To ensure consistency in rules and regulations wherever pickleball is played, the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) was organized to perpetuate the growth and advancement of pickleball throughout the world. The member organizations representing their respective countries have agreed to conduct the business of the IFP in conformance to the Constitution and By laws of the IFP. Member organizations of the IFP observe the “IFP Official Tournament Rulebook”.
The USAPA has adopted the rules of the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP). The IFP published the first rulebook in 2010. Here is the 2022 Rulebook.
The IFP Player Skill Rating Definitions help players evaluate their skills for rating purposes.