About Us

About Us

Our mission is to render accurate, objective, and timely pickleball player and team ratings from tournament and match results for as many pickleball players around the world as possible.

PickleballRatings.com was created in 2015 by Kevin Richards and Brian Hendrickson, both residents of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region. They decided to tackle the pickleball ratings conundrum after Kevin interviewed, on camera, fellow Columbia River Pickleball Club member Paul Porch about his ideas on moving to a more dynamic and accurate ratings system. While editing that video in early September of 2015, it dawned on Kevin that his friend Brian had the programming expertise to possibly bring this vision to fruition. Over the course of the next five weeks, they went to work on trying to create the system as Paul and another CRPC member (not to mention pickleball legacy figure) Steve Paranto described it in their respective YouTube videos. They next reached out to Greg Thompson and Melissa McCurley at pickleballtournaments.com and an informal partnership was struck, which allowed for access to the historical data from past tournaments.

In the spring of 2016, they formed Grantstone Ventures LLC with the larger vision of creating multiple solutions that use cutting edge technology to improve the sporting experience.  

Grantstone advisers and contributors include Sam Holloway, Matt Blaine, and Carl Schmits.  

Kevin Richards: Founder & Community Relations, Kevin@pickleballratings.com

Brian Hendrickson: Founder & Ratings Scientist, Brian@pickleballratings.com

General inquiries - info@pickleballratings.com