USAPA National Tournament Updates for 2019

2019 USAPA Nationals Updates

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The first USAPA Nationals to be hosted at Indian Wells Tennis Garden was an overwhelming success.  From Margaritaville grabbing the title sponsor spot to Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s amazing transformation into the premier outdoor pickleball facility in the world to ESPN rolling their trucks and cameras in for four days, every aspect of the 2018 Nationals showcased pickleball as the fastest growing sport in America.

2019 Nationals Promises To Be Even Bigger and Better

How To Qualify To Be At 2019 Nationals?

Simply register and play in any USAPA Sanctioned Regional held from July 15, 2018 through July 15, 2019 or a USAPA Sanctioned Tier 2 tournament held from July 15, 2018 through July 15, 2019.

Here is your list of qualifying tournaments:

  • Great Lakes Regional (Kalamazoo, MI) July 18-22, 2018  USAPA Regional
  • Middle States Regional (Lakeville, MN) Aug 8-12, 2018  USAPA Regional
  • Pacific Northwest Regional (Bend, OR) Aug 10-12, 2018  USAPA Regional
  • Great Plains Regional (Colorado Springs, CO) Sept 6-9, 2018  USAPA Regional
  • West Regional (Claremont, CA) – Oct 5-7, 2018  USAPA Regional
  • Atlantic South Regional (Griffin, GA) – Oct 18-21, 2018  USAPA Regional
  • Mid Atlantic Regional (Myrtle Beach, SC – Oct 25-28, 2018  USAPA Regional
  • Coeur d’Alene Classic (Coeur d’Alene, ID) – Aug 16-20 2018  Tier 2
  • Fall Brawl (St. George, UT) – Oct 9-13, 2018  Tier 2
  • Huntsman World Senior Games (St. George, UT) – Oct 15-20, 2018  Tier 2
  • Sun City Fall Roundup (Sun City, AZ) Oct 30- Nov 1, 2018  Tier 2
  • Tommy Wong Tournament (Surprise, AZ)  Jan 4-7, 2019  Tier 2
  • Southwest Regional (Surprise, AZ) – Jan 8-13, 2019   USAPA Regional
  • Happy Trails Classic – (Surprise, AZ) – Jan 14-19, 2019  Tier 2
  • Palm Desert Senior Games (Palm Desert, CA) – Feb 8-10, 2019  Tier 2
  • PebbleCreek 4th Annual (Goodyear, AZ) Feb 13-15, 2019  Tier 2
  • Grand Canyon State Games Arizona (Surprise, AZ) – Feb 21-26, 2019  Tier 2
  • Duel in the Desert 16th Annual (Casa Grande, AZ) Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019  Tier 2
  • Fun In The Sun (Sun City West, AZ) – Mar 11-13, 2019  Tier 2
  • Mid South Regional (Denton, TX) Mar 28-31, 2019  USAPA Regional
  • Mountain Regional (Brigham City, UT) May 24-29, 2019  USAPA Regional
  • Atlantic Regional (Hanover, MA)  June 27-30, 2019  USAPA Regional


Pickleball Rocks National Day Of Giving Announced

We need your help. Click the video below to hear how.

Help us help those in need this holiday season.  Starting Wednesday November 21st at 12:01am, we’ll unveil our new apparel, including new colorful 1/4 zips, warm and waterproof Pickleball Rocks jackets and of course some new Pickleball Rocks shirts that will make for some very happy players this Christmas.

Just shop at and for 24 hours, we’ll give 25% of your purchase to the American Red Cross to help those impacted from all the natural disasters this year.

The Pickleball Rocks National Day of Giving will continue on the 21st until 11:59pm EST.

And besides our heartfelt thanks for supporting this great cause, we’ll put the new Pickleball Rocks EVERYWHERE I GO bag tag in your box before it is delivered to your doorstep.

Thank you for helping us help those in need.

May your holidays be happy, healthy and filled with pickleball.

The Pickleball Rocks Team
Rocket, Josh, Abby, Zack, Stephanie, LeEllen and Mindy

Pickleball Rocks Launches First Ever Pickleball Board Game

After months of development and testing it’s here!  We are so happy to launch the world’s first pickleball board game, Pickleball Pandemonium: The Race To The Pickleball Podium.  Race around the board in an attempt to be the first to reach the pickleball medal podium.  Roll the dice, draw a humorous card and make your move.  Play singles against all the other players or team up with a partner and play doubles against another twosome.  It’s fun, laughs and more fun.

Available Now at

Pickleball Rocks Team Launches Pickleball Rocks Club and Names LeEllen Lane National Club Director

It’s been in the works for almost 6 months and today it is finally ready to launch.

The Pickleball Rocks Club will quickly be the favorite club of players everywhere.  And with our newest team member, LeEllen Lane leading the club, it is sure to be a fun experience for all our club members.  Below is today’s press release with all the details.

