Stories in the Southwest Region

Welcome to Pickleball in the Southwest!

The Southwest region extends a vibrant, hospitable Welcome to all pickleball players. We start with Arizona which is home to the USA Pickleball Association and hosts the nationals. Arizona may get more pickleball players from other states than any other state. Then move to New Mexico which offers a variety of indoor and outdoor play in a variety of climates from mountains to desert. Then visit Mexico which is excited to start pickleball for our neighbors to the south. How do you say pickleball in Spanish?

I am very proud to share a video with you from our Ambassador from Surprise, AZ.  Norm Davis offers this video.

The Dysart Unified School District held its first Pickleball Tournament for all four high schools as a way to introduce younger adults to the sport and help build positive relationships with the senior community and Dysart High School District Inaugural Pickleball Tournament is in the books! Thanks to Pro-Lite Sports for providing the custom made T-shirts.
We had 102 freshmen players from 4 high schools participate. Thanks to all the volunteers and Norm Davis for his tireless volunteer work

Also, check out the latest developments in our region, specifically the new public courts that are planned for Phoenix, Goodyear, Surprise, Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert here to read the latest updates.

Linda "Hoagie" and Paul Hoggatt
Directors of Southwest Region Ambassadors

Reese's Pieces

USAPA has selected St. Jude Children’s and Research Center for our charitable organization for 3 years. It is a pleasure to see communities getting on board with a variety of fund raisers.  Quail Creek in Green Valley is the first in our Region to dedicate a tournament as a fund raiser!  Other fund raisers are in progress. We are looking forward to 100% participation in our region.  Small venues are every bit as important as large venues.  We look forward to you sharing your support and success stories                                                                            

Rosemary Reese,  Assistant Regional Director  

St Judes Fund Raiser Goal

The Southwest Region has set a 3-year goal to raise $50,000.  We started this goal in the beginning of 2017 and hope to reach it by the end of the 2019 season.  If you are planning a tournament please consider any ideas such as 50/50 drawings, raffles or a simple donation box to the St. Judes cause.  We will track our progress towards the goal.  Currently we are at $8,639 as of April 5, 2017.