All of our Paddles have been approved by USAPA
Pickleball's explosive growth has created significant demand for the sport both at the amateur and competitive levels.
For that reason, there are several major organizations in place to oversee rules, the sport's growth, and fundamental development.
The USA Pickleball Association is one of those bodies employed to look after players across the United States.
What is USA Pickleball?
Per the organization's website, USA Pickleball is designed to "promote the development and growth of pickleball in the United States and its territories."
The organization is in charge of hosting many tournaments across the nation, as well as providing rankings to players.
They help integrate new players into the sport of all ages, as well as cater to the needs of the existing pickleballers.
Approved by USA Pickleball. What does it mean? Why does it matter?
You've definitely heard the terms "USAPA Approved" or, more lately, "USA Pickleball Approved" somewhere in the pickleball community. We'll assist you in defining the phrase if you're not familiar with it. If you are already aware of it, we'll explain what it means for your pickleball game.
The distinction between "USAPA" and "USA Pickleball" comes first. In essence, there is no distinction. The American Pickleball Association recently changed its name. Consequently, the meaning of the two phrases is the same. You'll eventually stop seeing "USAPA." But if you notice it persisting in the near future, don't be alarmed. It is merely an earlier version of what is currently known as USA Pickleball.
How does this affect you?
A USA Pickleball Approved paddle is essential if you routinely compete in leagues or tournaments. We do not advise using anything else. This will enable you to participate in any tournament with the assurance that there won't be any obstacles in your way.
You are welcome to use any paddle you like, USA Pickleball Approved or not, if you normally only play for fun. However, we advise packing at least one pickleball paddle that has been approved by USA Pickleball. Pickleball is a sport that, in our experience, makes you want to play more as you gain experience. Having a paddle that is prepared for the competition will enable you to enhance your skills at any time.
All Niupipo pickleball paddles are USA Pickleball Approved and ready for any level of competition, from family tournaments to professional endeavors.