Rating Procedure/Process

Recognized Club Ratings: 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5

The desire of the rating committee is to improve the culture of skills and play in the club.  Therefore, we have designed a process to move up a level that includes both a Skills Assessment and a Play Assessment. Both assessments are posted under the SLPCC Rating Assessment Guidelines on the 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 Rerating Requests.


To be re-rated you need to be a club member in good standing and active in your current club rating.  Active means that you are playing 10 times in the last 30 days, as recorded in Chelsea. Also, you must have played at your current rating during scheduled club time for a minimum of three months.  Please note on the application when you started playing at your current level.  Once you pass the Skills Assessment you will have two weeks to complete the Playing Assessment.

The Rating Process

  1. Review the Skills and Play Assessments required for the level above your current playing level.

  2. If you believe you can pass the assessments fill out the application to be re-rated under the Rating menu

  3. Once your application is received your name is placed in the queue for a skills evaluation.

    • You will be informed when your name comes up for the skills evaluation.  

    • If you're not active and/or a member in good standing, your request will be removed. 

  4. If you do not pass the Skills Assessment, you will receive the evaluation to know what you need to work on to move up.

    • After you have worked on the skills, and you believe you are ready you may again fill out the application to place your name in the queue for the Skills Assessment phase.

    • Note: If you pass all the skills except two, you will be given an opportunity at the next skills testing to demonstrate the skills you missed.  If you pass you will begin play at the new level to be evaluated with the Play Assessment.

  5. If you pass the Skills Assessment, you will be on probation at the new level until evaluated according to the Play Assessment by two or three evaluators.

  6. The evaluators will play on your side one game, against you one game and then watch you two games to see if you utilize the skills in that level while playing.  

    • This will be done over a couple of days in case you have a bad day.

    • Alternately, an evaluator who is a 3.0 evaluating a 2.5 will observe a couple of games on two different days.

  7. The evaluators will discuss the results with you.  

    • If you pass you will continue to play at that level.  

    • If not, work on the playing deficits until you believe you are ready to be re-rated again.  

      • Then fill out the application to put your name in the queue to be evaluated with the Play Assessment.  

      • You will not need to do the Skills Assessment phase again, but the process (#6) with the evaluators using the Play Assessment will be repeated.

Note:  USAPA tournament ratings will be accepted.  Other ratings outside the club may be accepted for skills only if it is completed with a certified rater with proof that shows the skills test. If the skills test is comparable to our club’s skills test the player will still need to be evaluated by a club evaluator using the club’s playing assessment. 

When you're ready - review both assessment requirements before submitting your Rerating Request