Subcommittee established to examine potential ratings system for USAPA
Author: Chris Thomas, USAPA Ratings Chair
In the inaugural edition of the Pickleball Magazine in January, 2016, there were two brief articles on the subject of a new rating system. My purpose here is to bring the USAPA members up to date on recent progress and next steps.
The New System Ratings Subcommittee is composed of: Chris Thomas, Mike Stahl, Steve Paranto, Paul Porch, Linda Einsiedler, Ford Roberson, David Zapatka and Mark Friedenberg. This subcommittee is charged with developing the initial system requirements for an automated, computer-based system. The system would objectively rate sanctioned tournament players on the basis of their actual match scores against similar rated players.