Custom Ranking System
The ranking system is the heart and soul of MyRPL. It's a system based on a player’s power ranking. Your power ranking is basically your skill ranking which is determined by three factors.
League and National Rankings
Each league has its own league rankings available on it's MyRPL home page. These rankings are the back bone of the the ladder league. The league's rankings consists of your power rankings + your bonus points – your penalty points. They are also available for printing and can be posted at your local clubs. This is a great way to advertise your league so that other players can join. MyRPL also has national rankings which averages out all of your power rankings and total points from each of the different leagues that you are a member. These national rankings determine your standing amongst all RPL players, and not just those in your league.
Not only does MyRPL score and rank singles matches but it also can handle Cut Throat Matches.
Create RPL Leagues:
Create your very own RPL league for your local club. The commissioner, the player who created the league, has control over the following league settings:
Search for Leagues
All RPL members have the ability to search for leagues all across the world. You have the options to search for leagues based on skill level, gender, league type, league name, country, state, and city. RPL members are allowed to join as many as five active leagues at one time.
Search for Players
All RPL members have the ability to search for other RPL members. You have the options to search for members by name, gender, skill level, country, state, city, and power ranking. Use the filtering options to find the player that best fits your game.
Email Any RPL Member
MyRPL gives you the ability to email other members, not just those in your local league. If you know that you will be traveling to a certain area of the country and while you are there you decide to play some racquetball, use MyRPL’s search functions to find all RPL members in that area. Once you have found all RPL members in that area, you will be able to email those members to possibly set up a match. Email addresses are kept confidential from other members. MyRPL handles all of the emailing. When you receive and email from MyRPL, it will give you the member’s name and username who asked MyRPL to email you. If you want to email them back, just search for that member using their username to reply to the email they sent.
RPL members have total control of all of their account information. Keep your information up to date so other players can locate you to schedule matches or keep in contact with you. Each league that a member is a part of is kept under the My Leagues link of MyRPL. This is there so you can easily check on any of leagues that you are a part of without having to search for their leagues.
MyRPL allows you to view all of the match results including the match scores and point changes to the power rankings based on the match results. This allows you to get a better understanding of how the ranking formula works. MyRPL gives you the option to view the match results for your entire league, a player versus another player, or a player versus the all players in the league.
Game and Match Statistics
MyRPL tracks over 40 game and match statistics. These stats are available as soon as the match scores are input into your MyRPL league home page. Track your progress to see what areas of your game have improved or needs improvement.
League Home Pages
Each RPL league created has its very own MyRPL league home page. The league home page will be the central meeting point for your league's members. Everything that a member of the league needs and wants to know should be available on the league home page including the message boards, news boards, league settings, statistics, league leaders, match scheduler, match score input, power ranking history, league roster, match results, and most important of all the league rankings. The commissioner of the league runs this section of MyRPL, including the settings, message and news boards, and score inputs. Any questions that you may have about your league should be directed toward the commissioner. A member is allowed to join as many as five active leagues at one time.
Not only does MyRPL track statistics but it also tracks the leagues leaders in certain areas of concern. Some of the league leader stats tracked include: strength of scheduler, wins, winning percentage, highest power rank, most upsets given, matches played and straight set victories. Many more league leader stats are available and will become available as the membership to MyRPL grows.
League and General Message Boards
MyRPL has its own general message board along with each league having its own message board. Only members of a league are able to post messages on the league's message boards. Please keep the message board profanity free. The commissioner of each league has the ability to delete any message that they see unfit to be posted. The MyRPL admin (ME) has the right to ban users from posting messages to any message board if need be. Each MyRPL league has its own match scheduler so please refrain from using the message boards to schedule matches.
League and General News Boards
Every commissioner of a league has a news board that they should use post league news for other members to view. Only commissioners have permission to post to the news board. Commissioners are to use these news boards to inform players in the league of upcoming events and to keep the league members apprised of the league's current events.
Power Rank History
Your power rank, as mentioned above is your skill ranking. It does not include any bonus or penalty points. Each league gives you the ability to track your power rank. You have the option to track your power rank over a specified date range. Use the power rank history to see if your game has improved or needs improvement.
League Match Scheduler
Each league has its very own match scheduler. There is one issue that I discovered about racquetball. It is sometimes difficult to meet and play new individuals. The match scheduler should resolve this issue and more. If you know that you want to play a match on a certain day, use your MyRPL league's match scheduler to request a match. Select the date and time, play site, court, and even match type (Singles or Cut Throat). MyRPL will post the request for others to see. An email can be sent out to all the members of your league informing them that you have just posted a match request. Other members in your league can then login and view all of the matches scheduled. If you are unable to find a match that fits into your schedule after viewing other match request, post your own match request. Each racquetball club is different so make sure you call your local club to make sure that the times and courts are available before posting a match request. MyRPL does not feed into any local club's scheduling calendars or databases. The play site's phone number will be on the page where you schedule match requests.
Match Score Inputs
The match inputs are vital to keeping all other areas of MyRPL in balance. If the scores are not accurate, everything else in your league will be inaccurate. I advise the commissioners of each league to keep a close watch on the score inputs. Please report any suspicious activity to the MyRPL admin. The commissioner of each league has the ability to determine who inputs match scores as mentioned above. If the commissioner will soley input match scores, I suggest two ways of doing this.