Referee Training Opportunity

If you have ever thought about becoming a certified pickleball referee, Pictona is offering the following opportunity:

photo credit: Mark Peifer


Here is your opportunity to learn to be a pickleball referee.

Date and time: April 6, 2021 from 8:30a to 3:30p
Location: Pictona

Instructor: Dereck Prince, Certified Referee, and master teacher

Agenda: In the morning classroom session you will learn the duties and responsibilities of a referee and how to correctly fill out a scoresheet. Lunch at 11:30a in the Kitchen. The afternoon session is on the courts from 12:30p to 3:30p during which time you will learn how to conduct the pre-match briefing and officiate an actual game.

Prerequisites: Know how pickleball is played and have read the rulebook along with a desire to be part of this great sport.

Fee: $20, which includes a $10 voucher for lunch at the Kitchen. You can’t beat that price for a day of instruction.

Registration: Copy the following link to your browser to register ( or sign up at the Welcome Desk (386-310-7067).

Other information: You will have the opportunity to shadow a Certified Referee and officiate matches during the Bainbridge Cup 21 tournament. If you choose to do so, you will have taken your first steps to becoming a certified Level 1 referee. To complete your certification, you will need to take a short line judging class at a later date and be assessed by Dereck during the tournament. You must also provide the results of a current eye exam on which you obtain a minimum score of 20-30 (corrected or uncorrected). Then you need to successfully complete the USA Pickleball Level 1 testing.