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GOPB Ratings

These policies are effective beginning June 1, 2020 and may be changed by the Ratings Committee with GOPB board approval.

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GREATER OKC PICKLEBALL CLUB RATING PROCEDURES FOR 2.5 TO 4.0

If you would like to be re-rated to a higher level based on the improvement of your pickleball skills, it is your responsibility to contact a club member currently on the ratings committee or a head/lead court monitor.

A 2.0 rating is where most of us begin.

2.5 rating can be earned by a member after the candidate’s play and knowledge of the basic rules has been assessed and reviewed by a head/lead court monitor or ratings committee member.  Taking 3 or more beginner lessons is another way to achieve this rating.  If the candidate meets the requirements of a 2.5 level player, the person doing the rating then needs to contact Mary Williams at (405) 202-5373 to have the member's rating updated on their gopb.club profile page.

3.0 rating can be earned by a member after the candidate’s play and knowledge of the basic rules has been assessed and reviewed by a head/lead court monitor or ratings committee member.  If the candidate meets the requirements of a 3.0 level player, the person doing the rating then needs to contact Mary Williams at (405) 202-5373 to have the member's rating updated on their gopb.club profile page.  When a GOPB member has advanced to a club 3.0 rating, it is recommended that they enter any future tournaments as a 3.0 or higher in any doubles competition.   If player fails to enter as a 3.0 or higher, that member could lose their higher club rating.

For the GOPB member who is currently a 3.0 Tournament or 3.0 Club Rated player wishes to achieve a club level 3.5

Achieving a club rating of 3.5 is a two-step process.  One must pass a written test on rules and pass a rating evaluation session.  The candidate should have an understanding and usage of all shots in a game.  Movement, strategy, communication and court position will be observed during a series of games.

The rule book can be downloaded here and a rules test taken HERE https://usapickleball.org/play/rules-tests/player-test/

·         1.    You must take the USAPA rules test for players and score 85% or greater (follow  the   link HERE OR)

o    o   Go to USAPA.org  Click on the Rules and Referees tab

o    o   Click on the Ratings Test tab

o    o   Select Player Test and begin

·         2.   Once you get your results, forward to Mary Williams at mtwilliams5@yahoo.com.  If you don’t get an 85% score you can take it again immediately.  YOU MUST GET AN 85% OR higher on this part of the evaluation before informing Will Williams about your intentions.

·         3.    Upon completion of the rules test and sending results to Mary Williams, you must inform Will Williams via email at wwilliams@designstoragesolutions.com that you would like to participate in the “ratings skill evaluation.” Several games will be played by all candidates and your skills will be assessed.   The time, date and place of this evaluation will be determined by those on the ratings committee.  By participating in this challenge, it will be determined if you have achieved the 3.5 club rating.  If you do not pass the skill evaluation, you can try again in 90 days.  The committee will let you know what skills need improvement.

·         4.    When a GOPB member has advanced to a club 3.5 rating, it is recommended that they enter any future tournaments as a 3.5 or higher in any doubles’ competition.   If player fails to enter at 3.5 or above, that member could lose their higher club rating.   This will also pertain to those individuals who tested and received a 3.5 club rating in 2019.

Achieving a 4.0+ rating

To have a 4.0+ rating, you must achieve this rating in USAPA tournament play only.  Any individual who advanced to a club 4.0+ level in the past will be recommended that they enter any future tournaments as a 4.0 or higher in any double’s competition.  If player fails to enter at their club rating or above, that member could lose their higher club rating.

ALL PLAYERS WHO HAVE A HIGHER CLUB RATING THAN USAPA RATING ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PLAY AT THE HIGHER RATING OR ABOVE.  THOSE WHO DON'T COULD LOSE THE HIGHER CLUB RATING AND BE MOVED TO THE LEVEL THEY CHOOSE TO PLAY IN TOURNAMENTS.

ALL USAPA TOURNAMENT PLAYERS MUST ENTER THEIR USAPA # ON THEIR GOPB PROFILE PAGE

 



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