Mission / vision

The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP)

With the exploding popularity of pickleball, Ken has a vision of creating a series of tournaments where individuals could set performance goals, track results, and play against peers in a sanctioned tour environment while adhering to all USA Pickleball guidelines. The 2021 APP Tour has over $700K in prize money for professionals, while all player athletes are encouraged to qualify for the season ending championships — The APP Miami Masters International Pickleball Championships on January 19 – 23, 2022.

The 2021 APP Tour has 16 tournaments scheduled throughout the United States and Europe. We are hosting tournaments in nine of the 12 USA Pickleball regions. Our purpose is to confirm that all player athletes, professional and amateur, have access to our competitive APP tournaments.

We are excited to be a part of the premiere tournament in Europe, The English Open! This tournament debuts on the tour July 1 – 4 in Nottingham, England.

Ken Herrmann
Ken Herrmann
CEO & Creative Founder