APP UTR Sports Pickleball Leagues

Find pickleball near you

Association of Pickleball Players, or APP, UTR Sports Pickleball Leagues offer athletes of all ages and abilities the opportunity to form teams and compete head-to-head in their local communities for the opportunity to be crowned National Champions. Divisions include competition for men’s, women’s and mixed teams among various age divisions and skill levels.

LEARN MORE

Play APP Next Gen II

  • The APP Next Gen II offers a world-class tournament experience exclusively for pickleball players 23 and younger. Start your pickleball journey today!
  • Players will compete each day in two events – gender doubles and gender singles – collecting points for each win.
  • The Top 4 Female & Top 4 Male winners will split the $3K prize fund and be awarded wildcard entry into the November 2024 APP Next Gen $15K event in Grapevine, Texas.
  • Players will be ranked at the end of each event and collect APP Next Gen RANKING Points for a 52-week rolling ranking system. Two summer events plus the December 2024 APP Next Gen $15K – (Next Gen & Next Gen II Combined with no selection process) to be held at The Fort, the APP headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
 

NEXT GENERATION OF PICKLEBALL STARS

COMPETE IN APP NEXT GEN SERIES

The APP Next Gen Series is the first of its kind, geared towards developing champions in the hearts of young adult men and women pickleball players. Its mission is to create a platform for top American pickleball players to compete and receive coaching and education from National Team Head Coaches, preparing them to represent the U.S. in future international and APP Tour professional competitions.

REGISTER NOW
Content List image Left

TRAIN AT APP CAMPS

2 camps in 2024

  • The APP is running two APP Next Gen High Performance Summer Camps in 2024: Oklahoma City, OK June 27-30 and Overland Park, KS August 1-4.
  • The camps are led by APP Next Gen U.S. National Team Director, Ken Herrmann and Head Coaches Lee Whitwell and Chad Edwards.
  • This is a unique opportunity to learn how to take your game to the pro level from three world-class pickleball experts.
  • The camps are designed for junior players from around the world, ages 10 -18. Whether you’re a newcomer to pickleball, or a highly-ranked and rated player looking for more intense competition, the APP has the program for you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT APP & UTR SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

JOIN UTR SPORTS
In Three Easy Steps

  • DOWNLOAD APP

  • CREATE PROFILE & GET RATED FOR FREE

  • CREATE GROUPS & FIND PLAY

NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY!

DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY

It’s easier than ever to enjoy more tennis and pickleball and connect with players near you on the UTR Sports app.

App Store Google Pay

FAQS About APP & UTR SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

FAQS About APP & UTR SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

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

Equipped with over a decade of expertise as the creator of the gold-standard UTR Rating for tennis, UTR Sports offers the most accurate and reliable global rating for pickleball. 

The UTR-P is designed to rate every kind of player, whether you're just swinging your first paddle or smashing your way through pro-level tournaments. The UTR Pickleball Rating (UTR-P) includes both provisional and numerical ratings for singles and doubles players. 

Players without match results logged will receive a provisional rating (P1-P5) based on a questionnaire. After a few matches, the rating automatically converts to a reliable decimal rating on a scale of 1 - 10.0 (from beginner to expert/pro).

Read more about the UTR Pickleball Rating.

How does the UTR-P Rating scale work?

1 = Beginner: New to the game with minimal racquet sports experience (provisional rating equivalent of P1)

2 = Social/Casual: Plays on occasion for fun and can maintain rallies (provisional rating equivalent of P2)

3 = Intermediate: Has a solid understanding of basics and strategic knowledge with an interest in competitive play (provisional rating equivalent of P3)

4.0-4.9 = Advanced: Consistent shot maker who can compete in advanced-level tournaments (provisional rating equivalent of P4)

5.0-10.0 = Expert/Pro: Master of all shots and strategies who participates at the highest levels of competition (provisional rating equivalent of P5)

The algorithm counts singles, doubles, verified, and unverified ratings separately and it changes dynamically to keep your rating as accurate as possible.

Read more about the UTR Pickleball Rating.

What matches count towards the UTR-P Rating, and what is verified vs. unverified?

Results are either verified and unverified scores depending on whether the match or tournament was organized and played according to our verified rules or was a player organized/social/recreational for which scores are unverified. 

All USA Pickleball-owned events, all APP events, and all UTR Sports events are included in verified events. The algorithm takes into account at least a year of results or the past 60 games. 

A verified UTR-P Rating that is fully reliable is indicated by a checkmark badge on a player’s profile. The reliability indicator means the UTR-P algorithm is highly accurate for this player. Ratings will dynamically move up and down as new results are factored in.

Read more about the UTR Pickleball Rating.

Have more questions about APP & UTR Sports partnership?

Find more FAQs at the UTR Pickleball Rating page.