Issue 6 - December

Watch Pickleball This Saturday On ESPNEWS!

Saturday, December 22 at 1PM ET / 10AM PT

In case you missed the original showing, the special 1-hr. encore presentation of the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships from Indian Wells, CA will air this Saturday on ESPNEWS at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. Read More...


National Pickleball Hall of Fame Inducts Three New Members

Three worthy individuals who were instrumental in the development and growth of pickleball were recently inducted into the National Pickleball Hall of Fame. Ceremonies took place on November 6 at the Margaritaville USA National Pickleball Championships at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Desert, California. Read More...


USAPA Sanctioned Tournaments - New Tier Level Definitions Announced

The USAPA Board of Directors has approved new Tier Level Definitions for all sanctioned tournaments. To see the new definitions as well as the current guidelines, click here. The new definitions will go into effect 1/1/2019. If a tournament has already been approved, or is submitted for sanctioning by Dec 31, 2018, it would fall under the old guidelines.




St Jude

  • The USAPA and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are working together to help families and patients in need. While monies are donated from events throughout the year, so much more can be done. During this holiday season, give thanks to the healthy kids in your life and try to give to those who are not.

One of St. Jude’s patients is Woods. Take a moment to read his story. Read More...



USAPA Board Notes

Thanks to those members who were able to attend the membership meeting at the 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships!  We hope that the meeting proved to be informative for you and that you were able to get some of your questions answered. Read More...



The New Rating System Goes into Effect January 1, 2019!

If you are registering for a tournament on or after January 1, 2019 you must have a USAPA Tournament Player Rating (UTPR) or legacy rating. Please remember that during registration you are not able to change your rating, but you can still register to play at a higher level if you choose. Read More...





National Senior Games Association
Albuquerque, NM
June 14-25, 2019

USA Pickleball Association is proud to announce that pickleball is again part of the NSGA National Tournament and will be run as a USAPA sanctioned tournament.

Early registration is now open at: through February 28, so sign up early and save money. Final registration ends on April 2, 2019.

You must have qualified at one of the state games in 2018 to be eligible. Additional details are available at the NSGA web site:



Pickleball World: Time to make those New Year resolutions!

Noe Sariban, PT, DPT

As we approach the New Year, what better time to talk about resolutions? How many of you made New Year Resolutions for 2018, and wish you had been able to keep them? Read More...




Newsletter - Issue 6 - December