Issue 1 - February

Inaugural USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships - June 2020

Be a part of pickleball history this June 9 – 13 at the Finley Center in Hoover, AL. This will be our first major indoor championship tournament. We will have 5 fun filled days of pickleball with both skill/age brackets and age only brackets for the 70+ and up players. Read More...



Club Med in Port St. Lucie, Florida Hosts Another Fun-Filled Ambassador Retreat

Along Florida’s Treasure Coast and just an hour north of Palm Beach was the site of this year’s USAPA Ambassador Retreat. Read More...


New Tools & Resources for Ambassadors

The USAPA Recreational Programs and Services Department recently created a new resource, the USAPA Community Engagement Guide. Read More...


USAPA Announces New Partnership with Gaia Herbs

The USAPA is proud to announce a partnership with Gaia Herbs, the leading herbal brand in North America, which has been connecting plants and people to nurture health and well-being since 1987. Gaia Herbs will now be the Official Supplement Partner of USA Pickleball. Read More...


Meet New USAPA Board Member Ernie Medina, Jr.

As a kid, Ernie Medina, Jr., was always involved with racquet sports. Maxing out at a lofty height of 5ft 6in, he was always shorter than most of his peers, so popular sports like basketball and volleyball didn’t suit him, but with parents who were tennis players, he started playing tennis at an early age, and table tennis even earlier.​ Read More...


USAPA Board Notes

Well, it is the start of a new year and everyone has hit the ground running,  including the new board members!  We have several new and/or on-going initiatives that we would like to share with you. Read More...


USAPA Assigns Two to Equipment Standards and Compliance Positions

​As the sport of pickleball continues to experience explosive growth, the need to ensure that the game’s equipment meets the high standards set forth by the USAPA is of paramount importance. Read More...


USAPA Junior Connection

We are pleased to introduce you to the new 2020 USAPA Junior Connection.  This feature brings news and information directly to our members every other month about the “happenings” within the USAPA Juniors program. Read More...



USAPA Grant Program

Funding for the 2020 USA Pickleball Community and High School Grant Programs is available for all those start up opportunities wishing to apply. Read More...



Green Valley in Arizona Unveils New Outdoor Pickleball Facility

Last June, Green Valley Recreation Inc. (GVR) announced plans to build a 24-court pickleball center in Green Valley, Arizona. Along with the existing 12 courts at GVR’s facilities, the addition of 24 more courts in Green Valley would represent the largest concentration of pickleball courts in southern Arizona. Read More...


Importance of Balance and Proprioception in Pickleball

by Noe Sariban, PT, DPT

​​As most of us know, the key to being successful when playing pickleball is creating scenarios where your opponents are compromised in order to gain an advantage during the rally. Moving the ball around the kitchen and getting your opponents off balance is a great way to create unforced errors. Read More...


Newsletter 2020 - Issue 1 - February