Join us for team league pickleball play.

Wait … what is that (in 10 words or less please)?

It is the most fun you will have playing pickleball.

Period.

Starting a US Team League in your community is the best way to help players in your area have access to this awesome pickleball format. You will be the USTP’s representative in your community and the resource for local league players. A great growth opportunity for you and your community.

Team league play allows you to experience pickleball in a competitive yet fun team setting. You and your teammates support each other during you weekly team meets. And you grow as a team in between, meeting to play and perhaps drill.

  • Team League Pickleball

    You and a group of your friends show up at the courts. Opposite you at the courts stands another group of pickleball players. Maybe you know some of them. Maybe not.

    You exchange hellos, fist bump (or whatever is in fashion at the time) and then the captains get down to what we came for: team vs team pickleball.

    After 2 hours of competition, one team will emerge with the “W” and the other team will know the areas that it needs to work on. The story is not yet over; there will be another chapter in this series with both teams again having the chance to earn the “W.”

    Team league play allows you to experience pickleball in a competitive yet fun team setting. You and your teammates support each other during you weekly team meets. And you grow as a team in between, meeting to play and perhaps drill.

    As we come out from under COVID, we are relaunching leagues all over the country. Teams are forming now. If you are interested in playing, let us know below. And if you want to captain a team, let us know that as well.

  • About us

    US Team Pickleball is the official sanctioning body of team pickleball league play in the United States. We oversee league play all over the country, providing the necessary framework and infrastructure. Our mission is simple:

    Promote and encourage friendly competitive pickleball play in a team environment.

    US Team Pickleball’s local league coordinators are on the ground, crafting local leagues that work for the particular community, scheduling play, and serving as a resource for team captains.

    Everything needed to run a local team pickleball league is provided by US Team Pickleball. All you need are courts and players ready to experience their favorite sport as they have never done before. This is not unstructured rec play. And it is not a tense and stressful day of tournament play. It is the right temperature porridge of structured and competitive, yet supportive and fun, pickleball that has been missing.

FAQ'S

Recreational, or open, play is great. We are big fans of it and it is an important part of pickleball. But there are times when we want a little more structure to our play. And we also want a bit of a challenge. There is no better way to get that than with team league play.

Team league play is not a single-day event where you have to travel to the venue, hope for good weather, and see how it goes. It is also not a whole-day (or weekend) affair that consumes the entire period. You are also not alone when you play, as you are in a tournament.

Instead, team league play is a once-per-week match against an opponent from your area where you get to compete for a couple of hours with the support of your teammates. Vastly different experiences.

If you are a purely recreational player – you go out to the courts just to move around some and say hello to your friends – then perhaps not. But if you enjoy the competition when you are out there and enjoy supporting (and being supported by) others, then league play is for you. It is also perfect if you want a little more structure and competition when you play but to do not want to traipse all over the place following the tournament calendar.

No, team league play is not a ladder league. In team league play you are playing as a team of more than one court of play.

While it shares similarities with a club league, it is not restricted only to clubs. Clubs are certainly welcome to form one or more teams (our current leagues have many teams playing out a single club). Any group of pickleball players may form a team and participate in the league from any facility, public courts, or community center.

In most areas, teams are organized by skill level. In smaller areas, or areas that are new to pickleball, teams may be organized in such manner as will be supported by the local playing community.

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Tony Roig

You may know Tony from one of his In2Pickle YouTube videos. He is an avid pickleball content creator, master teaching professional, and also the co-founder of WeArePickleball. In 2019, Tony founded the Florida Pickleball League in the Tampa Bay area to bring team league play to his community. Tony is a fan of team league play because it provides a supportive environment for players to improve their game (and still have fun).
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Jamie Chauss

Jamie is an avid pickleball player and organizer. In 2017, he joined his club’s pickleball team and participated in the league for the first time. Within no time, his organizational skills became evident and by the next year Jamie had taken over the responsibility for running the entire Treasure Coast Pickleball League. Jamie is a fan of team league play because it provides players with a scheduled competitive outlet to play pickleball (and still have fun).