Appealing Your Rating

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by dblsonly, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. dblsonly

    dblsonly New User

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    A friend of mine tried to do a computer appeal but was rejected. He is a low level 4.5. According to TLS website (www.tennisleaguestats.com) he is a 4.02. So just barely a 4.5. How do you do a written appeal? How long does it typically take? We are in Wisconsin if that helps.
    Thank you for your help!
     
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  2. NumbersGuy

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    Good luck with that. My understanding is that only Medical appeals will be considered anymore, and those are only for permanent, disabling conditions (e.g. loss of a foot, not knee-repair surgery). Also the TLS ratings are only rough estimates.

    Still, if you want to try, you should contact your Section Coordinator. I’d probably start with your District Coordinator who you can find here http://www.*******.usta.com/USA-League-Tennis-Pages/2638_2010_District_USTA_League_Coordinators/. FWIW, here’s your Section’s page on appeals http://www.usta.com/Play-Tennis/USTA-League/Information/23179_Appeal_a_Rating/.
     
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  3. NumbersGuy

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    Hm that first link didn't work too well. Your Wisconsin coordinator is Charlie Kordus, 847-623-0340, ckordus@wisconsin.usta.com
     
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  4. JLyon

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    if the appeal fails online, it is play 4.5 unless there is a serious medical condition that would warrant a written appeal.
     
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  5. andfor

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    You may be correct about the medical but it appears they can still be slipped through.

    I know a guy who got a medical appeal approved moving him down from 5.0 to 4.5 this year. You can't tell the difference from his game last year and now. Medically his condition is unknown and watching him play now can't guess what it is. In my prior years I would have dug in and found out what his medical condition appeal was and why it was approved. Based on that experience, it's too much work for me to deal with now. Oh well that's the way it goes I guess. For me I'll accept the extra competition even if it further scews the system.
     
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  6. goober

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    What is going to be the basis of your appeal? The TLS rating is meaningless. His actual rating had to be 4.05 or higher for him to get rejected. In any case if your appeal was that he is not good enough to be 4.5- don't even bother. If you have a medical appeal, most sections are pretty strict about that. I know guys who have had ACL surgery, Rods place in their back for spine surgery that were rejected.

    His best bet is do what everybody else does. Play some 4.5 get walloped and then move down to 4.0 6 months later for ESR ratings or if your section doesn't have those your friend will have to wait a year.
     
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  7. dizzlmcwizzl

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    If the computer appeal did not work ... and your friend has not recently lost a limb the chances are pretty slim.

    The only successful non-medical appeal cases I have seen occur when a player has not played for a couple years ... is forced to self rate at their previous level but appeals that self rate down one level.
     
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