The New Zealand Men’s Team has competed at the World Championships (held in even years) since the inaugural event in 1994 (with the exception of 2000). In recent years they have shown continuous improvement in their World rankings as follows: 19th 2002, 13th 2004, 12th 2006, 8th 2008, 5th 2010,13th 2012, 7th 2014, 5th 2016. The Paddle Blacks finished 5th at the 2018 World Champs in Canada.
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The U21 Paddle Blacks
The New Zealand U21 Paddle Blacks have been competing at the World Championships since 2012. Their current world ranking is 5th.