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 Board Members and Committee Responsibilities:
The Board is committed to further the growth of pickleball amoung 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
Carrie (CJ) Jermstad (Grand Haven, MI) Vice President – 2019-2020
Laura Patterson (Winston-Salem, NC) Secretary – 2018-2019
Darryl Noble (Fort Myers Beach, FL) Treasurer – 2019-2020
Phil Mortenson (Seattle, WA) Legal Counsel, Grievance – 2018-2019
Robert Quicksilver (Bal Harbour, FL) At Large, Communications – 2019-2020
Pat Murphy (Goodyear, AZ) At Large, Training – 2018-2019
Stacie Townsend (West Palm Beach, FL) At Large, Business Development – 2019-2020
David Jordan (St. George, UT) At Large, Past President – 2018-2019
Katie Lawler (Davis, CA) At Large, Member & Public Relations – 2019-2020
Philip Bullen (North Palm Beach, FL) At Large, Recreational Play – 2019-2020


USAPA Staff:

Justin Maloof Executive Director
Hope Tolley Director of Recreational Programs
Linda Gartlan Business Manager
Dan Ellsworth Finance Officer
Nikki Greene Member Services
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Mailing Address:
USAPA (USA Pickleball Association)
P.O. Box 7354
Surprise AZ 85374


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