player ratings

NCBPC player ratings                        

The club has a process for determining club member playing levels, the group they subsequently slot into for WhatsApp™ ‘Shout-out’ games and tournament and league categories.

We assign the rating based on our knowledge of how well each player is doing. It relates to a player’s technical and physical ability compared with other players in the club

Please note that this is our own club rating system It is different from the Spanish SunPad rating and we do not have a written description of what each score represents.  We know it´s not perfect but it works for our club.

2 problematic scenarios…

  • a player feels that the group that they are in is too weak and they are not getting good games
  • a player feels that a new arrival in their group is not good enough to be there

We all want to play good quality, strong games to push ourselves to improve our game. Please remember that in order to play ‘strong games’ against better players there has to be willing opponents who are happy to play against or with a weaker player – and, yes, that will mean you sometimes!!  

As a club, we want to provide members with some great, challenging games but we also want to provide an environment where players can work on their game and improve their playing standard.  In order to do this, they might need help and support from stronger players. Everyone of us will be the strongest player at times and we would hope that whilst on court you are mindful of this and considerate to other players who may not play as well as you but will learn a lot from playing alongside or against you. 

Every one of us will be the weakest player sometimes!  Please don’t forget this!

Rating Committee

To determine members playing levels the club has set down a Rating Committee. The Committee consists of the following persons: Gary Clark, Josh Clark, Debra Simms, Annette Bech and Bent Bech.

Members are reviewed by the Rating Committee from time to time

The Committee will meet approximately every 4 months to see if any members need to be adjusted.

If a player wants his/her rating changes (up or down), please send a WhatsApp™ message to Gary, asking the committee to do a review. The committee will look at your request at their next meeting.

Committee members may also select players for review, either they have been observed to be playing a strong game for their current level, have won tournament or league games against players in a higher category, or perhaps they are not performing as well as their current level should. Players will be informed if they have been selected for review. 

The use of player rating scores for tournament and league entries

Tournament and league entries are based upon combined player rating scores i.e. a team score. For example, a team competing in Mens Cat 3 can have a combined score of up to 5.90.

Please see the Tournament Terms and Conditions page for the tournament combined rating bands.

Regarding the league, it is worth bearing in mind that some players may move categories during the months that the league runs so, when the league starts, they may be a Cat 3 but move up to a Cat 2 during the league season.

The use of player ratings for WhatsApp™ ‘Shout-out’ Groups

WhatsApp™ group namePlayer rating score required for group
Mens 1B3.60 +
Mens 2A3.40 – 3.90
Mens 23.00 – 3.50
Mens 2B2.80 – 3.20
Mens 32.50 – 2.90
Ladies 1B3.00 +
Ladies 2A2.80 +
Ladies 2B2.50 – 2.80
Ladies 32.10 – 2.50
Mixed 2AMinimum combined score of 6.20
Mixed 2B Maximum combined score of 6.20
Mixed 3Maximum combined score of 5.40