About The USAPA

Mission Statement:

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


About Us

The USA Pickleball Association is the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the US and provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings and promotional materials.

The association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and governed by a board of directors and professional staff who provide the guidance and infrastructure for the continued growth and development of the sport.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America and the United States Pickleball Association (USAPA) is the organizational and governing body.

 


USAPA Staff:

Justin Maloof Executive Director
George Bauernfeind Managing Director of Marketing & Communications
Karen Parrish Managing Director of Competition
Mark Peifer Director of Officiating
Hope Tolley Director of Recreational Programs
Linda Gartlan Director of Business Administration
Dan Ellsworth Director of Finance
Nikki Greene Director of Member Services
Webmaster Webmaster
Places2Play Places2Play Contact

 


USAPA Board Members and Committee Responsibilities:

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, and otherwise promoting pickleball.

Jack Thomas (Scottsdale, AZ) President – 2018-2019
President and CEO of the Board. Also serves as ex officio member of all committees.
Carrie (CJ) Jermstad (Grand Haven, MI) Vice President – 2019-2020
Vice President of the Board. Also serves as Advisor for the Ambassador Program and is a member of the Strategic Plan and Human Resources Committees.
Laura Patterson (Winston-Salem, NC) Secretary – 2018-2019
Secretary of the Board. Also serves as Advisor for the NCREC (referee) and Rules Committees and is on the Strategic Plan and Human Resources Committee.
Darryl Noble (Ocean Pines, MD) Treasurer – 2019-2020
Treasurer of the Board. Also serves on the Budget, National Championships, and Ratings Committees.
Phil Mortenson (Seattle, WA) Legal Counsel, Grievance – 2018-2019
Legal Counsel Board Member. Serves as the Board Advisor for internal legal matters and external grievances. Also serves on the Nominating, Grievance, and Human Resources Committees.
Robert Quicksilver (Bal Harbour, FL) At Large, Communications – 2019-2020
At-Large Board Member and Advisor for Communications. Also serves on the Strategic Plan and Marketing Committees.
Pat Murphy (Goodyear, AZ) At Large, Training – 2018-2019
At-Large Board Member and Advisor for Training. Also serves on the Recreational Play and University Committees.
Stacie Townsend (West Palm Beach, FL) At Large, Business Development – 2019-2020
At-Large Board Member and Advisor for Business Development. Also serves on the Strategic Plan and Marketing Committees.
David Jordan (St. George, UT) At Large, Past President – 2018-2019
At-Large Board Member and Past President. Also serves on the following Committees: National Championships, Ambassador Retreat, USAPA University, and Strategic Plan. Advises on sanctioning issues.
Katie Lawler (Davis, CA) At Large, Member & Public Relations – 2019-2020
At-Large Board Member and Advisor for Member Services. Also serves on the Ambassador Retreat, Strategic Plan and Nominating Committees.
Philip Bullen (North Palm Beach, FL) At Large, Recreational Play – 2019-2020
At-Large Board Member and Advisor for Recreational Play. Also serves on the Recreational Play and Strategic Plan Committees.

More Email Contacts:

General USAPA Questions
Membership Questions
Ambassador Program Questions
Rules Questions
Media Relations Questions
Newsletter Related Questions
Pickleball Magazine Questions
Social Media/Facebook Questions
Tournament Sanctioning Questions
Send Tournament Results
Ladder League Questions

 

Download USAPA Brochure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mailing Address:
USAPA (USA Pickleball Association)
P.O. Box 7354
Surprise AZ 85374

 

about us photo

 

USAPA Sponsors