USA Pickleball and Camp Catanese Hosted Pickleball Clinic For Underserved Students At ASU West Valley Campus

Five USA Pickleball Ambassadors shared their love of the game with campers, and sent them home with balls and paddles to continue playing.

USA Pickleball Serves, the charitable arm of USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body of pickleball in the United States, partnered with Camp Catanese, a local non-profit, to host an introductory pickleball clinic for 60 underserved 7th - 12th grade students during the Camp Catanese Summer Camp on Thursday, May 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at ASU West Valley Campus.

Camp Catanese students experienced a one-hour introductory pickleball session led by USA Pickleball Ambassadors to learn fundamentals of the game and try their hand at the fastest growing sport in America.

The partnership with USA Pickleball and its charitable arm, USA Pickleball Serves aligned with Camp Catanese’s approach to engage students in new experiences, build belief in their abilities and broaden individual horizons through an activity they may not have tried before.

Students each received a paddle and ball to take home and continue to play the sport with family and friends.


About Camp Catanese: Camp Catanese Foundation, a non-profit, offers year-round programming to underserved students to promote high-school graduation, accelerated math preparation, enrollment in higher education and persistence among first-generation college students. With an approach of signature overnight camps, free tutoring, educational field trips, college counseling and scholarships, 98% campers have been admitted to college and 70% of alumni are enrolled in college today, with the majority majoring in STEM fields.  Camp Catanese is building a belief for students in what is possible for their futures. For more information, visit

About USA Pickleball: USA Pickleball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of pickleball in the United States. Its mission is to promote the development and growth of the sport while sanctioning events and providing annual members with premier tournaments, educational opportunities, player rankings, official rules and other exclusive benefits. USA Pickleball is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that is governed and operated by a Board of Directors and a national office staff, who provide the guidance and infrastructure for the continued expansion of the sport.

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