For Immediate Release
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - May 31, 2023 – The National Pickleball League, LLC (NPL Pickleball™), the first and only professional pickleball league for Champions Pros (Age 50+), is thrilled to unveil the highly anticipated player rosters for each of its six city-based teams, as the league gears up for the exciting start of the 2023 season. The inaugural matches will take place in Grapevine, Texas, on June 3, marking the beginning of an exhilarating journey for pickleball enthusiasts and sports lovers across the nation.
Following an intense player draft held in April 2023, each NPL Pickleball team has successfully assembled a dynamic lineup of exceptional talent, combining both seasoned professionals and promising rising stars. Each of the rosters include nine women and nine men, ensuring a captivating display of skill and athleticism from both genders.
Without further ado, here are the official player rosters for the 2023 NPL Pickleball season.
Boca Raton Picklers
Mary Beth Henthorne
Naples JBB United
Mary Helen Atkins
Oklahoma City Punishers
Carrina de Vera
NPL Pickleball is excited to witness these talented athletes showcase their skills and engage in fierce competition throughout the 2023 season. As the sport of pickleball continues to captivate a growing fan base, the league is dedicated to delivering top-notch action, exhilarating moments, and unforgettable experiences for spectators and players alike.
Be sure to mark your calendars for June 3, as the NPL Pickleball's 2023 season kicks off in
Grapevine, Texas. Stay tuned for an extraordinary display of athleticism, teamwork, and passion for the game. All courts will be live streamed on the NPL Pickleball You Tube Channel for all matches on both Saturday, June 3rd, and Sunday, June 4th including feature matches all day on the Championship Court with veteran sportscaster, Ari Shanok, calling all the action with guest analysts.
About NPL Pickleball:
NPL Pickleball is a nationwide team competition for Champions Division (50+) professional
pickleball players, featuring top pro players from around the nation. Founded in 2022 by
Champions Pro players Rick Witsken, Beth Bellamy, Michael "Hammer Mike" Chen, and Tom
DeCaprio, NPL Pickleball’s regular season events will take place from June to September,
culminating in a season-ending Championships in October where the Championship title and
$100,000 in prize money will be on the line. All events in 2023 will be held at Chicken N Pickle's state-of-the-art indoor facilities across the country. For more information on NPL Pickleball, visit the league's website: www.nplpickleball.com