CTPA Rating System
CTPA Club Rating Plan
Members will have 3 options, can obtain a rating in each if desired, and can choose which one is recognized as their “Club Rating”. Below is the summary of our plan.
Club Rating - Member’s rating based on highest rating obtained through our 3 rating methods – C&C, IPTPA, USAPA. Your Club Rating will fall into one of the following: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5
1. Clique & Club (C&C) – Rating system which uses an algorithm based on win/loss game results between other CTPA members to produce a 4 digit rating. C & C Info and FAQs Opens a New Window.
- Club Rating is defined by C&C rating ranges below:
- 2.5 level – C&C range – 2.250-2.749
- 3.0 level – C&C range – 2.750-3.249
- 3.5 level – C&C range – 3.250-3.749
- 4.0 level – C&C range – 3.750-4.249
- 4.5 level – C&C range – 4.250-4.749
- The rating session uses a 3-part protocol, consisting of a skills test, modified pickleball game and match play. Each part of the rating session is weighted and objective measures are calculated to determine whether the participant has met the objectives for that particular skill rating.
3. USAPA rating: We will accept a current USAPA rating. Review USAPA Rating Procedures Opens a New Window.
- USAPA ratings uses an algorithm similar to what C&C uses, but uses a little different range scale – shown below:
- 2.5 level – C&C range – 2.999 and below
- 3.0 level – C&C range – 3.000-3.499
- 3.5 level – C&C range – 3.500-3.999
- 4.0 level – C&C range – 4.000-4.499
- 4.5 level – C&C range – 4.500-4.999
- Further details can be found on USAPA.org Opens a New Window.
- No Rating – Member can choose not to have a rating
- Choosing this option could limit play options available
- Our Goal – to give YOU the opportunity to obtain your club rating with any one, or all of the three different methods. Players derive the greatest enjoyment from games involving players of similar skill level. It is one thing to have a member challenge themselves by playing against others having somewhat greater skills, but a game involving players with too much of a skill disparity isn’t usually enjoyable for either player. Therefore, our goal is to offer types of play, competitions, and skills development sessions with intent of having fairly even competition. This is why it is important for members to have accurate skill ratings, to assure YOU have quality play and development. This doesn’t mean you’ll never play others from other levels; there will be many different multiple level play opportunities.