What is a Rating?
Player ratings are used to group players by ability levels so that players can compete in organized play and participate in clinics with other players of similar ability. Keep in mind that this will never be a perfect system, but it should improve a player’s chances of having a more competitive and fun match.
For Cochrane Pickleball Club, a player rating is a numeric value from 2.0 through 5.0 that classifies a given player’s pickleball skills and abilities.
How Do I Get A Rating?
Any “Beginner” new member is welcome to join Beginner Lessons on Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Upon completion of the lesson, they will be assigned a 2.0 Rating.
If a player with pickleball experience does not currently have a Cochrane Pickleball Club Rating, they may request an assessment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a player has a current Club Rating given in Cochrane, it will be carried forward into the 2022 season. The player may request an assessment to achieve a higher rating by emailing email@example.com.
Other ratings, as described below, may be taken into consideration to form your rating:
Where is my Rating Valid?
Your Club Rating is valid only with the Cochrane Pickleball Club, but can be used as a self-rating in order to enter a Tournament for the first time.
Why do I need a Rating?
If you wish to participate in organized play such as a Round Robin, or if you wish to participate in skill development clinics, a rating will be required to group you with players of a similar skill level.
What is a Rating Chairperson and what do they do?
The Rating Chair is appointed by the Board of Directors. The Rating Chair recommends rules for ratings, monitors rating processes, hears any rating appeals, and updates club records to reflect current rating information.
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