About The USAPA



The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) 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, tournaments, rankings, and promotional materials.

The USAPA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. It is governed by a talented Board of Directors, most of who chair one of the important committees of this organization (see below).

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.


USAPA Board Members and Committee Responsibilities:

David Jordan (St. George, UT) President – 2016-2017
Jack Thomas (Scottsdale, AZ) Vice President – 2017-2018
Laura Patterson (Winston-Salem, NC) Secretary – 2016-2017
Darryl Noble (Fort Myers Beach, FL) Treasurer – 2017-2018
Phil Mortenson (Seattle, WA) Legal Counsel, Grievance – 2016-2017
Robert Nibarger (Cornelius, NC) Communications – 2017-2018
Chris Thomas (The Villages, FL) Ratings – 2016-2017
Open Tournaments – 2017-2018
Ray Pereyra (La Selva Beach, CA) Grants – 2017-2018
Carrie (CJ) Jermstad (Grand Haven, MI) Ambassadors – 2016-2017
 Pat Murphy (Goodyear, AZ)  Training – 2016-2017
 Mark Friedenberg  Board Advisor (non-voting)


USAPA Staff:

Justin Maloof                                         Executive Director
Christine Barksdale Managing Director of Competition
Drew Wathey Managing Director of Recreational Programs
Linda Gartlan Business Manager
Dan Ellsworth Finance Officer
Nikki Greene Member Services
Webmaster Webmaster


More Email Contacts:

General USAPA Questions
Rules Questions
Newsletter Related Questions
Social Media/Facebook Questions
Tournament Sanctioning Questions
Send Tournament Results
Ladder League Questions


Mailing Address:

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

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