Rating Procedures

CTPA Competitive Member 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.

  1. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Baseline rating initially loaded into C&C will be member’s CTPA rating, or their IPTPA, or USAPA rating if they prefer.More details on C&C found on pickleballratings.com, also they’ll be a more detailed document coming soon.

    2. IPTPA
    – Membership based independent organization used to obtain a rating at 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 using rating session.
  • 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. 
  • Further details can be found on IPTPA.comUSAPA – Membership based organization where rating is obtained through play in

          3. USAPA recognized tournaments
  • 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

  • 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.



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Additional CTPA Rating Resources



Performance and results at events (Tournaments, Shootouts, Ladder League Play, etc.).
Data considerations are, as follows:
  • placement 
  • point differential
  • size of field
  • strength of competition
  • A player’s position in relation to Benchmark players 
Proficiency of play at your current level 
  • Noticeable skill improvement
  • winning a lot regardless of partner
  • dominating play for long stretches.  
  • Consensus in the group to point out players to the rating committee they believe may be ready to move up. Please do your best to provide honest unbiased feedback when offering or being asked about a member’s play.  
*Note For those not participating in a CTPA Ladder league, not having results will not negatively impact evaluation. 

Ratings committee


The goal of the ratings committee is not to be considered “The be all and end all” in the decision- making process, but rather the final facilitator of the move based primarily upon the reviewable performance data of the player and recommendations of a player’s peers.

A player will be notified when their rating level has officially changed.   

The process outlined above can be used to determine if a player needs to be moved down in rating level, as well.  

Please see the Email contact information for the ratings committee members

Marcia Burchick  marbur_us@yahoo.com

Terri Flynn terrimflynn2013@gmail.com

Bill Meyers whmeyers@live.com

Barry Pile tecnos521@yahoo.com

Dave Schneider ds@zoominternet.net

Lynn Wagner lwagnerCTPA@gmail.com

Barry Watkiss bwatkiss@zoominternet.net