The following waiver form is to be used with all USAPA sanctioned tournaments.  Space is available for the tournament director to add specification information.  Please 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 Tournament”),

Tournament Name

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




Clinic Director(s)

, their officers, employees and agents from liability from any and all claims resulting in personal injuries, accidents or illnesses (including death) and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in the Tournament.

Assumption of Risk.  Participation in the Tournament 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 the USAPA 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 Tournament.

Email Permission. By participating in a USAPA-sanctioned tournament that utilizes the software, I authorize to share my email address with the USAPA if or when a new USAPA player rating is added or changed for me.

Use Permission.  I also give the USAPA 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 Tournament, including promotional, marketing, training, informational, and archival uses. 



Signature of Participant                                 Print Name of Participant                                   Date



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