Read the latest newsletter from the USAPA here.
CBC News covers the Toronto Cup Pickleball Tournament taking place at Hotel X from April 12-14, 2019. Canadian tennis Pro's Milos Raonic, Daniel Nestor and Sonya Jeyaseelan drop by to try their hand at pickleball as well.
To further elevate the stature of one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) recently announced that the month of April will once again be designated “National Pickleball Month.” More information here.
Interesting article from the April 2019 edition of Tennis Industry publication about the growth of the Professional Pickleball Registry teaching certification:
"Professional Pickleball Registry Tops 1,000 Members in 6 Months.
Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) finished 2018 exceeding 1,000 members in six months. As of mid-February, PPR membership stood at 1,161, making it the world’s largest organization of pickleball coaches, with members in all 50 states and 11 countries. “Several factors led to this amazing growth,” says PPR CEO Dan Santorum. “First, our strong and supportive relationship with USA Pickleball has brought pickleball coaches to PPR. In addition, PTR members who offer pickleball currently make up the majority of PPR. Also, Sarah Ansboury’s expertise and hard work conducting 40 PPR workshops in less than six months were integral to the rapid growth of the sport of pickleball.” USA Pickleball Association CEO Justin Maloof adds, “Not only is the growth of PPR impressive, it is a direct result of the quality instruction and great customer service PPR provides to its members. "PPR has been a positive addition to pickleball and has been extremely helpful to USA Pickleball.”"
As the sport of pickleball continues to grow, so too do the opportunities for tennis manufacturers to try to cash in. Read this article in the latest Tennis Industry magazine for examples of new equipment being offered by traditional tennis manufacturers.
Does this sound familiar? You are out playing pickleball one day, and do not notice any injury while you are playing. You wake up the next morning, and feel some soreness in a body part (shoulder, knee, Achilles, elbow, etc…). Nothing debilitating and at this time, and certainly nothing that would stop you from playing more. You return to the courts, start playing but this time, you feel a little soreness during play. Read advice from ThePickleballDoctor here.