As a result of Ford Roberson’s success at the USAPA National Tournament recently in Arizona, he has been awarded a rating of 5.0, the highest professional pickleball rating. Currently, there are 329 men in the United States, Canada and Mexico with this rating. At the national tournament, Ford and partner Tim Kuss of the Denver area of Colorado placed third out of 25 teams from across 39 states and three Canadian provinces. Additionally, Mr. Roberson placed fourth in singles out of 22 competitors. This medal was number 69 for Ford after competing for the past two and a half years in 17 different states. Congratulations for these notable accomplishments.