Rules and Scoring

The International Federation of Pickleball
To ensure consistency in rules and regulations wherever pickleball is played, the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) was organized to perpetuate the growth and advancement of pickleball throughout the world. The member organizations representing their respective countries have agreed to conduct the business of the IFP in conformance to the Constitution and By laws of the IFP. Member organizations of the IFP observe the “IFP Official Tournament Rulebook”.

IFP Member Organizations
All India Pickleball Association (AIPA)
Pickleball France (assoc. member)
Pickleball Canada Organization
Pickleball Spain Organization
UK Pickleball Association (assoc. member)
USA Pickleball Association (USAPA)
Pickleball Association of Australia

IFP Rulebook
The USAPA has adopted the rules of the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP). The IFP published the first rulebook in 2010. The 2010 version of the rules was adapted with permission from the rulebook of the USAPA that was first published in March 1984 and included revisions through March 28, 2010.

(The latest version is available for download click on the book cover).


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