Pickleball Referee Training Video – Ultimate Quick Start Guide to Reffing in Pickleball

Pickleball Referee Training Video – Ultimate Quick Start Guide to Reffing in Pickleball

This week you can be a part of something special!  We love pickleball and are so thrilled to be able to share this week’s video with you because of what it can do for the sport of pickleball as a whole. We know trying to referee for the first time can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! This Official USAPA Referee Quick Start is a no-pressure video that is short, easy to understand and we hope will eliminate any fear and pressure about reffing. It will give you the basics of refereeing for pickleball, with easy to understand 3D graphics, so that you can get out there, have fun, and get started practicing the skills immediately. Referees hold a really important role in the sport (and not just for big tournaments) and we believe you can totally do it!

But there is more! You might not realize it, but when you really know the rules of pickleball you will become a better player.  And we all know that for the sport to keep growing we need more referees. You just might not have realized that it will actually improve your own game.  And because the video boils it down to the basics, it is easy to start now. Go to www.usapa.org/referee for a referee handbook, guides, the complete rules, a rules quiz and information about a full referee certification program. The USAPA has all the resources you need to help you succeed! Improve your own game and help grow the sport by watching this video and giving reffing a try!

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  1. Gene on April 24, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Ideal video with great examples!!! I’ll never be a 5.0 player, but I would like to referee. Reading the rules is one thing … seeing it played out is great! Thanks.

  2. Dale Voigt on April 24, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    When you say the player of the right you mean the server or the receiver on the right. This needs to be said because of stacking all the players may be on the right or left.

  3. Dale Coffing on April 24, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Great video that is super helpful. It is time to update this to the new rules and terms of 2021 along with the new updated scoresheet. I notice in this video the terminology used is sides instead of ends after the 3rd game of 6 points is reached.

  4. Carla Norris-Hopkins on April 24, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Fantastic video !!

  5. Stews Replay on April 24, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Link the Referee site in the body for ease of access..No biggy though

  6. Rob MacGregor on April 24, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    This is where you should start. Excellent video and it gives a great scope of info without being scary. I have only been in the game a few months but love it and want to give back. I took the course with Bob Patten and Andrea Mayorga and they are exceptional.

  7. John Burns on April 24, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    A+ Excellent video in all respects: commentators, content, quality of video, audio and graphics. I watched it once before volunteering (on short notice) at the recent Hawaiian Open. I refereed 12 matches, including a couple of pro matches (trial by fire). Now, after that experience, I was able to glean more nuances from you video. Thank you.

  8. elfenvine on April 24, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Bob and Mark are great trainers! Great video! Hope to see you soon!

  9. Padmini Bhat on April 24, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I have a question about the court – since the court is marked white .. some time with the darker ball colours .. will it not make it easy to paint the court outer walls with darker Colors??
    I appreciate your response..
    Thanks again.

  10. Angelo Mazzuca on April 24, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Awesome video, I took the referee training class, and passed all three online tests numerous times. Trying to get hooked up with a USAPA trainer to fulfill phase II is the biggest hurdle. Thanks

  11. Doug Simpson on April 24, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Great video. Only thing it’s missing is what to do at the end of games before the end of the match.

  12. Vincent Rivera on April 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Appreciate your video. Talking to Bob Patten about clinic in Bakersfield