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-organized play and tournaments.
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 that players wishing to play in club-organized events at a 3.0 level or higher have a club rating at that level.
How to get a club rating - Avenues
SAPC accepts the following avenues of qualifying for a club rating. SAPC no longer accepts ratings from other clubs.
1. Canadian Tournament Player Rating (CTPR)
A CTPR can be gained by playing in tournaments sanctioned by Pickleball Canada. Your CTPR can be used to establish a club rating under these conditions:
- You must have played at least 10 sanctioned games.
- The last CTPR-recorded game must be within the last 24 months.
Note that your CTPR is not the same as a Pickleball Brackets rating. Your CTPR is one of the ratings inside the "Pickleball Canada Organization" in the Pickleball Brackets software.
2. IPTPA Certified Rating
The Club will accept ratings, up to the 3.0 level only, as evaluated by an IPTPA Certified Rating Specialist. Acceptable supporting documentation must be provided to the Club via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
3. Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating (DUPR)
For those who are not familiar with DUPR, please visit the DUPR page on this website.
A person's DUPR rating is universal. It may be earned while playing in any other club, in self-organized games, in tournaments and leagues, and/or in SAPC DUPR play sessions. Your DUPR rating will be recognized by SAPC regardless of where your DUPR scored games were played, provided you have played at least 20 DUPR-recorded games and provided your last DUPR-recorded game is within the last 12 months.
4. USAPA Tournament Player Rating (UTPR) or World Pickleball Rating (WPR)
Your club accepts your UTPR or WPR rating provided the last games played and counted towards your UPTR or WPR are within the last 24 months of your application to the club and provided you've played at least 10 recorded games toward that rating.
How to get a club rating - Process
1. On or immediately before any of the following dates, submit a "Club Rating Adjustment" email request to email@example.com: Jan 15, Mar 15, Apr 15, May 15, Jun 15, Jul 15, Sep 15, Nov 15.
2. In your email, specify whether you would like a club rating adjustment based on your CTPR, your IPTPA rating, your DUPR rating, your UTPR or your WPR. If you specify IPTPA, provide evidence of having achieved the 3.0 level. If you specify DUPR, make sure DUPR has at least 20 games on record for you and your DUPR rating is no longer provisional (shown with an asterisk). If you specify DUPR, UTPR or WPR, ensure your last game recorded in those events are within the time limits specified above. If your request is based on a CTPR, UTPR or WPR, specify whether your mixed doubles, men's doubles or women's doubles rating should be used as your club rating.
3. The club will review the request as follows:
- By the 20th, the club will look up the member's CTPR, DUPR, UTPR or WPR rating and games played, or evaluate the IPTPA certification.
- By the 26th, the club will adjust the member's consolidated club rating in their member profile, if warranted.
Note that CTPR, DUPR and other ratings are dynamic. They go up or down each game played and can change even if you haven't played in a while. Your CTPR, DUPR, UTPR, or WPR rating must be above the threshold of the desired club level (e.g. 3.500 DUPR for a 3.5 club level) ON THE DAY/TIME we look it up.