DUPR and ERNE Pickleball Machine Join Forces to Elevate Player Experience With Innovative Technology and Training Tools

DUPR
June 10, 2024
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Erne Is The Official Ball Machine of DUPR Events and Will Support Activations Across High School, Collegiate, and Recreational Play 

Austin, TX and (June 6, 2024) – DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) and Victory Sports Technologies (VST) LLC - Home of ERNE, today announced a new partnership, uniting the premier technology and equipment providers in the pickleball industry. 

The partnership between DUPR and ERNE highlights the transformative technology and innovation that is defining the emerging sport, and supports its integration across all levels of the game to enhance the training and playing experience for players of all levels. As part of the partnership, ERNE will become the official ball machine of DUPR Events and will be available to players and organizers to support player training and development. 

“The partnership with ERNE brings together the leading technology providers in pickleball. Our goal is to support players at all levels with the ability to access the best technology and training opportunities so they can improve their game and reach their full potential in the sport,” said Tito Machado, CEO of DUPR. 

Erne is a technology driven pickleball training machine that offers a powerful combination of customizable drills, smartphone controls, and dual power support. Coupled with DUPR’s leading global pickleball rating system, which provides players with a reliable, real-time assessment of their skill level, Erne’s technology and training will help players of all levels improve their game and progress in their pickleball journey. 

“We are excited to partner with DUPR to support pickleball players and organizers with the ability to leverage the best technology and equipment in the sport to support player development. The more players can get out there and practice and see real improvement, the more likely they are to have a better experience and stay in the game,” said  Dave Tribbett, founder of VST. 

About DUPR 

DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) is the premier global pickleball rating system and technology platform, trusted by the world's leading clubs, tournaments, leagues and players. DUPR's dynamic rating system unifies pickleball across age, gender and location by analyzing match results to accurately evaluate all players across a 2.000 - 8.000 scale. Players and operators can visit www.dupr.com to sign up and learn more. 

About ERNE / Victory Sports Technologies

VST is a technology based Company that is exclusively focused on Pickleball training and improvement. VST has created the ERNE Pickleball Training Machine which is the most advanced Pickleball machine in the world supporting the development of skills, techniques, shots and overall playing ability. VST’s ERNE is a software controlled training machine that is constantly evolving as new software updates and enhancement are released to the community. Players, clubs and instructors can visit us at www.ERNEPickleballMachine.com and signup for free updates and special offers on our products.

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Erica Annon / DUPR / erica@mydupr.com

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June 7, 2024

DUPR and ERNE Pickleball Machine Join Forces to Elevate Player Experience With Innovative Technology and Training Tools

Erne Is The Official Ball Machine of DUPR Events and Will Support Activations Across High School, Collegiate, and Recreational Play 

Austin, TX and (June 6, 2024) – DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) and Victory Sports Technologies (VST) LLC - Home of ERNE, today announced a new partnership, uniting the premier technology and equipment providers in the pickleball industry. 

The partnership between DUPR and ERNE highlights the transformative technology and innovation that is defining the emerging sport, and supports its integration across all levels of the game to enhance the training and playing experience for players of all levels. As part of the partnership, ERNE will become the official ball machine of DUPR Events and will be available to players and organizers to support player training and development. 

“The partnership with ERNE brings together the leading technology providers in pickleball. Our goal is to support players at all levels with the ability to access the best technology and training opportunities so they can improve their game and reach their full potential in the sport,” said Tito Machado, CEO of DUPR. 

Erne is a technology driven pickleball training machine that offers a powerful combination of customizable drills, smartphone controls, and dual power support. Coupled with DUPR’s leading global pickleball rating system, which provides players with a reliable, real-time assessment of their skill level, Erne’s technology and training will help players of all levels improve their game and progress in their pickleball journey. 

“We are excited to partner with DUPR to support pickleball players and organizers with the ability to leverage the best technology and equipment in the sport to support player development. The more players can get out there and practice and see real improvement, the more likely they are to have a better experience and stay in the game,” said  Dave Tribbett, founder of VST. 

About DUPR 

DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) is the premier global pickleball rating system and technology platform, trusted by the world's leading clubs, tournaments, leagues and players. DUPR's dynamic rating system unifies pickleball across age, gender and location by analyzing match results to accurately evaluate all players across a 2.000 - 8.000 scale. Players and operators can visit www.dupr.com to sign up and learn more. 

About ERNE / Victory Sports Technologies

VST is a technology based Company that is exclusively focused on Pickleball training and improvement. VST has created the ERNE Pickleball Training Machine which is the most advanced Pickleball machine in the world supporting the development of skills, techniques, shots and overall playing ability. VST’s ERNE is a software controlled training machine that is constantly evolving as new software updates and enhancement are released to the community. Players, clubs and instructors can visit us at www.ERNEPickleballMachine.com and signup for free updates and special offers on our products.

