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Team USA, Team Europe Pickleball Rosters Set For Inaugural APP Atlantic Cup

by Luke Burton on

The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) announced rosters for Team USA and Team Europe at the inaugural APP Atlantic Cup, which will take place March 20, 22 and 24 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The first tournament of its kind

The historic event will be the first-ever international team competition in pickleball, as Team USA and Team Europe battle it out in singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition. The event coincides with the 2024 Chase APP Miami Pickleball Open.

The APP Atlantic Cup is officially endorsed by both the USA Pickleball and European Pickleball Federation governing bodies – the first such event in global professional pickleball.

The roster breakdown

Team USA competiting in the APP Atlantic Cup
Team USA - Coached by Chad Edwards & Lea Whitwell

Team USA:

  • Riley Bohnert (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Alia Brown (Alpharetta, Ga.)
  • Ava Kalist (Chambersburg, Pa.)
  • Spencer Lanier (Newberg, Ore.)
  • Richard Livornese (Ringoes, N.J.)
  • Jack Munro (Buda, Texas)

Chad Edwards and Lee Whitwell will serve as coaches for Team USA, which also features four players as alternates: Jack Foster (Vero Beach, Fla.), Cameron Luhring (Parkersburg, Iowa), Kaden Seward (Joplin, Mo.) and Ivy Tschetter (White Bear Lake, Minn.).

Team Europe Competing in APP Atlantic Cup
Team Europe - Coached by Louis Laville and Thaddea Lock

Team Europe:

  • Pialena Ander (Nyköping, Sweden)
  • James Chaudry (London, UK)
  • María Costantino (Malaga, Spain)
  • Felix Grunert (Erlangen, Germany)
  • Louis Laville (London, UK)
  • Thaddea Lock (London, UK)

The team will be led by Laville and Lock as co-captains.

A huge step for pickleball on a global scale

Quote from Ken Hermmann - Founder of APP
Ken Hermmann - Founder of the APP

"We’re eagerly counting down the days until the APP Atlantic Cup, which marks a new milestone in pickleball history," said APP Founder Ken Herrmann. "Pickleball is a global game, and we’re bringing some of the sport’s best players from Europe to showcase their skills in Miami. The stage is set for an exciting competition between Team USA and Team Europe!"

A word from the team's coaches

"I’m looking forward to coaching Team USA in the Atlantic Cup and the opportunity to showcase America’s young up-and-coming talent against the best of Europe,” said Edwards. "We’ll be looking to outperform Team Europe in Miami."

“The European team is extremely excited to be heading to Miami to compete in pickleball’s first Atlantic Cup,” said Team Europe Co-Captain Louis Laville. “International team events have been hugely entertaining fixtures across different sports including golf, football, cricket and now pickleball. To captain Team Europe is an honor, and I will be playing and supporting my team as much as possible to help give us the inaugural victory. A huge thank you to APP for making this event happen; all six players on our team are raring to go.”

Where to get tickets

Tickets to the inaugural APP Atlantic Cup will include access to the 2024 Chase APP Miami Pickleball Open. More information about both events – including player registration and ticket details – are available at theapp.global.

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