New USTA NTRP Rating FAQ Published

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by schmke, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. schmke

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    You can find a number of FAQ documents from the USTA on League play and NTRP Ratings, but they don't answer some of the questions many of you have. I answer questions here, but also get a lot via e-mail and on my blog and finally decided to start consolidating some of the questions and answers.

    So take a look at http://computerratings.blogspot.com/p/usta-ntrp-faq.html to see what I've collected thus far. This will be a living FAQ and be added to regularly so check back periodically.
     
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  2. beernutz

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    Excellent job on the FAQ Kevin. The USTA needs to hire you.
     
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  3. colowhisper

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    Very informative, thanks a lot Kevin.
     
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  4. cll30

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    FYI, regarding question three, in Texas you do not have to self-rate to play in USTA tournaments. In Texas, if you do not have an NTRP rating you can play any level you want in tournaments until the end of the year.
     
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  5. schmke

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    Thanks, good to know and I'll update the answer.
     
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  6. tennis_tater

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    What if you have a player who gets bumped up one level and, despite being in the appealable range, can't appeal the year immediately after they receive the B designation. However, the player sits out and doesn't play the next season/year because his local league doesn't have a league or teams in the next level. Is it possible for him to appeal his rating the year after sitting out? Or is he automatically precluded from trying to appeal until he somehow manages to play one season, somehwere, at the next level to generate a C rating in order to get rid of the B rating?
     
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  7. schmke

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    I believe that if they don't play enough matches such that their B rating carries over, they are eligible to appeal the following year. This is the reason I put the language in that you bolded.
     
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  8. jservoss

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    He is way too overqualified for the USTA to consider.
     
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  9. wrxinsc

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    Well done as always!
     
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