Pole Sports is an extremely demanding physical activity that is performed on a vertical pole. Athletes will succeed in this sport if they train consistently and progressively within professional training centres, alongside qualified coaches. 

This sport requires strength, flexibility, power, agility and athleticism.


The vision of the SAPSF is to work in synergy with all pole sports professionals in South Africa who share the common goal of standardising pole sports nationally and internationally.

The SAPSF is working alongside the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) to develop pole sports to a point where it can be regarded, by the majority, as a highly respected competitive sports discipline.

Establish Training Standards in South Africa

Encourage, educate and promote accredited training courses as well as continued professional development amongst pole sports professionals.

Health and Safety in Pole Schools

With Health and Safety being a key concern within pole sports facilities. The SAPSF will establish specific guidelines for coaches, instructors and athletes in training.