Pickleball518 + DUPR FAQ
What is DUPR?
The Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating is a system for rating pickleball players skill level. DUPR calls it “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.”
Why does it matter?
Accurate player ratings assure that players who enter tournaments at a specific skill category truly play at that level, which leads to more competitive and fair games.
Do I have to use DUPR?
No. DUPR is optional. Some social players may choose to use it, while other have no need for it.
Is DUPR free?
Yes. DUPR profiles are free and there is no cost to submit a score.
How does DUPR make money?
If event organizers use DUPR’s proprietary tournament software to run an event, DUPR collects 10 percent of the registration fees. However, event organizers may use other tournament software and submit the scores to DUPR at no cost.
Can anyone submit a game score to DUPR?
Yes. You do not have to be a member of a club or be playing an official club game to submit a score. Recreational and open play games can be submitted to DUPR. However, all players who participate in the game must have DUPR profiles, and all players should agree to submit the game score before the game begins. 🙂 When players self-report game scores, DUPR will send an email to the opponents asking them to verify the score.
How is DUPR different than UTPR?
UTPR is the rating system used by USA Pickleball. UTPR is only available to players who are USA Pickleball members and who play in tournaments. DUPR is available to anyone. Players can enter their game scores into the DUPR system, whether it is a tournament, league, club, open play or recreational match.
The UTPR calculates player ratings based on wins and losses. The DUPR algorithm factors in the game score, so players that lose a match 11-9 would be weighted differently that players who lose 11-0.
How are DUPR self-reported scores different than club-reported game scores?
Because the club scores are submitted by club directors, DUPR weighs these matches 5 times more than self-reported scores. The extra weight allows players to advance to a reliable skill rating in 5 to 10 games rather than a dozen or so self-reported games.
Also, club reported scores do not need to be validated by the player’s opponent.
Why does my DUPR profile say NR?
NR means “Not rated.” It likely means that no match scores have been submitted yet.
Why is there an asterisk next to my rating in DUPR?
The asterisk means that your rating is “provisional.” When you submit more games scores, your rating will become more accurate and the asterisk will be removed by DUPR.
Will tournaments that use Pickleball Brackets or Pickleball Tournaments software automatically be submitted to DUPR?
Yes… eventually. As of February 2023, DUPR is still working on the syncing its database with tournament results from both software systems, which are now all under the Pickleball.com umbrella.