Club Rating Policy
The Bend Pickleball Club recognizes four skill rating types. They are:
- A self-rating
- In September 2021, Central Oregon Pickleball Clubs adopted the Central Oregon Rating Evaluation (CORE) rating
- USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) Tournament Player Rating
- The ITPTA rating is determined by a Certified Rating Specialist following the rating protocol of the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association.
For an explanation of these Club rating types, see the description below under “Club Rating Types.”
A Club member may self-rate their skills up to the 2.5 level. Any rating above that level must be a UTPR, IPTPA, or CORE rating.
A member may have a UTPR, IPTPA, and a CORE rating. If so, the member will be given the highest of those ratings.
If a member has a UTPR rating and subsequently discontinues their membership in USAPA, the member’s rating will be dropped by one half level. That rating will become a permanent Club rating. The reason for this is that members with a current UTPR may have their ratings raised or lowered based on tournament play. The skill levels of members who no longer have a UTPR are not adjusted in this same manner. Of course, any member may seek to increase their rating based on an IPTPA or CORE rating test.