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USA Pickleball, SHEFIT Announce Multi-year Partnership

Player recognition program highlights women’s achievement in the sport SURPRISE, Ariz. – June 28, 2022 — USA Pickleball and SHEFIT announced today a multi-year agreement making SHEFIT the Official Sports Bra Partner of USA Pickleball. The partnership will include event activations and the establishment of the SHEFIT Rising Star Award, which will be awarded to…

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Newport Beach Player Spotlight: Parris Todd

Parris Todd

When Parris was just five years old, she asked her parents for a tennis racket. Surprised at the request, her parents wondered where they could even purchase tennis equipment since they knew nothing of the sport. Not long after, the journey began, one training session after another, revealing a talent and passion for the game…

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Newport Beach Player Spotlight: Mattias Johansson

Mattias Johansson

There are plenty of new faces at this year’s Consumer Cellular USA Pickleball Championships, and Mattias Johansson is a name to remember! Mattias is a Touring professional on the APP, PPA, and USAPickleball Tour and is currently ranked #1 in World Pickleball rankings. Mattias has an extensive history both playing and coaching tennis before his…

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USA Pickleball Featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids Edition

The sport of pickleball continues to gain traction throughout the United States, and this week was featured in primetime on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids Edition! USA Pickleball had the opportunity to represent the sport on national television by showcasing the active yet social environment that pickleball brings to communities throughout the country….

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Consumer Cellular USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships: June 28th – July 3rd

This week, the West Coast pickleball scene kicks off its summer championship series with the Consumer Cellular USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships! The tournament will be held at The Tennis and Pickleball Club at Newport Beach from June 28-July 3.  The tournament boasts a true $65,000 Pro Purse with Golden Ticket National Qualifiers for amateurs in…

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USA Pickleball Names Chuck Menke as Chief Marketing Officer

Executive leader brings 27 years of results-driven experience at the highest levels of the sports industry SURPRISE, Arizona, June 22, 2022 —USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body for the sport of pickleball in the United States, today announced that Chuck Menke was named Chief Marketing Officer. As a member of the executive leadership team, Menke…

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USA Pickleball Announces the Consumer Cellular USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships

USA Pickleball National Championships-qualifying event expands to include nearly 1,500 athletes SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Consumer Cellular USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships will be held June 27-July 3 at The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach. Consumer Cellular has been the Official Wireless Network Provider Partner for USA Pickleball since January 2022. Nearly 1,500 professional…

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Ratings Task Force Update

In October 2021 USA Pickleball commissioned a task force to evaluate the current Universal Tournament Pickleball Rating (UTPR) system. The goal of the task force was to determine features to be incorporated into a new rating system and make those recommendations to the USA Pickleball Board of Directors. Included in the effort was an exploration…

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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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