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High Performance Pickleball Clinic With Jon and Daniel Moore

Boise Clinics-7


“I’ve attended clinics by many good pros at major tourneys across the country.  But, none were better than last year’s clinic in Boise by the great Scott Moore, 16 time National Champion & 6 time Triple Crown Winner.  And, now Treasure Valley has the opportunity to learn from Scott’s two sons, Daniel and Jon, who are rapidly following in Scott’s footsteps!  Daniel is a 9 time Major Open Champion and the 2015 Co-Player of the Year with his Dad, Scott.   He is a world class Pro player, IPTPA Certified Instructor, and has taught highly successful clinics in Japan, Spain, France, Mexico, and throughout the US.  He also co-founded and manages Pickleball Trips, a company taking players to world-class destinations around the world.  Jon, though playing competitively for only 6 months, has medaled in 4.5 and 5.0 tournament since he started, has joined the Moores pickleball businesses, and, I predict, will soon be winning Gold medals at the Majors, too.  Just like last year, I will be one of the first to sign up for this fantastic & unique clinic opportunity for Idaho and highly recommend it to others.  I will be taking detailed notes and absorbing every word because I’ve learned that just one thing learned from world-class players and teachers like the Moores can greatly improve your ability and tournament success”.

Dick Johnson (Boise’s own National & World Senior Champion)

USAPA Ratings Newsflash!


USAPA Ratings Newsflash!

Initial USAPA Tournament Player Ratings available today!

Starting at 5:00 PM PDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 8:00 PM EDT

Some important things to know about your UTPR (USAPA Tournament Player Rating):

  • Your introductory UTPR will be released in the time zones stated above. Members will be able to:
  • See his/her own 4-digit UTPR
  • See other USAPA members 2-digit UTPR rounded skill rating
  • The Player Review Phase is ongoing. If you have not had a chance to review your player results in your member profile, please do so by logging in to your USAPA member profile. Report issues to With your help, over the course of the next few months we will continue to refine tournament data to be as accurate as possible.

Keep in mind:

  • UTPRs are based on tournament results that have been entered into over the past three years.
  • UTPRs are more accurate than subjective self-ratings or tournament director ratings.
  • The UTPR is not meant to be a ranking of players. Rankings will be available later this year.
  • The UTPR may be used in USAPA sanctioned tournaments for seeding events. This will result in more accurate seeding. will have auto seeding available later this year.
  • Sanctioned tournament directors will have access to member players 4-digit ratings through
  • Non-sanctioned tournament directors will not be able to view the 4-digit or 2-digit skill ratings but will be able to purchase the auto seeding feature in the near future.
  • A players UTPR may have age bias if he/she only participates in specific age categories.
  • A players UTPR may have a regional bias if he/she only participates in local events.
  • The more tournament matches you play going forward, the more the ratings will self-correct and become more accurate.
  • We will continue to refine the UTPR system for increased accuracy.
  • If you have not done so, please review the FAQ for all the details. Changes may be made to the FAQ over time as appropriate or because of adjustments to the rating algorithm or tournament procedures.

Click here to view your new rating(s)!

Starting at 5:00 PM PDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 8:00 PM EDT

Or visit the USAPA website and select Member Login.

Master the 3rd Shot Drop – Pickleball 411

From the Pickleball Channel

Master the Third Shot Drop – Pickleball 411

Everyone wants to master the third shot drop in order to play better pickleball! There are many ways to practice, but watch this video where Seymour Rifkind, President of the IPTPA, explains how he has players master this shot with progressive learning while still playing a game!  He will walk you through the step by step process to improve your third shot drop and explain the practical uses as he goes.  Watch and share today!

Can Pickleball Help You Live Longer?

From The Pickleball Channel

Can Pickleball Help You Live Longer?  Loma Linda, CA


Living longer is an ideal for which we can all strive and pickleball can play a big role in achieving this! Watch this I Heart Pickleball episode about Loma Linda, California where the sport has been growing exponentially. Listen to multiple academics and professionals from Loma Linda University and the Drayson Center who reveal the uniqueness that is found here which is even backed up with research. Longer life is possible and pickleball blends perfectly into that ideal!

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