WAPPA Washington Area Pickleball Players Association, Inc. (WAPPA)
  Pickleball is Here  
a lifelong sport

Pickleball can be played by young people, adults, and seniors at any level of play.
The sport can be social or competitive, but is always healthy.

It can be anything you want it to be.

OBSESSION BEATS TALENT

Learn more and start today

ASSOCIATION NEWS

August 2022

  

July 2022

     

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

Key Features of our Association

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Representative

Pickleball is the fastest growing family sport in the United States with an estimated 4.8 million people now playing.

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Player Focused

WAPPA envisions pickleball courts available for use in the fall at the Rockville and Gaithersburg Campuses for Youth, Adult, and Intramural pickleball clinics, camps, and tournaments.

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Training

WAPPA will provide this summer, at Montgomery College's, Rockville Campus, a weekly morning Youth Pickleball Camp from June 27th to August 19th.

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Competition

WAPPA will sponsor amateur tournaments this year.
Stay tuned.

THE TEAM

Association People

Carl

Carl Burnett
Founder/Director

Carl got bitten by a pickleball a year ago and has not been the same since. An instructor by heart with over 40 years of teaching, he now devotes the majority of his time teaching pickleball, IT, and advocating for the sport of pickleball.

Carl is Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Coach. He is a graduate of John Hopkins University with a M.S. in Information and Telecomminication technology.

As a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineer officer, he is also the Chair of the Past National Presidents Council (PPC) of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA). His service as a veteran includes being a lifetime member and officer of the Asociation of the U.S. Army (AUSA), Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), American Veterans (AMVETS), U.S. Army Engineer Socety (AES), and the National Association of Minority Veterans (NMVETS).

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Dawn Clemens
Founder/Director

There’s that old adage that you should love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life. I am passionate about my work, and I thrive on seeing students succeed. I can’t imagine being in another field!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Andy

Andrew C. Jagusiak, M.S. Ed, J.D.
Founder/Director

Retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer and Attorney; Embedded Instructor to US Military and Coalition forces in Forensics and Rule of Law while spending four years in Iraq and Afghanistan; Officer and Counsel to start-up geospatial media corporation.

Former marathoner and sub–ten minute per mile 36-mile race finisher; earned Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 60.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Sonny

Sonny Tannan
Founder/Director

My coaching experience ranges from coast to coast within the U.S. No matter where I go, I've found that people expect instant results. However, most are unable to identify their abilities, and therefore struggle to improve. My strength and passion is to help you discover your abilities.

Sonny is sponsored pickleball player, Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Coach and Clinician, USA Pickleball Ambassador, Director of Pickleball YMCA DC and USMC Veteran.

 

 

 

 

 
 

250+
Petition Signers
120+
Youth Pickleball Camp Hours
24+
Pickleball Courts Under Renovation
5+
Certified Instructors

OUR WORK

What we do for pickleball players

Skill Development

Skill Development

Training

Training

Coaching

Coaching

Pickleball Courts

Courts
Skill Development
Training
Coaching
Court
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Our Skills

Our skills include developing the sport of pickleball. To do this we are a member of the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) and the World Pickleball Federation (WPF). We are also members of the United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) and the United States of America Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). We are also recognized as a USAPA Youth Program Provider.

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WAPPA recently created a petition for more dedicated pickleball courts for Montgomery County, Maryland. The petition has over 250 signatories. More regional petitions will be created to increase the availability of dedicated pickleball courts in all jurisdictions.

Advocating

100%

Training

90%

Coaching

50%

Tournaments

25%

Future Membership Plans
(When association open its facility)

  • Coaching
  • Court Rental: Free
  • Insurance: Liability Covered
  • Website Marketing: Free
  • Support: Endless
  • Free

  • Monthly
  • Court Rental: By the Hour
  • Availability: Anytime
  • Website Reservations: Free
  • Support: Endless
  • $5 per month

  • Annual
  • Court Rental: By the Hour
  • Availability: Anytime
  • Website Reservations: Free
  • Support: Endless
  • $50 per year

  • Corporate
  • Court Rental: By the Hour
  • Availability: Anytime
  • Website Reservations: Free
  • Support: Endless
  • Based on Company Size

CONTACT

Lets get in touch. Send us a message:

Washington DC Metro Area

Phone: +1 (240) 603-3194