USA Pickleball
Rulebook & Official Rules

2022 Edition

Official reference for tournaments

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.

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 2022.

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.

Click here to open the USA Pickleball Equipment Standards Manual.