USTA ratings 2010 - by the numbers

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  1. ohplease

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    city | 3 | 3.5 | 4 | 4.5 | 5 | total | weighted average rating
    los angeles | 2.2 | 23.8 | 70.6 | 95.3 | 99.6 | 551 | 3.8
    las vegas | 14.6 | 42.5 | 70.8 | 84.2 | 91.1 | 1147 | 3.7
    san francisco | 7.6 | 36.9 | 79.3 | 96.3 | 99.5 | 9406 | 3.6
    manhattan | 12.5 | 39.9 | 71.8 | 92.8 | 99.9 | 890 | 3.6
    chicago | 8.3 | 40.4 | 82.0 | 97.3 | 100.0 | 1042 | 3.6
    honolulu | 10.4 | 45.9 | 90.5 | 99.7 | 100.0 | 1174 | 3.5
    atlanta | 15.5 | 53.3 | 88.7 | 98.2 | 99.9 | 6330 | 3.4

    You're looking at a table capturing male USTA player ratings in aggregate at the end of 2010. You can grab the original data at this page: http://tennislink.usta.com/leagues/reports/NTRP/AdvancedSearch.aspx, as I did. For each city, I searched for the smallest area or district in the drill down.

    -From left to right, we have the ratings and the percentile of players at that level or below - so for male USTA players in LA, there are 2.2% of men playing at 3.0 or below.
    -Total is the total number of players in that USTA section (Atlanta had 6330 players, for example).
    -Weighted average rating is the average NTRP of men in that city, accounting for the number of players at each rating slice.

    So we learn a few things. For example, very few people seem to play USTA in LA, and those who do tend to be serious players at higher ratings. Atlanta has a lot of players, but its curve looks left shifted with more players at 3.0 and 3.5, especially in comparison to a place like San Francisco, which also has a lot of players (suburbs included).

    It also seems that the typical player in Atlanta is probably a high 3.5, whereas everywhere else, he'll likely be a 4.0 at either the low end of the range (Honolulu) or at the higher end (LA).

    And as we already knew, the middle 70-80% of USTA participants are either playing 3.5 or 4.0.
     
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  2. obtn

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    Anyone know if USTA is going to post totals like they did after last year?
     
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  3. bcart1991

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    Atlanta men's 4.5 (and even 4.0) is pretty underrated. At 4.0 state tourney, the winning team usually has over half the team getting bumped the next season.

    There aren't enough players to really put together a huge 5.0 league, so most stay at 4.5. The 5.0 GA state draw is usually 3 or 4 teams.

    If I played more USTA singles, I'd get bumped.
     
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  4. Ken Honecker

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    I'm amazed that my little town of Spokane has about the same number of guys playing rec football as LA does playing USTA tennis, being as how they are about 50 times bigger.
     
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  5. goober

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    The most likely explanation is that there are many alternatives to USTA play in LA-large club scene, local leagues, ect. Also people probably don't like driving across town in LA traffic to play a tennis match when there is lot of good competition locally.
     
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  6. njsigman

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    Anyone know when the USTA will send out their annual email and website posting about the ratings breakdowns, players moving up/down at each level?
     
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  7. Sherlock

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    Is that an annual thing? I figure it was a one-time thing last year to explain the mass of bumps.
     
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  8. Totai

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    Whats the stats for the boston area?
     
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  9. Ken Honecker

    Ken Honecker Rookie

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    Nah, pound for pound Spokane is the greatest sporting town in the country, and probably the world. I've even got numbers to back me up.
     
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  10. goober

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    That's true- when I think of Sportstown USA, Spokane is first thing that pops in to my mind. All the great sports teams and great athletes that come out of there. The rabid sportsfans for the uh... let's see.. oh yeah the WSU cougars is unmatched!
     
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  11. JRstriker12

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    Props to ohplease for outting this info together. Wish TW had a rep system.

    I don't think that's an annual thing, I think USTA did it because they made massive adjustments in the number of players bumped up to the next NTRP level.
     
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