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dinks Bits of news in Pickleball STEVE MANOLIS NAMED USAPA AMBASSADOR FOR EDUCATION IN THE SOUTHWEST REGION O ver the past several months, Steve has been working with the Society of Health and Physical Educators (ShapeAmerica.org) to introduce pickleball to grammar schools, high schools and colleges in Arizona and outside of the state. His efforts included workshops and clinics with students at all levels of education. In November, Steve presented pickleball to more than 500 physical educators at the ShapeAmerica state convention in Phoenix, AZ. He will be working with other USAPA regions and introducing this new role in the hopes of replicating the efforts to teach pickleball to youth in more schools. The goal is to set common best practices, increase USAPA membership and eventually create competitive pickleball at the junior levels, including high schools and colleges. —USAPA Staff 8 TO SUBSCRIBE CALL 888.308.3720 OR GO TO THEPICKLEBALLMAG.COM