Skill Levels in Pickleball

As you begin to play Pickleball, you will hear players talk about the "level" of their play and the level of other players. Always be a good sport and only concern yourself with your own level of play.

A players Level of Play is defined by their competency on the court. 

Competency is comprised of the following components;





ball control

fast reflexes

good sportsmanship

and I am sure there are more.

Often, we use the descriptions Beginner, Recreational, Intermediate, Advanced and Competitive.

But when you enter tournaments or watch Pickleball on-line,

 the use of numerical descriptors are used; 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0,,,6.0+

Listed below are links to three great references to further explain Levels & Ratings:

Pickleball Ontario's - Whats My Rating

Pickleball Canada's - Whats My Rating

USAPA - Definition of Levels

Pickleball Skill Levels