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USA Pickleball Announces Two New Sanctioning Formats

USA Pickleball is pleased to announce it has approved two new sanctioned tournament formats, in effect as of April 1st, 2022: No-Referee Sanctioning Mini Singles Details about both new sanctioned formats are below and you can visit USAPickleball.org for a full description of all USA Pickleball Approved Tournament Formats. No-Referee Sanctioning Tournament directors of selected…

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2023 Rulebook Revision Cycle Starts

USA Pickleball is excited to announce that the revision process for the 2023 pickleball rulebook has begun. While the sport continues to evolve and grow, USA Pickleball remains committed to reviewing all rules with transparency and the goal to maintain the integrity of the sport. As a reminder, USA Pickleball Members are encouraged to submit…

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North Carolina State University Hosts Largest Collegiate Pickleball Tournament

By: Hana Papaco North Carolina State University Pickleball Club (NCSU), the first collegiate Official Club Member of USA Pickleball, hosted the largest collegiate pickleball tournament in the beginning of April. Hosting smaller events and creating connections with other colleges over the last three years helped NCSU organize this historic event. Robert Valdillez, a fifth-year PhD…

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PICKLEBALL RECOGNIZED IN RYAN TRUEX’S NASCAR XFINITY ENTRY

The worlds of NASCAR and pickleball collided in full force last month!   USA Pickleball had the exciting opportunity to see Ryan Truex, driver of the #18 ShopUSAPickleball.com Toyota, owned by Joe Gibbs Racing, pilot the first ever pickleball-wrapped Toyota at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, ‘Call 811 Before You Dig 250 powered by Call…

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WASHINGTON NAMES PICKLEBALL TO BE ITS’ OFFICIAL STATE SPORT

To kick off the start of #NationalPickleballMonth, USA Pickleball had the honor to travel to Bainbridge Island, WA., to witness the historic signing of bill SB 5615 which formally declares pickleball as the official sport of the state of Washington. The local community that are a part of the Bainbridge Island Pickleball Club had rally’d…

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How a YPP Membership Helped an Elementary School During Challenging Times

How a YPP Membership Helped an Elementary School During Challenging Times By: Hana Papaco Kids in school are facing more challenges than ever before since the start of the pandemic. Learning and socializing have become difficult during these unprecedented times. Mika Trevizo has brought a solution to her school to help her students through some…

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Nationals Thank you Message from Karen Parrish

It’s a Wrap! The 2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships presented by Pickleball Central is in the books.  There was an undeniable buzz in the air from this year’s national championships.  Another year of 2000+ participants and fans alike gathered for an event like no other.  From world-class courts, flavorful dining and majestic scenery surrounding…

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USA Pickleball Signs Proclamation with Special Olympics North America

USA Pickleball is excited to have signed a Proclamation with Special Olympics North America (SONA), which will help to encourage the growth of Pickleball within Special Olympics Programs. USA Pickleball will provide resources and assistance in support of this goal and SONA’s mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition.  This includes but is not limited to access to coaching/training resources, collaborative work…

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Join USA Pickleball as an Official Club – We’ve Got You Covered!

Join USA Pickleball as an Official Club and we’ve got you covered by providing easy solutions for insurance, club management and opportunities to play! The Official Club Membership program is for pickleball clubs, groups, and facilities. Be sure to take advantage of approved club software providers to assist with club management solutions to help your club…

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A Pickleball Tournament with a Higher Cause

By: Bill Kuerz There are many reasons an organization decides to have a tournament.  They may need new courts, lights, nets….whatever.  And then, the organization might take up a higher cause. In Klamath Falls, Oregon members of a local club called the Klamath Basin Pickleball Association, formed the Paddling for Childhood Cancer (PFCC) committee.  The…

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