USA PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION

aka USA PICKLEBALL   |   Surprise, AZ   |  www.usapickleball.org

Mission

The mission of the USA Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball) is to promote the development and growth of pickleball in the United States and its territories.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Mr. Justin Maloof

Main address

PO Box 7354

Surprise, AZ 85374 USA

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EIN

20-3557068

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Competitions (N70)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Provide coordination of resources to organize and promote a national governing body for the sport of pickleball.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grant Program

The USA Pickleball Grant program provides funds to subsidize new US-based community venues to play pickleball for grade schools, local residents, organizations or individuals. Separate funds are also available to high schools to promote organized pickleball among students.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The USA Pickleball Let’s Play Youth Pickleball Playbook is designed to help teachers, recreation leaders, after school staff, and coaches on how to implement pickleball in any recreation setting including schools, parks, youth centers and racquet/paddle facilities. This resource provides teachers and pickleball leaders with fun games, skill activities, play rotations and play manager tips for offering a dynamic program in any recreation setting. Included in the playbook are additional recommendations regarding equipment, space and resources necessary to offer a successful pickleball program. The printed copy and laminated station signs are a benefit to the new Community Membership category. A free electronic downloadable copy will be offered as a benefit of the new Youth Pickleball Provider Registration which will be available within the upcoming months.

The Community Engagement Guide was also made available in 2020. This guide is designed to help USA Pickleball Ambassadors and other volunteers to introduce pickleball in recreational settings including schools, youth centers, parks and racquet/paddle facilities.

Population(s) Served
Families
Non-adult children

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The USA Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball ) was organized to promote the growth and development of pickleball, not only on a national but an international level. This organization provides players with official rules, sanctioned tournaments, player rankings, and promotional materials.

USA Pickleball is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a Board of Directors that meet on a regular basis. The Board is committed to further the growth of pickleball among players of all ages and characteristics. It will continue to provide the infrastructure for the development of the sport through promulgation of official rules, sponsoring and sanctioning tournaments and clinics, ranking players, communicating with its members via e-mail and newsletters, training of all levels of players, touching many aspects to promote the sport of pickleball.

Maintain and increase a membership base for the growth of pickleball. Promote the sanctioning of pickleball tournaments for competition. Provide secondary player insurance for sanctioned tournaments and other sanctioned events. Grow organized recreational play and the teaching of new players interested in learning the sport. Implement an automated player rating system. Grow a database of places to play pickleball. Grow places to play among local areas and schools with the grant program and recreational programs. Create marketing strategy to grow the sport with branding, website, social media, vendors, manufacturers. Grow a testing program for certified paddles and balls to use in sanctioned tournament play. Implement alliances and partnerships with other organizations to promote aspects of the sport, i.e. the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR), Pro Player Tournaments, etc. Run premier National Pickleball Championships with player qualification requirements.

USA Pickleball is governed by a talented board of directors that all have diversified backgrounds and knowledge of the sport. In addition, the organization has hired permanent staff coupled with full and part-time contractors to implement the many governing board initiatives created to grow the sport.

USA Pickleball has signed agreements with the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR), PickleballTournaments.com (Player Ratings) and Desert Champions, LLC which runs the Indian Wells Tennis Garden - host site of our annual outdoor National Championships. On the horizon next is to develop Recreational Programs that will aid the organization of many club players and school programs that do not play in tournaments but desire insurance coverage or discounted equipment and training material.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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USA PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 12/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Phil Mortenson

USA Pickleball

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Laura Patterson

USA Pickleball

Term: 2019 - 2021

Phil Mortenson

USAPA

Laura Patterson

USAPA

Robert Quicksilver

USAPA

Stacie Townsend

USAPA

Philip Bullen

USAPA

Bob Franceschelli

USAPA

Suzanne Guerin

USAPA

Ernie Medina

USAPA

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/22/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/22/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.