Attention Pickleball Enthusiasts!

There are important updates regarding JOOLA paddles that USA Pickleball has recently shared on June 4, 2024. So, what does this mean for the average player and why should you care? Let’s delve into the details.

USA Pickleball had to de-list certain JOOLA paddles after being informed that JOOLA had accidentally submitted the wrong paddles for certification. While mistakes can happen, what matters is the corrective action taken. JOOLA intended to submit new paddles for certification, prompting USA Pickleball to initiate a thorough testing process.

The newly submitted paddles underwent rigorous testing, but unfortunately, they did not meet the high standards set by USA Pickleball. As a result, these paddles will not be included in the approved equipment list. This decision underscores the importance of maintaining fair play and integrity in the sport.

Imagine participating in a tournament where equipment standards are not upheld—this would compromise the fairness of the game. To prevent such scenarios, USA Pickleball employs a top-tier third-party testing facility to ensure all approved equipment adheres to the highest standards, thus preserving the spirit of the game.

For those curious about which paddles were affected and which ones have been approved, the complete list is available at www.equipment.usapickleball.org.

This update highlights USA Pickleball’s commitment to fairness and competitiveness in the sport. Players can rest assured that the governing body is diligently working to uphold these principles.

Stay informed and enjoy your game,

Coach

Updated 6/5/24

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