United Pickleball Association logo alongside the DUPR logo.
It's a milestone deal for pickleball. UPA

Pickleball Inc., UPA announce DUPR as official rating system across all properties and competitions

DALLAS, TX - In a milestone deal, Pickleball Inc. and the United Pickleball Association (UPA), the parent company of Major League Pickleball (MLP) and The Professional Pickleball Association (PPA Tour), and DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) today announce a strategic partnership to provide pickleball players with a best-in-class experience when engaging in pickleball play, including tournaments, leagues, club and recreational play.

This partnership unites the pickleball play industry leaders to deliver the following:

- UPA has designated DUPR as the official rating across its properties and competitions. DUPR elected to align with UPA due to the organization’s gold-standard competition entities and unmatched global audience of pickleball enthusiasts. 

- Pickleball Inc., will adopt DUPR as the exclusive rating provider for its leading software and technology, including Pickleball Brackets, Pickleball Tournaments, and Pickleball.com’s club, league and ladder software. 

- DUPR will exclusively utilize Pickleball Inc.’s Pickleball Play Solutions to run DUPR-owned events and will benefit from Pickleball Inc.’s reach and powerful technology to receive the most comprehensive competitive player match data in pickleball.

“DUPR has established itself as the standard for player ratings in pickleball, and we are excited to move forward as industry leaders together,” said Connor Pardoe, CEO of Pickleball Inc. and Founder and CEO of the PPA Tour. “Integrating DUPR ratings across our properties will enhance our industry leading pickleball play software solutions, as well as competitive, pro and amateur events.”