Demographics of the NTRP

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  1. MomentumGT

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    Hi guys,

    Can someone point me to the right direction on statistics on the demographics of all registered USTA League players, current year and past? More specifically on how many people are rated at each NTRP level. I used the search function put not finding what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance.

    -Jon
     
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  2. sureshs

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    70% are 3.5 or 4.0
     
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  3. MomentumGT

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    Thanks. I remember a thread earlier this year about the bumps the USTA did and someone posted a graph with a link but I couldn't find it using the search function.

    -Jon
     
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  5. Jack the Hack

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    I think you might be referring to my recent post in the "really a 4.0?" thread. This and the link that SJS posted should probably give you the numbers you were looking for...

     
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    ^^ Those are some good numbers and charts.

    Does anyone know of the age/gender makeup of the various levels? I would be very curious to see if we're "losing" the young folks USTA has worked so hard to develop. Sadly, most of the people I play League with...are old(er). Like me. Not to say that's necessarily a bad thing; in fact, there are probably few sports (other than golf) that show high participation with age. But it'd be nice if we saw a really good cross-section of ages. Everyone...brings something different to the table, even if we're technically the same NTRP.

    I'm also somewhat concerned that we lose players with young children (childcare issues consume money and effort). There, I don't fault USTA...but I think some of the clubs so many of us join/play for could play an important role in keeping parents...as players. ;) Any thoughts?
     
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    Thanks so much guys for pointing me in the right direction! :) :). Angle Queen you bring up a very good question as well, thanks.

    -Jon
     
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  9. OrangePower

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    Um, Jack, I was meaning to point out on your earlier thread also... not to be anal about it or anything, but if you're going to repost data from other people's posts, you really should attribute it to them and not claim it as your own.

    I put together the NTRP distribution graph about a year ago right after "the big bump". See my original post here:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=4161919&postcount=2
     
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  10. Jack the Hack

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    Fair enough... credit to OrangePower for originally graphing the data and posting it here in 2009.

    I liked the graph so much, I saved it to my hard drive about a year ago and I had no idea who had originally created it when I dug it up for my post the other day.

    (By the way, if you check my posting history, you'll see that more than 8 months went by between my visits earlier this year and my posts again the other day. I just don't come on this forum like I used to several years ago.)
     
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  11. dafox

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    Hey Orange Power, Do you know when the NorCal USTA ratings are coming out for 2011? The NorCal USTA web site states that the ratings come out the first week of December, but I thought the ratings came out earlier than that last year??
     
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  12. OrangePower

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    If I remember correctly, the ratings last year came out in mid to late November. The date changes from year to year though, depending on when nationals took place and so on.
     
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  13. dafox

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    thx for the response!
     
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    ^^

    I think OPwer is correct. It's usually the last week of November or the first week of December. Dates I have on some emails from years past fall within that range (11/30 to 12/03).
     
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