Pickleball Association of NSW

Sanctioning of Competitions


The Pickleball Association of Australia offers a sanctioning structure for competiions conducted in Australia. The purpose of this sanctioning is to ensure that all sanctioned tournaments are comparative and held based on similar procedures and principles. Through these sanctioned tournaments a National rating system has been constructed and is constantly updated.

Sanctioning Fee

This is the money payable to PAA for a sanctioned event. It is based on the level of the tournament (Level 1 - Local, Regional; Level 2 - State; Level 3 - National) and the number of competitors.


• Advertising on PAA social media plus via email, newsletters and other media options as they evolve
• Access to PAA sponorship opportunities
• Individual results credited to National Ranking
• Technical support
• Training on recommended software
• Provision of promotional material
• Provision of finals streaming services
• Connection with discounted tape supplier

Applications for sanctioning are due twice a year. Applications for each event are done online.