Issue 3
June 2018

USAPA 2018 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

Registration for the 2018 USAPA National Championships is set to get underway on August 1st. Also included is the qualified pre-registration date and times and a complete lodging and accommodations list for Indian Wells along with the most frequently asked questions to further assist you prior to the event.           READ MORE...

 
 
 


 

USAPA AND PPR ENTER MULTI-YEAR DEAL TO FOSTER COACHING CERTIFICATION

Earlier this month, USAPA announced a new multi-year agreement with the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR). PPR, the newly formed subsidiary of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), will become the Official Education and Certification Partner of USAPA.​ 

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USAPA GOODWILL TRIP TO CHINA PROVES PICKLEBALL IS GOING GLOBAL

Last month USAPA President Jack Thomas, USAPA member and 5.0 player Randy Coleman and USAPA Executive Director Justin Maloof were all invited as guests to attend and present the sport of pickleball at the 14th Annual International Cultural Industry Expo and Shenzhen University in Shenzhen, China. 

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STRATEGIC ALLIANCE BETWEEN USA PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION & AAU AIMS TO GROW THE SPORT OF PICKLEBALL

Last month, the USAPA and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), completed an agreement that had been over a year in the making. Earlier this year, AAU announced that the sport of pickleball had been added as one of AAU’s official sports with play opportunities soon being offered through their 55 U.S. districts.
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NOTES FROM THE BOARD

- Membership continues to grow (as of 5/1/18 we have 25,114 members)
- We now have a partner agreement with AAU! We will be developing co-branded leagues and tournaments with AAU.  See the article on the AAU agreement in this newsletter.  
- The 2nd USAPA Pickleball University will be held in Colorado Springs, CO September 9-12, 2018.
- The Sid Williams Memorial Junior Pickleball Advancement Fund is now added to our donation page.
- Justin Maloof, USAPA Executive Director and Jack Thomas, USAPA President attended an expo in China. See the article in this issue of the newsletter.​




 
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PICKLEBALL IS FLOURISHING ON CALIFORNIA'S PICTURESQUE CENTRAL COAST

One of the most beautiful areas of the country is also fast becoming one of the more popular areas for pickleball. The central coast of California, adorned with spectacular scenery amongst popular vineyards is home to the town of Paso Robles. 

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BOND OF CARING BETWEEN USAPA AND ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

In less than two short years, the USAPA has raised nearly $25,000 benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With a partnership such as this, the hospital is able to fulfill their mission that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should ever worry about is helping their child live. 

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A JEWEL IN THE DESERT OPENS UP TO GREAT FANFARE

It was nearly three years in the making, but Pecos Park in south Phoenix near Ahwatukee opened up recently and showcased its magnificent facility featuring 16 dedicated pickleball courts, all fully equipped with LED flood lamps for night action.


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2018 IRISH NATIONAL PICKLEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The luck of the Irish was in full swing at the National Pickleball Championships of Ireland which were held at Multyfarnham in County Westmeath. While pickleball in the country is still in its infancy, its popularity is mirroring what is happening in the United States – it’s growing rapidly. 
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ADAPTIVE RECREATION GETS EVERYBODY MOVING

Triumph Foundation’s Adaptive Recreation program gives people with disabilities an opportunity to push the limits of their ability and enhance the quality of their lives. Their mission is to provide adaptive sports, fitness, recreation, and outdoor adventure events to people living in Southern California. 
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1st ANNUAL AMBASSADORS’ CHOICE TOURNAMENT

In what will prove to be the beginning of many special events in the future, the inaugural Ambassadors Choice Tournament was held in the USAPA’s West Region. Held at Eastern Oak Park, 12 Sacramento Valley Ambassadors and partners participated in this first-ever ambassadors-only competition. 
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TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENTS: TIMELINE AND CONSIDERATIONS

Noe Sariban, PT, DPT

Total Joint Replacements (TJR) as a treatment for Osteoarthritis has become very common, with the prevalence of TJRs on the rise as baby boomers get older. The most common types of Total Joint Replacements are Total Hip Arthroplasties (THA) and Total Knee Arthroplasties (TKA). 
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Newsletter June 2018 - Issue 3