The USAPA was formed in 2005 to promote the sport. It maintains the official rules, sanctions tournaments, provides player rankings and produces the annual USA Pickleball National Championships Tournament. It is run by an Executive Director, staff and a volunteer board of directors supported by an all-volunteer ambassador corp. and thousands of dues-paying members.
The USAPA currently has a network of over 1,800 volunteer ambassadors who have pledged to promote the sport of pickleball and the USAPA in their local area. They serve as local representatives for USAPA for all activities related to pickleball within the area they represent. Ambassadors support and abide by all official rules, assist with local clinics/tournaments and look for opportunities to add/grow the game in their community. The USAPA Ambassador Search feature can be found on the USAPA website. Jan Lucas is the named Ambassador for the La Crosse Area.
Would you like to become an Ambassador? You need to be a member of the USAPA. Next, you fill out an application online at usapa.org and need to have a recommendation from a currently serving Ambassador.
Would you like to become a USAPA member?
It is a great way to STAY informed, STAY connected, and be a part of the exciting future of pickleball! The USAPA’s membership is comprised of people who, just like you, share a passion for our great game! Click HERE to join for just $20 a year!!!
When you join the USAPA, you receive exclusive benefits for your membership.
In addition, your membership supports USAPA initiatives such as: