USA Pickleball Announces OS1st as Official Sock and Compression Bracing Partner


USA Pickleball, the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in America, is excited to announce OS1st® as the Official Sock and Compression Bracing Partner.

OS1st compression bracing, and performance socks are designed with patented Compression Zone® Technology using varied compression levels to target and support muscles. This textile engineering assists players on and off the court with the PB4® Pickleball Sock as well as flexible, easy-to-wear bracing sleeves for tennis elbow, shin splints, wrist injury, knee support and more.

“We are invested in the pickleball community because we believe in the fun, inclusive nature of the sport; we know our products will keep players active by preventing injury and relieving pain,” said Josh Higgins, President and Owner of OS1st. “It’s an honor to partner with USA Pickleball and be a part of their mission to advance the sport.”

Members can look forward to seeing OS1st products on-site, along with other partners, at the APP Atlanta Metro Open held in Griffin, GA from September 15th – 19th, the second stop on the 2021 USA Pickleball National Championship Series. This will be followed by the APP Hilton Head Open from October 13th – 17th.

“As an organization we are continuously striving to partner with the leading brands that support members active, pickleball lifestyle,” said George Bauernfeind, Chief Marketing Officer of USA Pickleball. “We are excited for this exclusive partnership with OS1st and to feature their top-quality socks and compression sleeves including at upcoming USA Pickleball events.”

USA Pickleball members can visit for more details about the partnership and exclusive member discounts.

About OS1st

OS1st® is a three-generation family business that provides compression bracing and performance socks designed in North Carolina with patented Compression Zone® Technology using varied compression levels to target and support muscles, and patent-pending K-Zone® Bracing Technology that provides the benefits of kinesiology taping treatment without the tape. Both technologies use textile engineering to provide pain treatment and prevention for plantar fasciitis, bunions, runner’s knee, shin splints, foot pain, leg pain, and other conditions. The science behind every OS1st product is what makes it the number one compression bracing product in specialty retail in the United States.


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 47,000. More information can be found at

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