Enjoy and see you in the clubhouse…

FORT WAYNE, Ind.Oct. 19, 2018PRLog — Today, the world renowned Pickleball Rocks Team launched the fun, new Pickleball Rocks Club, plus announced the addition of Nashville, Tennessee’s LeEllen Lane to the team.  LeEllen is one of the up and coming women’s players in the sport of pickleball.  People will also know her as the daughter of nationally ranked player and Pickleball Rocks Team member, Stephanie Lane.

When asked about the new club, LeEllen stated, ‘the new Pickleball Rocks Club is going to be a free, fun club for players of all ages and all abilities and I can’t wait to see where we can take it.  People will be able to sign up online, and immediately have access to training tips, fun contests, clothing and equipment discounts and more. It is going to be so much fun.”

Said Pickleball Rocks CEO Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs, “We couldn’t be more excited.  The new Pickleball Rocks Club is going to have a big social media component to it and when we spoke to LeEllen about leading it, her first comment was “this is the perfect job for me. I love connecting with people.”  As the National Director of the Pickleball Rocks Club, LeEllen will be responsible for welcoming people to the club, plus creating fun games and contests for our club members, while managing the growth of our large social media platforms. She was the perfect choice for us.”

The Pickleball Rocks Club will be free for new members and include many perks and benefits, including first access to training videos from top coaches, fun games and contests, plus a private Facebook Group where all matters of pickleball will be discussed and covered. Additionall, club members will receive great discounts for equipment and the world famous Pickleball Rocks apparel.

Starting today, players may sign up and join the club at or

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The Pickleball Rocks Club

Receive the monthly Pickleball Rocks Team eNewsletter filled with tips, tricks and pickleball stories to help you grow your game and your pickleball community, PLUS

  • Private video training from the Pickleball Rocks Academy Pros, Josh Grubbs, Scott Moore, Daniel Moore, Jon Moore, Zack Grubbs, Stephanie Lane, Rocket Grubbs and more.
  • Access to THE CLUBHOUSE, our exclusive Pickleball Rocks Clubhouse Facebook group.
    Fun discussions, training tips, games and great discounts for members only.
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Pickleball Rocks To Offer Etched Pickleball Crystal Gifts

Excited describes it mildly.  We are over the moon ecstatic to introduce the Michael J. Schwartz line of high quality etched crystal gifts to Pickleball Nation.

When Michael Schwartz himself called and asked if we’d be interested in being the exclusive marketer for his new line of pickleball crystal giftware, our immediate answer was….“as long as people can also get it with the “Pickleball Rocks” logo on it.” 🙂

It didn’t take him long to reply with, “I’ll have your logo added to my line of pickleball logo selections right away and send you some samples.”

And with that, our newest product offering was born.

We are so happy to offer this great line of crystal glasses, serving plates, bowls and picture frames.
Whether you are buying it to give as a great award at your tournament or buying a can’t miss Christmas or birthday present for a friend, you can’t go wrong with a high quality etched Pickleball Crystal Gift.

You pick the pickleball logo (including Pickleball Rocks) you want for the front of your selected crystal piece.  Then if you want, you get a free second personalized etching on the other side of the piece. This could be your personal initials or a date or saying or phrase like “GOLD MEDAL WINNER” or simply “A WINNER”.  It is totally up to you what you put on it.

To see the full selection of Pickleball Crystal Gifts, CLICK HERE and enjoy.

Go ahead and make some pickleball player’s Christmas special this year.

This will be the one gift that nobody will want to return.

Have fun shopping!

Rocket and the Pickleball Rocks Team

The Pickleball Olympics: Who Will Win?

Every four years, the whole world gets excited about the Summer Olympics.

Athletes from all over the world come together to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze, but more importantly for the pride of their country.

Well, in the great sport of pickleball, we get to do that once a year.  In 2017 the International Federation of Pickleball brought together 12 countries to battle for the famed Bainbridge Cup.   In Madrid Spain, over 100 players from the United States and Canada joined together as Team North America to win 200 of the total 302 matches played against Team Europe.

The scene of the tournament was like one seen in every summer Olympics.  The teams from each country were all dressed in matching sweatsuits and shirts with the name of their country’s federation on their backs. It was an awesome experience indeed.

This year, the battle between North America and Europe will take place in Montesilvano. Italy on July 20th followed by the 2 day Italian Open Championships.  If you haven’t registered to play yet, there is still time at

But if you cannot make it this year, we hope you will support the team by wearing the new Team North America shirts.  They are available in short sleeve, long sleeve and sleeveless for men and women.  But can only be ordered for the next 72 hours.  All orders received by midnight June 29th will be completed and at your door before we leave for Italy on July 14th.  Once you receive your Team North America shirt, please send us a picture of you and friends wearing it so we can post it on our Pickleball Rocks facebook scrapbook page.

So who will win this year’s Bainbridge Cup?  Team North America or Team Europe?   That’s why we play the matches….

Wish us luck,