USTA Pacific Northwest | May 12, 2017
YEAR END RATINGS
Published in early December of each year. Ratings factor in all matches played from the prior year's cutoff date (for the 2016 year, it is November 1, 2015 - October 30, 2016). They are based on a combination of a player’s cumulative dynamic rating during the season and a comparison to an appropriate benchmark player. To get a year end rating, you must have played 3 matches during the year. The following matches are included:
• All Adult League matches (Adult 18, 40, 55 & 65)
• All Tri-Level and/or One Doubles matches
• Tournaments do NOT count
• Mixed Doubles does NOT count (unless you play solely Mixed Doubles)
• Combo and Flex Leagues do NOT count
A player's year end rating shall be used to join leagues during the following year and are valid for up to three years for players 59 or under (two years for players 60 and over) or until another rating is generated. If you only played Mixed Doubles, then your rating will be based upon your Mixed matches and you will be asked to self rate when you register for any Adult League.
2016 YEAR END RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON TENNISLINK!
Note: ALL "clearly above level" letters were sent to affected players and captains via email by 4:30pm on December 1, 2016.
FIND YOUR RATING by logging into the TennisLink USTA League Homepage
To the right is your current 2016 NTRP Rating
See our How To Look Up Your Own Rating for more information
Year End Rating Advanced Search link
Year End Rating Facility Search link
APPEAL YOUR RATING by clicking on the "appeal the rating" hyperlink below your rating on TennisLink.
2.05E Promotion of Players 60 or Over and 65 or Over - NATIONAL REGULATION CHANGE FOR 2017
- 2.05E(1) Any player who is 60 years of age or older prior to, or during, the calendar year in which such player plays his or her first local league match and has achieved the same rating level or lower for his or her three most recent year-end ratings, without benefit of appeal of the player’s year-end rating, will be granted an appeal if promoted.
- 2.05E(2) All players age 65 or over, if promoted, will automatically be granted an appeal (A rating) of their current rating back to their previous valid year-end rating. NTRP Dynamic Disqualification procedures as outlined in 2.04B(3) apply.
Year-End Rating Adjustment on Early Start League Team
If your 2016 Year-End Rating is higher than your 2015 Year-End Rating...you may play on your Early Start League Team through the local area league and local area playoffs without a change (unless you receive a letter stating that you are at the "clearly above level"). If your team advances to Sectionals, you must play at the higher rating and will need to adjust partnerships according to 2016 Year-End Ratings.
If your 2016 Year-End Rating is lower than your 2015 Year-End Rating...you can request a rating adjustment on your Early Start League team roster to the new 2016 Year-End Rating by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 EARLY START RATINGS ELIMINATED
The USTA National League Committee voted at the 2016 USTA Annual Meeting to eliminate Early Start Ratings. Therefore, ALL USTA EARLY START LEAGUES WILL NOW USE CURRENT YEAR END RATINGS. This will go into effect for the upcoming Early Start Leagues in the Fall of 2016.
Here is the exact regulation:
2.05B(3) – Early Start League players must follow procedures set forth below when they receive a Year End Computer Rating that places them above the NTRP level at which they are competing:
2.05B(3)a – Players who are found to have valid computer ratings, after the appeal process, that place them at the clearly above level mark must immediately adjust to their new NTRP level. Prior team matches played are valid.
2.05B(3)b – Players who are found to have valid computer ratings, after the appeal process, that place them above the NTRP level at which they are competing may continue their participation at the lower NTRP level through the conclusion of any Early Start League in progress or until such other date or Championship Level as determined by the Section. They shall not be permitted to advance to any National Championship at the lower NTRP level. Prior team matches played are valid.
2.05B(3)c – Players on a 2.5 team who are found to have valid computer ratings, after the appeal process, that place them above the 2.5 NTRP level may continue their participation through all championships at the 2.5 level UNLESS their new year-end rating reached the clearly above level mark. If it did, they must immediately adjust their new NTRP level. Prior team matches played are valid.