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

2021 Equipment Standards Manual

The USA Pickleball Equipment Standards Manual contains equipment rules, specifications, and testing details that had previously been contained within the USA Pickleball Official Rulebook. This new document was created in an effort to make the USA Pickleball Official Rulebook more user-friendly while providing a stand-alone document that addresses specific details that pertain to the manufacturing of pickleball equipment.

The content contained within both the USA Pickleball Official Rulebook and the Equipment Standards Manual is considered to be the official rules of USA Pickleball and the International Pickleball Federation (IFP).

Click here to open the USA Pickleball Equipment Standards Manual.