Where to Find Professional Pickleball Matches
Every day, more casual pickleball players take the small step toward becoming a pickleball fanatic by checking out professional pickleball matches.
Luckily, streaming video has never been easier. There is already a good selection of pickleball matches available to watch. With more tournaments being held and most of them being recorded, there’s a steady flow of new content.
Let’s take a peek at a few of the places you can watch professional pickleball
Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) – https://apptour.org/
APP held the first USA pickleball sanctioned tournament and hasn’t slowed down.
They have over 30 tournaments planned across the United States for 2022, all of which will provide hours and hours of new content.
Plus, APP has an active, popular YouTube page with various matches, interviews, and segments.
Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) – https://www.ppatour.com/watch/
PPA is a leading force in professional pickleball matches and is the home of the PPA tour.
PPA works with Fox Sports, Tennis Channel, CBS Sports, and Regional Sports Networks to bring the tournaments to the screen. They have a (usually) up to date calendar of professional tournaments, where they’re being held, and how to watch.
Plus, their YouTube channel has over 4 million views and posts regularly. https://www.youtube.com/c/PPAtour/featured
PPA has Mens, Womens, and mixed tournaments played all over the country.
Major League Pickleball (MLP) – https://www.majorleaguepickleball.net/
MLP is quickly growing in popularity. They actively engage with the community and are vocal about all the new content and innovations they want to bring to the game.
They host the MLP 2022 Draft Event, a team competition with fun, unique dynamics that breathes a lot of freshness into the game.
You can watch their matches on their site or by checking out their youtube. https://www.youtube.com/c/MajorLeaguePickleball/featured
Pickleball Channel – https://www.pickleballchannel.com/
Pickleball Channel is home to various unique events, including Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, and Split Age.
You can find videos from past events, including popular tournaments like the Minto US Open and the US Open Pickleball Championships.
Their YouTube channel has over 500 videos, amassing over 15 million views. Not only will you find past tournaments there, but they also have other unique content like I Heart Pickleball and Pickleball 411. https://www.youtube.com/c/PickleballChannel/featured
If that’s not enough pickleball content for you, you still have some options. If you look hard enough, you’ll find a lot of content on professional matches, especially from a few years ago.
Each site mentioned in this article has a YouTube channel for a reason. YouTube is where the people are. So you can definitely find more matches and even whole tournaments there.
Small communities are growing around pickleball, both in-person and on the internet. For example, Twitch.tv, a popular streaming platform primarily for video games, has been adding all kinds of different interests, including pickleball.
We hope this article helps you get the pickleball content you want. More content is being made, so make sure you keep looking.
Kalindi Dinoffer is trained in multiple aspects of mindfulness in life and in sports, sharing on her blog MindfulKalindi.com. She is also certified to teach yoga, fitness, reiki, and MFR. Kalindi also serves as VP marketing at OnCourtOffCourt.com, a leading supplier of tennis, pickleball, fitness and yoga training aids and equipment and has been published in Tennis industry Magazine and Pickleball Magazine, and has conducted workshops at conferences around the world. In her spare time, Kalindi plays tennis, pickleball and table tennis and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking and cross country skiing in the winter.