USAPA Membership Best Practices
Support Your Sport! Join USAPA…”just for the FUN of it!”

·         Direct players to the USAPA Membership web page

·         Providing member-only discounts for tournament/league registration fees for USAPA Showcase Events. If a player can see, on a single calendar, several tournaments that offer a total of $10 - $20 in discounts for USAPA members, the decision to become a member is an easier decision, particularly if the player can join as part of the registration process for the first event.

·         Using the personal touch approach – asking for the membership form and the payment in a comfortably direct way – “Personal Touch”.

·         Having membership tables available at events so that players can complete the registration/renewal forms and write checks for memberships that will be batched and forwarded to the USAPA – “Membership Table”.

·         Having Internet connections available at events where possible, so that players can register/renew online

·         Stressing family and junior memberships at events targeted at Mixed Generational Pickleball

·         Welcoming new members in the region via email pointing them to the regional and state websites and inviting them to get involved in activities.

·         Encouraging via email members approaching their membership expiration date to renew for multiple years and reminding them of the regional as well as national USAPA membership benefits.

·         Developing a collection of email lists of players within the region

·         Developing a regional e-eewsletter that complements the USAPA e-newsletter and draws attention to resources available at the national, regional and state websites

·         Inviting players to review the USAPA website Training Room as an example of the value of the USAPA and then inviting them to become members

·         Monitoring Places To Play in your Local Area to ensure that the information is correct.



Janet RaZz,
Oct 28, 2010, 3:48 PM
Janet RaZz,
Oct 28, 2010, 3:48 PM