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WHEELCHAIR

NATIONAL RANKING INFORMATION

The USTA Wheelchair Tennis Department announced a change in the ranking system used to determine wheelchair tennis rankings in 2011. The "Points Per Round" ranking system was implemented successfully in January 2011.  It is the goal of the USTA to provide a ranking system that is easy to understand, encourages play, and reflects participation.
 
Everything will remain the same in 2014. There will be no minimum tournaments to achieve a national ranking, but rather the best of a maximum of three tournaments to determine your final ranking for that ranking year.  It is our goal to encourage play so we are awarding participation points for each tournament you compete in.  While all players who play in a tournament will receive a national ranking it will be impossible for a person who does not win a match in a year to have a higher ranking than someone with a win.
 
The "points" tables will be assigned based on the highest sanction level and draw format of each tournament, ensuring a player knows what his/her potential points for each tournament will be.  There are four categories of tournaments within the ranking system:
 
TOURNAMENT DESIGNATIONS
 
Category I National: These tournaments are sanctioned at the highest level the USTA offers.  They are sanctioned through the national office and offer the highest ranking points.
 
Super Category II National: This is a newer tournament type for USTA Wheelchair Tennis. Achieving a "Super" status in the Category II National happens by having a draw size of nine or higher in the previous year as a Category II. A tournament can have some divisions with a "Super" status and some with the traditional Category II status. You can view the Category II and Super Category II spreadsheet below to find your divisions assignment for 2012. These events are sanctioned through the Section Office and approved by the National Office.
 
Category II National: These tournaments are sanctioned at the Section Office and approved at the National Office.  These events offer the lowest level of ranking points of all the "national" tournaments.
 
Local/Sectional: These events are sanctioned by the Section or District office only.  They are a critical part of growing wheelchair tennis.  While they offer the lowest level of ranking points overall, they boost participation and develop the future of the sport.
 
Note: Playing a match (win or loss) in any one tournament will offer you the chance to be on the ranking list.
 
The USTA is very excited for a change in the USTA Wheelchair Tennis Ranking System.  It is our sincere hope that players will better understand how to schedule their year to achieve the ranking they want.  While we have been working on this process for over a year it will take some time to perfect.  Please provide us your feedback as the year progresses at wheelchairinfo@usta.com.  We strive to provide the best product possible to you and can only do so with your input.
 
 
STANDINGS LIST
 
The current standings list is comprised of players who have played at least 1 (one) match in at least 1 (one) National Ranking Tournament. The list includes tournaments played 12 (twelve) months prior to the list publish date.
 
 
POINTS TABLE
 
Points are calculated by where a player reaches in the draw.
 
Main Draw Only:
 
Description
Finish
Cat I
Super
Cat II
(9 and over)
Cat II
(8 and under)
Local/Sectional
Champion
1
1500
600
450
150
2nd Place
2
1150
460
345
115
3rd Place
3
1000
400
300
100
4th Place/SF
4
850
340
255
85
Quarterfinalist
5-8
600
240
180
60
Reached R16
9-16
400
160
120
40
Reached R32
17-32
200
80
60
20
Reached R64
33-64
100
40
30
10
Reached R128
65-128
50
20
15
5
Reached R256
129-256
0
0
0
0
 
Open Division Second Draw Points (ITF Events Only):
 
Description
Finish
Cat I
Super
Cat II
(9 and over)
Cat II
(8 and under)
Champion
1
225
90
67
2nd Place
2
172
70
52
3rd Place
3
150
60
45
4th Place/SF
4
127
50
38
Quarterfinalist
5-8
90
36
27
Reached R16
9-16
60
24
20
Reached R32
17-32
30
12
10
Reached R64
33-64
0
0
0
Reached R128
65-128
0
0
0
Reached R256
129-256
0
0
0
 
Consolation Points
 
Description
Cat I
Cat II9
Cat II8
Local/Sectional
Per Match Won
50
20
15
5
 
Participation Points
 
Description
Cat I
Cat II9
Cat II8
Local/Sectional
Per Match Won
5
4
3
1
 
Important:
 
1. Treatment of byes, withdrawals, walkovers, disqualifications, defaults, and retirements.
 
i. Byes. A player who advances because of a bye does not receive ranking points for advancing.
ii. Withdrawals. A player who advances because of a withdrawal shall receive ranking points for advancing.
iii. Walkovers. A player who advances because of a walkover shall receive ranking points for advancing.
iv. Disqualification. A player who advances because of a disqualification shall receive ranking points for advancing.
v. Defaults. A player who advances because of a default shall receive ranking points for advancing.
vi. Retirements. A player who advances because of the opponent’s retirement shall receive ranking points for advancing.
 
2. 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 Tournaments and Category II USTA Tournaments; and
  • Most points earned in any other National Ranking event.
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