What is an "A, B, C, etc" Player?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Blask, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Blask

    Blask Semi-Pro

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    I've heard a lot of people use these letters to describe people they played as it relates to being bumped up, down, etc.

    How do I find out what letter I am or the letter ranking within 3.5 of who I am playing?

    Thanks
     
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  2. goober

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    Key to Type of Rating
    S - Self-rate or Medical Appeal
    A - Appeal
    B - Benchmark - advanced to playoff or championship round
    C - Computer
    D - Dynamic
    M - Mixed Exclusive Year-end Rating
    T - Tournament Exclusive Year End Rating

    Just type in your name to the find a rating link and you will see what type of rating you have.

    http://tennislink.usta.com/leagues/reports/NTRP/FindRating.asp
     
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  3. Sublime

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    In Atlanta, ALTA rates people by four main categories of AA, A, B, and C with 4-8 flight levels within those main categories. Don't know if other leagues use this non-USTA level system.
     
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  4. LuckyR

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    Although the above posts are accurate, once upon a time (during the Golden Age of tennis) players and their tournaments were rated A, B and C. A was Open or advanced, B was Club or intermediate and C was Rec or beginner.
     
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  5. innoVAShaun

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    This is also the link where you can online appeal. After year-end ratings come out, just enter your USTA # and click appeal!
     
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  6. Spokewench

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    I echo Lucky R in saying that locally, some tournaments are put on as A B and C tournaments. They are not USTA tournaments; so they go by this rating system. Here, the C group is 2.5-3.0; the B is 3.5-4.0; and the A is above 4.0. There is of course some overlap cause people will play in a category they want to. Our club also rates programs like this as well.

    spoke
     
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  7. tennisdad65

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    I prefer a more streamlined system like that..
    five levels is enough.. not the ~14 levels of the NTRP

    A = Satellite/pro's
    B = College/Futures/Open
    C = Advanced club
    D = Intermediate club
    E = Beginner

    ok.. maybe add a couple of levels.. 7 instead of 14..
     
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  8. sureshs

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    These are also used in clubs to rate women. For example, "AA ladies clinic on Thursday morning." "So-and-so looking for BB ladies."

    At first I thought it was bra size.
     
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  9. Blask

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    Thanks for all of the replies, my question has been answered!
     
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