Pickleball Rule Changes

Dear USAPA Members,                                                                  

We are pleased to present the 2018 USAPA\IFP Official Tournament Rulebook! This revised rulebook has been 2 years in the making and is a result of countless hours of volunteer time from the USAPA Rules Committee and careful review by the USAPA Board of Directors. In this finished product, we feel that significant strides have been made including:

  • Clarification of many rules through better wording.
  • Addition of an index.
  • More pictures/diagrams.
  • Reorganization of many chapters for better overall flow.

The new rules go into effect January 31, 2018. If you are participating in a sanctioned tournament that overlaps this date, the tournament will be using the updated rules.

To aid in recognizing and understanding the key rule changes, we are also releasing the 2018 Major Rulebook Revisions document. This document is not intended to cover every wording change, but is designed to guide you through the significant rule

For the 2018 USAPA/IFP Rulebook click here

For the 2018 Major Rule Revision document click here

You may also access these documents directly by going to the USAPA website and
navigating to Rules and Referees – USAP/IFP Rulebook.

A hard copy of the new book will be available for purchase ($9.50 + shipping) at the
USAPA Store (click here) starting January 29, 2018.

We appreciate your membership and continued support of the USAPA.
Thank you,
USAPA Board of Directors and Staff