Thursday, May 9, 2013

Regional Director Atlantic South Appointment


Fellow Regional Directors and Ambassadors in the Atlantic South,

In the past several months as you know our well loved Donna Donald has requested to step down from the Regional Director's position for the Atlantic South. She has done a fabulous job especially in the area of promoting pickleball, encouraging new players and ambassadors through the region as well as write an incredible and awesome newsletter every couple of months. She has a fabulous team of ambassadors and to all of you that know her and have served her, we want to thank you.

Earl Hill and I have talked and emailed several of you that have asked about the position and after much consideration we would like to introduce to you your new Regional Director for the Atlantic South - 

He is Howie Thompson from Little River, SC. He graduated from the University of Tampa with a BS in Physical Education. He not only played baseball and football, he also has been the head coach for girls basketball, soccer, and softball teams. Howie also taught pickleball from 1998-1999 at Brewster High School in Brewster, NY

Howie has written several books that have been published since 1999 to the present which include A Game for All Seasons, Overtime, Fat Harold, The Legendary King of Shag, and the most recent book; And the Bands Played On...The History of Beach Music.

Howie is now retired from teaching and coaching. He plays pickleball and continues to reside in Little River. He has a plan to grow pickleball and has a list of ideas I am sure he will be sending to you.

It's with great pleasure that we present Howie to you. His email is or you can call him at 919-824-1110.

You might even be able to get one of his books autographed!


Christie Borne
Christie Borne  | Director of Ambassadors
USA Pickleball Association 
18827 Brighton Trail Ln.  | Tomball, TX 77377
Tel: 713.775.5273


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