Welcome to the United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) Mid-South Region website. We hope this site proves useful in finding information regarding tournaments, clinics/workshops, etc., in the region. We also have links to the USAPA home page providing rules, places to play, and many other items of interest. We want to communicate with both tournament and recreational pickleball players. Our main goal is to help promote and grow the sport of pickleball.
I have played pickleball in all six states of this region and can assure you that I have been treated graciously in every venue. So feel free to take a short trip and play away from home, meet some great people, and continue building the goodwill that pickleball brings.
Mid-South Region Ambassador
Announcement USAPA would like very much for all the local Pickleball websites to consider creating a direct link from their site to the USAPA site. This will enable enthusiasts to be able to quickly and efficiently get a broad spectrum of information on Pickleball throughout the country. The link is: http://usapa.org/Additionally, if your email address changes please update this by contacting: email@example.com
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2013 Pickleball Pioneer Award Winner
Tom BurkhartTom Burkhart receiving the 2013 Pickleball Pioneer Award
from Larry Honeycutt
(click here to read award)
Arkansas Senior Games - 2013
Registration blanks will be
available after August 15, 2013 at http://www.srsports.org/. To enter our
pickleball tournament, one must register with the Arkansas Senior Olympics in
any and all events in which they wish to participate. One may use the
link listed above to get the appropriate entry form. Additionally, we would appreciate you
using pickleballtournaments.com to help us keep accurate records for
our meet setup.
The Hot Springs
Village Pickleball Club is proud to host the 2013 Pickleball Senior
Olympics. This year's medal event will be played at the Jessieville High
School gym Oct 4-6.
The 2013 competition
will be a 4-tier, USAPA sanctioned event. We’ll be using the lime green
Jugs ball. The usual age categories
will be in effect. However, two consecutive age groups may be combined
if too few people are registered for a particular age category.
Play will be double
elimination. However, for matches of age brackets with four or fewer
Singles players, or four or fewer Doubles teams, play will be round
robin. In that case, Singles matches will be first to 15 points (no
two point lead), and Doubles matches will be first to 11 points (no two point lead).
registrations should be made through Arkansas Senior Olympics. More info is
available at hsvpickleball.org.
Arkansas River Valley Pickleball Club on Facebook
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Wall Street Journal Article on Pickleball
and the S.A. twin Torres brothers
Joe and John Torres display their skills!
(read the WSJ article here
NEW... Mid South Ambassadors!
Please welcome to our "fold" the latest ambassadors:
- Cindy Wilson, Houston & Bryan/College Station, TX
- Jim Dinwoodie, Rogers, AR
- Greg Eisman, Slidell, LA
- Jose Roig, Converse, TX
- Sherri Eubank , McKinney, TX
- Mary Hendrix, Memphis, TN
- Lillian Palmer, Donna, TX
- Christina Dorman, Canyon Lake, TX
- Ron Feldman, Pass Christian, MS
- Nicole Hobson, Nashville, TN
- Brett Lazarine, katy, TX
- Matthew Molina, Houston, TX
- Nathalia Hiatt Ponca City, OK
- Johnny Venezia Slidell, LA
- Billy Hopkins, TX & TN
- Brian Worrell, League City, TX
- Naressa MacKinnon, Kerrville, TX
- Sharon Richard, Lafayette, LA
- Alice Tym, Southeast TN
- Winnie Montgomery, Houston, TX
- Gary Cimperman, Slidell, LA
- Sandra Carrillo, San Antonio, TX
- Vicky Noakes, Edmond, OK
- Claudia Guzman, Austin, TX
- James Cunningham, Franklin, TN
- J Garcia, Shreveport, LA
- Shawn & Elise Koonce, Austin, TX
- Dallas May, Nesbit, MS
- Jerry Clapp, San Antonio, TX
- Bruce and Gena Whitehead, Crossville, TN