Rules & Affiliations

images (8) In Canadian sport, National Sporting Organizations set national rules according to the wishes of the majority of provincial and territorial bodies.

At present, there are six provincial governing bodies in Canada all endorsing different rules for pickleball. Specifically, two follow rules set by the International Pickleball Federation while four do not.

The Canadian Pickleball Federation does not intend to dictate to anybody what the rules should be nationally.

Therefore rules will be set by the Federation only AFTER at least six provincial/territorial associations have joined and have undergone a democratic process to determine what the rules should be in Canada.

At this point the Federation can only say that everything is on the table for consideration by provincial and territorial representatives.

The Canadian Pickleball Federation is committed to the democratic process and will await the decision of the provinces and territories in this regard.

International Affiliations

The Canadian Pickleball Federation is not currently affiliated with any international pickleball bodies.

As with rules, affiliations will be determined by the Federation only AFTER six provincial/territorial associations have joined and made their wishes clear through a fair and democratic process.

Domestic Affiliations

The Canadian Pickleball Federation is not affiliated with Pickleball Canada Organization. While we respect PCO and consider them to be friends of pickleball, we do not agree with their choice to impose IFP rules on Canadian pickleball players BEFORE hearing from a majority of provincial pickleball associations. In our opinion, this is fundamentally unfair and undemocratic.

As with international affiliations, domestic affiliations will be determined by the Federation only AFTER six provincial/territorial associations have joined and made their wishes clear through a fair and democratic process.