What NTRP level are you?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by musterfan#1, Sep 1, 2004.

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what ntrp level are you?

  1. 3.5

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  2. 4.0

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  3. 4.5

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  4. 5.0 +

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  1. musterfan#1

    musterfan#1 Guest

    I am a 5.0 Ntrp player, as they dont offer anything higher in North Carolina. I have found very different levels in Ntrp ranks as you go around the country. I played a 5.5 player from California and ripped him apart. Then I played an older man from Florida and it was very close, as in 3 sets. Very different ranks but the 4.0 from Florida would destroy the 5.5 from San Francisco. My question is what level are you and where are you from.
     
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  2. Craig Sheppard

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    I'm probably between a 4.0 and 4.5, but I voted 4.0 because that's probably where I should be playing IMO, on a "correct" scale. And as of next week, I'll be located in Raleigh, NC.

    I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 4 years and I agree, California's rating system is bloated. I was rated a 4.5 there easily. I've played in the Chicago area for the last year, and it's a bit more realistic here. I've played against solid 4.0's here who are much better and more consistent than 4.5's in California. Will be interesting to gauge what it's like in NC.

    Craig
     
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  3. tennis-n-sc

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    I have never understood this. The question, as I understand it, "What is your NTRP rating?" When this comes up, a lot of posters get quickly to the point of estimating what level they are playing. I don't think there is guessing about this. Either you have a rating generated by the USTA computer NTRP rating system or you don't. Most people that do not have a computer rating normally describe their level higher than what they would self-rate for USTA league or tournament play, I think.
     
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  4. Cruzer

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    muster, if you "ripped apart" a 5.5 player from CA then you must be a capable of playing on the pro circuit. Was this recently?
    CS, how long ago did you play in the San Francisco area? Was your 4.5 rating a visual rating or computer generated? It may be fair to say CA ratings were bloated but they are not now.
    I play in the Norcal section and it is obvious to anyone who has played USTA tennis over the past five years that NTRP ratings in this section have been going down and it is not because the players suddenly started playing worse. Our club pro used to have a 5.5 rating three years ago and now his rating is 4.5. He plays the same today as he did three years ago. His 4.5 men's team is going to nationals and it will be interesting to see how they do.
    I know dozens of players whose caliber of play has not changed and their ratings have gone down at least one level and others whose level of play has improved significantly and their ratings have not gone up. IMO the entire NTRP rating system has a lot of holes in it and thanks to teams of sandbaggers/cheaters that will do whatever it takes to get to the promised land of nationals they become the benchmark with whom everyone else is compared and that trickles down and affects the ratings of everyone.[/i]
     
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  5. Chopin

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    This poll is pointless though. Perhaps if you bump everyone down a spot it would be more accurate.
     
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  6. wt888usa

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    Why no 2.5's or 3.0's? :(
     
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  7. Craig Sheppard

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    Cruzer, yes you're right. I lived in CA from '99-'02. Somewhere around '02 they did adjust--my rating went down from a 4.5 to a 4.0. I got a letter or heard a bulletin or something about them adjusting the scale. Both of my ratings were visual ratings though.

    I wish I could validate more with tournament play, but in the Chicago area there doesn't seem to be much USTA action at the clubs I play at because of the local league. The whole NTRP system is a bit subjective and varies by region, but I at least applaud the USTA for trying to classify people's talent to help them match up. It's better than just having Men's Open and Men's B tournaments, IMO.

    Craig
     
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  8. Vlad

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    I live in NJ and I have 3.5 rating. Here is my question to you. We have this one team that constanly beating my team in the league by bringing better than 3.5 players and put them as 3.5 (they also have 4.0 team with the same players as in our 3.5 and doing well there too). Next year after this team successfully wins state and goes to sectional, they are all bumped up to 4.0. It is happening for third straight year like that. I am pretty sure it is going to happen in the next year as well. We have like 4 teams in our section so I keep losing to those guys who are actually 4.0 so my rating is still 3.5.
    Don't you think it is a little unfair?
     
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  9. borisboris

    borisboris Semi-Pro

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    8) I'm a sound 4.5 rated player -play league tennis & tourney's but could be a 4.85 because I win 4.5 tourney's yet not a 5.0 beacuse they always have 1 more shot than I do. :cry:
     
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  10. joe sch

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    Since there are soo many good players in CA, there are usually more sandbaggers who play below thier true level. Others, who are not good enough to win at the level they believe they belong, will sometimes even play up to boost thier egos. Ratings that are not backed up with the appropriate tournament or usta league experience are just claims that can be misleading. This poll is really should have 2.5..3.5, 5.5, 6.0+
     
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