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 — Claudia Fontana Email
EAST COAST: February 1 – February 6, 2019, Club Med Sandpiper Resort, Port St. Lucie, FL
WEST COAST: August 28 – September 2, 2019, Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, CA
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
Click the following regional links for a list containing contact information for the Regional Director, Assist. Regional Director and District Ambassadors for each region. To find local USAPA ambassadors in your area, try our Ambassador Search
Atlantic Region Ambassadors:
Director: Rocky Clark
Atlantic South Region Ambassadors:
Director: Bill Hess
Great Lakes Region Ambassadors:
Director: Keith Wolverton
Great Plains Region Ambassadors:
Director: Steve & Ramona Boone
Mid-South Region Ambassadors:
Director: Tom Burkhart
Pacific NW Region Ambassadors:
Director: Mike Hoxie
Southwest Region Ambassadors:
Director: Larry “Bud” Lite
West Region Ambassadors:
Director: Steve Sidwell
Mountain Region Ambassadors:
Director: Oscar Garcia
Middle States Region Ambassadors:
Director: Steve Stone
Mid-Atlantic Region Ambassadors:
Director: Sharon MacKenzie
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
Walt Hooker, USAPA Ambassador Forum Manager, CLICK HERE
More Info About USAPA Ambassadorship:
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.
Ambassadors are volunteer representatives and unofficial spokespersons for the USAPA in the geographical area they represent and/or at large. Their primary responsibility is to promote and grow the sport of pickleball.
Apply to be an Ambassador (online form)
USAPA Membership Application (PDF)
Pdf files require free Adobe Reader.
USAPA Ambassador Handbook (ambassador password required)
USAPA Member List (ambassador password required)
2016 SFIA Pickleball Participation Report (ambassador password required)
USAPA Ambassador Insurance (ambassador password required)
April – National Pickleball Month (ambassador password required)
A special page containing a promotional media ‘tool kit’ to help promote NPM initiatives
USAPA Ambassador Retreat Handouts (ambassador password required)
New – Ambassador Apparel & Badge Store (ambassador password required)
Store Listing – USAPA Banners Now Available! (RD’s ad DA’s receive free banners from USAPA – others can purchase from the store)
Statistics & Charts – Places 2 Play Data (ambassador password required)
Member Count Graph (ambassador password required)