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Highly Suggested Reading
for all NJPA members
IFP Game Rules
onal Federation of Pickleball Game Rules
Rules and Safety
's Safety and etiquette program
to promote good competition and social play
All new members should read our FAQ page to help them get started on our website. Find out how to cancel an event and manage your account in your Profile. Save a cancellation by knowing how to do it yourself.
NJPA paddle Recommendation
: Need to purchase a paddle? See George for recommendations.
NJPA Recommended Paddles
Tips for keeping score (the hardest part of the game.)
Having trouble remembering the score? Read this article to help you keep it straight.
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate! Read this!
Dink, Volley, No Volley Zone! Read all about them and more.
Pickleball Warm Up
The MOST important part of your game starts before you set foot on the court. Avoid injury by incorporating a proper warm up into your pregame routine. Watch this video for some simple warm up exercises you should be doing.
Novice Rating Sheet
Intermediate Rating Sheet
What's my skill level? Click on these links to find out what skills are necessary to be rated a Novice or Intermediate Player. Keep in mind that you need to be able to do these things consistently in a game, not just a few times in practice or drills.
Performance Rating Level
- NJPA's guide to defining a player's performance rating level (PRL).
Pickleball skill shots requirement
- One of 6 evaluation criteria in your determining your performance rating.
: Rules of the game for instructors and novice refresher course
Watch this short video to see the difference between regular, workout sneakers, and court shoes. You should be wearing court shoes!