PCKL recently announced that their new Elite 40 ball has been selected as the official ball for both the Amateur Pickleball Association (APA) and the Southern Pickleball Association (SPA). In 2023, the ball will be used in over 85 of the associations’ tournaments across the nation.
PCKL is a pickleball equipment company dedicated to creating high-quality products for the growing pickleball community. The new Elite 40 ball was designed specifically with high-speed outdoor tournament play in mind.
The Elite 40’s are USA Pickleball approved, constructed with seamless one-piece construction for greater durability, and made with a premium blend of high-quality materials. They’re also rated for cold weather, making them an ideal choice for players in colder regions.
The APA has about 55 tournaments scheduled for the rest of 2023, including this weekend’s Island Open in Marco Island, FL. SPA makes up the remaining 30 tournaments where the PCKL ball will be used.
Together, the tournaments will likely host over 15,000 amateur players this year. As pickleball continues to grow as the nation’s fastest-growing sport, the sport needs organizations like the APA and SPA which are committed to facilitating quality tournaments for the amateur player base. PCKL President and CEO Michael Gottfried couldn’t agree more.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that our Elite 40 ball has been selected for official tournament play. The APA and SPA are some of the best tournament organizers, and we look forward to seeing players across the country incorporate Elite 40 into their games.”Michael Gottfried, PCKL President and CEO
A big part of ensuring that tournaments are able to run smoothly is to have the right equipment available to the players. Every tournament needs to have proper pickleball nets, court surfaces, and of course, balls. The APA is excited to bring on PCKL for their ball sponsor, as the organizations share similar goals of growing the game we all love.
“We are thrilled to partner with PCKL,” said Tom Davidson, CEO of the Amateur Pickleball Association. “Our ongoing goal is to partner with organizations that genuinely want to grow the game, bring communities together, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere of escapism. Understanding who PCKL is and the goals they have for the sport match seamlessly with the APA.”
The Elite 40’s are perfect for any tournament setting, and PCKL also offers a variety of other balls, paddles, paddle weights, and pickleball accessories you need to play with confidence. Check out their website for more information about the Elite 40 ball and their other pickleball products.
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