Club Rating Types
UTPR: USAPA Tournament Player Rating (UTPR) is assigned to the player by the USAPA based on performance in tournament play. Unless a member applies for and receives a higher IPTPA rating, a UTPR will be the basis of a Club member’s skill rating
IPTPA Rating: A rating determined by a Certified Rating Specialist following the IPTPA rating protocol. This rating is transferable to other pickleball clubs using this rating system.
To obtain an IPTPA rating, go to the IPTPA Players Steps to get an IPTPA Rating page. This page will guide you through the process and provide a link to the IPTPA membership application. Complete an application for membership including paying the fee to join. Since the Bend Pickleball Club is a member club of the IPTPA, Club members receive a $10 discount, so the fee is only $15.
Once you have become a member of the IPTPA, go to the IPTPA Certified Rating Specialist page and select a rater. They are listed by State. Contact the selected rater at the listed email address to schedule a rating session. When verification of your application and fee completion is received by the rater, you be will be able to schedule a rating session. Certified Rating Specialist’s charge a fee to conduct the skill rating assessment. In Bend, the Pickleball Zone Bend has certified rating specialists on staff. Most club members call the Pickleball Zone Bend to schedule an assessment.
Self-Rating: A new member may self-rate based on the player’s own assessment of his or her skills up to the 2.5 skill level. See these two links for the skills needed: Skill Level 2.0 and Skill Level 2.5
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