SPA is adopting International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) rating standard.
Player ratings are used to group players by ability levels so that players can compete in tournaments 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 SPA tournaments, all players will be self rated and it is subject to the Tournament Director’s approval.
IFP Rating Descriptions
The IFP Rating System has been created to help describe differences in the various skill levels.
Information adopted from: