A pickleball rating is helpful to place similar skilled players together.
If you’re brand new, it can be overwhelming and demotivating to play with a highly skilled dominating player or against a team like that.
Conversely, if you’re an “advanced” player you might feel bored and disinterested if you feel like you’re stuck playing with a beginner.
This is where skills rating come into play. The Pickleball rating system aids in grouping players skills, whether they are advanced or beginner skills, and assigning a numbered rating.
a 1.0 is someone new and have only minimal knowledge of the game and the rules.
a 3.0 might best be categorized as intermediate. They are more consistent on the serve and service return and when returning medium-paced balls.
Demonstrates improved skills with all the basic shot strokes and shot placement but lacks control when trying for direction, depth, or power on their shots.
Beginning to attempt lobs and dinks with little success and doesn’t fully understand when and why they should be used.
A 5.0 is best described as a “Pro”, they have mastered all the skills – all shot types, touch, spin, serves, with control and can use them as weapons.
The RDPC is asking members if they would like to be rated. Typically we schedule courts for open play, mixed play, ladies, men’s, and as well as skill levels. We have some serious competitive types out there, and they tend to only want to play with those as good as them or better.
You Do NOT need a rating to play.
You may be required to have a rating to play at certain times or on certain courts. If you’d like a rating, or an updated rating then let us know. If we have enough interest we’ll schedule that soon.