Our club has members ranging from those who just want a spontaneous fun session to those who want to get to the top of the most competitive play possible. We try to accommodate all these interests.
A rating system ensures players with similar skills are grouped together in club-organised play and tournaments. Players who are completely new to pickleball and have no previous skill with the sport start with a rating of 1.0; top players in the sport have a 5.0 rating.
Not everyone needs to be formally rated. There are several sessions in our play calendars, like those designated "All" play, Open Play, and 2.0-2.5 play, that accept players with no club or tournament rating.
Why get rated?
For those who would like a little more competitive play, consider these advantages of a formal rating:
- You can play in more events
- Ratings enable members of similar skills to play together
- It builds fun -- what's more thrilling than a close game?
- It measures your progress
- It helps you select suitable events
- It sets up fairer tournaments, ladder play and other competitive play
lt is a requirement for our club and for other clubs in our region that players wishing to play in club-organized events at a 3.0 level or higher, be club-rated or tournament-rated at that level.
How to get rated?
Our former rating system has been discontinued as of late January 2023, and SAPC is quickly developing a new rating regime. See the Newsletter of January 30, 2023 for the first announcement of this change.
As announced to all members on Feb 3 2023, SAPC has placed a freeze on the acceptance of ratings from any raters or any other club pending the ratings process review currently underway.
A Ratings Committee has been struck and is submitting a recommendation for the Board's consideration at it Feb 6 meeting.
The implementation of the new rating process is under development. When it is ready, this section will outline how to use that rating process to get rated.