This years USAPA National Medal Winners
Brenda Jmaeff and Sally Dobson (not in picture) Bronze Medal Women's Age
Al Hager Silver Medal Mixed Doubles Age
Lynn Carlson Gold Medal Men's Doubles Age
Each year the competition becomes more challenging, the USAPA promoted this years tournament as the largest to date: 640 registered players, from 39 states and 5 countries!
Pickleball Co-Founder Barney McCallum
Pickleball Ambassadors and players had a special treat this year. Barney (now 87 years old). Sponsored this year's Ambassador dinner. Barney talked to us about the origin of the games, the processes involved in making the rules for a brand new game . As with any enterprise, he also shared some of the start up pains. Barney spent a lot of time at the courts watching many of the matches. It appeared that he truly enjoyed long days at the court, appreciating the growth of the sport and the joy the sport has given to so many.