Learning resources for
Summit County pickleball players
Rules of Pickleball
Player Rating System
Pickleball’s worldwide governing body, the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP), has created ratings to group players by ability level, thus enabling us to compete in tournaments or leagues with other players of similar ability. Knowing one’s rating improves a player’s chances of having more competitive and fun matches.
Click on the boxes below to get an idea of your likely rating. Then ask an experienced player to share his or her thoughts. For even more detail, peruse the USAPA Player Skill Ratings Definitions.
NVZ = no-volley zone, also known as “the kitchen.”
Resources for Learning and Growing in the Game
Pickleball is easy to pick up but very challenging to master. That’s what makes it fun.