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United Pickleball Association Makes Some Under-the-Radar Signings This Weekend

by Erik Tice on

In some unexpected news over the weekend, the United Pickleball Association (PPA/MLP) made several announcements via their Instagram account.

In total, there were 15 signings announced and although we knew the "Johnson 5" signed, it is now official.

Here is a running list of players who were signed:

JW Johnson, Jorja Johnson, Milan Rane, and Gabe Tardio

Dylan Frazier

  • A little strange that Frazier had his own posting, rather than being a part of the Johnson 5 - I don’t know if this is worth reading into or not now that everyone is signed.

Samantha Parker, Layne Sleeth, Jonny Pickleball Andrews, and Blaine Hovenier

Augie Ge

Cason Campbell, Mo Alhouni, Mota Alhouni, Michael Loyd, and Danny Jensen

  • Campbell has made a name on tour this year and he’s only 17. His future seems so bright we did a feature on him about a month ago.
  • Mo and Mota Alhouni are brothers from Minneapolis and Mo was drafted into the MLP Challenger Level Draft in 2024.
  • Michael Loyd was THE BEST player out there still unsigned.
  • Jensen, the former Ohio State soccer star, switched to pickleball and hasn’t looked back. He is definitely on the rise.
Erik Tice

Erik Tice

Erik produces content for The Dink related to pro and collegiate pickleball. He is an avid watcher of pickleball and became passionate about the sport in early 2022.

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