Revised November 1, 2012
The IFP Rating System has been created to help describe differences in the various skill levels.
New Ratings Announced for Pickleball
PickleballTournaments.com is proud to announce the creation of new ratings system called the World Pickleball Ratings. This new system will provide the most accurate pickleball rating by using tournament match results (sanctioned and non-sanctioned) as well as recreation match results from leagues, team pickleball, and pick-up matches.
The World Pickleball Rating has been designed from the ground up to accurately place new players into the ratings system and to adjust existing rated players based on their match results. An important component of the new system will address “sandbagging” by players new to the ratings system.
The World Pickleball Ratings will include the following capabilities:
Use of the Glicko 2 rating system
Several controls will be implemented to control sandbagging
4-digit ratings will be calculated for singles, doubles and mixed doubles across men and women.
2-digit ratings will be calculated at the end of each calendar quarter based on the level of a player’s 4-digit ratings. These ratings will be used for tournament entry into non-sanctioned tournaments. T
The World Pickleball Ratings will:
Automatically include match results from sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments run on pickleballtournaments.com. Tournament directors will have the option to exclude match results from their tournament in WPR calculations. No need to upload results through an app after each match.
Generate graphs of each player’s ratings changes on a match-by-match basis.
Incorporate league and team pickleball matches
Ratings based on historical matches will be calculated and posted to player's pickleballtournaments.com profiles within 60 days with integration into tournament registration and play to follow shortly thereafter.
We are pleased to introduce two new features designed to enhance the tournament experience:
The initial phase of the PT Player App has been released. The app will initially allow remote check-in for all PT.com tournaments. In person check in will be required for player's first event but events on following days can be done remotely on the day of play.
Download the PT Player App from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store.
Look for additional features to be added to the app throughout 2021.
Enhanced Find Player Functionality
The Find Player feature, available on the tournaments information page on PickleballTournaments.com has been enhanced to include:
player events listed chronologically by day for all events
results of matches already played
status of player during current day - event not started, waiting for opponent to be assigned, court assignment
schedule for following days
This enhancement will allow the player or spectator to monitor player status on one screen in real time. Look for this change on current tournaments.