2018 Year-End Ratings Released
November 29, 2018
2018 YEAR END RATINGS
(Released November 29, 2018)
NTRP Ratings factor in all matches played from the prior year's cutoff date (for the 2018 year, it will be November 29, 2017 - October 28, 2018). They are based on a combination of a player’s cumulative dynamic rating during the season and a comparison to an appropriate benchmark player. Anyone that recorded 3 completed matches by the 2018 match cutoff date in an Adult League will generate a new year-end (2018) rating. Players who did not meet this minimum will continue to play with their current rating.
The following matches are included:
• All Adult League matches (Adult 18, 40, 55, 65 and Tri-Level)
• Mixed Doubles does NOT count (unless you play solely Mixed Doubles)
• Flex Leagues and Tournaments 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.
How to look up your own Year-End Rating in Tennislink:
1. Go to the USTA League Homepage: https://tennislink.usta.com/Leagues/
2. Sign in with your email and password
3. To the right of where it says, “Welcome, XXXXX XXXXXXX!” you will see your current NTRP level
To access ratings for all 2018 Southwest players you may use the Advanced Search Option: http://tennislink.usta.com/Leagues/reports/NTRP/AdvancedSearch.aspx
· Use the following criteria:
o Championship Year: 2019
o Section Name: Southwest
o District: (select the district you would like to search)
o You may define further by League, Gender and Level if you would like but these are optional filters.
2018 Year-End Rating Appeal Process
The only way to appeal a Year-End Rating is through the Automatic Appeal process done online through Tennislink. Appeals will only be granted is a player’s rating falls within the allowed margin and matches played. A Captain and/or Co-Captain MAY NOT file an appeal for a player, ONLY THE PLAYER may appeal his/her 2018 Year-End Rating through the Automatic Appeal process.
To attempt an automatic appeal, use the following steps:
1. Login to your Tennislink account.
**If you have password issues, please contact USTA membership at 1-800-990-USTA (8782).
2. Once you are logged in, select the Appeal Rating link. This can be found to the right of where it says, “Welcome, XXXXX XXXXXXX!” under your current NTRP level (make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off).
3. A pop-up should appear asking you to select whether you would like to appeal your rating up or down, be sure to select the correct option and hit submit.
You will be notified immediately as to whether your appeal is granted or denied.
PLEASE NOTE: The USTA posts the official NTRP ratings on TennisLink, located at tennislink.usta.com. This is the only public website where official NTRP ratings authorized by the USTA are posted and can be obtained. To learn more about 3rd party rating sites, click here.
Year-End Rating Adjustment on Fall League Team
- If your 2018 Year-End Rating is higher than your 2017 Year-End Rating, you may play on your 2019 Fall League Team through the local area league, playoffs and Section Championships without a change (unless you receive a letter stating that you are at the "clearly above level").
- If your team advances to Nationals, you must play at the higher rating and will need to adjust doubles partnerships according to 2018 Year-End Ratings (so long as the new combined rating level does not exceed the team NTRP level).
- If your 2018 Year-End Rating is lower than your 2017 Year-End Rating you can request a rating adjustment on your 2019 Fall League team roster to the new 2018 Year-End Rating by emailing your local league coordinator.
NOTE: Players who are Clearly Above Level will be notified via the email provided in Tennislink by Monday, December 3rd. Once notified, these players will need to play with their 2018 Year-End rating immediately. Captains and Local League Coordinators will be copied on the notification and all previous matches played will stand as played.
More questions? Visit USTA's Frequently Asked Rating Questions page or email Shelby Payne, Director of Adult Competition, firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Ratings Report (Southwest):
Mixed Exclusives: 163
Tournament Ratings: 5
Computer Rated Players:
87% remained at same level
7% moved up
6% moved down
64% remained at same level
15% moved up
21% moved down