Referees and Line Judges are an important part of tournament play and enjoy giving their time and energy to this great sport! With the growth of pickleball, referees are in high demand. Watch our video to learn more about becoming a USA Pickleball Referee.
All the resources you need, and the steps toward becoming an official, are provided below.
All the resources you need, as well as a complete explanation of the steps toward becoming an official, are provided below.
NOTE: Any item with an asterisk ( * ) requires a USA Pickleball membership login for access.
- Official Rulebook
- Purchase Hardcopy of the Official Rulebook
- Official Rulebook Change Document (rev. 1/8/23)
- Rules Summary
- Mini Singles Instructions (rev. 8/8/22)
- Officiating Handbook* (rev. 2/1/23)
- Referee Casebook*
- Sportsmanship Guide (rev. 8/19/21)
- Equipment Standards Manual
- Approved Paddle List
- Approved Ball List