Purpose for Sanctioning
The goal of the U.S.P.A. Sanctioning Program is to encourage the
growth and support of One-Wall Paddleball at all levels and in all
forms by assisting event organizers in providing their local
paddleball community with opportunities to participate and learn about
the sport through leagues, practices, tournaments and clinics.
In order to sanction your event, you must review the policies
and procedures required to host a U.S.P.A. sanctioned event, and then
complete the sanctioning application and submit it along with the
deposit to the U.S.P.A.. When someone sanctions their event with the
U.S.P.A., it means that the U.S.P.A. has approved the application and
recognizes this event for meeting the required U.S.P.A. standards, and
both the event organizers and the U.S.P.A. agree that the sport of
One-Wall Paddleball can be better shared, represented and supported
through the combined efforts of the organization and the local
The U.S.P.A. is devoted entirely to the sport of One-Wall
Paddleball as defined by the U.S.P.A. and the 2005 U.S.P.A. Official
Rules of One-Wall Paddleball and One-Wall Racquetball. As a
membership based organization, the U.S.P.A. only endorses and
affiliates with events that support our
mission and values statement.
The U.S.P.A. sanctions One-Wall Paddleball events such as tournaments,
leagues, practices and clinics. If you have any questions regarding
the eligibility of applying for U.S.P.A. event sanctioning of your
event, please contact one of your local U.S.P.A.
Sanctioning an event with the U.S.P.A. is an application process
subject to approval. The U.S.P.A. reserves the right to deny
sanctioning of any event.
To assist Event Directors in hosting One-Wall Paddleball
tournaments, leagues, practices and clinics throughout the country.
To spread the enjoyment of One-Wall Paddleball by supporting
and affiliating with events in the local paddleball community.
To improve and ensure the quality of One-Wall Paddleball events
by affiliating with them and providing them with additional services
from a national governing body that they might not otherwise have
access to on their own.
To improve the communication between One-Wall Paddleball
Players and the U.S.P.A.
Benefits of U.S.P.A. Sanctioning
Affiliating your event with the U.S.P.A. strengthens the ties
between the various paddleball communities and provides the strongest
support for the growth of One-Wall Paddleball through the combined
efforts of the national governing body and the local event organizer.
U.S.P.A. event sanctioning is a free service provided for its
U.S.P.A. Tournament Charts, Score Sheets, and Rule Books
are available to Event Directors for purchase to use, sell or give
away at their event.
We will promote your tournament on the U.S.P.A. web pages.
to use the U.S.P.A. logo on t-shirts, entry forms and souvenirs
You will have the potential to receive future U.S.P.A.
The U.S.P.A. will provide services to assist you with planning
and organizing your sanctioned event.
An event affiliated with the U.S.P.A. gains recognition and
sets higher standards for participant's expectations.
A valid U.S.P.A. waiver or entry form must be signed by each participant
that does not have one on file with the U.S.P.A.. Waivers can be
found online by clicking here,
http://www.propaddles.com/uspa/tournament_forms/Sample USPA Waiver of Liability wordage.doc
Each youth participant must complete a Medical Authorization
Form. They can be found online at
http://www.propaddles.com/uspa/tournament_forms/medical.pdf . These must stay on-site during the course of the event and be submitted to the U.S.P.A.
along with the follow-up materials after the conclusion of the
Parent / Guardian forms can be found at
Forms must be completed when
youth players participate at an event.
All participants must be a current member of the U.S.P.A.
Participant information, waivers, youth guardian forms, youth
medical authorization, other U.S.P.A. documents and fees must
be submitted to the U.S.P.A. (postmarked) within 7 business days
after the conclusion of the event. This information can also be sent
to us via e-mail. Events that last for a duration of time, such as leagues,
must send monthly updates.
The U.S.P.A. recognizes the most current version of the rules; see
the 2005 U.S.P.A. Official One-Wall
Paddleball and One-Wall Racquetball Rules
Water and refillable containers for each team must be made
available at no additional cost. Tournament Directors must provide a
source of carbohydrates and fruit for each participant. For league
and practice play during the week this is not required.
Any failure on the part of a U.S.P.A. Sanctioned Event Organizer to meet these
requirements may result in the loss of or increase in a deposit,
suspension of a director, assistant director and/or event from being
able to sanction through the U.S.P.A. in the future.