MTSC and DUPR
All players should agree before the game if the match will count towards their DUPR, or if they want to play casually. If the game was casual, your DUPR rating will not be affected.
Record your teams and scores and email email@example.com.
Events hosted by MTSC will be labeled as a DUPR event. However, there will be many events that will not count towards DUPR.
After you’ve secured a group of 4-6 people, you can make a reservation on CourtReserve for ‘DUPR Session’. You must include all the participant’s names in this reservation. We encourage you to play a round-robin style session, however it isn’t required. Record your teams and scores and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, they are not connected. If you want to adjust your CourtReserve rating to reflect your DUPR rating, please contact the Director of Pickleball.
Understanding DUPR Rating System
The Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating (DUPR) is a revolutionary global rating system, offering unparalleled accuracy. It evaluates all pickleball players on a uniform scale from 2.00 to 8.00, taking into account age, gender, location, and skill level, solely based on match outcomes.
That’s okay! You can still have a provisional rating (shown with an asterisk*) and once you or the other players play against someone who does have a DUPR, you will become reliably rated (usually after 5-10 matches). This is called “connectivity” and it’s a beautiful thing.
DUPR ratings are accessible and free for everyone. After 5-10 matches, you’ll receive a provisional rating. Check if you have a rating by visiting mydupr.com or through their iOS and Android apps.
The DUPR system utilizes a modified Elo algorithm, analyzing your last 30 (singles) or 60 (doubles) matches. It factors in points won, match outcome, and match type, including league matches and various tournament results.
Competitive matches are most likely to occur within a team differential of .25. The traditional .50 bracketing is too large for competitiveness to occur. For example, a 4.25 team would be more likely to have a competitive, level-based match against a 4.00 or 4.50 team, but would not against a 3.75 or 4.75 team. To ensure fair and fun play, keep opponents within a .25 skill differential.
DUPR stands out as the only global pickleball rating system that includes all player results on a universal scale. It is more accurate and incorporates a Reliability Score to promote fair play and prevent sandbagging.
Yes, DUPR places more weight on recent matches using a half-life calculation to ensure current performance is accurately reflected.
Half-life in DUPR is based on exponential decay, requiring players to have a certain number of recent matches to maintain a fully reliable rating.
Players have one DUPR rating each for doubles and singles, ensuring simplicity and clarity in tracking performance.
Your DUPR rating includes all your pickleball results, regardless of event type or location. For missing results or to include club matches, contact email@example.com.
DUPR collaborates with clubs, associations, tournament organizers, and individual players for comprehensive result gathering.
Playing against unrated players still contributes to your provisional rating, which becomes more reliable as you or they play more matches within the DUPR network.
Your DUPR becomes reliable based on your connectivity to other players in the DUPR system and the recency of your results. You may have many results and ample connectivity, but very low recency (indicated by a half-life < 3.0), which would downgrade your rating to “Provisional” status. Conversely, you may have many recent matches but poor connectivity to other DUPR rated players, which would also lead to a Provisional status.
The algorithm has an EV (expected value) of performance in every match that you play. In a certain match, if the EV is that you win 11-5, 11-5 but you win 11-9, 11-9, it’s conceivable that your DUPR may go down. However, DUPR also looks at the performance of all players in the pool. For example, if the opponent against whom you just won 11-9, 11-9 performs equally well if not better in their subsequent matches, consistently beating the algorithm’s EV, their DUPR will increase but yours may not be as affected. Your opponent is obviously improving, and the algorithm “sees” that.
Yes, your DUPR can change based on the performance of players you’ve previously competed against, as the system continually updates based on the broader player pool’s activities.
A player must score at least six points in a match for it to count towards their DUPR rating.
Matches with significant rating disparities between partners or opponents, or where neither side scores six points, are excluded from the rating.
The DUPR Reliability Score is a unique feature that increases based on various factors like the diversity of opponents and participation in certified events.
For match deletion, validated matches require opponent confirmation, while pending matches can be deleted in-app. Tournament match issues should be resolved with the organizer.
DUPR updates ratings weekly, with plans to return to instantaneous updates soon.
Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dupr/id1567932355
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gg.dupr&hl=en_US&gl=US