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Referee Training Program


Friday,  January 6th 9am-12pm (completed)

Monday, January 9th  9am-12pm (completed)

Monday, January 16th 9am-12pm (completed)

Monday, February 13th 9am-12pm (completed)

Monday, February 20th 9am-12pm (completed)

Monday, March 13th 9am-12pm (completed)

Monday, March 20th 9am-12pm (completed)


WHERE: Naples, FL. East Naples Community Park

(Building by the 12 Pickleball Courts)

COST:$25 per person  Class size is limited to 8.

In order to grow our sport and encourage player participation in tournaments it is important to develop a professional base of Pickleball referees. The US OPEN Pickleball Academy is pleased to offer USAPA–IFP Referee Training. This course will be taught by USAPA Ambassador Patricia Stewart

 Classroom work (approximately 3 hours) will  include a review of the Referee Handbook and score sheet instruction.  Newly acquired skills will be practiced on court under the supervision of experienced referees. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for various times at East Naples Community Park .

USAPA Training Chairs Lynn and Linda Laymon have approved this Referee Training and successful completion will satisfy the course requirement for those seeking USAPA Referee Certification.

Prior to taking this course all participants should have a copy of the IFP Rules, have read the USAPA Referee Handbook and successfully complete the online:
Player Rules Quiz, Referee Test, and the Line Judge Knowledge Review. Note: all materials are available on the USAPA website. Tests are open book and may be repeated as often as necessary.
  Please bring your IFP Rulebook, Referee Handbook and a copy of your emailed test results with you to class. All other materials will be provided.