April 2021


March Madness Competitors, but Pickleball Partners

If you watched March Madness, you heard head coaches not only competed in the championship game, but together they were partners on the pickleball court while in the NCAA bubble! 

"Two devout men. Two astonishingly successful coaches. Two friends. Somehow, they both knew they would end up here all along.

Mark Few and Scott Drew have played pickleball as partners during these extraordinary weeks in the Indianapolis bubble. They are as unbeaten as Gonzaga." READ MORE...

UFC Fighter from Kansas City says pickleball negotiations with Chiefs players are underway!

“I’ve actually been talking to Travis Kelce, he’s 100 percent down,” Marquez told TMZ. “The Kansas City Chiefs are 100 percent down. The local Kansas City fans are 100 percent down, and that’s all we need. We just gotta figure out the right times for us all.” READ MORE...

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Social on the Courts

@chornspikes - Shout out to Todd, a 60 year old baller that signed up to compete with me in the 19+ bracket. I think we both didn’t play our best, but after combining with the 35+ group and some very unlikely round robin results, we somehow walked away with gold for 4.0:19+ at the Prescott Spring Fling tournament in Prescott today! You’re a baller Todd; thanks for signing up with me at the last second so I could play.

@jkritzler 3 generations of #pickleball players enjoying some good family banter @fiddlestickscc! 

@pickleballsaintjohn Some #pickleballsaintjohn members celebrating the first day of spring with a glorious afternoon of outdoor #pickleball

@evespartyof7 Happy Saturday friends!! Saturday is our favorite day of the week. No matter what... rain, shine, ( or fog😁) Steve and I go to the gym, drop the kids off at the daycare, and play pickleball.

USA Pickleball Member Stories


On February 13th the Peachtree City-Fayette Pickleball Club hosted a tournament in their area to raise funds and collect donated items to support the troops at Camp Arifjan, a United States Army installation in Kuwait which accommodates elements of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. READ MORE...

We wish our troops well as they make us all proud. Safe travels and see you at home soon!

Nominate a USA Pickleball Member to be featured!


Do you have an influencing story to share from the pickleball court? Is there a player in your community that you would like to nominate to be interviewed and featured for the impact they've provided for your pickleball community?
To nominate someone or send a note to tell us a little bit about the story you have to share, please email us at mediarelations@usapickleball.org
In that email please include: 
  • Your name and city where you live 
  • Any pickleball clubs you're affiliated with 
  • 1-2 paragraphs explaining why we should share your story, or brief description about how someone you're nominating has been a positive influence for pickleball

What's the Latest from USA Pickleball?

Happy National Pickleball Month from USA Pickleball!

Happy National Pickleball Month to all of our USA Pickleball members! As things are opening up, we hope you have been playing pickleball with your fellow members. 

It is because of our 1,900+ USA Pickleball Ambassadors and 40,000+ members that help champion the sport and continue to make pickleball the fastest growing sport in America with now having more than 4.2 million players nationwide. 

We celebrate all of you and look forward to the year ahead as we all play this great sport together at tournaments, on new courts being built across the U.S. and in neighbors' driveways with portable nets and homemade courts as we teach as many people as possible how to join in on the pickleball fun! 

If you or your club are interested in coordinating and promoting a free pickleball event or clinic in April as a way to promote National Pickleball Month, please reach out to your local USA Pickleball ambassador for assistance.  You can find local ambassadors by using the USA Pickleball Ambassador Search Tool.

Share how you're celebrating #NationalPickleballMonth on social media and tag @USAPickleball!


New Rulebook Revision Process Kicks off in April

USA Pickleball gets a lot of feedback on rules.  It comes from a variety of sources, including social media.  After the 2021 Rulebook was published, one particular aspect of feedback was loud and clear; players want more opportunity to provide input, to review new rule ideas before they are approved and adopted, and most importantly, they desire a higher degree of transparency of how a rule becomes a rule. READ MORE...



Registration Deadline Approaching for the 2021 USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships

The USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships is ready to go!  The first annual USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships will take place on June 8 – 13, 2021 at the Finley Center in Hoover, AL. The Finley Center, which is located at the Hoover Met Complex, is no stranger to pickleball. Registration closes May 1st! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Ambassadors Tackle Sportsmanship

A group of Ambassadors and players have volunteered to address the topic of Sportsmanship.  The addition of an important, but understated addition to the 2021 Official Rulebook titled, “The Players” is generating interest in expanding what is currently found on pages 1 and 2 of the Official Rulebook for the purpose of determining fair play standards for pickleball players. READ MORE...



New USA Pickleball Online Shop Coming Next Week!

USA Pickleball is excited to announce that we are in the process of launching a new shop! We will now be offering a wide variety of official apparel, accessories, nets and more, giving you the opportunity to share your USA Pickleball member pride! 

Keep watching your emails early next week as we announce the launch of the new and improved online shop...


Partner Spotlights

Put Away the Noise Complaints at the Pickleball Courts

Spring has sprung and the pop of pickleball is in the air. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about that. If you’re wondering how you can continue to enjoy this sport without upsetting your neighbors, we have a solution. Our patented all-weather 1/8-inch thick AcoustiFence Pickleball Noise Curtains (STC30) have successfully reduced noise levels up to 50% or more at hundreds of public and private courts across North America, from the heat of the sunbelt to the cold of Canada including Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad CA, Ocean City NJ, and parks in Vancouver, BC.  READ MORE...



Rule the court with the all-new Tempest Reign Pro from Paddletek

Rule the court with the all-new Tempest Reign Pro. Its extended reach gives you extra speed and power, while the graphite surface keeps you in control.


Hudef: Did You Know?

Get to know one of our partners: Hudef.

Tell us USA Pickleball members, DID YOU KNOW?…

  • Hudef was the first to research and develop the technology of paddle surface rotation.
  • The name Hudef comes from a strong, brave and very kind warrior in the east.




USA Pickleball 2020 - April 2021