Nationals VI check list

Only days away until USAPA Pickleball Nationals VI begins in Buckeye, AZ, ARE YOU READY? Do you have everything you need?

Nationals is a big deal and being there in person to take it all in is the best. Last year’s Nationals nationals was the largest pickleball tournament in the history of our sport – some event highlights included: 594 players participated, 28 courts, 1,677 matches, players from 39 States and 5 countries, and more than 300 volunteers made it all happen!

 Here is your Nationals VI check list:

  • Paddles (at least 2 – or buy one there) Make sure you have your name on your paddles
  • Sweat towel
  • Water bottle
  • A second drink with electrolytes
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sweat-proof sunscreen
  • Lip protectant with SPF
  • Extra pair of socks and shoes
  • Extra clothing if you sweat a lot or there is a weather change
  • Jacket, sweatpants
  • Sandals or flip flops (let your feet rest at end of play)
  • Anti-inflammatory medicine (ibuprofen, etc.)
  • Topical pain relieving creme
  • Band-Aids
  • Food, snacks – no store nearby, and you might have to share with friends who forgot
  • Small rolling ice chest with your goodies – save your arm for play.
  • Ice pack (World’s Best Ice Pack to make yourself )
  • Folding chair
  • Music / iPod / earplugs
  • Camera (remember to capture the moments)
  • Bag / tote to carry it all
  • Your ID for check-in
  • Cash or a credit card to support the vendors
  • Notepad to record your new pickleball pals’ info
  • Your game, your game face and a BIG smile

HAVE FUN…. ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!

2 comments on “Nationals VI check list”

  1. I recommend bringing a fat wad of money to bet on Jennifer Lucore and Alex Hamner to fourpeat as national champions.

  2. Jenn…..loving this very detailed list. Thanks for remembering everything & even the little extras (like notepad for capturing your new-found pballer’s info)….see ya there….and be sure to tell your cute Dad….I’ve got my BIG SMILE ready:~)
    He’s always so sweet to compliment me on it….from time to time!

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