SANDUSKY, OH. June 1, 2020 – The United States Pickleball Association (USAPA) is proud to announce a partnership with SportMaster, the one-stop source for pickleball court and sport surfacing products since it was founded in 1969. SportMaster will now be the Official Court Surface of USA Pickleball.
Produced & headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio USA, SportMaster is a leading brand of 100 percent acrylic sport surfaces and repair products for pickleball courts. SportMaster has both hard and cushioned pickleball court surfaces in a large variety of colors. SealMaster, a SportMaster brand-affiliate, distributes a full-line of crack and surface repair products, coatings & paints, as well as tools and equipment for mixing and application of sport surfaces.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with the leader in sport surfaces as we offer this uniquely branded pickleball court surface with SportMaster,” said George Bauernfeind, managing director of communications and marketing for USA Pickleball. “Our organization has been focusing on creating strong partnerships, such as this one with SportMaster, to continually offer top-of-the-line products for the highest quality game play.”
SportMaster and USAPA are working together to brand a pickleball-specific product to make available through its SealMaster franchisees, contractors and individual customers looking to build and resurface pickleball courts. In addition to the unique pickleball court surface, SportMaster also provides various athletic and recreational surfaces.
“We are very excited to work along side the USA Pickleball Association and build some enthusiasm around court surfaces,” said Jeff Gearheart, director of SportMaster sport surfaces. “We hope to create a buzz and expose pickleball players to fun color combinations and softer, more comfortable playing surfaces. Our goal is to raise the level of the playing experience and do our part to help grow and promote the sport of pickleball”.
SportMaster Sport Surfaces is a brand and division of the SealMaster Franchise System. With over 100 stores and hundreds of authorized installers throughout the United States, SportMaster is a one-stop-shop for sport surfacing products, tools, and equipment. The company was founded in 1969 and has hundreds of representatives throughout the country to assist court owners with education, project specifications, and qualified contractor referrals. For more information, visit www.sportmaster.net
The United States Pickleball Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) was established in 2005 to further the advancement of the sport on a national level. As the official governing body of pickleball in the United States, the USAPA promotes the growth of pickleball by maintaining the rules, setting player ratings, advancing the sport through its national network of @1,900 ambassadors, and sanctioning tournaments. Since 2013, the USAPA has grown 1,000% in its membership which now exceeds @40,000. The USAPA is divided into 11 regions across the country with all 50 states being represented. The extensive group of volunteer ambassadors oversees the sport in their respective states. For more information, visit www.usapa.org.