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Meet the Team

These are the individuals behind the NCPA. They've been with us since the beginning each orchestrating crucial pieces that propelled this association to where it is today. At the bottom of the page is the NCPA's story...

Our Story

Noah Suemnick established the NCPA in January 2023, spurred by his founding of the pickleball club at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2021. Recognizing the need for organizational structure in colleges nationwide, what began as a grassroots movement in San Diego burgeoned into a network of over 200 universities participating in NCPA events across the country.

At the NCPA, our primary objective is to further the growth of pickleball    within college communities, valuing competition, community, and culture. With the sport experiencing exponential growth in recent years, we believe that the collegiate level is pivotal in elevating pickleball to new heights.

Each year, the NCPA runs a collegiate tour featuring a series of Regional Championships, providing universities with the opportunity to qualify for the prestigious NCPA National Championship, showcasing the finest college talent from across the nation.

Above all, the NCPA holds firm to its commitment to faith, with God at the center of it all. The remarkable expansion this organization has seen since the beginning of 2023 is not just due to grit and perseverance. God has been moving. Furthermore, the NCPA proudly supports the A21 campaign in its efforts to combat human sex trafficking, dedicating 10% of all proceeds to this extraordinary cause.

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Board of the NCPA

The board of the NCPA consists of ambassadors around the nation that volunteer their time in efforts to promote college pickleball to universities in their given region. Each of the individuals listed below play a key role in our goal at the NCPA to grow the game.


Rick Mansheim



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Andrew Meck

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Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado

Delaware, DC, Maryland, Virginia

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