USAPA Ambassadors

Ambassadors are volunteers who have pledged to promote the sport of pickleball and the USAPA in the local area they have applied to represent. They may be individuals or couples, or a group of ambassadors working together as a team. The main prerequisite is a love of the sport and the desire to share our game with others of all ages. Some full-time RV’ers are Ambassadors ‘at large’ who promote our sport during their travels.

Director of Ambassadors — Jack Thomas Email

Assistant Director — Earl Hill Email

List of USAPA Ambassadors:ambassadors

The following is a complete list of all USAPA Ambassadors
(at large and by State). Here, you can quickly find and contact
USAPA ambassadors closest to your area. CLICK HERE

USAPA Regional Directors:

Regional Directors District Ambassadors Region or Dist. Name
Email Atlantic CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NB, NH, NS,NJ, NY, PA, PE, QC, RI, VA, VT, WV
Linda Einsiedler Assistant Regional Director
Jones Wong Email Metro, Eastern PA, Northern NJ NY (Metro), PA, NJ
Helen White Email Mid-Atlantic DC, DE, MD, VA, WV
Don Voisinet Email Upstate NY NY (Upstate)
Roger Huppe Email New England-Maritimes CT, MA, ME, NH, NB, PE, RI, VT
Terri Flynn Email Pennwest PA
Denise Donald Email South Jersey NJ
Email Atlantic South AL, FL, GA, NC, SC
Joe Borrelli Email Coastal Plains NC
Calvin Vaughn Email Piedmont District NC
JoAnnah Michael Email Mountain District NC
Loretta Beckner Email Midlands District SC
Dick Stone Email Upstate District SC
Mike Michner Email Low Country District SC
Bob Huskey Email Alabama AL
Colon Terrell Email Emerald Coast FL
North FLAG17 FL
Scott Nelson Email Central Florida FL
West Coast Florida FL
Jim Ludwig Email Southern Tropics FL
Bill Hess Email Georgia GA
Email Great Lakes IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, ON, WI
 Claudia Fontana Assistant Regional Director Email
Steve Stone Email Iowa IA
Deli Stinnett Email Indiana IN
Kevin Curley Email Lake Michigan Gold Coast MI
Jack Handy Email Land of Lincoln IL
Phil Larsson Email Wisconsin WI
Skip Deming Email Show-Me MO
Randy Hall Email Minnesota MN
Chuck Dominick Email Eastern Michigan  MI
Patricia Archambault Email Ontario ON
Bob Schrag Email Ohio OH
Mark McCallister Email Kentucky KY
Email Mid-South AR, LA, MS, OK, TN, TX
 Chuck Flanagan Assistant Regional Director Email
Jim McPherson Email Arkansas AR
Johnny Venezia Email Louisiana LA
Jennifer Pugh Email Mississippi MS
Vicky Noakes Email Oklahoma OK
Mike Morgan Email Tennessee TN
Charlotte Rivera Email North Central & Northeast TX TX
Mike Goldberg Email Southeast TX TX
Email Pacific NW AK, ID, OR, WA
Roger Schaljo Email Oregon Southwestern OR
Tom Widden Email Oregon Northwestern OR
Irene & A.J.Fraties Email Central Oregon OR
Ginny Scantlebury Email WA Northwestern Coastal WA
Joe Grimm Email Central Idaho ID
Shirley Shepherd Email Canada West AB, BC
Email Great Plains CO, KS, MB, MT, ND, NE, SD, SK, WY
Dwight Spaulding
Karen Spaulding
Montana MT
Bill Holt Email Nebraska NE
Arlie Johnson Email Wyoming WY
Nancy Steffy Email Southern Colorado CO
James Main Email Summit & Western Slope CO
Ken Marquardt Email Denver Metro CO
Jay Readinger Email Northern Colorado CO
Mary Lou Gallup Email Northern Colorado CO
Eldonna Coats Email Kansas KS
Denny Finke Email South Dakota SD
Bernard Hoggarth Email North Dakota ND
Email Southwest AZ, MX, NM
 Rosemary Reese Assistant Regional Director Email
Bob Atherton Email Northern Arizona AZ
Tom Starrs Email Southern Arizona AZ
Steve Manolis Email Central Arizona AZ
Larry Lite Email New Mexico NM
Email West CA, HI, NV, UT
Joe Dagata Email Tri-Valley CA
Marian Pasela Email North State CA
Larry Tucker Email Tahoe Cal-Nevada Alliance CA, NV
Dave Urbanski Email San Diego CA
Doug Nichols Email LA Metro CA
Jack Hodges Email Hawaii HI
Derik Perez Email Sacramento CA
Cheryl Waymack Email Central Valley CA
Dean Mangione Email Palm Springs CA
Email Bay Area CA
Kathy Thomas Email Central Coast CA
Steve Sidwell Email Central Coast CA
Mike Nielsen Email Northern Utah UT


Join the Ranks:

If your city or area needs “pickleball help”, please consider volunteering for this
fun activity and promote the sport that you love!


USAPA Ambassadors Forum:

USAPA Ambassadors have access to an exclusive forum to discuss matters, share ideas and offer support.
If you are a current ambassador and would like to join this group or have questions, please contact
Mary Lou Gallup, Ambassador Forum Manager, CLICK HERE

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Effective Ideas for Ambassadors
Ambassadors and others can use these ideas to promote pickleball in their local area.

Pickleball Promoters How-to Guide
A collection of ideas and best practices for the promotion of pickleball.

Standards and Expectations
The primary responsibility is to be the spokesperson and representative for the USAPA for all activities related to Pickleball within their Local Area.


Code of Conduct


Apply to be an Ambassador (online form)


USAPA Membership Application (PDF)
Pdf files require free Adobe Reader.



USAPA Member List (password required)


USAPA Ambassador Insurance (password required)        ambassador bundle


USAPA Ambassador Shirts & Badge Details and Order Form  (password required)


Statistics & Charts – Membership Growth, Places to Play, Player Estimates (password required)


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