Welcome to the Home of Atlantic Pickleball and the official USAPA Atlantic North Regional web site!
We’ve developed this site as a resource for anyone that finds this incredible sport as fun and amazingly “addictive” as we do. It’s also designed to be a source of information for new players just interested in learning more about this incredible game.
As one of the fastest growing regions for Pickleball in the US, we here in the beautiful State of Maine and the rest of the Northeast deifinitely take our Pickleball seriously! The Atlantic North region of the country has seen an amazing growth spike in both USAPA member and non-member players over the last handful of years.
Pickleball | Fastest Growing Sport in America
As recently suggested in the title of a national news story from Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News, Pickleball really is “The Fastest Growing Sport in America!”
Player participation is now into the hundreds of thousands in the US alone, and growing quite steadily. Areas such as the Atlantic North Region have some of the newest communities of players found in the 40+ year old sport, but also have some of the strongest growth rates in the country.
Atlantic North Region
The Atlantic North Region for the USA Pickleball Association stretches all the way up the Atlantic seaboard, starting in Virginia and ending in the Canadian Maritimes. If you live in or are traveling within this region, you’re almost sure to find a local drop in Pickleball venue.
Feel free to check out our Places to Play link through the USAPA, to find information on local venues including places & times to play. This service, in addition to many others, is offered by the USAPA to both member and non-member players.
New Players | Quick Learning Curve
The Atlantic Pickleball site is also designed to help introduce new potential players to the game who are interested in learning more about the sport or who’d like to give it a try for the first time.
It’s not uncommon to see a “day one” Pickleball player start playing competitively with other beginner and intermediate players, after as little as only 20 minutes of learning/practice time. This goes for all ages and is not limited to any particular level of racket sport experience.
Whether you are a competitive racket sport player looking for a new sport to challenge your court abilities or you’re simply someone just looking for a fun and social means of improving your overall health & fitness – without the pressures of competitive play, there is definitely a place for you in the sport of Pickleball!
Also, be sure to check out our Recent Articles page. We’ll be constantly publishing new and interesting content not only pertaining to pickleball, but that also covers a range of topics for anyone looking to live a healthier and happier life.
Pickleball | An EVEN Playing Field
Player ages in the sport range from as young as 13 years old straight through to the 90+ range. No exaggeration. Playing abilities range from “day one” beginners to serious competitors that compete in National Championships throughout the US. The sport can even be found being taught by Physical Education Instructors throughout public and private schools.
One of the most appealing aspects of this game, for so many, is this diversity in ages and playing abilities found on Pickleball courts across the country – possibly more so than in any other game out there. In a simple doubles match of Pickleball you can have 4 players standing on one court at any given time, all with varying abilities. Player ages could range from 20 years old to 70 years old – and the older players, more times than not, have just as much a chance of winning as the younger players do. Literally.
The playing field isn’t so much based on age in Pickleball as it is on skill and strategy. This is only one of the aspects that makes Pickleball such an addictive game for so many. It’s one of the reasons Pickleball has become The Fastest Growing Sport in America.