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Top 500 National Ranking Procedure for 2014

 

2014 Top 500 NATIONAL RANKING

Top 500 Rankings for 2014-Men Updated 10.22.14

Top 500 Rankings for 2014-Women Updated 10.22.2014

DESCRIPTION OF USTA Top 500 NATIONAL RANKING
The USTA is requested by the ITF to send a National Ranking of the top players of the United States.  The USTA is only allowed to send a list comprised of 500 players.  These lists are used when players do not have an ATP or WTA Ranking for selection into ITF pro events where they run out of players with professional rankings.  (Usually this list is only used for the qualifying of lower level ITF circuit events).  They are also used for seeding of events in the United States.


The Rankings are a composite of  events, which include USTA Pro Circuit events, USTA Adult and Junior events, ITF Jr Events, US Open National Playoffs as well as Collegiate events. Listed below are the events included in the ranking and the points table based on the round reached. You may find that this list is often referred to as the "Top 500 List".

The USTA reserves the right to make changes to the tournaments used, rules of eligibility and the point structure at any time. The events currently being used for ranking are:

2015 Event List (See Attached)   2014 Event List (see Attached)   

Pro Circuit Events
All USTA Pro Circuit Men’s events 10K-100K
All USTA Pro Circuits Women’s events 10K-100K

Collegiate
3-ITA/NCAA Division I Championships (All-American, Indoor, NCAA Championship)

Adult Sectional Events
National Open Men’s/Women’s Events (Clay, Hard, Grass & Indoors)
Category 2 Open Event
US Open National Playoff Sectional and Finals Events
Adult Sectional Open Championships (Max 4 per section)
 
Junior
USTA National Championships Boys and Girls 18’s (Clay, National and Winter)
USTA National Championships Boys and Girls 16’s (Clay, National and Winter)
ITF Junior Events Grade I or higher that take place in United States

2013 POINTS TABLES
Event/Round Reached W F 3rd Place SF Qtrs 16 32 64 Q Rd 8 Q Rd 16 Q Rd 32 Q Rd 64 CW CF CSF C
QTRS
75K-100K USTA Pro Circuit Event 600 500   400 300 200 100   75 50            
50K USTA Pro Circuit Event 500 400   300 200 150 75   60 30            
25K USTA Pro Circuit Event 100 75   60 40 30 20   10 8            
25K USTA Pro Circuit Event (64 Qualifying Draw) 100 75   60 40 30 20   10 8 5          
ITA Division 1 Collegiate Championships
(NCAA's, Indoors, All-American)
125 100   75 60 40 20 10                
US Open National Playoff Championships (2011 Events) 80 70   50 40                      
USTA Adult National Opens(Cat 1) & Nike Tennis Champs (Cat 2) 60 50   40 30 20 10                  
10K -15k USTA Pro Circuit Event 60 50   40 30 20 10   8 5 3          
10K -15k USTA Pro Circuit Event (128 Qualifying Draw) 60 50   40 30 20 10   8 5 3 1        
Jr US Open and Orange Bowl 18's (Grade A) 50 40   30 20 18 15 7                
USTA National Championships 18's 40 35 29 25                 20 18 15 10
ITF Jr Grade 1 and B1 events in the USA (18s) 30 25 22 20 18 15 10                  
USTA National and International Championships 16's 25 15 12 10 5**               5 3 1  
US Open National Playoff-Sectional Qualifying Event 40 30   20 10                      
Sectional Open Championships (Adult Division) 10 7   4 2                      

 

Please note:

Player must have won a match in order to receive points on the ranking for all events, except collegiate events and the Grade A events.

 

All Adult division tournament there must have a minimum of 8 players in the draw for any points to be awarded.

 

LIST CALCULATION
The ranking list will be calculated using the points table listed above. The ranking will be composed on the player’s results for the past 12 months. The list will be sent to the ITF four times per year in 2015 on or around January 15th, April 15th, July 15th and October 15th.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The USTA's Top 500 National Ranking will include Americans who are eligible to represent the United States in Davis Cup or Fed Cup competition. Players listed from another country on their IPIN will be removed from the USTA's Top 500 List.  Players with a greencard who wish to be included should send a email to the contacts listed below. Please send a copy of your passport(s) and greencard.  Players who have switched their country of representation with ITF, ATP or WTA to a country other than the USA will not be allowed to switch back to represent the USA.  Players may petition in certain circumstances.


CONTACT & QUESTIONS
The USTA Player Services department oversees the administration on the ranking list. If you have questions please contact John Lansville at Lansville@usta.com.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the purpose of this list?
This list serves various functions. As a National Governing Body, the International Tennis Federation requires a list of players ranked in a way that logically reflects their ability level in comparison to their compatriots. Being listed allows a player a chance to be accepted into the qualifying of ITF Professional Events worldwide. Another purpose of this list is to be used in the system of merit by the USTA Circuit Supervisors to accept American players into the qualifying draws of USTA Pro Circuit events from the on site Alternates list.

How does the Supervisor know what my ranking is?
The ITF inputs the latest Top 500 Rankings list for each nation into their Tournament Database. Once the valid IPIN is inputted your ranking will automatically appear in the system. Although players Top 500 Rankings may change frequently, the USTA is only allowed to submit updates 4 times per year. The USTA will provide an updated list three times a year  on or around January 15th, April 15th, July 15th and October 15th.

Is it possible to be ranked without winning a round in any event?
It is unlikely.  Starting in 2015 the USTA has restrucred its points tables and so players losing in the first round of main draw and qualifying of pro circuits events will no longer receive points for just being in those events.  The only events where players will receive points just for participating included in the Main Draw of Grade A events such as the Jr US Open and the three collegiate championships.

How many points do I need to be included on the US Top 500 ranking list?
The number of points that a player needs depends on how many points everyone else has on the Top 500 ranking list.  The ITF allows the USTA to send in only 500 names of American players. Usually to be included on the ranking list you will need about 10 points but sometimes it can go either higher or lower. Therefore the more points you accumulate the better chance you have to be included on the list.

 

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