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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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USA Pickleball CEO, Stu Upson, Featured on NBCLX

USA Pickleball CEO, Stu Upson, was recently featured on NBCLX. Full Video:

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USA Pickleball’s Follow-up Statement on Paddle Testing

USA Pickleball is issuing the below statement in response to multiple incidents that arose within the sport last week—and ensuing online posts—with regard to product compliance and paddle testing. Our previous announcement de-certifying CRBN paddles remains unchanged. The purpose of this statement is to clarify the role of the USA Pickleball Equipment Evaluation Committee (EEC)…

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Sports Business Journal Article: Are you ready for some Pickleball?

Are you ready for some pickleball? The fastest-growing sport in the country now has multiple leagues competing for fans and dollars — and with each other. Written By: Chris Smith  When Joel Pritchard died in October 1997, obituaries for the former congressman and lieutenant governor of Washington dutifully noted the highlights of his four-decade career…

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USA PICKLEBALL’S STATEMENT REGARDING CRBN PADDLES

On Friday, April 29th, USA Pickleball removed all CRBN paddles from the “approved paddle” list.  These paddles were originally tested and approved by USA Pickleball’s official lab in 2021. After receiving several recent reports about the play characteristics of the CRBN paddles, follow up testing was required. USA Pickleball was able to secure two commercially…

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CNBC Reports: Pickleball, a paddle sport with a whimsical name, is becoming big business

By: Jessica Golden About eight years ago, when brothers Rob Barnes, then 19, and Mike Barnes, then 21, founded a pickleball paddle-maker, they encountered a lot of skeptical glances. “We mentioned the word ‘pickleball’ — people would say, ‘What is that?’ No one knew about the sport then, but now when we talk about pickleball…

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USA Pickleball Featured in NBC News Article: Pickleball’s the New Jam

Pickleball’s the new jam: Why it’s now the fastest-growing sport A hybrid of badminton, pingpong and tennis, it was the fastest-growing sport in the country from 2019 to 2021, according to an industry group that tracks sport participation. By: Elliott Ramos  Wendy Siegel had never played a sport in her life. The 53-year-old mom of…

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APP $100k St. Louis Open May 4-8 at The Missouri Pickleball Club Registration Deadline is April 25th

The biggest prize money tournament at the largest indoor dedicated pickleball facility in central America – The APP $100k St. Louis Open May 4-8 at The Missouri Pickleball Club played on 18 indoor dedicated courts. The tournament deadline is Monday, April 25 and is for amateurs, pros and senior pros. Registration taking place on PickleballTournaments.com

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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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