How to Get an Official Skill Rating

How to Get an Official Skill Rating

There are two ways to obtain an Official USAPA Rating.

Automatic Tournament Rating

The USAPA is now offering the USAPA Tournament Player Rating (UTPR). Member players that have participated in a tournament that used, the official sanctioned tournament software of the USAPA, will automatically receive an official USAPA Tournament Player Rating. Players will have separate USAPA Tournament Player Ratings for each event category played including: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

From here forward, for every tournament in which the player participates, his/her rating will automatically be recalculated based on tournament results. For more information on how the USAPA Tournament Pickleball Rating is calculated click here.

Self Rating

If you have never played in a tournament or it has been longer than 3 years since you played, you can obtain an official USAPA Self-Rating by following these steps:

  • Be a member in good standing or join the USAPA if you are not a member! Click here to join!
  • Review the skill level definitions on the IFP website and determine your 2-digit skill level
  • Email a request to be self-rated at your determined skill level to Ratings, along with a letter of support from one of the following people familiar with your game:
    • an experienced USAPA Tournament Rated Player
    • a USAPA Tournament Director
    • a USAPA Ambassador
  • During the Player Review Phase of the USAPA Tournament Player Rating introduction, if you have participated in a tournament that used, please indicate that in your email request. If you feel it is accurate, we may use that as the foundation for your legacy rating.
  • Upon receipt of the request, the Ratings Administrator will review your request, document the support letter and make a decision, and will inform you via email of the decision.
  • This rating then becomes an “S” rating in the USAPA ratings file and will be the foundation for the T rating if the player participates in tournaments. If the player does not participate in a tournament, the rating will remain an S rating and will not update.