This past summer pickleball players from around the world gathered to make history in Madrid, Spain as they competed in teams from North America and Europe at the first ever Bainbridge Cup, named for pickleball’s place of birth.  In the inaugural battle, Team North America came out on top bringing the trophy home with them.  Watch this Pickleball News Update today to hear all the details about the event and why it means so much for the sport of pickleball and its continued growth around the world.  And consider signing up for the 2nd Bainbridge Cup this summer when Team Europe will try to bring the trophy home to their side.

For more information about the Bainbridge Cup, go to

Or visit Pickleball Spain to learn more about the Bainbridge Cup and Spanish Open at

Additional pickleball resources can be found at the USAPA website at

Want to learn more about Madrid, where the cup was held?  Check out the official tourism website of the City of Madrid at

Or the official tourism website of the region of Madrid at

Footage courtesy of Keith Bing of

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hqdefault2Learn more about the Bainbridge Cup from another great Pickleball News Update. Team North America competes against Team Europe on a global stage in Madrid, Spain. The inaugural Bainbridge Cup is hosted by the International Federation of Pickleball. This ground-breaking tournament is the first of its kind and will feature a unique point structure that includes all ages and skill levels. Hear from IFP president, Mike Hess, as he talks about the tournament’s distinctive format and their goal to expand pickleball internationally for years to come.

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  1. Rusty,
    Another great video. I’VE spent time with Mike Hess to help him get started in Spain.

  2. Rusty, spent time with Mike Hess to help him get started with the game in Spain. Great job on the video.

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