USTA systm for a Brit

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by jamumafa, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. jamumafa

    jamumafa Semi-Pro

    Dec 12, 2005
    Hey, Rabbit posted this in a thread

    I feel that Although I do have some of the stuff listed in 4.5, I lack a great volley (it's ok, gets the job done....just) at the 4.0 level.

    I was wondering - if i were to be rated, would I be a 4.0 and have to work on a volley or be given B.O.D and be a 4.5?

    Cheers for the help USA guys
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2007
  2. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 Hall of Fame

    Mar 31, 2006
    Really, it would be up to the pro to decide based on the strength of your game. In the description, it says aggressive net play is common in doubles, so, I don't think that a weaker volley would be that much of a detractor in your rating if you are extremely strong in all the other areas mentioned.

    However, ratings can be a funny thing and a bit subjective. Really the best test of your rating is competitive play. If you did well at a 4.5 level, then you are a 4.5. If your lack of a strong volley gets you killed a 4.5, then 4.0 may be better for you.

    IMHO - I think most players walk the line in ratings from say 3.0-3.5 or 3.5-4.0.
  3. JWin

    JWin New User

    Feb 14, 2007
    I have found through discussions with local pros, that there is a lot of "gaming" that goes in the ratings here, college all-americans playing 4.0 and 4.5, not due to injury, age, or other ascertainable factors.

    2 guys both on scholarships in college, now playing 4.0, which per the text does not match up with a 4.0 rating.

    So..., is this a reflection of unwritten rules of adjusting someone down based on age, even though they have the game/shots described, or gamesmanship forcing higher skilled players into lower USTA numerical categories, skewing everything away from the plain language?

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