WHAT IS the philippine pickleball federation?
The Philippine Pickleball Federation (PPF) is a union of Philippine pickleball enthusiasts, play groups and associations. Our goal is to unite, educate, promote and support our member organizations and organize, host and promote both daily recreational play and sanctioned local, regional and international pickleball tournaments.
is ppf recognised by the international olympic committee?
Pickleball is not yet recognized by the IOC. However it does have a world governing body, the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP), and a regional continental federation, known as the Asian Federation of Pickleball (AFP). Both organizations recognize the Philippine Pickleball Federation as the National Sports Association for Philippine pickleball.
WHO can join the ppf?
Any organized Philippine pickleball play group with at least 8 members, or school or association with a minimum of 25 members, can join the Philippine Pickleball Federation. Organizations do not need to be formerly registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission to qualify for membership, but do need to meet the above minimum membership requirements and accept and abide by our Code of Ethics, established Rules and Regulations, and play by the official IFP rulebook.
what are the benefits of joining?
Member organizations are qualified to join PPF organized player and official clinics, mini-tournaments, and local, regional and national PPF, AFP and IFP sanctioned tournaments. Member players will receive and maintain their own player ranking in the AFP tournament database, and may qualify to play in national, regional and international tournaments. Members will also receive discounts on IFP Academy training programs and may qualify for free or subsidized equipment from PPF and the IFP.
can we still have our own programs and tournaments?
Yes, PPF member organizations maintain their independence and autonomy and are free to create their own organizations, develop their own name and logo, and conduct their affairs without undue interference or outside control. The spirit of the Federation, is to provide an organized, structured program to oversee pickleball in the Philippines and help all members promote and grow the sport without favor or bias.