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NPR: As international participation grows, pickleball could end up in the Olympics

Shannon Mullen talked with USA Pickleball CEO, Stu Upson as she sought out to see what all the buzz was about with the sport of pickleball for her latest story for NPR. More than a half century after the addictive sport of pickleball was created in an American backyard, it’s been exploding in popularity —…

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Pickleball Power: Stu Upson of USA Pickleball on the Sport’s Growth, Events and Venues

The Sports and Fitness Industry Association has made it official in its latest trends report: pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the country. Over the past two years, participation is up 39 percent, including an increase of more than 20 percent from 2019 to 2020 when the pandemic helped drive the sport’s appeal. Leading the charge…

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USA Pickleball Junior Spotlight: Maddie Toren

By: Hope Tolley – Published in Pickleball Magazine Maddie Toren, 17, of Phoenix, Arizona, is making her mark in the pickleball community both as a player and as a referee. Since being introduced to the sport in 2021, Maddie has played in six tournaments and won gold in 3.0 19+ mixed doubles, become a certified…

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USA Pickleball is Hiring a Managing Director of Marketing and Communications

We Are Hiring! Position: Managing Director of Marketing and Communications Date: January 2022 Applicants must apply HERE   Position Overview The Managing Director of Marketing & Communications is responsible for leading marketing, branding, communications, social media and membership development efforts for USA Pickleball to grow awareness, participation and revenue across multiple streams. The position is…

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APP Tour and Intersport Join Forces to Grow Pickleball

Global agency will navigate the growth of the country’s first pro pickleball tour   CHICAGO (January 20, 2022) – The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP), the first sanctioned pickleball tour for amateurs and professionals in the United States, today announced a partnership with Intersport, a global leader in sports marketing.   The APP is the official…

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Day One CBD Sparkling Water Named Official CBD Partner of USA Pickleball

Leading CBD Drinks Brand Aligns with USA’s Fastest Growing Sport, Keeping Players Refreshed and Revitalized Los Angeles, CA. January 19, 2022. – Day One CBD sparkling water is pleased to announce that it has been named the exclusive and “Official CBD Partner of USA Pickleball” for a three-year term. First invented in 1965, the sport…

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USA Pickleball Announces Consumer Cellular as the Official Wireless Network Provider Partner

SURPRISE, AZ. – January 14, 2022 – USA Pickleball, national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the US, and Consumer Cellular, a trusted wireless network provider for more than 25 years, announced a partnership to become the organization’s Official Wireless Network Provider. With over four million customers, Consumer Cellular continues to offer the…

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Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending the USA Pickleball National Championships

It’s time to welcome everyone to the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden as we celebrate the biggest pickleball event of the year! In order to make for a seamless check-in if you’re attending the tournament events, please check out this important “Know Before You Go” list and visit USAPickleballNationals.com for all details from the Indian…

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Allure Shares Why Beauty Biz Owners Love Pickleball

Why is Everyone Playing Pickleball?  Allure’s Senior Beauty Editor, Dianna Mazzone, reached out to USA Pickleball to get the scoop on America’s fastest growing sport and caught up with beauty business owners, Carisa Janes and Donna Pohlad to find out why they love to play pickleball. Carisa Janes, Founder and CEO of Hourglass Cosmetics is quoted…

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Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships – Domestic Broadcast Schedule Announced

MARGARITAVILLE USA PICKLEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVE @ NATIONALS RETURNS WITH EXTENSIVE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR 2021 EVENT ESPN and Broadcast Partners Provide Exclusive Coverage with 100+ Hours of Live Coverage   INDIAN WELLS, Calif., December 2, 2021 – The Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships presented by Pickleball Central to be held December 7– 14, 2021 at the Indian…

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