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We come from pickleball and other sports where we have years of experience in the teaching, instructing and certification.  We know what you are looking for and our determination is to deliver.

The International Foundation of Players Academy (IFP Academy) is setting new standards in Instructor Certification, Instructor & Player Training, and Pickleball Rating. The IFP Academy is dedicated to certifying and training the 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.


In 2021 the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) named the IFP Academy as their official Pickleball training partner.  Supporting 14k tennis instructors.

Throughout 2020-2022 Pickleball Associations around the world recognized the IFP Academy Pickleball Certification, Rating and Training for their countries.

By the end of 2021 the IFP Academy trained instructors and players in approximately 30+ countries.  

PickleballOne (parent company of Engage Pickleball Camps (which is the largest Pickleball training entity in the world) and the IFP Academy) by the end of 2021:

  • trained 12,000+ individuals

  • held 500+ multi-day training camps

  • held close to 3,000 training sessions (camps, lessons, etc)

  • certified close to 1,000 instructors

  • held training sessions in 20+ countries

  • ran 100+ tournament and rating sessions

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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