What are SKILL Levels and Competition Like

Skill Rating Information-2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 & PRO

At present, there are three ways for a player to rate their skill/play level in pickleball:

Self-rating “S” uses the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) or Pickleball Canada Organization (PCO) skill level guidelines

Club rating “C” is when a club rates their own members using skill level guidelines for the purposes of organizing various play sessions. This rating is not sent into the USAPA or the PCO.

Tournament “UTPR” rating is obtained during sanctioned pickleball tournaments and is determined by the games played and the opponents played against.

Skill Assessment Worksheets

You’ll find the actual skills required to achieve a specific rating on the worksheets attached to each icon below

The USAPA also outlines a general set of desirable skills for each level in these Pickleball Rating Descriptions.

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4.5, 5.0 and PRO are also available to review.

The BC Pickleball Association maintains a list of tournaments at https://www.pickleballbc.ca/schedule–results.html . Please check there to see what tournaments are coming up and when their registrations open.