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Our Mission:

Introduce, promote, and support the sport of Pickleball to people of all ages and conditions throughout Puerto Rico.


The Puerto Rico Pickleball Association is the national body that governs the sport of Pickleball in Puerto Rico.

Established in 2019, the Puerto Rico Pickleball Association is a non-profit association whose volunteers support the mission to help harness the development of “the fastest-growing sport on the planet.”  The sport was first played in 2014 at Veredas de Gurabo on the eastern side of the island.


Early leaders of pickleball in Puerto Rico:

  • Veredas de Gurabo - Carli Soto, Junito Santiago, Cesar Torres
  • Colinas Metropolitanas - Jerry Cruz, Gary Bodon, Raymond Bodon
  • Casa Cuba - Willy Sabina
  • Dorado Pickleball - Javier Gonzalez
  • La Parguera - Pepe Gonzalez
  • Villa Capri - Tuto Jimenez
  • Palmas del Mar - Bill Daily
  • Hacienda Caribe - Mike Rivera

On January 30, 2019, PRPA was established in Guaynabo at Tinto y Blanco restaurant by the following founding members:

  • President - Jerry Cruz
  • Vice President - Carli Soto
  • Secretary - Danerys Torres
  • Treasurer - Junito Santiago
  • At Large - Cesar Torres, Carlos Roges, Miguel Jimenez, Raymond Bodon, Gary Bodon, Tommy Mora, Willy Sabina


We are committed to improving the level of play and competition here in Puerto Rico and plan to showcase our skills through our affiliations with DRD Puerto Rico, USA Pickleball, and the World Pickleball Federation.

Board of Directors - 2023

  • President - Angel Velez
  • Vice President - Bill Daily
  • Secretary - Nilsa Eberhart
  • Treasurer - Junito Santiago 

Board Members - 2023

Francisco Moreno, Cesar Torres, Mike Rivera, Melba Irizarry, Dawne Limjoco, Emeterio Díaz, Javier González, Giancarlo Martínez y Javier Guzmán.

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