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Pickleball: The Racket That’s Taking Over America

(February 14, 2020 State College, PA, www.statecollege.com) Some sports thrill me, like collegiate wrestling.  Some sports bore me, like curling. And then there’s pickleball. It has always puzzled me. Maybe you’ve shared that curiosity. Read More…

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Thank you for Survey Feedback

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and provides needed insights for strategic planning, membership programs, refresh of our website, branding, sport growth and tools to support the ambassadors. Our mission is the same, to promote the development and growth of the sport of pickleball. We appreciate your…

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USAPA Announces New Partnership with Gaia Herbs

  USAPA Announces New Partnership with Gaia Herbs Leading Herbal Brand in North America Aligns Well with the Sport of Pickleball, One of the Fastest Growing Sports in America   PHOENIX, AZ. (Feb. 13, 2020) – The United States Pickleball Association (USAPA) is proud to announce a partnership with Gaia Herbs, the leading herbal brand in…

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Video: The Healthy Habit Of Pickleball

(January 27, 2020 Chicago, IL, www.wgntv.com) Sometimes the best way to pick up a healthy habit is to find out what works for others! This woman says when it comes to health, pickleball is what keeps her on the move and feeling great! Find out why she recommends that you give it a try –…

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USA Pickleball Association is Hiring a Digital Coordinator

Position Description: Digital Coordinator BACKGROUND USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) (www.usapickleball.org) is the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S. Our mission is to promote the growth and development of pickleball. USAPA recently surpassed 40,000 members, up from 4,000 seven years ago and expects to grow significantly for the foreseeable future. According to the…

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PICKLEBALL PARADISE

(January 30, 2020 Palm Beach, FL, www.palmbeach.floridaweekly.com) MAYBE FLORIDA’S NICKNAME SHOULD change from the Sunshine State to the Pickleball State. The paddle sport that is part badminton, part ping-pong and part tennis has seen explosive growth, dotting Florida with pickleball courts. Read More…

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USA Pickleball Association Welcomes Three New Board Members

Please welcome the following Board Members to the USA Pickleball (USAPA) family: Ernie Medina, Jr. As a kid, Ernie Medina, Jr., was always involved with racquet sports. Maxing out at a lofty height of 5ft 6in, he was always shorter than most of his peers, so popular sports like basketball and volleyball didn’t suit him,…

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Looking for a new sport in the new year? Take a swing at pickleball.

(January 8, 2020 www.washingtonpost.com) It’s a new year, so how about trying a new sport: pickleball. Seriously, that’s the goofy name of a fast-growing game that’s a combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Read More…  

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Video: Pickleball craze hits Houston — and keeps growing

(December 11, 2019 Houston, TX, www.click2houston.com) It’s a game that most people have never heard of, so when KPRC2 hit the streets of Southwest Houston to ask people what they thought pickleball is, we got some pretty interesting answers. View Video…  

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HealthBeat: Pickleball at the Pentagon

(December 4, 2019 Sioux Falls, SD, www.keloland.com) The Sanford Pentagon is giving pickleball players in Sioux Falls another facility option to play on the court as cold weather sets in. With six court options and room to grow, local players say it’s a great addition for the community. Read More…

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