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Franklin Sports Becomes Official Ball of UTR Sports’ Pickleball Amateur Series

Improving the Amateur Experience

JW Johnson playing at pro tourney with a Franklin paddle
(Picture Nick Uzunyan)

Franklin announces a partnership with UTR Sports, making the Franklin X-40 the official ball of UTR Sports and its Pickleball Amateur Series. This ball is the number 1 seller in the big retail stores, so it’s likely that you’ve played with it before. The Pickleball Amateur Series is a new, year-round set of tournaments across the U.S. in 2024, offering participants a high-quality experience with competitive matches, multiple guaranteed games, and quality environments. Significantly, two events in the series will serve as USA Pickleball Golden Ticket qualifiers, providing a direct path to the 2024 USA Pickleball National Championships.

Key points

  • Partnership Highlights: Franklin Sports will supply Franklin X-40 pickleballs for the series, which are on sale right now, here.
  • Series Details: The UTR Sports Pickleball Amateur Series aims to offer a premium experience for amateur players, with stops in cities like Rome, GA, and Dallas, TX, leading up to Golden Ticket events in Macon, GA, and Arvada, CO.
  • Benefits for Participants: Aside from the competitive aspect, this partnership aims to provide value beyond registration fees and develop exclusive benefits for UTR Power Subscribers.
  • Product Quality: The Franklin X-40 pickleballs are approved by USA Pickleball, used in over 500 tournaments worldwide.
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