The USA Pickleball Hall of Fame is:
• dedicated to preserving pickleball history
• a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation
• an affiliate of USA Pickleball, the governing body of pickleball
The USA Pickleball Hall of Fame is much more than the name implies. Our organization focuses on two primary objectives: (1) the creation and ongoing maintenance of a virtual Pickleball Historical Museum and (2) the recognition and honoring of athletes and contributors that have excelled in their efforts in competition or the advancement of the sport through promotion and leadership.
So, what is a “Pickleball Historical Museum” or PHM? Our PHM will be a virtual internet connection between you and the information it stores. Its primary purpose is to save pickleball’s history to include all categories of pickleball facts, stories, and other related data. For example, if you wanted to see the history of pickleball rules, check the PHM. Are you interested in how portable nets came to be, check the PHM. What is the history of paddles and balls? The PHM will be your primary source for research. This project is both long-term and continuing in nature, and we’ll be looking for those passionate players who want to assist in seeing the project to its successful completion.
The second part of our mission is identifying players and contributors to the great sport of pickleball. Our Board has developed initial procedures for this process, but we look at it as a work-in-progress. We plan to create new procedures for nominating and inducting players and contributors to our Hall of Fame. As a member of USA Pickleball, you may be a part of the inductee voting process!
We’re excited about pickleball’s future and our participation in it. However, we know a significant challenge lies ahead of us. But, if you love this sport, have a passion for play, want to see that pickleball’s history is preserved and also made accessible to the public, you’ll be as involved as we are!
Thanks for visiting. Contact us if you have any questions or you would like to volunteer to help save our history!
Keith H Wolverton
Chairman of the Board
USA Pickleball Hall of Fame