Capital Area Pickleball Association
Serving Dane County Wisconsin

How Do I Figure Out My Pickleball Skill Rating?

5 Mar 2024 9:53 AM | Abigail Darwin

Do you want to know your pickleball skill level? We will discuss a couple of the simplest and most common ways for you to do that.

USA Pickleball – Self-Rating

The easiest way is to self-rate yourself. You can do this by going to USA Pickleball’s website and looking up what players of different skill ratings from 1.0 – 5.5+ can and cannot do and figuring out where you fall on the continuum.


Another easy and more accurate way to get a rating is to join Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating (DUPR). You will definitely want to get a DUPR account if you intend to play on any leagues or in tournaments, since many are requiring that you have a DUPR account so that they can enter scores into the system. You can create a free DUPR account by going to or by downloading the DUPR app onto your mobile device. Additional instructions are available below.

What is DUPR?

Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating is the most accurate and only global rating system in pickleball. All players, regardless of their age, gender, location, or skill are rated on the same scale between 2.00 - 8.00, based on their match results.

Who Can Have a DUPR Rating?

Anyone can have a DUPR rating! DUPR is free and strictly voluntary.

How Does a Player Get Rated on DUPR?

When a player first joins DUPR, it assumes the individual has a rating of 3.5. As that person plays more matches, their rating moves up or down, based on a complex algorithm that factors in things like wins, losses, the ratings of the opponents, and whether they won or lost games by the expected amount. As an individual plays more matches, their rating becomes more accurate. Any match can be recorded into DUPR, as long as all players agree that they want it to be recorded and someone in the group inputs the scores into the DUPR system.

To Sign Up for DUPR…

  • Go to
  • Check for your name under search players. If you are in the DUPR system, claim your account.
  • If you are not already in the DUPR system, find and click “sign up.”
  • Set up your account. It only takes a few minutes.
  • Once you have an account, scroll down on your home page to My Clubs. Click and browse for CAPA DUPR Club. Click and join our club.
  • Add the DUPR app to you cell phone, tablet, or computer.

How to Record Scores Into DUPR

Anybody can set up DUPR scoring matches. The key is that all players need to have DUPR accounts, and everyone must agree to have the match results recorded.

If a player doesn’t have a DUPR account, when recording scores, you can use the “add a player” feature to invite players to join DUPR. 

It’s easy to record matches. Click on “add a match,” and then enter players and scores. Then submit your entry. Your match will show up in your Match History.

Any DUPR player can enter scores of a match, but only matches that they played in. Once they do this, an email goes out to the opponents to validate that the information entered is correct. The match remains in “pending match results” until validation takes place.

That’s it! It’s that easy!

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