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With many years of experience in the pickleball industry, we know what you need and are looking for when it comes to instruction, continuing education and professional skill rating. 

The International Foundation of Players Academy (IFP Academy) is setting new standards in instructor certification, player training, and pickleball skill rating.  The IFP Academy is dedicated to certifying and training world pickleball instructors and players.

The IFP Academy is dedicated to the players (and instructors) of the world and is recognized by many global entities.  We also recognize the need to give back.  Our grant program (designed to help the least developed countries around the world) provides free equipment and training to help spread the sport we have all grown to love.

In 2020, the International Federation of Pickleball selected the IFP Academy to be their official training entity globally. Throughout 2020-2022 Pickleball Associations around the world recognized the IFP Academy Pickleball Certification, Skill Rating and Training for their countries.

"Our Vision"

To be the largest pickleball certifying and training entity for pickleball around the world.

"Our Mission"

To create the best training programs and material.  To make you (the pickleball instructors and players of the world) our #1 priority.

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Individual Instructors

If you currently teach pickleball or are interested in it.  Reach out to us to get certified and/or trained.  You will have the option for general & professional liability insurance and have access to a large training arsenal of videos, tips and virtual sessions.


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Experienced Instructors

If you have been teaching pickleball and have another pickleball certification or want to have a full reach of what the IFP Academy certifications offer.  Sign up to further your capability and have access to our resources.


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Other Sport Instructors

Do you teach (or have taught) other sports and now you find yourself playing pickleball.  Contact us to find out more about being certified and having access to tools to help you start teaching pickleball and continually improving your game (and what you teach).


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Pickleball Associations

If you started (or a part of) a country level Pickleball Association.  Contact us.  Let us help develop your pickleball program and training of individuals to teach and grow pickleball in your country and local communities.​


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Country Clubs

If you have or thinking of starting pickleball.  Reach out to our professionals to help you discover how and to get your existing instructors (from other sports) trained and certified.  If you don't have individuals we can help find local seasoned instructors to help your member base.



If you live in a community and looking for a certified instructors, contact us.  If we don't have a local certified instructor in your area we will work with you to find someone to train and certify so the community benefits.


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