The Heart of the Rockies - Chaffee County, Colorado
Skill Level Definitions
The following skill level sets are a guide for evaluating your own level and is meant to help you to determine how to sign up for tournaments and round robin challenges. They were developed using existing guidelines listed by the USAPA, IFP, and from input from other pickleball club websites, particularly the Bend, Oregon website. This is a work in progress, and constructive criticism is welcome.
The following lists each skill level from 2.0 to 4.0+. It also adds specific detail about skills required to be at a given level.
SKILL EXPECTATIONS FOR EACH LEVEL OF PLAY
Note: Above the 2.0 level, all levels should be able to demonstrate most of the skills for their level plus most of the skills from preceding levels. Thus a 2.5 level player, for example, demonstrates most skills in the 2.5 level list as well as most skills in the 2.0 level list, and so on.
Differences between 4.5 and 5.0 are subjective – but, generally, each of the points above is even more pronounced at the 5.0 level.
Peak to Peak Pickleball is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Salida, Colorado 81201