Welcome to the first annual Pickleball Federation of the Americas.
The PFA was established to serve as the first continental pickleball federation in the Americas for the purpose of promoting the development and growth of pickleball throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. The National Governing Body for Mexico, Liga Pro de Pickleball Mexico and the Pickleball Federation of the Americas is hosting the event under the direction of President Javier Regalado.
“Los Cabos has acquired a reputation as a beautiful destination with vast culinary offerings, cultural experiences, ocean activities, and luxurious lodging. Our host committee believes this backdrop will elevate our first international pickleball tournament experience at the Solaz Arena in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. TAC is also teaming up to give back to the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation and Save the Children, with pickleball clinics and a Dinner in Blanc to benefit children in need.”
$95 to Early registration up until 9/30/23 ($15 Referee fee plus $25 per event)
$110 to Regular registration up until 10/31/23 ($15 Referee fee plus $25 per event)
$125 to Late registration up until 11/15/23 ($15 Referee fee plus $25 per event)
11/25 Saturday 3-hour pickleball clinics benefitting Save the Children
11/26 Sunday welcome, pickleball clinics and Opening Ceremonies
11/27 Monday 50+ Women's Doubles / 50+ Men's Singles
11/28 Tuesday 50+ Mixed Doubles, evening exhibition event
11/29 Wednesday 50+ Men's Doubles / 50+ Women's Singles
11/30 Thursday Women's Doubles / Men's Singles
12/1 Friday Mixed Doubles, evening exhibition, Dinner in Blanc benefitting Save the Children
12/2 Saturday Men's Doubles / Women's Singles. Jose Cuervo Pickleball DJ Party Night
Pool Play with playoffs for Gold/Silver/Bronze Medals
Top 4 of a single pool or the top two teams in each pool will move forward to a single elimination for the medals
4 Skill levels
Advanced = 4.5 & 5.0
Intermediate = 4.0
Beginner = 3.5
Social = 2.5 & 3.0
Planned 5 year age groups for 50+ (50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75-79,80-84,85+)
Planned 10 year age groups for 19+ (under 19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49) OLDER PLAYERS MAY PLAY DOWN IN AGE
Limit is one event per day per player - 6 event maximum
Three National Governing Bodies for pickleball aligned in 2023 to form the Pickleball Federation of the Americas (PFA). The United States, Canada and Mexico are founding members in the promotion, development and growth of pickleball across the Western Hemisphere. To learn more visit https://pickleballfederation-americas.org/.
The PFA is established as a non-profit corporation that serves and exists to:
Encourage the development of the sport of pickleball in the Americas ⎯ including providing access to advice/information/best practices in the areas of program development, administration, governance and communications.
Coordinate efforts to position pickleball as a welcoming and accessible sport that fosters social connections and a sense of community.
Organize continental championships, member national federations’ championships, and other major events.
Support equity, diversity and inclusion within pickleball throughout the Americas.
Help ensure that the culture of pickleball evolves as a safe sport, and a sport in which players, coaches, officials and volunteers experience a welcoming and respectful environment for all with a commitment to fair play and equal treatment.
Encourage and support measures in competitions and with athletes that safeguard the integrity of pickleball and para pickleball and protect clean athletes through anti-doping efforts and the prevention of the manipulation of competitions.
Encourage and support measures related to the medical care and health of the athletes who participate in PFA competitions.
Serve as the official continental federation for pickleball in the Americas.