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2012 Adult, Senior and Family National Rankings

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E. Adult, Senior and Family National Rankings
1. Adult, Senior and Family ranking period. The Adult, Senior, and Family ranking period for all players and teams shall be January 1 through December 31.
2. National Ranking Tournaments. The following tournaments shall be known as National Ranking Tournaments in the Adult, Senior, and Family ranking divisions and only results from these tournaments shall be considered for ranking:
·   Category I USTA National Championships
·   Super Category II USTA National Tournaments
·   Category II USTA National Tournaments
·   USTA National Instersectional Team Events
·   Sectional Championships (as defined in USTA Regulation X.E.3)
·   Local Tournaments (as defined in USTA Regulation X.E.4)
3. Sectional Championships. These are tournaments sanctioned by the Sectional Associations as Sectional Championships in the Adult, Senior, and Family Divisions that are not Super Catergory II USTA National Tournaments or Category II USTA National Tournaments.
4. Local Tournaments. Local Tournaments are tournaments sanctioned by Sectional Associations or District Associations in the Adult, Senior, and Family Divisions that are neither Super Category II USTA National Tournaments, Category II USTA National Tournaments, nor Sectional Championships. 
5. Matches considered for national ranking. Only matches in National Ranking Tournaments that use the scoring system specificall described in Rules 5, 6 and 7 and No-Ad scoring described in Appendix IV of the ITF Rules of Tennis and that are the best of three sets or the best of five sets shall be considered for ranking except that:
·   Matches that use other formats in Category I USTA National Championships shall be considered for ranking if their use is authorized in advance by the Chairperson of the Adult/Senior Competition Committee or the Chairperson’s designee; and
·   Matched that use other formats in all National Ranking Tournaments shall be considered for ranking unless their use for ranked is prohibited by the Adult/Senior Competition Committee.
6. Points Per Round ranking system.
   a. Ranking Points. Players shall earn ranking points in National Ranking Tournaments based on a Points Per Round ranking system. Annually the Adult/Senior Competition Committee shall determine the ranking points that shall be assigned to each round in each tournament and for participating in each tournament. This information shall be published on the USTA website.
b. Relative weights of National Ranking Tournaments.
i. USTA National Intersectional Team Events. Annually the Adult/Senior Competition Committee shall determine the points for winning matches in the USTA National Intersectional Team Events.
ii. Relative weights of other National Ranking Tournaments. The relative ranking weights of other tournaments are listed in Table 24.
 
 
Table 24
Relative Ranking Weights of Other National Ranking Tournaments
Tournament Type                                      &nbs​p;                        &nbs​p;                        &nbs​p;                       Relative Ranking Weight
Category I USTA National Championship                                           ​                         ​                10
Super Category II USTA National Tournaments                        &nb​sp;                        &nb​sp;                          5
Category II ISTA National Tournaments                                           &nb​sp;                        &nb​sp;                   4
Sectional Championships                        &nb​sp;                        &nb​sp;                                                  &n​bsp;           2
Local Tournaments                                  &​nbsp;                        &​nbsp;                        &​nbsp;                        &​nbsp;            1
 
c. Treatment of byes, withdrawels, walkovers, disqualifications, defaults, and retirements.
     i. Byes. A player who advances because of a bye does not receive ranking points for advancing.
     ii. Withdrawels. A player who advances because of a withdrawel shall receive ranking points for advancing.
     iii. Walkovers. A player who advanes because of a walkover shall receive ranking points for advancings.
     iv. Disqualification. A player who advances because of a disqualification shall receive ranking points for advancing. 
     vi. Retirements. A player who advances because of the opponent’s retirements shall receive ranking points for advancing. 
d. Breaking ranking ties. If players or teams receive the same number of ranking points, ties shall be broken using the following steps in the order listed. As many ties as possible shall be broken before using the next step:
·         Most points earned in Category I USTA National Championships;
·         Most points earned in Super Category II USTA National Tournaments and Category II National Tournaments; and
·         Most points earned in any other National Ranking Tournament.
7. Calculating rankings in Adult and Senior Divisions. Subject to the following limitations, singles rankings, team doubles rankings and individual doubles rankings in the Adult and Senior Divisions shall be based on the total ranking points received during a calendar year for up to four tournaments in which the player or team received the most ranking points:
·      Players and teams must meet the minimum tournament participation requirements listed in Table 25 to be ranked.
·      Ranking points earned at no more than two Sectional Championships shall be counted for a national ranking.
·      Ranking points earned in at least one Category I USTA Championship shall be included among the National Ranking Tournaments that count for national ranking.
·      Only those players or teams who receive at least 50 ranking points shall be ranked.
 
FAC Comment X.E-1: There are no rankings in the Adult or Senior Mixed Doubles Divisions.
 
8. Calculating rankings in Family Divisions. Each player or team must play in one Category I USTA National Championship in order to receive a national ranking (see Table 25). Family rankings shall be based on the total ranking points received during a calendar year from the four National Ranking Tournaments in which the player or team received the most ranking poinst, except that:
·      Ranking points earned at nor more than two Sectional Championships shall be counted for a national ranking.
·      Ranking points earned in at least one Category I USTA National Championship shall be included among the four National Ranking Tournaments that count for national ranking.
 
Table 25
Adult, Senior and Family Minimum Tournament
Participation Requirements for National Ranking
 
Division
Minimum Tournament Participation Requirements
Adult & Senior
Mens 30-90 Singles, Team Doubles, and Individual Doubles
 
Womens 30-90 Singls, Team Doubles, and Individual Doubles
One Category I USTA National Championship, including the qualifier.
Family
All Family Divisions: Father-Son,l Father-Daughter, Mother-Son, Mother-Daughter, Husband-Wife, Grandfather-Grandson
One Category I USTA National Championship, including the qualifier.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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