USPA and World Padel Rating Begin A Game-Changing Partnership

July 9, 2024

In a major development for padel in the United States, the United States Padel Association (USPA) has announced a strategic partnership with World Padel Rating (WPR), formerly known as RedPADEL Rating. Effective immediately, USPA will integrate the WPR-powered tournament management system into all USPA-sanctioned events on the Nox USPA Circuit. This partnership also makes WPR the official rating platform for the USPA.

World Padel Rating, launched in December 2022 as RedPADEL Rating, aims to enhance level-based play by providing a comprehensive and accurate rating system for players. The rating system, which ranges from 0 to 21, supports accurate matchups across all levels, from beginners to top-tier professionals, and tracks the confidence levels for each player’s rating.

Martin Sweeney, President of the USPA, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership: “Competitive play drives participation, and we are thrilled to offer this amazing platform to our members and clubs across the USA. The integration of World Padel Rating and the tournament management software powered by RedPADEL will create more opportunities for players at every level. We are confident that this will significantly enhance play across the country at every level.”

Charles Messow, CEO of World Padel Rating, highlighted the significance of this collaboration in one of the sport’s fastest-growing markets. “We are delighted to partner with the United States Padel Association. This collaboration aligns with our vision to connect with padel communities across the USA and globally. Given that RedPADEL Rating is now used by a majority of players from countries in the Americas, we felt it was the appropriate time to rebrand to World Padel Rating and allow us to further serve the global padel community.”

Adoption of World Padel Rating: USPA will use World Padel Rating as the official rating system.

Tournament Management System: All USPA-sanctioned events will be managed through the RedPADEL powered TMS.

Phased Integration: Full integration by the end of 2024, with ongoing support for clubs and players.

Member Benefits: All USPA members will now have access to full ratings visibility and statistics.

The phased roll-out of this partnership will ensure full integration by the end of 2024. All RedPADEL events in the USA will transition under the USPA umbrella, making all sanctioned events count towards USPA ranking points. This strategic move is set to benefit the padel community by providing a more structured and competitive environment.

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