The following waiver form MUST be used for USA Pickleball sanctioned tournaments.  Space is available for the tournament director to add specific information. You may copy and paste this waiver into your electronic and hard-copy registration forms.




Release.  In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way in the


______________________________________________________________ (“the Event”),

Event Name


I, for myself, my heirs or assigns, hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue USA Pickleball (USA Pickleball Association) as well as:






Event Director(s)


, their officers, employees and agents from liability from any and all claims resulting in personal injuries, death, accidents, illnesses (such as communicable diseases including COVID-19), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in the Event.


Assumption of Risk.  Participation in the Event carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries.  The specific risks vary but include 1) minor injuries such as bruises, sprains and dehydration, 2) major injuries such as eye injuries, joint or back injuries, heat stroke, heart attacks, and concussions, and 3) catastrophic injuries such as paralysis and death.  I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in playing pickleball.  I assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.


Indemnification and Hold Harmless.  I also agree to indemnify and hold USA Pickleball and all named above harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees brought as a result of my involvement in the Event.


Use Permission.  I also give USA Pickleball and its agents and designees permission to use or distribute, without limitation or obligation, my image, name, voice, and words for any purpose connected with the Event, including promotional, marketing, training, informational, and archival uses.



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Signature of Participant                        Print Name of Participant                      Date



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Signature of Parent/Guardian if Minor     Print Name of Minor’s Parent/Guardian    Date      Minor’s Age