The USA Pickleball Association is the governing body for the sport of pickleball in the United States. As such, the USA Pickleball Association is tasked with testing various pickleball paddles and balls to ensure that they comply with the rules of the sport of pickleball and are otherwise safe to use on the pickleball courts.
To determine whether your pickleball paddle or ball is approved by the USA Pickleball Association, search the approved paddle and approved ball list by visiting https://equipment.usapa.org.
To get better at pickleball, try the following:
Step 1: Find the nearest public pickleball court.
Step 2: Say hello and wait to be invited onto a pickleball court.
Step 3: Say YES to playing pickleball!