JOIN THE GPF
Membership in the Global Pickleball Federation is the single path to ensure your country’s association with pickleball at the highest level. As the GPF-recognized National Governing Body for your country, you will be aligned with the international governing body for pickleball and, with it, the opportunity for Olympic participation for your country.
Developing players and building communities
With pickleball’s potential to become an exemplary sport that welcomes and includes players from all walks of life, the GPF will work with its countries, allies, and partners:
To ensure players, coaches, and other leaders have the opportunity and support to acquire the fundamental skills and abilities to participate in organized pickleball.
To ensure players, coaches, and other leaders have the opportunity and support to participate in and instruct pickleball for fun, health and fitness, social and community development, and competition.
To ensure players can develop the skills to compete in safe and ethical environments, and coaches and officials have the training + competencies to prepare players and to officiate at competitions respectively.
To ensure that players and officials widely participate in national, continental, and international competitions.
Pickleball for Development
To ensure pickleball as a sport for all/for life is positioned as a resource for social and economic development, the promotion of positive values and the building of healthy, active communities across the globe.
Path to Membership
The preferred path for GPF membership is through your associated Continental Federation (CF) & first meeting their requirements for membership. After providing your basic contact details, please select the appropriate Continental Federation and proceed to that organization’s membership application. Upon completion, your application will be evaluated for membership in both your Continental Federation and the GPF. Following this evaluation, you will be notified of your membership status.
Global Pickleball Federation