Ambassador Standards & Expectations
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY is to be the spokesperson and representative for the USAPA for all activities related to pickleball within the area they represent. An Ambassador pledges to support and abide by all Official Rules and the Code of Conduct, as established by the association and will refrain from publicly criticizing the USAPA or its rules, policies, goals, projects, officers, members or operations. Ambassadors are team players who work to promote the USAPA, not oppose it.
In addition, Ambassadors will also:
- Be familiar with the “Places to Play Help Guide” and will help to keep the Places to Play data base as complete and as accurate as possible, especially in your geographical area. When appropriate, a USAPA Ambassador should be the contact person for a location, but USAPA membership IS NOT required to be listed as a “Contact” for a location, to post a new location or to update any location with appropriate information. Ambassadors should be able and willing to add or update listings, as well as to encourage or assist others, especially the “Contact” person, in updating the information themselves. All listings should be “Updated” at least once a year, even if the information has not changed, so that the “Updated Date”, is not more than one year old.
- Promote & solicit memberships with USAPA.
- Support the goals of the USAPA which are to promote and grow our game with others of all ages.
- Advise players of USAPA Board actions, such as rules changes and other important information.
More Options for Those with the Time and Skills
- Other activities MIGHT include: arrange/facilitate beginner and intermediate clinics to improve player skills, organize tournaments for all levels of play, to lead and assist with the formation of pickleball clubs.
- See the list of Effective Ideas for many other possibilities to promote the game.