San Antonio Pickleball Association

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About Us

We are a Non-Profit organization, that is dedicated to promoting the growth of the sport of Pickleball in San Antonio, Texas and the surrounding areas through the conduct of education, training, social events and other amateur sports competitions.


We are pleased to be working with the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, again this year, to award scholarships to High School Seniors. Please see your High School Counselor to apply. Every high school in Bexar County may participate. 

The San Antonio Pickleball Association will award one or more scholarships, of a minimum of $500, to a college bound Bexar County High School Senior.  Funds will be awarded in the spring and disbursed in late August/early September, directly to students upon proof of enrollment in classes.  In addition to the application requirements, eligible students are required to submit two supplemental essays, approximately 250 words each, describing the following.       


#1–How they have contributed to their community to help make it a richer, more vibrant place  AND  # 2–How participation in amateur or youth sports has shaped them as a person.      Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of these essays, and also on financial need, academic accomplishments, community involvement, sports participation, personal  narrative and letter of recommendation (from teacher or counselor)

Seniors interested in applying to the scholarship should inform their senior counselor to request a BEXAR COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP CLEARINGHOUSE APPLICATION, provided they meet the criteria required for nomination. The deadline for counselors to turn in scholarships is Friday, November 3, 2023.

We are excited to announce our 21 HS Seniors who are Scholarship recipients for 2023 at our Ceremony held April 15, 2023!   

Many of the recipeints came early to learn the game taught by Danna Halff and stayed after the ceremony to play pickleball with their new Gamma Paddles and Gearbox balls!

Scholarship Recipients celebrating with their donated Gamma paddle and donated Gearbox outdoor balls!  Thank you Mark Fischer, Cindy Jupe and Nancy Muldoon, BOD who were able to attend and all of the Scholarship Committee Members for their hard work!

Danna Halff, Committee Chair

Mia Spigel, Thad Bartlet, Erma Curtis, Susanna Borawski, Germaine Craig, Adrianna Conteras

Deadline for 2023 SAPA Scholarship applications is November 4, 2022

May 2022

HS Seniors Scholarship Awards Ceremony

SAPA Awarded 6 HS Seniors Scholarships

Thank you Sponsors

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Our Purpose

To provide instruction in the sport of Pickleball to persons of all ages and/or individuals with disabilities

To provide opportunities for participants to engage in recreational as well as competitive Pickleball

To assist local high school seniors through the awarding of scholarships to pursue post secondary education and to introduce local youth to the developmental benefits of participating in amateur sports.

To sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote the sport of Pickleball

Become a Member

Becoming a member will help support our mission of growing pickleball in San Antonio as well as give you access to a vibrant  pickleball community, discounted:

and so much more!