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Video Interview with the Rosetti Brothers, Pickleball Guinness World Record Dinkers

A Franklin X-40 ball was dinked 16,046 consecutive times in a row. After rallying for more than 6 hours. Angelo and Ettore Rosetti held their breath as they watched the ball barely make it over the net, nearly ending the rally. But the twin brothers from Connecticut persevered, officially setting the Guinness World Record for…

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2022 Tournament Schedule and Qualifying Overview

This provides the dates and locations for 2022 USA Pickleball tournaments and an overview of the qualifying process for the 2022 and 2023 USA Pickleball National Championships in Indian Wells. There are several important changes being implemented in 2022, including; The 12 Regional Championships will culminate in the new Diamond Amateur Championship taking place December…

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Announcing the Inaugural USA Pickleball Diamond Amateur Championship

USA Pickleball is excited to announce the inaugural Diamond Amateur Championship to be held December 5th thru December 11th, 2022. The 12 Regional Championships will culminate in the new Diamond Amateur Championship taking place at Pictona in Holly Hill, FL. Gold Medalists from the Diamond Amateur Championship will earn preregistration (Golden Tickets) to the following…

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Pickleball 101: A quick guide to the fastest growing sport in the U.S.

Pickleball 101: A quick guide to the fastest growing sport in the U.S. While much of the country spent 2020 baking and binge watching Netflix, 4.2 million Americans were playing pickleball. That’s up a whopping 21.3% from 2019, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, and the numbers keep climbing. “As people looked for…

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The TODAY team hits the pickleball court to give America’s new favorite sport a shot

The TODAY anchors got outside of the studio and headed to the pickleball courts in New York, at Court 16, to compete in a friendly competition in what they called “TODAY Pickleball,” with an exclusive logo and team shirts. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Carson Daly, Sheinelle Jones and Jenna Bush Hager each expressed…

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Vanity Fair: How Pickleball Won Over Everyone From Leonardo DiCaprio to Your Grandparents

Pickleball for ALL! Craig Coyne (actor, screenwriter, director and husband of Barbara Bush), shares his Hollywood Pickleball experiences in his recent article for Vanity Fair Magazine, “How Pickleball Won Over Everyone From Leonardo DiCaprio to Your Grandparents.” Noting that celebrities are eliminating vacation spots that don’t offer pickleball, and that having your own home court…

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Ben and Collin Johns play Pickleball on Live with Kelly and Ryan

On Friday, October 8th Pickleball Pros, Ben and Collin Johns, took to the streets of New York City and joined Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest to officially teach them how to play pickleball. They are hooked and look to be tournament ready! Watch the LIVE with Kelly and Ryan segment:

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USA Pickleball Announces New Partnership with eHealth

Today, USA Pickleball is excited to announce a new partnership with eHealth, Inc., a leading online health insurance marketplace. Through this unique partnership, players and fans can review, compare and enroll in a broad selection of Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, and Medicare Supplement Insurance plans that support their active lifestyles. Through eHealth’s…

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USA Pickleball Announces Ratings Improvement Project

USA Pickelball’s Chief Operating Officer, Justin Maloof recently announced the formation of a new diverse team to review and explore improvements to the current USA Pickleball player rating system.  A player rating is intended to be a numerical figure that best represents the skill level of the particular player.  It is currently used primarily for tournament seeding….

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2021 Hilton Head Open – Streaming Schedule/Instructions

Hilton Head Open: USA Pickleball National Championships Series Event #4 Broadcast Dates: October 15th – 17th Friday 10/15:  Pro & Sr. Pro Mixed Doubles Live coverage on FTF Network and USA Pickleball Youtube/Facebook begins at 11:30am ET Live coverage on ESPN+ begins at 4:00pm ET   Saturday 10/16:  Men’s Pro & Sr Pro Doubles /…

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