Referees and Line Judges are an important part of tournament play and enjoy giving their time and energy to this great sport!
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.
FREE ONLINE Referee Training by Jim Cooke: Zoom 7-9pm Eastern, November 8-10 CLICK FOR FLYER/SIGN UP
- Video Tutorial: How to Use Online Referee Training Materials
- NEW: On-Demand Referee Training Videos*
- Referee Quick Start Video
- Referee Training PowerPoint
- Line Judge Self-Training
- Continuing Education Series - "In the Ref Tent"
Next Session: Wednesday, December 15, 9 pm ET/8 pm CT
This continuing education series is presented by the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) in partnership with USA Pickleball. Each one-hour session is an online discussion (via Zoom) of topics that came up in the referee tent during the most recent APP or USA Pickleball-branded tournament. All referees are invited to participate and learn.