new player signup - rating change

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by topdog123, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. topdog123

    topdog123 New User

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    This is my first season as captain of our 3.0 team and I'm trying to get a new player signed up on my team.

    He filled out the questionnaire by the u.s.t.a. and he was rated as a 3.5 possibly because he played high school tennis. However, the last time he played in the u.s.t.a. a few years ago he played 3.0. I've played with him a few times and I think he's a strong 3.0 player but not a 3.5

    I'm trying to find out what the fastest way is to get his rating changed to a 3.0. Is that something that's pretty easy to do online?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. IA-SteveB

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    You can appeal up or down, but good luck trying to go down. I tried to appeal a 3.5 rating down to 3.0 but was denied because I was a collegiate swimmer. Given your person played HS tennis, I am almost certain your new player will be denied.

    If your person logs into their USTA account, there is a link in the upper right to Appeal Rating Level.
     
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  3. schmke

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    Did he already self-rate in TennisLink as a 3.5? You said he played as a 3.0 a few years ago, so if that is the case, if he hasn't self-rated in the system yet, I don't think he'd have a problem signing up and self-rating as a 3.0.

    And how many years ago is the "few" that he played USTA? If 3 or less his 3.0 rating should still be in the system.
     
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  4. topdog123

    topdog123 New User

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    He answered the questions, and the computer gave him the rating. He is currently assigned a 3.5 rating, which is preventing him from signing up on my 3.0 team.

    It's been close to 3 years since he played in a 3.0 league but I don't know the excact date when he last played.

    Thanks!
     
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  5. IA-SteveB

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    I believe any time you say you played HS varsity, you are automatically given 3.5. :) Use the appeal online. It only took a few days for me to be denied. They have to take your appeal and discuss it as a committee and they email you an answer and explanation. You can also contact your league coordinator because they may have an inside track to the "committee."
     
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  6. Govnor

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    Maybe times have changed, but when I look at a HS player now, it's pretty hard to imagine they could ever be a 3.0 again. I know age and weight take their toll, but it's weird, to me.
     
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  7. topdog123

    topdog123 New User

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    What if he played high school varsity, but he also played in a u.s.t.a. a few years ago as a 3.0 player.

    Being a 3.0 player in the u.s.t.a. was more recent - does that not take priority over him playing high school tennis?

    Should I be asking my players to self-rate in the future? I assumed since he played u.s.t.a. 3.0 tennis just a few years back it would be simple for him to resign up as a 3.0 player.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  8. NLBwell

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    What was he doing being honest? How is he going to compete with all the sandbaggers?
     
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