USAPA prides itself in being the only long lasting governing body of pickleball. Since 1984, USAPA has been continually working hard to organize national and regional tournaments, develop a player ranking system, develop rules and regulations, and market pickleball for maximum growth. Among USAPA’s long term goals include the promotion of pickleball for worldwide play and recognition. It has been constantly refining its rulebook, which was first issued in 1984. USAPA cameo out with a revised edition of the book a year after containing expanded rules necessary for organized league and tournament play.