Currently, only new members to TPC that want to participate in Ladder play or current TPC Ladder participants looking to move up a ladder, need to be rated. Round Robins and Skill Level Drop In play require you to declare a self-rating utilizing the self-rating guidelines provided in the Pickleball Skill Level Definitions page of this website.
Open Play participation does not require a rating.
Members are required to participate in Round Robin and Skill Level Drop In play at their commensurate level and may not participate in multiple levels. The TPC goal is to match like abilities/skill sets amongst players to ensure a competitive environment.
The TPC rating process is based on the USAPA/IPTPA assessment process and performed by an IPTPA certified instructor. Players are asked to perform a series of drills and are observed in live action play. Each rating level has a series of skills that need to be exhibited to demonstrate the ability to compete with like competitors. You can access rating sheets on the USAPA and IPTPA websites.
If you would like to join a rating session, please contact the TPC Ladder Manager. A small rating fee is assessed to offset the cost of the IPTPA professional.