PebbleCreek Pickleball Rating System
Revision Date: 12/17/2020
Due to the summer round robin schedule, changes in ratings to 3.0 and above will be suspended until fall. If you are currently in the ratings process, you must complete the process by April 30. New club members who need a rating above 2.5 to play in summer round robins should contact the ratings committee at pcpbRatings@Gmail.com.
Club ratings are used to group players by ability levels so that players can compete in rated club activities with other players of similar ability. Keep in mind that no rating system will ever be a perfect system, but it should improve a player’s chances of having an equal and fun match.
The club’s new rating system is an objective, consistent and measurable process for positioning players in the appropriate round robin skill level based on performance in the round robins, not subjective opinion. Currently, the new system does not address moving non-competitive round robin players down.
Club ratings are optional and are only needed if you want to play in round robins.
Advancement of your rating is completely voluntary, however you should be one of the more dominant players at your current skill level and confident you have the skills to compete at the higher level. See the PebbleCreek Pickleball Club Ratings Guide. Experience has shown being a good player at one level is no guarantee you will be competitive at a higher level. Be sure to take advantage of the multiple training programs available in the club.
The rating system is a two-step process. First, you must achieve a 70%-win ratio in two round robins (competitive if available) at your current level. Second, you must average at least 7.5 points per game in the first two round robins at the higher level or you will be moved back to the previous level.
Any club member who wants to increase their rating will need to notify the Ratings Committee (PCPBRatings@Gmail.com) in advance of playing in a gender appropriate round robin (not mixed). In the subject line please include your current level.
Sign up and play in the next two consecutive round robins at your current level. If for some reason, you will not be able to play in the next round robin, please notify pcpbRatings@gmail.com in advance of not playing. At a minimum, players must complete 2 rounds (10-12 games) within the next 4 scheduled round robins, or you will need to start the process over. To be considered for the next level you will need a winning percent of 70% or better.
Be sure to record the score of each game. You must have a different partner for each game for that day’s play and the partners will need to sign the score card (Score cards are available on the club web site). Take a picture of the completed score card after each day and email it to PCPBRatings@Gmail.com.
The Ratings Committee will verify the accuracy of the score cards and let you know when to signup for the next level.
Players who achieve at least a 70%-win ratio at their current level will be accepted to the next level on a conditional basis. Once again, you must record your scores for the first 2 consecutive round robins played and average at least 7.5 points per game. If for some reason, you will not be able to play in the next round robin, please notify pcpbRatings@gmail.com in advance of not playing. At a minimum, players must complete their 2 rounds (10-12 games) within the next 4 round robins scheduled, or they will be automatically moved back to their original level. Email a picture of the completed score card after each day and email it to PCPBRatings@Gmail.com.
Detailed instructions will be emailed to you after you register.
Any club member who fails to advance to the higher level must wait 30 days before trying again.
If for some reason you choose to not complete the process, please email a picture of your incomplete score card with any comments you have to PCPBRatings@Gmail.com. We want to constantly review the process to ensure fairness.
Rating movement from 2.0 – 2.5 is at the discretion of the novice Instructors.
Any current club member with an established USAPA sanctioned tournament gender rating (UTPR), not self-rated, will keep that rating as a club rating. The club member does have the opportunity to advance the club rating.
Any new club member with an established USAPA sanctioned tournament gender rating (UTPR), not self-rated, will be allowed to play at that level on a conditional basis and must average at least 7.5 points per game over 2 consecutive round robin sessions.
Any club member without an established USAPA sanctioned tournament gender rating (UTPR), will be placed at the appropriate skill level on a conditional basis.
UTPR rating can change four times a year, the club will not automatically move a player up or down based on a UTPR change. If you want your club rating changed, based on a UTPR, please email documentation of your UTPR rating to PCPBRatings@Gmail.com.
As before, any club member can request to move down if they are no longer competitive at the current level.
Any questions, please contact the ratings committee at PCPBRatings@Gmail.com. In the subject line please include your current level.
John Pihl Mike Watty