IMPORTANT:  The Bend Pickleball Membership rankings coverage has been modified.  If you’re contemplating a ranking analysis now or sooner or later, it is best to learn the next rigorously.  

The Worldwide Pickleball Instructing Skilled Affiliation (IPTPA) has been working to determine a ranking program that can result in extra standardized rankings practices for gamers who would not have or search a USAPA ranking.  IPTPA has established Rater certification standards and a Three half ability evaluation protocol that every Licensed Score Specialist (CRS) will observe in establishing a ranking for a given participant. You possibly can go to the IPTPA web site at for incessantly requested questions on the brand new ranking system, ability stage descriptions, and check necessities.

Bend Pickleball Membership is now a member of IPTPA and has adopted the IPTPA ranking course of as a substitute for a USAPA ranking. Aside from preliminary self-ratings and transitions from to 2.5, all future rankings modifications will probably be completed by way of USAPA match rankings or the IPTPA course of. Please be aware that every one current BPC rankings will stay in impact till a participant has a ranking modified by the USAPA or by way of the IPTPA course of.

The IPTPA course of will start with participant registration of their program. THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR A RATING SESSION! The participant registers on the IPTPA web site and pays a $15 price to IPTPA for entry to the ranking program and a Three-year membership/itemizing on the IPTPA web site. (BPC members will obtain a $15 low cost subsequent time they renew their annual BPC membership.)  This leads to  ZERO price to BPC members for becoming a member of IPTPA.

After signing up in your rankings card you may be eligible to schedule a ranking session with any licensed rater. There are 13 IPTPA lecturers in Oregon, however not all of them are CRS at the moment. Finally there will probably be over 100 CRS within the nation to select from. At the moment Lisa Palcic, Lee Whitwell and Lou Bayol are those within the space with extra visiting licensed raters coming to Bend all through the summer season.

The participant pays a $25 price to the CRS for the ranking session. The rater studies the ranking again to IPTPA and the participant is issued an identification card with ranking data. The ranking is posted on the IPTPA web site, and the participant is knowledgeable that match play ought to be performed on the IPTPA ranking stage. Gamers who’re signed up for a match have the choice to maneuver up instantly or can stay on the earlier ability stage for a most of 90 days. Gamers could attend extra ranking periods inside the Three-year IPTPA membership with out paying a further membership price, though the participant must pay a further ranking price to the CRS.

  • A few of the advantages we see to this program are:
  • Extra raters and ranking alternatives will probably be out there to membership members.
  • Extra constant utility of ranking requirements by CRS.
  • Particular person participant rankings ought to be much less subjective.
  • Gamers can check at any stage for the ranking they assume they need to have.
  • As extra golf equipment develop into concerned, match rankings will develop into extra verifiable.
  • Gamers can convey their IPTPA ranking to any membership.
  • Eliminates want for “Membership” ranking and administration of membership ranking course of.

We imagine this variation to the BPC rankings course of will enhance the standard of play in any respect ability ranges.

BPC Rankings Committee