2021 USA Pickleball/IFP Rulebook

USA Pickleball follows the rules adopted by the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP).

The 2021 Edition is now available. Click on the cover below to download.

Official reference for tournaments




New in 2021: Alternate Rulebook

Reorganized and Re-Edited

Proposed Format for 2022

Comments welcome at: alternaterulebook@usapickleball.org

Basic Rules Summary

Basic Rules Summary is an abbreviated form of the rules to give a quick overview of how the game is played. To get started, click the button below.

2021 Rule Revisions

To aid in recognizing and understanding the rule changes, we are providing a rulebook revision document. This document is not intended to cover every wording change, but is designed to guide you through the significant rule changes for 2021.

Click cover below to view 2021 Rule Revisions Document