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St. Louis Shock and DUPR Partner to Launch Inaugural Major League Pickleball Digital Club

ST. LOUIS, MO. – Today, the St. Louis Shock team of Major League Pickleball and DUPR announce their formal partnership and unveiling of the St. Louis Shock Digital Club. The club will become the Inaugural Major League Pickleball Team Partner of DUPR, with the partnership structured to help cultivate innovation, community, and professional opportunities across both organizations and the sport of pickleball as a whole. Registered DUPR users and St. Louis Shock fans in the Greater St. Louis area and beyond can join the Shock’s Digital Club free of charge.

Digital Club members will be able to register and follow the St. Louis Shock and its professional players, track team events, register individual match results, and browse, message and schedule matches with other Shock DUPR Club members, among other features. Shock Club Members will also have access to exclusive events, tournaments and clinics, as well as limited-run merchandise drops and club-specific offers and discount codes. 

DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) is the most accurate global rating system in the sport of pickleball. DUPR allows its users to submit pickleball match results within the DUPR app to receive and maintain their official individualized DUPR ratings across singles and doubles pickleball formats. All players, regardless of their age, gender, location, or skill, are rated on a 2.00-8.00 point scale based on match results.

“We are thrilled to be the first Major League Pickleball team to join in partnership with DUPR to create the St. Louis Shock Digital Club,” said St. Louis Shock Owner and GM Ross Chaifetz. “The Shock Digital Club will allow St. Louis Shock followers, and professional pickleball fans broadly, the opportunity to directly connect with our team and players, engage in exclusive events and offers, and much more. St. Louis’ pickleball community is firing on all cylinders, and this partnership will offer yet another innovative tool to enhance connectivity between the Shock and our fans.”

“Today is an exciting day for DUPR as we welcome the first Major League Pickleball team to the platform. We are ecstatic for the St. Louis Shock to become the Inaugural Major League Pickleball Team Partner of DUPR. This opens the door for other Major League Pickleball teams to join the DUPR platform, providing a community for both the players and fans of professional pickleball,” said Tito Machado, Head of DUPR. 

 To download DUPR and join the St. Louis Shock Digital Club, visit: St. Louis Shock - Major League Pickleball Team




About St. Louis Shock

The St. Louis Shock is a professional pickleball team which competes in Major League Pickleball (MLP), the top professional pickleball association in the world. The team is based in St. Louis, MO and is owned by the Chaifetz family.

For more information on the St. Louis Shock, visit and follow the St. Louis Shock on Instagram, Facebook, X/Twitter and Instagram at @STLSHOCKMLP.

St. Louis Shock Media, Sponsorship, and General Inquiries:

About DUPR

DUPR is the gold standard in pickleball ratings and event management, and is the official ratings system for MLP and PPA. In November of 2022, DUPR successfully launched a collegiate pickleball national championship in which 16 co-ed teams participated using the same unique team format used in MLP.

For more information on DUPR, visit the official website and follow DUPR on Facebook, X/Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

DUPR Media Contacts:

Kyrill Hartog, VP of Marketing, 

Kevin Brown, Director of Marketing,

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