What's my rating now?  USAPA changes pickleball player rating system

What's my rating now? USAPA changes pickleball player rating system

July 17, 2018 0 Comments

Last week, the USAPA rolled out their new player rating system.  The UTPR (USAPA Tournament Player Ratings) was established to have a more accurate assessment of all players. 

With the previous or legacy system, the ratings were based on tournament directors and each player’s own ratings.  (Surely no one would play down a level, would they?)   

With tournaments getting bigger and more players entering the sport, it became difficult to track everyone correctly.

The UTPR is comprised using up to 3 years of tournament history from pickleballtournaments.com.  It’s based on past performance and will help in seeding future tournaments.

How do you find your rating?

  • You need to be a USAPA member. If you’re not, you can register for a 1- year membership for $20 at USAPA membership
  • Go to the USAPA Member Login page and find your legacy and new rating
  • You will find your singles, doubles and mixed doubles ratings
  • Ratings are rounded to a 2-digit skills rating for use in registering for tournaments
  • You can view your match history, but the scores will not be shown, just your win-loss record

What if my rating isn’t accurate?

What are the most common issues being reported?

  • No match data
  • Tournament results are missing a match or matches
  • Tournaments that were not run using pickleballtournaments.com
  • Results from tournaments that players didn’t participate in
  • Missing tournaments that just finished
  • Some tournament results were not properly entering by the tournament director

Which ratings will be used at the 2018 Nationals?

  • The previous or legacy system

The USAPA is planning to publish a player rankings system later this year that will include more than a player’s rating.  Hopefully, this answers some or all your questions about the new rating system. 

Have a great day,



© Quick Pickle 2018

Also in For the Love of Pickleball- The blog about your favorite sport

Everything you need to know about the 2019 US Open Pickleball Championships
Everything you need to know about the 2019 US Open Pickleball Championships

April 24, 2019 0 Comments

2019 Minto US Open Pickleball Championships

Tournament information

  • April 27-May 4 in Naples, Florida, see the daily schedule here or here
  • Margaritaville Party in the Park will be on Saturday, April 27 from 9am-3pm
  • Last year, there were 2,000 players from 47 states and 20 countries
  • This year they are expecting over 2,100 players from 48 states and 16 countries
  • Ages range from 10 to 86 that will be competing for $50,000 in prize money
  • There were over 10,000 spectators last year
  • Advance tickets for the Zing Zang Championship Court are sold out online, but additional tickets will be available at the Snack Shack if space is available
  • No charge to watch on the 51 other courts
  • Pro Finals are at approximately 6 pm on Saturday, May 4

Read More

8 people and pickleball companies to connect with (2019)
8 people and pickleball companies to connect with (2019)

April 09, 2019 0 Comments

YESSS!!  It’s time for our annual list of who to connect with in pickleball.  As our sport grows, so does the number of people and companies that are creating exciting content for all of us.  Below is our list of who to follow/connect with or just check out in 2019.

Read More

Are you ready for your tournament?
Are you ready for your tournament?

March 19, 2019 0 Comments

Spring is here and so are more pickleball tournaments!  Nervous for your first one or a seasoned vet?  We’ve got you covered with our list of items to remember before the big day and the day of.

Read More