What is Doubles Dink For Cancer?

The American Cancer Society, The Association of Pickleball Players, and UTR Sports have joined forced to create Doubles Dink for Cancer – a first-of-its-kind community-based fundraising program designed to spark healthier living and raise crucial funds for the fight against cancer.

These volunteer-led, round robin doubles tournaments can happen anytime, anywhere and are designed to be fun and open to players of all levels – from the most experienced pickleball players to people picking up a paddle for the first time!

Doubles Dink for Cancer is far more than a pickleball tournament – it unites communities around a beloved sport and towards a single mission: to end cancer as we know it, for everyone!

Create an event

Sign up to run a pickleball event in your community. We’re here to help every step of the way!

Donate now

Don’t have time to play, but want to support our mission? Your donation will truly help save lives.

Interested in future events?

Are you outside of our Florida pilot area and want to learn more about future events?

What is The American Cancer Society?

While most people know American Cancer Society for their research, they do so much more. They work to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. They advocate for lifesaving policy changes. They promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. They research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. They provide information, answers, and support to people in every community who have been touched by cancer. And they do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Are you a captain of compassion ready to unite your community around pickleball and join the fight against cancer? You can make a huge difference by running a Doubles Dink for Cancer event – and have a lot of fun while you’re at it! Whether to celebrate a cancer survivor or a loved one lost, Doubles Dink for Cancer is a fun, easy way to do good and feel good.

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Pickleball is a great way to stay physically fit and tone muscles. The Apple Heart and Movement Study, published in October 2023, analyzed over 250,000 pickleball workouts that were tracked via Apple Watch technology by study participants. Researchers concluded that playing pickleball was associated with helping players reach moderate to vigorous heart rate zones that have been linked to an improvement in heart health.

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Take an Active Role in Cancer Prevention

1 in 5

Cancers in the US are linked to excess body weight and lack of physical activity.

16 of 100

Cancer deaths in the US are linked to excess body weight and lack of physical activity.

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Per Day of Physical Activity May Help Prevent Some Cancers

Regular physical activity has been linked to a lower risk of several types of cancer and a physically active lifestyle may also lower a person's risk of other health problems. To adopt a physically active lifestyle, the American Cancer Society recommends people move more and sit less!


Adults should get 150-300 mins of moderate intensity or 75-150 mins of vigorous intensity activity each week. Why not fill those minutes with pickleball?


Limit sedentary behavior such as sitting, lying down, watching television, or other forms of screen-based entertainment. So, get up, play pickleball!

Stay Safe While Playing Pickleball

While pickleball has significant health benefits, it also means more time spent outdoors in the sun. Make sure you are taking proper precautions to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer while playing pickleball.

Wear Sunglasses

Protect your eyes while playing outdoors.

Plan Off-Peak Play

Avoid playing pickleball during peak sun hours.

Wear Sunscreen

Properly apply sunscreen with SPF of 30+.

Seek Shade

Retreat to a shady spot during breaks in play.

Cover Up

Wear protective clothing to protect from exposure.