Media Contact

Erica Annon / DUPR / erica@mydupr.com

Partners
June 4, 2024

DUPR Partner, Life Time, “All-in” on Pickleball with Expansion at Peachtree Corners

In the fall of 2022, Life Time announced the adoption of DUPR as its rating and technology system across all of its pickleball programming. As the official rating partner of Life Time Pickleball, DUPR ensures that Life Time members, and all pickleball players, can find equally matched opponents almost anywhere.

As Life Time grows its presence as the nation’s largest owner and operator of pickleball courts, it’s focused on ensuring its premier locations continue to elevate. To that end, one of those destinations, Life Time Peachtree Corners, located just outside of Atlanta, announced an exciting expansion that will significantly increase its pickleball offerings.

The project will increase the number of pickleball courts to 29, including 12 indoor courts and 17 outdoor courts. Among the outdoor courts will be four stadium courts, which will play host to events like the Vizzy Pickleball Classic, just held there in May. You can see the video rendering here.

“Both DUPR and Life Time are committed to advancing pickleball’s reach and reputation and supporting players at all levels” said Tito Machado, DUPR's CEO. “With this expansion, more people will be able to experience the benefits and excitement of pickleball.”

If you’d like to get on the list for more information, you can visit their website here.

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May 23, 2024

DUPR and My Pickleball Coach Launch Global Skills Program - Software Tool Enables Coaches and Clubs to Create and Advance DUPR Skills at Scale

DUPR, the world's most accurate global pickleball rating system and My Pickleball Coach, the premier pickleball coaching platform for coaches and players, today announced the launch of a “Global Skills Program”, a co-branded initiative to support coaches and players in their pickleball careers and journeys and further unify the sport under a common language and standard. 

The new Global Skills Program, created by experts from DUPR and My Pickleball Coach, makes it easy for coaches to get players rated on DUPR, and offers in-app coaching for players to improve their skills and level. The program, available on My Pickleball Coach, seamlessly integrates cameras, the DUPR app, and the My Pickleball Coach app, enabling coaches to initiate scalable coaching experiences for thousands of players, generate DUPR ratings, and foster new revenue streams and expansion for coaches and clubs.

Tito Machado, CEO of DUPR remarked, “We developed the Global Skills Program in partnership with My Pickleball Coach to offer coaches scalable technology to support their efforts to grow and develop the game in their communities. When players are rated on DUPR and have opportunities to develop their skills, everyone in the global pickleball ecosystem benefits, from facilities, clubs, equipment manufacturers, travel companies and everyone who touches the game.”

Jordan Briones, one of the leading pickleball coaches with over 65,000 subscribers on YouTube, emphasized, “With 13 million active players and another 17 million beginners joining the game, the key to sustaining pickleball's growth lies in growing and measuring skills for players. By becoming a DUPR Coach, the Global Skills Program equips coaches like me with a simple way to help players get a DUPR, reach their potential and establish a love for the game. When players have a rating and goals to achieve, players play more, join clubs, influence their friends and family to play and contribute to the growth of the sport.”

“The Global Skills Program supports coaches in driving more pickleball activity in their communities by offering a seamless technology solution to initiate DUPR ratings for players and pathways to improve their skills,” remarked Katie Nimitz, President of MyJourney. “Players simply play a game of pickleball where a phone camera or installed camera at the facility records their play. Coaches then use My Pickleball Coach to rapidly evaluate and assess a series of on-paddle and off-paddle skills to personally score key game areas such as technical skills, shot selection, partner chemistry, and court positioning. This automatically then creates the provisional rating and DUPR account for the player with their detailed assessment and DUPR skills rating.”

The Global Skills Program offers two main components: The DUPR Coach for coaches and the DUPR Skills Subscription for players. The DUPR Coach enables coaches to initiate DUPR ratings for new pickleball players with a skill-based assessment technology. Once trained, coaches can view videos of players and produce provisional DUPRs for players. The DUPR Skills Subscription enables players to receive coaching via the My Pickleball Coach app to improve their DUPR rating. Players can set a level-based goal, i.e. moving from a 3.5 DUPR to a 4.0 DUPR, and access DUPR-specific coaching from Martina Kochli, John Cincola, Jordan Briones, Zane Navratil and Collin Johns, among other DUPR Coaches, via the My Pickleball Coach App.

Coaches interested in becoming a DUPR Coach can click here

Players looking to improve their DUPR skills can activate the DUPR Skills Subscription by downloading the My Pickleball Coach app here.

About My Pickleball Coach 

My Pickleball Coach was developed by the world's top players and coaches like CEO Martina Kochli, John Cincola, Zane Navratil, Jordan Briones and Collin Johns to create a highly scalable way for coaches to grow the sport of pickleball. My Pickleball Coach is developed by MyJourney and is the inventor of Coaching-as-a-Service technology enabling a single coach to coach thousands of players.

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