DUPR (rhymes with “super”) stands for Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating and was developed in 2021 by Steve Kuhn, founder of Major League Pickleball (MLP). DUPR aims to be the most accurate, global rating system in pickleball.
How does it work?
All players, regardless of their age, gender, location or skill are rated on the same scale between 2.000-8.000 based on their match results.
Those accustomed to the conventional rating system, with ratings ranging from 2.5 to 5.0, will find their DUPR rating fits within that scale, while at the top end, the professional ratings are expanded above 5.000 up to 8.000. Ben Johns, the current No. 1 player, is rated 7.131.
DUPR is an algorithm that uses a player’s last 30 singles or 60 doubles eligible matches. The algorithm considers three factors:
DUPR is free and anyone can get rated. One match result is all it takes to acquire a DUPR rating. Even if four players who are all unrated play and post a score, if just one of those four players subsequently plays any rated player, all four players will become retroactively rated. This is what DUPR developers call “connectivity.”