WHY DO RATINGS MATTER?
We want you to have fun and learn and grow in pickleball. Self-rating yourself too high, beyond your mastery level, will not make pickleball fun for you. You will only be frustrated and who really needs that?
Playing pickleball with like-skilled players will allow all players to be competitive and improve their play and enjoyment. When players’ skills are mismatched, it is frustrating for all players.
All EPC scheduled play is organized by player ratings so like-skilled players play with and against like-skilled players.
Player ratings at 2.0 and 2.5 are self-ratings. Learn to Play lessons are for beginners with little or no experience and only a rudimentary understanding of the game. Upon completion of Learn to Play, members will be helped to self-rate themselves as 2.0 or 2.5.
Players at 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 must have a Club Rating or Tournament Rating to participate in club events at those levels.
Players at 4.5 and 5.0 must have a Tournament Rating.
Pickleball Canada website contains an excellent description of the skills you must master for each rating level.
Once your registration is accepted and your rating is confirmed, you will begin to receive weekly Sign Up Genius Invites for your rating group. For example, if you are a 3.0 Club or Tournament Rated member, you will receive Sign Up Genius Invites for all 3.0 Club events for the upcoming week.
HOW CAN I GET A HIGHER CLUB RATING?
EPC periodically offers Ratings Clinics for members who want to challenge for a higher rating. The club will advertise the dates and times on the website and by email to members. Sign up will be through Sign Up Genius.
There will be a nominal charge to the member for the player's initial Rating Clinic. The club partially subsidises the Rating Clinic fee for a member's initial Rating Clinic each year. Further and subsequent Ratings Clinics later in the same year are the choice and responsibility of the member.
QUESTIONS ABOUT RATINGS?
Contact Pat Martin firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or enquiries about ratings.