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Rating Procedure/Process

Rating Committee Update

The fall pickleball season at SLPCC has begun and the snowbirds are returning to Sun Lakes. Everyone is looking forward to the coming season. The adoption of DUPR as our rating system is still in its infancy within our club and overall, that is a good thing as DUPR has made some great changes to their algorithm which will benefit everyone within the club and will minimize some of the confusion moving forward.  The most recent changes on August 4th necessitated a revision of the Rating Process Stages noted below.

Players who do not wish to level up: You do not have to participate in DUPR events and need not worry about a DUPR rating. You will maintain your current level of play until you decide otherwise. However, we would like to invite you to join DUPR and help others that would like to play at your level.  If you're willing to help Non-Rated DUPR players or those entering their Stage 2 phase, please use the Volunteer Form to let the Rating Committee know you are available to help. 

Rating Committee Plan: Players wishing to level up must provide the following information through the Rerating Request Form.

  • DUPR NR Initialization Phase

    • ​Members that are new to DUPR will start with an NR (Non-Rated) status.  The Rating Committee will arrange for NR players to participate in 3-6 games with DUPR rated members from their current Club Rating Level to establish their initial DUPR rating.

  1. DUPR Rerating Stage 1

    • Within 2 months of getting their initial DUPR rating or joining the Rerating Queue the player must participate in a minimum of 16 Club sponsored Round Robins or Tournament games that are recorded in their DUPR Match History.

    • These games must be with a variety of other players. 8 or more different players.

    • Players will be playing against members at their current Club Rating level to establish their DUPR target rating.

    • This committee does not recommend posting recreational scores while you are playing in the Rerating Round Robins.

    • When those 16 games have been completed, the rating committee will notify the player that they have reached their DUPR Target Rating (2.00 to 2.50, 2.50 to 3.00, 3.00 to 3.50), and they have been reviewed and advise advancement to Stage 2 status.

      • A player that successfully completed Stage 1 and has been accepted into Stage 2 must complete the process or be relegated to Stage 1 and start the rerating process from the beginning.

      • If the player does not reach their DUPR Target Rating, they will be advised they may continue to register for DUPR Rerating Round Robins, but their position in the Rerating Queue will reset to the bottom of the list.​

      • If the player wishes to be removed from the queue, they should reach out to the Rating Committee via the Club Support Team page.

  2. DUPR Rerating Stage 2

    • Within 2 months of entering Stage 2, players must participate in a minimum of 12 Club sponsored Round Robins or Tournaments that record games in DUPR.

      • Players will be playing against members with a Verified DUPR rating at their Target level.

      • When those 12 games have been completed, the rating committee will review your DUPR Match History and notify the player IF their Club Rating will be moved up one level.

      • Players who have not maintained their target DUPR rating or your DUPR Match History review does not move you up one level, you are automatically reverted to Stage 1.

  3. New Members who don’t have a club approved rating will undergo a one-day observation of play by the Rating Committee.

    • Following this observation, they will be assigned a Club Rating and may follow the DUPR Rerating Process when they feel they are ready. 

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Rating Committee. Committee Members: Patty True, Keith Ori, John Rolfs, Richard Wagner and Larry Scales. 


Contact the Rating Committee by using the Club Support Team page or the Club Roster.


Disclaimer: Ratings have and always will be a difficult process. In order to meet the majority needs of this club the development of a rating process is ongoing.


  1. Due to various concerns about inconsistency amongst the various rating systems (ex. IPTPA, UTPR, DUPR, PT), the rating committee retains final authority and determination of all outside ratings being submitted for club approval.

  2. Players who have undergone a rating assessment at SLPCC will not be allowed to circumvent the SLPCC rating process because they were unhappy with their rating.  However, if they choose to play in tournaments and their rating changes due to exemplary play, then their match history will be evaluated.

  3. SLPCC ratings by the rating committee using the current process will uniformly be used for rating purposes.

    • Ratings obtained by players in tournaments will have their match history evaluated.  Just because a player plays up does not qualify a player for a higher rating.​

    • IPTPA, UTPR and other rating systems will only be used to place new members into our club.  These ratings will be verified by the rating and competition committees.

    • Ratings by other system will be required to show that they are superior to the SLPCC method.

    • All grievances will be adjudicated in a fair and balanced manner with the player having to undergo further play assessment and the final determination being made by the Rating Committee.


If you have read the statements and requirements above and questions remain, please contact Patty True with the Rating Committee.

Updated 11/14/2023

When you think you're ready

Rerating Info and Requests

This is where you review the guidelines and fill out the Requst Form.  Before proceeding, you must have reviewed the Rating Process above

Rerating Queue - All the open Rerating Requests are found here


If you submitted a request and do not find your name in one of the tables on this page, then either the request was not received, or it may have been removed from the queue.  If it was removed, you should have received an email with the details for its removal.

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