In various discussions on these forums, there has been unending debate about how NTRP works, usually between those who are involved in USTA league play and those who do not. In looking up a specific rule, I found some new helpful guidelines that the USTA has put on their website. Hopefully, this will help alleviate some confusion as well as encourage other posters to believe that there are actually specific rules and regulations regarding NTRP, both in leagues and tournaments. This link will take you to various information regarding NTRP in leagues, both how it works and how to get started. http://www.usta.com/USTA/Global/Active/Custom Pages/Leagues/1237_NTRP.aspx In the NTRP FAQs (which are on that page, but a separate PDF document), there are also some interesting points of note: Please note that this is at the end of a 16 page document, and even here, it is mentioned twice that NTRP is determined by match results and competitive ability. In summary...MATCH RESULTS ARE ALL WHAT COUNTS. (caps are mine!) You can not look at a video of a few strokes and determine NTRP. You could take a guess, and hopefully an educated guess, but NTRP is only determined by match results. It does not matter how hard you hit the ball or how ugly your strokes are...or how pretty they are either...all that matters is how wins the match and what the score was. It would be great to have this thread as a valuable and *trusted* source of information regarding NTRP, so if you add to it, may I ask that you also cite your source. Thoughts?