What Level Am I?
QCPC Player Development offers drill classes for skill levels 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0/4.5 with the goal of helping the player improve their skills to assist in their play or to advance to the next skill level. How do I know which session to attend?
2.0 – The player has completed beginner lessons where they were taught basic pickleball skills.
2.5 – The player has a 2.5 rating or participated in Quail Creek 2.0 drills with a recommendation to advance to the 2.5 level or the player has several months experience playing with advanced beginners. The 2.5 level instructors expect all students to know how to dink, drop, serve deep, return deep, volley and lob. If a player is not familiar with these skills, they will be asked to attend 2.0 lessons to receive further training to form good technique for the foundation of their game.
3.0 – The player has a 3.0 rating (USAP, IPTPA or other club rating) or has attended 2.5 drills with the recommendation to advance to 3.0 drill. The instructors expect all students to be able to dink in a sustained rally, drop from transition and baseline, serve and return deep, execute a punch volley, an offensive lob, and an overhead smash. The player must also to be able to move around the court in a balanced and safe manner. If a player is not able to learn the skills during a session, they will be asked to attend 2.5 to improve their skills.
3.5 – The player has a 3.5 rating (USAP, IPTPA) or has attended 3.0 drills with a recommendation to advance to 3.5 drills.
4.0 – The player has a USAP or IPTPA 4.0 or higher rating and/or is playing at a 4.0 level determined through a QC evaluation of play.