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July 22, 2020

Official National Governing Body for Pickleball in the U.S.

Welcome to USA Pickleball’s New Logo and Updated Website!

We are excited to announce a brand re-launch that includes a new, modern logo, and an updated website and URL at usapickleball.org. The new brand name officially changed from USAPA to USA Pickleball, aligning it with other sports governing bodies and our USA Pickleball National Championships. The new name, logo and website will strengthen USA Pickleball’s worldwide image as the official Pickleball organization in the U.S. and will help attract new players and future ambassadors.

The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) was formed in 2005. The last time the USAPA logo was updated, in 2013, the governing body had 4,000 members. By January 2020, membership had accelerated ten-fold, surpassing 40,000 members. The Sports Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) estimates the number of active Pickleball players in America is 3.3 million.

Specific to the new-and-improved website, a key goal was to make it easier to navigate. Using data and analytics, the new website was designed to improve the user experience and make information easy to find and share with an emphasis on visual design.

The speed of the website was also improved, allowing for faster loading and page refresh times for users. The site receives more than half of its web traffic from mobile devices, ensuring that the user experience is optimized for any and all devices – not just desktop. A new framework and theme were built to showcase the site’s modern design. And a new “What is Pickleball” animated video was produced to support one of the top web pages on the site and build awareness by providing an overview of the basics of the sport. Check it out!

We appreciate and thank all of our members, Ambassadors, partners and team for all you do for the sport and the organization, and for making pickleball one of the fastest growing sports!

For questions or comments regarding the website, please send an email to info@usapickleball.org

Thank you!


Kickingbird Update on 8/5/20

See You In September” (The Happenings song is playing…)

The GOPB committee met with the City of Edmond and confirmed the Kickingbird facility will be available the week of August 31, 2020--barring any unforeseen circumstances.

A few fun facts:

• Pickleball lines/courts will be painted when the tennis operation has relocated to the new tennis center in mid-August— the painted courts should be completed by late August.

• The City of Edmond ordered 24 pickleball nets for outdoor courts.

• GOPB will provide nets for the indoor facility.

• Outdoor courts will be free public courts, open 7 days a week.

• Indoor courts will be free for GOPB members--but only available during specific GOPB organized events.

• The outdoor schedule will include organized play during the following mornings and evenings:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings

Parking options will be shared when they are confirmed.

Stay tuned! Stay well!



Temporary SFFLC SCHEDULE until further notice

Mon. 8-10 2.5/3.0 Shootout on 6 courts. Open Play on 3 courts.
          10:00-1:00 Open & Private Play
Tue. 8-10:00 3.5+ Round Robin; 10:00-1:00 Open & Private Play
Wed. 8-10:00 Mixed Doubles RR (text 405.420.4791 to confirm team members)

10-1:00 Open and Private Play

Thu. 8-10:00 2.5/3.0 Round Robin; 10:00-1:00 Open & Private Play
Fri. 8-10:00 3.5+ Shootout on 9 courts No open/private play
       10-1:00 Open & Private Play

Reserve courts for Private Play by texting 405.420.4791


Update May 1, 2020 (6am PT)

USAPA COVID-19 Return to Play – Guidance on Safe Return to Play

USAPA has provided information on the safe return to play. The information does not apply for everyone as stay-at-home restrictions and mandates vary state to state. However, if you live in an area where local stay-at-home or shelter-in-place mandates have been relaxed or modified, and courts are available for play, we encourage you to take every precaution and follow these safety recommendations as well as those implemented and required by your facility or club and local, state and federal government authority.

PLEASE READ THESE SUGGESTIONS

https://www.usapa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-RETURN-TO-PLAY_USAPA.pdf

Pickleball Code of Conduct

Every person involved in pickleball (participant, official, volunteer, or representative of the USAPA & GOPB or spectator) pledges as follows:

  1. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct or encourage others to do so.
  2. I will not engage in any behavior that would endanger the health, safety or wellbeing of others.
  3. I will not engage in the use of profanity.
  4. I will treat others with respect.
  5. I will exhibit fairness and honesty in my dealings with others.
  6. I will not flaunt my position.
  7. I will not use USAPA records or materials for personal gain.
  8. I will observe the Golden Rule of doing unto others as I would have them do unto me.

The above Code applies in all situations that relate directly or indirectly to pickleball play.



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Guest and New Members


WELCOME 
Check the calendar and see where we are playing. Guest & Beginner Lessons at Santa Fe Family Life Center (6300 N. Santa Fe) have a $8 gym fee to learn to play. They are on Wednesday mornings at 9am. 
Club membership is $40 per year. This includes a club name tag.
 


Become a member

GOPB is growing and we would love to have you join us.  We have players from ages 11-87. Check our locations and play a free round or two, paddles are provided. Once you are hooked, just click below: 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Who We Are

Our History

The Greater Oklahoma City Pickleball Club was founded in 2009 and has grown from a handful to now nearly 800 members. Our complete history can be found GOPB History

GOPB Party 2020


Contact us

President - Gene Click   214-650-8909    gene.click@gmail.com
Membership and Dues - Mary Williams    405-202-5373   mtwilliams5@yahoo.com
Tournaments - Vicky Noakes      405-206-3909    vickynoakes@gmail.com

Leagues - Jan Lowrance Bobby Cannon Timmie Neale

Shootouts - Mary Williams  Frank Simmons

Ratings - Will Williams - 405-595-6898    wwilliams@designstoragesolutions.com

Social Events -  Jeri Doane  - 405-550-5453    tchrjesd@yahoo.com

Venues, Drills, Classes - North Side - Rocky Arrington 405-420-4791 rockyarrington@hotmail.com

                                          South Side - Bruce Fields   405-850-4943  bfields513@gmail.com

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