Monday, February 2, 2015

International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Ratings

Pickleball Canada (PCO) and United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) have implemented the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Rating system. This allows players to have the same player ratings in both Canada and the USA.


Pickleball Canada publishes the official IFP rating on the IFP website http://ipickleball.org under Player Rating (USA & Canada). More specifically, your rating is viewable at the following website: http://www.usapa.org/ratings-usapa/

Fraser Valley Pickleball has held four PCO sanctioned tournaments in B.C. last year. They have submitted 235 player ratings to PCO. We have published their IFP Ratings on the IFP website. We encouage all PCO Affiliated Clubs to submit recommended IFP player ratings to PCO.

Many PCO sanctioned tournaments are skill rated, some players have IFP ratings but most players have self-rated ratings. Tournament Directors make recommendations to PCO to assign official IFP Ratings for the players based on their recent tournament results and observing their play. Your rating may have changed from the one you assigned yourself. Higher ratings are the result of players receiving medals and their displayed skill level during tournament play. You may appeal your rating if you don't agree with your assigned rating.

IFP Rating may be listed as "S" for self rating, "T" for Tournament rating and "A" for appealed rating. We advise players to use the official IFP rating when they enter skill rated tournaments in Canada and the USA. If you have already registered for an upcoming skill rated tournament, it is your responsibility to inform the Tournament Director of your skill rating change.

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