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P3 Pickleball Announces partnership with the North Carolina Pickleball Association and Southern Pickleball - 2023

P3 Pickleball is excited to announce it's partnership with Southern Pickleball and the North Carolina Pickleball Association.   Our founder and lead instructor, Johan Middelthon has been named Director of the North Carolina Pickleball Association!    This spring, P3 will begin hosting North Carolina Pickleball Association events across the state. Players participating in NCPA events will be eligible to play in State and Southern Pickleball Championships. Memberships in the NCPA will offer discounted rates for Southern Pickleball tournament play and much more.  For more information or a list of events in your area, click here.

Pickleball: The Fastest Growing Sport in America

P3 Pickleball seeks to foster the love of the game in new and experienced players alike with our specialized P3 teaching philosophy. We provide private / group lessons and coaching so that players at all levels can develop their skills and gain confidence in the strategy of the game.  We also host tournaments and skills clinics and offer consulting / hosting services for tournaments, events and corporate outings.

Merging the love of pickleball and adventure for players of all ages and skill levels, our sister company, The Black Pickle Adventure Co sails out of Lake Norman, NC .  Come set sail with The Black Pickle Crew as you embark on your next Pickleball Travel Adventure.  We sail together to ports far and wide to challenge other Pickle Pirates in tournaments and weekends of fun adventures.  Stay tuned for information on our next group trip!


Pickleball has had a 650 percent increase in numbers over the last six years, according to the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA).  The Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s (SFIA) 2019 Pickleball Participant Report, reported pickleball currently has 3.3 million players in the USA.

Pickleball, as defined by the USA Pickleball Association is “a court sport played on a badminton-sized court with the net set to a height of 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball similar to a whiffle ball and composite or wooden paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. In addition, the game has developed a passionate following due to its friendly, social nature, and its multi-generational appeal.”

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