Mid-South Regional USAPA Website

Tom Burkhart 

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.

Tom Burkhart

Mid-South Region Ambassador

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: info@usapa.org

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New District Ambassadors

Arkansas- Jim McPherson;

Louisiana- Johnny Venezia;

Mississippi- Jennifer Pugh;

Oklahoma- Vicky Noakes;

Tennessee- Mike Morgan;

Central & South Central,Texas-Ed & Beverly Beyster;

Southeast, Texas-Mike Goldberg;

North Central & Northeast, Texas-Charlotte Rivera. 

I thank this group for their willingness to step up while continuing their regular ambassador duties. -- Tom Burkhart

2014 Winner of Pickleball Pioneer Award

Jim McPherson

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2015 Mid-South Regional Tournament

(May 29th-May 31st)
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Texas Senior Games 2015

The 2015 Texas Senior Games will be held indoors at Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas. The dates are April 14-17 for pickleball. See Results at: Texas Sr Games Results

2015 National Senior Games

 July 3-16,2015

Bloomington-Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

Register for the 2015 National Senior Games Click Here.   

Senior Athletes must  have qualified at an approved state level senior game during the calender year 2014 in order to participate in the 2015 National Senior Games.  

Kay Seamayer (Dallas) was recently inducted into the Texas Senior Games Hall of Fame during the Texas SOG.    Congratulations, Kay.

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NEW... Mid South Ambassadors!

Please welcome to our "fold" the latest ambassadors:

  • Ford Roberson of Denton, TX
  • Kelly Driver, San Angelo, TX
  • Stephen Morris, Fort Worth, TX
  • Gayle Baker, San Antonio, TX
  • Francisco Rivera, Lewisville, TX
  • Glin Jones, Little Rock, AR
  • Bill Nelson, Gallatin, TN
  • Suzanne LaBelle, OK City, OK
  • Mitus Juanatas, Katy, TX
  • Robert Kelly, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Joe Dailey, Heber Springs, AR
  • Buddy Todd, Amarillo, TX
  • Larry Baker, Fort Worth, TX
  • Tim Dean, Liberty Hill, TX
  • Jennifer Pugh, Olive Branch, MS