Issue 3 - June

Let’s Play Pickleball Playbook to Attract Youth to the Game

USAPA just released a new resource!  The Let’s Play Pickleball Playbook includes games, skill activities and play rotations designed for kids of all abilities to experience pickleball at any recreational setting including schools, parks, youth centers and racquet paddle facilities. Read More...



USAPA Unveils New Skill Level Definition Program

As fast as the sport of pickleball is growing, so is the need for constant clarification and thorough understanding of a player’s individual skill level. ​Read More...



Caring and Sharing is How the USAPA Plays Pickleball

The sport of pickleball is not all dinks, volleys and service winners. It’s also about caring and sharing for those in need and since 2016, the USAPA and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have forged a bond that continues to bring smiles to families all across the country. Read More...


Meet New Board Member Philip Bullen

As a global financial services leader with over 40 years of experience working for companies based in the United States and Europe, Philip Bullen is one of the newest board members of the USAPA. Read More... 



World Class Player Simone Jardim Joins USAPA Rules Committee

She is one of the most recognizable names in the world of pickleball, and now Simone Jardim will be joining the sport’s governing body to assist with the game’s ever-evolving rules development. Read More...



2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships Update

The nationals committee and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden team are hard at work preparing for another spectacular National Championships! Several event details have been posted to the event website:
Be sure to check these specific pages as well for details:

Event News
Event FAQs
We would like to thank USAPA Ambassador Chair, Claudia Fontana and her team of Regional Directors who have put in a tremendous amount of time organizing and running the USAPA Regional Tournaments. Likewise, we would like to thank all the Tournament Directors (and their support teams) who ran all of this year's qualifying tournaments. 
All USAPA members can expect a separate email with additional information and details regarding the 2019 National Championships. Look for this email from USAPA on or before July 7.   


USAPA News & Notes

2019 West Ambassador Retreat - Sign Up Now!   

Pickleball Tournament Survey                                       
National Championships 2020 Pre-Registration Criteria Update

USAPA Community & High School Grants Available

USAPA Places 2 Play - Help Needed!

The Pickleball Hall of Fame is seeking your help!

Do you have a favorite top player who typically DOMINATES the medals podium?  Do you know a contributor who has helped pickleball grow on a NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL level?  Nominate them for consideration in the Pickleball Hall of Fame! Read More...


Maryland Pickleball Club Hosts “Pickleball for Parkinson’s"

The pickleball community in and around Silver Spring, Maryland came together recently to bring about awareness and financial assistance to Parkinson’s disease. Read More...


Sunrise Pickleball Club in Sacramento Creating Premier Outdoor Facility in the Area

California is home to some of pickleball’s finest outdoor facilities, but one in the Sacramento area is drawing rave reviews.  Read More...  


Growth of Pickleball Spawns Creative Fashion Designs

Pickleball enthusiasts can be a creative bunch and nowhere is that more evident than with the work of Lawanna Quist of the Ruidoso Pickleball Club in New Mexico. Read More...  


Brigantine, New Jersey Getting Ready for Summer Pickleball Play

It has become the rite of passage. Cold, wintery East Coast weather segues into warmer temps as the calendar changes to June and the potential for outdoor pickleball play. Read More...


What to do following an acute injury?

Noe Sariban, PT, DPT

The secret is out: Pickleball is too much fun not to play! However, it is not just a game, it is a sport, and injuries happen leading people to being sidelined and unable to participate in their favorite activity. Read More...




Newsletter 2019 - Issue 3 - June