International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) is the world leader in developing teaching standards in the sport of Pickleball.
The International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) certify and set the standard for teaching excellence in the sport. Pickleball is exploding not only in the United States but globally as well. We felt it was important that those players who were seeking instruction would have comfort in knowing their instructor had met some level of minimum standards.
All too often we find tennis coaches giving pickleball lessons by simply teaching tennis with a paddle. There are too many people exploiting the popularity of pickleball by providing lessons but are unfamiliar with the rules of the game, basic stroke development, shot selection and strategies specific to pickleball. One of the reasons for creating a not-for-profit organization was guaranteeing that those players who are willing to pay for instruction are being taught by an instructor who has gone through a rigorous four-part testing program meeting minimum competency levels. We currently provide liability insurance for them and medical insurance for their students.
In order to maintain IPTPA certification status, members must earn two continuing education units (CEUs) per year. These can be earned by attending online and live workshops provided by the association
or by submitting articles or videos of instruction that are accepted and published on the association’s website. For those of you interested in pursuing a coaching career in pickleball, please visit our website, http://www.iptpa.com