What is USA Pickleball?

USA Pickleball is the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the United States. The organization provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings and promotional materials for the purpose of promoting the development and growth of the sport in the US and its territories.

USA Pickleball consists of twelve regions (see below). Kansas is part of the Great Plains region.


Click on the links below to find or contact USA Pickleball ambassadors for the regions listed.

Pacific NorthwestAtlantic
WestNorth Mid-Atlantic
SouthwestAtlantic South
Great PlainsGreat Lakes
Mid-SouthMiddle States

Pickleball players may participate in tournaments in any of the regions; however, USA Pickleball sanctioned tournaments will require players to be members of USA Pickleball in order to play.

Besides being eligible to play in sanctioned tournaments, membership offers several benefits. By being a member, you become part of a community of people who are furthering the organization’s mission to promote the development and growth of pickleball across the nation, you’ll receive access to members-only content as well as a free digital copy of Pickleball Magazine emailed to you six times a year (or a physical copy at a discounted rate of only $20 per year), you’ll have access to members-only apparel/gear and other exclusive discounts.

If you have questions regarding joining or any other questions at all, reach out to one of the USA Pickleball ambassadors in the area. We are happy to help.

These are the current ambassadors serving Kansas (in alphabetical order by area):

Kansas District AmbassadorEldonna Coats
El Dorado, KSJeanie Ferguson
Gardner, KSRobert Kolenda
Hutchinson, KSDon Beydler
Iola, KSLyle Kern
Lawrence, KSEvan Jorn
Leavenworth, KSJim Crandell
Lenexa, KSMickey Collins
Manhattan, KSBeth Fischer
Mulvane, KSCameron Tucker
Olathe, KSBruce Mark, Gary Dilley
Stilwell, KSMalcolm Haney
Topeka, KSCole Dister, Nancy Dutton
Wichita, KSChing Brubaker, Gregg Smith, Patti Mackey

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