History Of The APA

The American Poolplayers Association was founded in 1979 by professional poolplayers Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart. The two men realized the popularity of the sport and knew that, unlike other sports, there was no existing recreational league system. Back then the league was called the National Pool League. The name was changed to American Poolplayers Association (APA) in 1981.

Over the years, the APA Pool League has gone by many names, including The American Pool League, Busch Pool League, and Bud Light Pool League. Terry Bell maintains a positions on the APA’s Board of Directors, and strives to create continued interest and growth in the sport of pool.

Renee Lyle has held the position of APA President since April of 1995. As President, she has total responsibility for overseeing the daily operations and future growth of the League. She was appointed to her position by former APA President Terry Bell, when he stepped down to assume a position on the Board Of Directors.

Denton APA league

The league was chartered in 2005 and covers the entire County of Denton TX, with the majority of players in the City of Denton, Lewisville, The Colony, Frisco, and Little Elm, TX. The success of the league in Denton County is due to the dedication of the players and location owners. There are over 350 active members having fun playing APA pool in the Denton County area.

The APA is the World’s Largest Amateur Pool League with more members than all other amateur leagues combined. Nationally, over 25% of APA members are female (locally, we are at 33% female members). The APA currently boasts over 250,000 members and growing.