International Pickleball Federation

The International Pickleball Federation (IPF) was created in 2023 to perpetuate the international growth and development of pickleball. The previous organization, the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) was created in 2016. The IPF has expanded its footprint to over 80 member countries and growing, as new countries join the IPF to work toward our goal for pickleball be recognized as an Olympic sport. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Tax ID 88-2119409.

IPF Aims and Objectives

  • Promoting, developing, and popularizing the sport of pickleball throughout the world.
  • Governing and administering the sport of pickleball in all countries and continents in a nondiscriminatory way.
  • Maintaining and publishing the decisive text on the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, introducing such changes as are desirable, doing all that is necessary to uphold them and to achieve uniform interpretation.
  • Promoting the highest degree of sportsmanship and integrity among the players.
  • Sanctioning international tournaments and events at the highest level.
  • Supporting the development of tournament directors and officials.
  • Encouraging and developing the sport with differently abled people.
  • Creating mutually beneficial partnerships to develop and promote the sport.
  • Employing the funds of the Federation to achieve development and growth of the sport consistent with these purposes and objectives.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of transparency and accountability in managing the financial resources of the IPF.
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