F.A.Q. NPL Pickleball Court play questions and answers
How to LOGIN?
Click on LOGIN/ENTER SCORES on the www.usa-npl.com site
Then click on Login
Enter E-Mail and Password (if you saved, it should automatically fill-in)
Click on Login and you should be in your NPL account.
What are the entry fees to the NPL™? What does it cover?
FREE Membership - Includes recording stats (games won loss). DOES NOT include playoffs, championship, swag, sponsor discounts, raffles, awards.
$99 - Join either Singles OR Doubles Division (includes playoffs, championship, swag, sponsor discounts, raffles, awards.)
$149 - Join both Singles AND Doubles Division (includes playoffs, championship, swag, sponsor discounts, raffles, awards.)
$199 - Ambassador - registers both divisions and receive Ambassador kit. Includes all the perks and bonuses. (Call 203 355-2850 before signing up)
ONE FEE INCLUDES Playoffs and Championship - NO ADDITIONAL HIDDEN FEES!
Click on "Join" here: www.USA-NPL.com
Can I join for free and pay during the season?
Yes, but you have to start at zero the moment you pay so we suggest you pay before the season starts (April 13, 2024)
How do you set up games? i.e. Will this website list members with contact information?
Yes - you set up your own games on your own pickleball courts with players in your area. Also, NPL™ Ambassadors will organize NPL™ rec games, socials, mini-tournaments, etc...
Join Official NPL™ Team Reach group in your state to reach out to other members to arrange games, socials, tournaments. Official NPL™ Team reach groups are divided by states. NPL** Replace asterisks with your 2-digit state abbreviation. For example: NPLFL, NPLNY, NPLCA, NPLIN, etc...
Does the game have to be through a league, or can I just set up an open play game with other members?
You can play anytime, anywhere. Just like you play your rec pickup games. Enter your scores immediately after your games.
Do the other 3 members in a doubles game have to all belong to NPL™?
What’s to prevent someone from putting a bunch of fake matches in?
Stated on the RULES page.
First infraction: Anyone caught submitting a false game score will receive a WARNING.
Second infraction: All subsequent games MUST SUBMIT MANDATORY VIDEO with their score submission.
Third infraction: League Suspension with NO REFUNDS. Banned from participating in the next Season.
Any complaints of poor sportsmanship, abuse, cheating, etc... will be dealt with the NPL™ Commissioner, and all decisions will be FINAL.
Why add the NPL™ to your existing local league/rec/social/tournament play? Value?
National Pickleball League™ vs. Other leagues/tournaments
NPL™ 6 months of play $99 (less than one weekend tournament).
Other leagues At the very most few weeks long. Tournaments one weekend (costs more!).
NPL™ No partner needed.
Other leagues Requires partners and sometimes teams. Hard to organize and stay organized.
NPL™ WIN quality awards / cash.
Other leagues Win a cheap medal.
NPL™ See where you rank nationally.
Other leagues Local measurement (4.0 Florida is much better than a 4.0 Connecticut).
NPL™ Be discovered for the Pro leagues.
Other leagues Remain an undiscovered local hero.
Why join the Official NPL™?
Overall, joining the National Pickleball League™ can be a great way to improve skills, meet new people, and participate in a fun and engaging sport on a regular basis while winning prizes, trophies, swag and cash. Receive significant discounts from participating sponsors.