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USSP Code of Ethics

The mission of USSP is to support the growth of pickleball around the world through a social, competitive environment for players of all skill levels ages 50 plus.

The values of good sportsmanship are key to supporting the mission and growth of pickleball.  The USSP Code of Ethics applies to all members and in all situations that relate directly or indirectly to Pickleball play.  The USSP Board reserves the right to cancel membership, if a member violates the Code or their negative conduct is thought to be harmful to the organization and the sport. 


All USSP members, tournament officials, referees, volunteers and spectators agree to abide to the following Code of Ethics:

  • I will treat others with respect and exhibit fairness and honesty in my dealings with others.

  • I will be a positive influence on members and others to encourage teamwork and fair play.

  • I will be respectful of those players on the court and avoid unnecessary interruptions by non-players.

  • I will accept responsibility for guests and family members in attendance at events.

  • I will not engage in any behavior that would endanger the health, safety or well being of others.

  • I will not engage in the use of profanity on the court or near court areas.

  • I will not engage in unacceptable behavior, arguing, threatening, or otherwise unsportsmanlike conduct or encourage others to do so.

  • I will not engage in physical abuse, threats or harassment.

  • I will not criticize my partner, referees, or other members and fault them for their mistakes.

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