddle sport created for all…

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Drop Serve Review Committee Formed

USA Pickleball Rules Committee Chairman Mark Peifer has announced the formation of a Drop Serve Review Committee. When the 2021 Rulebook was released, it included the Drop Serve Rule option as a provisional rule.  The word provisional meant the rule would be evaluated for unintended or unexpected outcomes over the next year.   “We didn’t…

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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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