FAQ: Pickleball

Why is UTR Sports adding pickleball?

UTR Sports communities want to organize and play pickleball. UTR Sports is excited to begin the next chapter by bringing a new pickleball rating and technology solutions to support our communities.

What is the UTR Pickleball Rating (UTR-P)?

The UTR Pickleball Rating (UTR-P) is a categorical rating for pickleball players who want to play casually or compete in pickleball tournaments. The UTR-P rating is determined by self-reported questions during registration/onboarding and places players into four categories ranging from P1 to P5.

UTR-P Rating Levels

  • P1 - Beginner Player
  • P2 - Social/Casual Player
  • P3 - Intermediate Player
  • P4 - Advanced Player
  • P5 - Advanced Player

I’m a competitive tennis player, but I’m just starting in pickleball. Will I be rated as a beginner?

If we have a known UTR rating, we will use that information to accurately place you in a UTR-P category (P1-P5) at the time of rating calculation. After a few matches, this converts to a number rating (1-10).

How do I get a UTR-P Rating if I am new to UTR Sports?

Go to UTRSports.net. If you are a new player, create your UTR Sports account and make a new profile. You’ll be able to self-rate by selecting the pickleball sport type and following the registration flow.

How do I get a UTR-P Rating if I have an existing player profile on UTR Sports?

If you have an existing player profile on UTR Sports, go to your player profile page or home feed and select “Get Rated” underneath the “UTR-P” rating section. This will take you through the UTR-P Rating self-rating questionnaire.

How do I find and play Pickleball events?

Go to UTRSports.net and then in the top search bar select “Pickleball”. Once on the event search page, in the top left you will see a new “Sport” filter where you can specify whether you are looking for events that are tennis, pickleball, or both. 

You will also see on the event cards either a pickleball or tennis sport type label which will let you know whether that event is a pickleball or tennis event.

Lastly, if you’d like to further customize your event search and home feed to either show or hide nearby pickleball events, you can do so by going into your account “Settings” where you can toggle pickleball and tennis on or off to customize your event results.

Am I restricted to playing in pickleball events that are only for the UTR-P Rating level?

It depends on the event. Organizers on the platform will have the option to recommend a particular UTR-P Rating level for players; however, they can also leave events open to all players or a range of players. We always recommend reaching out to the event organizer if you have any questions on the recommended rating level for an event! 

I have a UTR-P Rating, but it is not displaying on my profile, how can I change this?

On your player profile, select “Edit Profile” and go to the “Your ratings” section. You will then see the option to either check on or off the “Display my UTR-P (pickleball)” rating on your player profile and home feed.

If your UTR-P Rating display checkbox is selected and you are still not seeing your UTR-P Rating, please reach out to our support team at support@utrsports.com.

I am not interested in having a pickleball rating, can I remove it from my profile? 

Yes. On your player profile, select “Edit Profile” and go to the “Your ratings” section. You will then see the option to either check on or off the “Display my UTR-P (pickleball)” rating on your player profile and home feed.

If de-selected, you will no longer see the option to “Get Rated” for a UTR-P pickleball rating or the UTR-P rating you may have already received from the “Get Rated" questionnaire. If you change your mind and would like to later turn it back on, you can always do that too! 

Note: You cannot deselect your “Display my UTR (tennis)” rating if you have any results recorded. 

Have more questions? Please email support@utrsports.com.

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