Agape Tennis and Pickleball Academy Partners with UTR Sports to Host Tournaments in 2024

Agape Tennis and Pickleball Academy Partners with UTR Sports to Host Tournaments in 2024

UTR Sports is announcing a partnership with the Agape Tennis and Pickleball Academy with a series of pickleball tournaments scheduled for 2024. Agape will host 9 pickleball tournaments on the world-class UTR Sports platform, open to players of all ages and levels.

Founded in 2012 by Amy Pazahanick, the Agape organization manages facilities to offer tennis and pickleball programming with a staff of more than 125 coaches. Agape includes 11 facilities in Fountain Valley and Oxnard, Calif., as well as the metro Atlanta area. DeKalb Tennis Center in Georgia serves as Agape Tennis and Pickleball Academy’s headquarters.

“Agape is excited to partner with UTR Sports,” said Agape founder Amy Pazahanick. “There is a big opportunity to bring verified UTR-Pickleball tournaments to the City of Atlanta and Southern California - two outstanding pickleball markets. We are looking forward to the partnership with UTR Sports and to continuing to grow the game of pickleball together.”

“Agape Pickleball is going to be a tremendous partner for UTR Sports and we are certainly excited to see the Agape team put on UTR-P events in Georgia and California,” said Chase Hodges, UTR Sports Vice President. “These tournaments will offer pickleball players the opportunity to play in verified UTR-P events and grow community and level-based play in these markets.”

Agape’s 2024 UTR Sports Tournament Schedule

Bitsy Grant Racquet Center (Atlanta, GA)
September 7-8
October 19-20
November 23-24

DeKalb Tennis & Pickleball Center (Decatur, GA)
August 17-18
November 16-17

Fountain Valley Tennis & Pickleball Center (Fountain Valley, CA)
October 5-6
December 14-15

Oxnard Tennis & Pickleball Center (Oxnard, CA)
September 28-29
October 26-27

UTR Sports provides the technology and software for hosting pickleball tournaments and leagues, as well as the most accurate rating in pickleball, the UTR-P Rating. Agape will adopt the UTR-P Rating as well as benefit from using the UTR Sports platform.

An innovative leader in sports technology, UTR Sports has also partnered with the APP (the Association of Pickleball Players) and USAP Pickleball (the governing body of pickleball in the U.S.) to support the continued explosive growth of pickleball.

Equipped with over a decade of expertise as the creator of the gold-standard UTR Rating for tennis, the UTR-P Rating is designed to rate every level of player, including both provisional and numerical ratings for singles and doubles players. Players without match results logged will receive a provisional rating (P1-P5) based on a questionnaire. After a few matches, the rating automatically converts to a reliable decimal rating on a scale of 1 - 10.0 (from beginner to expert/pro).

About UTR Sports

The mission of UTR Sports, formerly Universal Tennis, is to connect and grow the sports of tennis and pickleball with accurate global ratings, innovative events, and a global community centered around level-based play. The UTR Sports Platform is anchored by our patented ratings technology. UTR Sports provides the technology tools and solutions relevant and valuable to players, coaches, and organizers. UTR Sports is creating opportunities and pathways, including the UTR Pro Tennis Tour, for players from all over the world, in all stages of life, to find better matches and unlock a more fun, affordable, and flexible experience.

About Agape Tennis and Pickleball Academy

Founded by CEO Amy Pazahanick in 2012, Agape provides tennis and pickleball center operations and management. Agape successfully operates and manages municipal tennis and pickleball centers in Southern California and Atlanta. Agape manages a total of 11 tennis and pickleball centers - with 85 pickleball courts and 100+ tennis courts. Agape provides extensive tennis and pickleball programming for both juniors and adults.

Agape’s experience in managing public tennis and pickleball centers across metro Atlanta and Southern California has led to the development of proven standard operating procedures and systems for every facet of tennis and pickleball center management, including hiring, staffing, maintenance, pro shop operations, programming, community development and outreach, capital improvements, and advanced reporting and budgeting. Our professionals create an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere for all clients and staff as well as for the community at large- based on our company core values, HEART (Honesty, Excellence, Attitude, Responsibility, Teamwork).
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