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 and amateur pickleball players from all over the country will compete in the fourth event of USA Pickleball’s National Championship Series (NCS) leading to the National Championships at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in November, the most prestigious event in pickleball.
Pickleball has been America’s fastest-growing sport for the past two years with an overall participation increase of 39.3%, having more than 4.8 million players nationwide.
“We are thrilled to be the lead sponsor for the USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships,” said Consumer Cellular CEO Ed Evans. “Consumer Cellular has always believed in the importance of connection and what sport exemplifies that better than Pickleball! It is incredibly social, inclusive and fun to play. We look forward to participating in this year’s event and are happy to support this rapidly growing sport enjoyed by so many of our valued customers.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Consumer Cellular as the title sponsor for our USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships, one of the most popular events on the NCS circuit, at an incredible venue like The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach,” said Stu Upson, USA Pickleball CEO. “As pickleball continues to see an exponential boom in the number of players, partners like Consumer Cellular help us spread the message about the fun, healthy and social benefits we love about the game.”
About USA Pickleball
USA Pickleball is a non-profit organization established in 2005 to further the sport’s advancement in critical areas. As the National Governing Body, USA Pickleball promotes the growth of pickleball by maintaining playing rules, sanctioning tournaments, setting player ratings and providing grassroots support through a network of 2,000 ambassadors. Since 2013, USA Pickleball membership has grown 1,350% in its membership to nearly 70,000. For more information, visit usapickleball.org.
About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is the top-rated wireless provider that provides cellphones and no-contract service plans primarily to those 50+. Founded over 25 years ago on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, they have become well known for their 100% U.S. based, award-winning customer support. Consumer Cellular has been honored by J.D. Power as #1 in Customer Service among Wireless Value MVNOs, 12 Times in a Row. Additionally, the company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list 12 times. The company has been an approved AARP Provider for over 14 years and offers AARP members exclusive discounts on service. The Scottsdale, AZ. based company is privately held with 2,300 employees and utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data networks, which cover 99 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Target and Walmart, as well as directly to consumers at ConsumerCellular.com or (888) 345-5509. For J.D. Power 2022 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
USA Pickleball Media Relations