What Level Are You?

International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Rating Descriptions

The IFP Rating System has been created to help describe differences in the various skill levels.

We recommend you visit the Pickleball Canada website at this URL address for more details.


NOTE – Rating Types:

There are three types of ratings in Pickleball:

Self Rating, which has an “S” designation on the Pickleball Canada/USAPA/IFP Ratings Website. Any unrated player may Self Rate. The Pickleball Ratings Chair recommends that you use the Pickleball Canada Skill Level Guidelines outlined below when doing so. These Guidelines were updated by the Ratings Chair in 2016 and are in line with current tournament play.

Club Rating, which has a “C” designation and appears on the Pickleball Canada  website under your profile. Any pickleball club may assign Club Ratings to their members. We urge Club Raters to use the current Pickleball Canada Skill Level Guidelines when rating club members.

Tournament Rating, which has a “T” designation. Tournament Ratings may be achieved based on merit in sanctioned tournaments. Tournament Ratings are determined by the Ratings Chair depending on the player’s success against other rated players. The bracket must also have depth ie. a significant number of players. Sometimes it may take participation in more than one tournament to establish a player’s rating. A Tournament Rating may also be assigned by the Ratings Chair following a Skill Level Assessment by a Pickleball Canada recognized Rater.