2022 February Newsletter


The New York Times: Pickleball is Ready for Prime Time!
As the sport continues to gain popularity, companies are looking to cash in. READ MORE...

Sports Business Journal: Pair of pickleball tours increase player compensation​
Just weeks after Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon acquired the Professional Pickleball Association and implemented exclusive player contracts that would keep his league’s players away from rival properties, two other leagues in America’s fastest growing sport announced a series of initiatives to increase resources for their players. READ MORE...

As international participation grows, pickleball could end up in the Olympics
Listen to full podcast: CLICK HERE

Pickleball business booms during COVID-19 pandemic
USA Pickleball appears in Fox Business news, view full news story: CLICK HERE

In this conversation with SportsTravel Executive Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, Upson discusses what has accounted for the sport’s growth in popularity, when venues will catch up with demand, what the event landscape looks like and what the biggest threats may be to the continued power of pickleball to gain new followers and fans. To Listen to Podcast, CLICK HERE 


Check out the January/February issue of Pickleball Magazine HERE

Membership News

Tell a Friend! Let's keep growing.
Following our largest membership transaction month in USA Pickleball history, we want to keep it growing! Tell your social media friends about USA Pickleball and tag us @USAPickleball on social media. Let's Keep Growing! 

Check out the 2022 Tournament Schedule!

It is going to be an incredible year for tournaments. For more information about the 2022 National Championship Series (NCS), the 2022 USA Pickleball Diamond Regionals and a full list of all USA Pickleball sanctioned tournaments, visit our WEBSITE

Upcoming Tournaments on the APP Tour

Visit the APP Tour WEBSITE for a full list of upcoming APP Tour Tournaments, the Official Pro Tour Partner of USA Pickleball. 

Social on the Courts

@GlennonDoyle - "You know what we should do, babe? We should get into pickle ball." -

@belindaelainephotography - Referee Wayne Anderson has got the right idea! Wayne could be seen traveling the courts with his Segway @ the APP Boca Raton International Masters 2022. Lucky guy!! #APP #APPProTour #APPBocaMasters2022 #USAPickleball #InsideWorldPickleball #IWP #Pickleball #Segway

@s_nevada_youth_pickleball - About 50 kids came out to Durango Hills yesterday for the first LV City Pickleball clinic! A perfect afternoon outside on the courts. Many more clinics this month… come out and try one to see how you like it, then sign up for the LV City Youth PB League starting in March. Bring your friends too!

@cogrizzly - Colorado weather. Deb Brown removes last week’s snow from the pickleball courts at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs Tuesday, Feb. 08, 2022, as temperatures reached into the upper 40s in El Paso County. Brown and other members of the Pikes Peak Pickleball Association took advantage of the nice weather to play. Brown said she was in Arizona last week when the snow fell and temperatures dipped below zero. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) #coloradosprings
#colorado #coloradoweather #pickleball #coloradolife

@pickleballphilippines - BRONZE at APP Boca Raton Masters!
Congratulations Mae Micabalo Brown and Amanda Hendry for winning 🥉in Women's Doubles 5.0:19+ at APP Boca Raton Masters on January 21, 2022 held at Patch Reef Tennis and Pickleball Center, Boca Raton, Florida. 🇺🇸🥉🤩👏 @amandahendry_pb
#pickleball #usapickleball #apptour #bocaraton #florida #kabayan #FilAm #pinoypride #galing

@roamingrogersons - When your kids want to practice pickleball but you only have 3 paddles and 3 kids… you improvise 😆 #pickleball #improvise #toomanykids #healthymotion

USA Pickleball Member Stories

Ollie Otter and his new friends overcome physical and emotional challenges to discover inspiration and acceptance in the pickleball community. “Larry takes us to a new level with this simple and powerful story… you will be reminded how love and compassion are still two of the most powerful words we can express and live out to make a difference.”

—Mitch Dunn, president & co-founder of Cincinnati Pickleball Club



What's the Latest from USA Pickleball?

