Padel Rating System

Padel coach with player

What is Padel rating system?

The Padel Ratings System, a standardized scale, is designed to unify the approach to categorizing amateur and professional padel players.

With various rating systems used by clubs, the adoption of a consistent numeric scale across the UK, similar to the popular system in Spain (ranging from 1.00 to 7.00), streamlines player categorization.

By becoming a member of the Padel Association, players can obtain their official rating from a certified padel coach at a local affiliated club.

This rating, linked to their membership number, enables members to easily find and arrange matches with other players of comparable skill levels at their chosen clubs. This system simplifies the process of finding appropriate opponents and promotes a cohesive padel community.

C1.0This player is a novice, lacking any prior experience in Padel.
C2.0At this level, the player maintains consistency but operates at a low pace.
C2.5While exhibiting consistency at a moderate pace, this player struggles with shot direction.
C3.0This player is developing confidence at a moderate pace and sustaining consistency.
B3.5This player has control and pace. Previous raquet skills generally fall into this category.
B4.0Possesses experience in constructing Padel points, showcasing a consistent playing style.
B4.5This player is resourceful - Executing winners and the ability to force errors.
B5.0Holds experience in competing at the tournament level.
A5.5Recognized as a top national player, consistently participating in high-level tournaments.
A6.0A semi-professional player with a World ranking outside the top 250.
A6.5Attains the status of a professional player, ranked within the World's top 250.
A7.0Achieves the level of a professional player ranked within the World's top 100.

Key Components of the Padel Ranking System

 The padel ranking system is an essential tool for all padel players, offering a clear framework to gauge skill levels. It uses a numeric scale, typically ranging from beginner levels to advanced, enabling players to find appropriate opponents and track their progress.

How Rankings Are Determined?

Rankings are based on a player’s performance in matches and tournaments. This system considers various factors, including the level of opponents and the outcomes of games, ensuring a fair assessment of each player’s abilities.

Benefits of the Ranking System

The ranking system helps in:

  • Matching Skill Levels: Ensuring players compete against similarly skilled opponents.
  • Tracking Progress: Allowing players to see their improvement over time.
  • Tournament Seeding: Assisting in organizing balanced and competitive matches.

Using the Ranking for Game Arrangements

Players can use their rankings to find and arrange games with others at their skill level, enhancing both competition and enjoyment of the sport.

Staying Updated

Regularly check your ranking and stay informed about any changes or updates in the system, as this can affect your game planning and tournament participation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Padel Rating is a system used to assess the skill level and performance of padel players. It provides a numerical or letter grade representation of a player’s ability, allowing them to gauge their proficiency and compete against opponents of similar skill levels.

The categories in padel can vary depending on the specific rating system used. However, they generally include different skill levels or divisions based on player experience and performance. The categories are designed to ensure fair competition and match players with opponents of comparable abilities.

The exact definition of Level 4 in padel may vary depending on the rating system or organization. Generally, Level 4 indicates a solid intermediate skill level. Players at this level typically possess good control over their shots, demonstrate consistent technique, and have a good understanding of the game’s strategies.

To determine your level in padel, you can participate in tournaments or leagues that utilize the rating system. By playing against opponents and recording match results, the system will evaluate your performance and assign you a corresponding rating or category. Additionally, you can consult with padel instructors or coaches who can assess your skills and provide guidance on your current level.

 The exact calculation method can vary depending on the rating system in use.

Typically, the rating is influenced by factors such as match results, opponents’ ratings, and the competitiveness of the matches played. The rating system analyzes this data to determine a player’s skill level and assigns a corresponding rating.


 Yes, your Padel Rating can change based on your performance in matches. If you consistently perform well against higher-rated opponents, your rating may increase. Conversely, if you struggle against lower-rated opponents, your rating may decrease. Regular participation in tournaments and matches allows for potential rating adjustments based on your results.


 A high Padel Rating indicates a higher level of skill and performance. It suggests that you have consistently performed well against strong opponents and have achieved success in competitive play. A higher rating often grants access to more challenging tournaments and opportunities to compete against top-level players.


 To improve your Padel Rating, focus on consistently performing well in matches against opponents with higher ratings. By challenging yourself and striving for victories against tougher opponents, you can demonstrate your ability to compete at a higher level. Continued practice, training, and seeking guidance from coaches or experienced players can also contribute to skill development and potential rating improvements.


No, the Padel Rating System may differ slightly between organizations or regions. While the core principles and objectives of assessing player skill remain the same, specific rating calculations and scales can vary. It’s important to refer to the guidelines and rules of the particular rating system being utilized to understand how ratings are determined and interpreted.