New National Championship Series Announced

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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 2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden to be held this fall.

Pickleball growth continued in 2020 with participation increasing 21.3% and almost 50% in the last four years. The USA Pickleball National Championships Series provides opportunities for the best of the best to showcase their skills, earn the golden ticket entry bid to the National Championships and enjoy in the fun, social experience with your friends, family and the pickleball community.

“We couldn’t be more excited to see where the sport is headed in 2021,” said Stu Upson, USA Pickleball CEO. “With incredible growth across all of pickleball’s major indicators and a deepening competitive field, we look forward to seeing seasoned and new players compete in the USA Pickleball National Championships Series.”

The 2021 USA Pickleball National Championships Series kicks-off with the USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships, June 28 – July 3, 2021, at the TTC – Newport Beach Pickleball Club in Newport Beach, CA.

“We are excited to partner with the team at USA Pickleball to add this championship to our growing portfolio of events,” said Pat Rolfes, Chief Executive Officer of Newport Beach Pickleball Events LLC. “We cannot wait to welcome the entire pickleball community to the world-renowned TTC – Newport Beach Pickleball Club for this major event during the week leading up to the 4th of July weekend. The USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships promises to be an experience that you won’t want to miss.”

“As the governing body of pickleball in the United States, USA Pickleball has been the driving voice in growing the game from grass roots to the professional ranks. The APP Tour takes great pride with our enhanced partnership with USA Pickleball to help achieve these goals,” says Ken Herrmann, Creative Founder and CEO of The APP Tour.

“As a long-standing supporter of USA Pickleball and one of the premiere events in the industry, we are thrilled to be a part of the Championships Series as pickleball continues growing to new competitive heights,” said Kristy Wolford. “The Tournament of Champions is gearing up to welcome hundreds of players to Brigham City, Utah in August.”

 

2021 USA Pickleball National Championships Series:

USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championship

June 28 – July 3

 

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Tournament of Champions

August 16 –  22

 

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APP Atlanta Metro Open

September 16 – 19

 

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APP Hilton Head Open

October 13 – 17

 

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As part of USA Pickleball’s mission to promote and develop pickleball, the National Championships Series will extend the reach and exposure for the sport through media and series sponsorship packages, expected to include broadcast and streaming to watch the pros and amateurs alike. This will complement the media for the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships.

For additional details and information on qualifying for the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships through the USA Pickleball National Championships Series and the USA Pickleball Regional Championships, please visit USAPickleball.org

**Details for qualifying for the National Championships through the Regionals Championships in 2022 will be finalized and announced in the near future**

 

 

 

About USA Pickleball

The USA Pickleball Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) was established in 2005 to further the advancement of the sport on a national level. As the official governing body of pickleball in the United States, USA Pickleball promotes the growth of pickleball by maintaining the rules, setting player ratings, advancing the sport through its national network of 2,000+ ambassadors, and sanctioning tournaments. Since 2013, USA Pickleball has grown 1,000% in its membership to nearly 42,000. More information can be found at usapickleball.org.

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