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November 30, 2009 11:54 AM

USTA League 2009 Year End Ratings

USTA League 2009 Year End Ratings

Notice of Important Changes

The  year end 2009 NTRP ratings will reflect a nationwide movement in which a higher percentage of players will move upward this year. This reflects the concerns of the National Oversight Group, the Observers (Verifiers), charged with protecting the integrity of our NTRP levels as defined below. It was also the clear consensus of many others including staff, volunteers, team captains and players that the system is in need of adjustment as too many players were above the NTRP level they were playing at. Additionally, the same issue was noted through player concerns raised in survey work. A growing disconnect was seen between the standards used in the Self Rating guidelines and the actual characteristics of players on court at various levels, along with players who had been allowed for many years to appeal their year end ratings downward.

Of the 300,000 league players nationally, more than 90,000 will be seeing movement in their NTRP rating that should coincide with their appropriate skills. With almost a third of the players seeing movement, please know that if you are in this group, you will not be alone. We recognize that there may be initial concerns and questions, but we believe rating adjustments are necessary to protect the integrity of the NTRP and insure that the vast majority of all league players will have competitive matches.

USTA League 2009 Year End Ratings have been published to TennisLink. Click here to find your rating.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact leagues@usta.com.

The table below shows the movement of players up and down from their previous rating levels. Players will continue to have compatible and competitive matches, although many will now be playing at a different level.

Players will also find that there will be far less ability to appeal NTRP ratings successfully based on current appeal guidelines.

This table shows a broad overview of the movement of players at 2009 year end.

Level at Start of Year

Total Players

Players Moving Up

No Change

Players Moving Down

2.5

19,352

9,762

9,590

0

3

82,803

35,133

45,067

2,603

3.5

121,270

36,381

83,456

1,433

4

66,717

11,200

54,250

1,267

4.5

18,605

1,333

16,307

965

5

2,698

128

2,135

435

5.5

143

1

64

78

 
 
 
Medical appeals are done through the USTA KY office. If you need a form please contact Jerry Groce at 606-329-2245.

 

 

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