IFP – Growing Pickleball Throughout the World



A special announcement from Pat Murphy, President of the IFP.

We are pleased to announce the addition of the following individuals to help the IFP grow the Sport of Pickleball throughout the World.


IFP – Directors of Training/Teaching

Daniel Moore, Director overseeing Asia

Jonathan Moore, Director overseeing Europe

Under their direction, the IFP will have a new Pickleball Instructor Program and provide training and teaching for our many new member countries throughout the world.

IFP – Director of Player Competition

Ford Roberson will be responsible for Tournaments and Player Competition.  Under Ford’s direction, the IFP will develop tournaments throughout the world including the Premier Signature Bainbridge Cup Event.

IFP – Director of the World Pickleball Ambassador Program

Ron Ponder will be responsible for developing our World Pickleball Ambassador program to help grow the sport of pickleball. We also welcome our first group of 12 World Pickleball Ambassadors from across the globe.

IFP – Directors of the Social Media Department

Karen Butera and Manish Rao will be responsible for the new IFP Facebook page and spreading the IFP message and promoting pickleball through social media.

IFP – Director of Information Technology

Ray Kuehl will be responsible for developing and improving the IFP web page and developing the software needed to help the IFP manage its growth as the World Governing Body for Pickleball.

IFP Pickleball Grant Program

A new and special IFP Pickleball Grant Program has been created to help the many new and existing member countries grow the sport of pickleball. A portion of the revenue that is generated by the IFP Training, Teaching, and Membership programs will go back into supporting this new grant program. This is a win-win for our member countries and for the sport of pickleball throughout the world knowing that a portion of the fees are going back into growing pickleball.


I would like to thank two of our member countries — USA/USAPA and Canada/Pickleball Canada for their continuing help and support. Through their efforts, the IFP has now grown to 18 member countries with many more countries having submitted their applications.


Thank you!

The Board of Directors of the IFP


If you are interested and are a world traveler who enjoys pickleball and would like to be part of the IFP please email or call Pat Murphy, President IFP — 317mmpm@gmail.com or president@ifpickleball.org

Tel. — +1 (623) 363-6952 

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