Happy February to all of our USA Pickleball members! 2022 is off to an incredible start, including January being our largest member transaction month in USA Pickleball history. There were 5,419 new and renewed members! It is all of you and the 4.8 million players across the United States that have pushed us to be the fastest growing sport for a second year in a row. Incredible! 

Keep inviting more friends out to the courts and we look forward to continuing to see our membership community and sport grow. 

Pickleball is the Fastest Growing Sport 2 Years in a Row! An incredible 39.3% growth in 2 years with 4.8 million players nationwide according to the 2022 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) participation report that was just released! View more information on our website: CLICK HERE 

Originally published in Pickleball Magazine. Maddie Toren, 17, of Phoenix, Arizona, is making her mark in the pickleball community both as a player and as a referee. Since being introduced to the sport in 2021, Maddie has played in six tournaments and won gold in 3.0 19+ mixed doubles, become a certified line judge and level one trained referee, and reached more than 600K views on her pickleball-related TikTok videos. READ MORE...

The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP), the first sanctioned pickleball tour for amateurs and professionals in the United States, today announced a partnership with Intersport, a global leader in sports marketing. READ MORE...

Registration is NOW OPEN for Indoor Nationals!

Registration for the National Indoor Championships opened on February 1st! We currently have over 100 players registered and more players registering every day.  Register early as space is limited and this is a golden ticket qualifier for the 2022 Nationals at Indian Wells Tennis Garden!




Some of the upcoming USA Pickleball Sanctioned tournaments coming up this month include:

  • 4th Annual Sunland Springs Village Pickleball Tournament in Mesa, AZ February 21- 25
  • 2022 Punta Gorda Pickleball Open in Punta Gorda, FL February 23 - 27
  • Legacy Showcase in Mesa, AZ February 25 - 27
  • APP $40K Plantation Open  - March 2 - 6 

Be sure to check out a full list of upcoming tournaments on USAPickleball.org/events.



National Championship Series: APP Masters (Boca Raton, FL)

The first tournament of the USA Pickleball National Championship Series event this year was the APP Masters in Boca Raton, FL.As a USA Pickleball NSC event "golden tickets" to the Margaritaville USA Pickleball's National Championships were also on the line for gold medal winners. The event was hosted by Martina Kochli.


  • Men's Singles: Jw Johnson 
  • Women's Singles: Jorja Johnson 
  • Men's Doubles: Dekel Bar - Adam Stone
  • Women's Doubles: Simone Jardim - Andrea Koop 
  • Mixed Doubles: Vivienne David - Dekel Bar


  • Men's Singles: Mattias Johansson 
  • Women's Singles: Julie Johnson 
  • Men's Doubles: John Sperling - Mills Miller 
  • Women's Doubles: Nathalie Bagby - Beth Bellamy 
  • Mixed Doubles: Angela Simon - Dan Granot 
Several pro and sr. pro matches were broadcasted on the USA Pickleball YouTube channel, ForTheFans Network and ESPN+. 

MISSED THE ACTION? - Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the Pro and Sr. Pro matches from the APP Masters in Boca Raton, FL! 



How a YPP Membership Helped an Elementary School During Challenging Times

Kids in school are facing more challenges than ever before since the start of the pandemic. Learning and socializing have become difficult during these unprecedented times. Mika Trevizo has brought a solution to her school to help her students through some difficult times; pickleball! READ MORE...



Partner Spotlights

USA Pickleball Announces New Partnership with Day One

Day One CBD sparkling water is pleased to announce that it has been named the exclusive and “Official CBD Partner of USA Pickleball” for a three-year term. First invented in 1965, the sport of Pickleball has experienced exponential growth over the last several years and is widely recognized as America’s fastest growing sport. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a global sport, played throughout the USA and Canada, Europe, and Asia. READ MORE...




USA Pickleball Announces New Partnership with Consumer Cellular

USA Pickleball, national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the US, and Consumer Cellular, a trusted wireless network provider for more than 25 years, announced a partnership to become the organization’s Official Wireless Network Provider. READ MORE..




USA Pickleball - 2022 February Newsletter