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usta2050 02-18-2013 03:22 PM

How can I move down 0.5 NTRP
 
How many matches do I have to lose to move from let's say 4.5 to 4.0?

I am planning on a 0-8 record this year for the 18 and over leagues. Is that enough?

GMay 02-18-2013 03:45 PM

I have heard that you need two season of a losing record. I know someone that used to constantly get bumped between 2.5 and 3.0. She would have a winning season at 2.5, getted bumped to 3.0 then have a losing season at 3.0 for two years before getting moved back down to 2.5.

dizzlmcwizzl 02-18-2013 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by usta2050 (Post 7223264)
How many matches do I have to lose to move from let's say 4.5 to 4.0?

I am planning on a 0-8 record this year for the 18 and over leagues. Is that enough?

Depends ... I have a buddy that was a top 4.5 had his knees replaced and two discs fused. He sat out 2 years, has gone 2-12 in the three years since and is still a 4.5.

I have another buddy that was bumped to 4.5 two years ago, had a decent record of 6-8 over two years and was moved back down.

Bottom line is that getting bumped down is based on where your rating is now, who you play between now and the end of the year and how badly you lose.

There is no way to know if you will get want you want, but I suspect if there is a will you will find a way.

Cindysphinx 02-18-2013 04:31 PM

I could partner with you, which ought to help.

njsigman 02-18-2013 04:35 PM

Why do you want to move down a level and why do you want to tank matches?

JLyon 02-18-2013 05:05 PM

hope someone at USTA likes you or you are on your state or Sectional Board, apparently that helps. Otherwise short of losing an arm or leg, or in one case locally putting on 25 lbs you're stuck. I have not won a match in 3 yrs and still stuck at 5.0

OrangePower 02-18-2013 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by usta2050 (Post 7223264)
How many matches do I have to lose to move from let's say 4.5 to 4.0?

I am planning on a 0-8 record this year for the 18 and over leagues. Is that enough?

Throwing all your matches seems like a lot of time to waste just in order to get bumped down. There's got to be an easier way... why not just re-register using your middle name or something, and self-rate as a 3.5? That way you have some room to grow...

:oops:

gmatheis 02-18-2013 05:40 PM

Try not to win more than 1 game per set or you probably wont get bumped down.

wrxinsc 02-18-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Cindysphinx (Post 7223357)
I could partner with you, which ought to help.

i would partner with teh sphinx any day of the week. and not to be 'bumped down.' [idle]Nudge, nudge. Wink wink. Say no more[/idle]

samarai 02-18-2013 05:49 PM

Like orange power's idea rue register under a new alias and u will be the greatest 3.0 who ever lived.

goran_ace 02-18-2013 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by dizzlmcwizzl (Post 7223308)
Depends ... I have a buddy that was a top 4.5 had his knees replaced and two discs fused. He sat out 2 years, has gone 2-12 in the three years since and is still a 4.5.

Didn't he file for a medical appeal? Maybe he should have just sat out one more year so his computer rating was no longer valid and then he could have self-rated all over again.

lostinamerica 02-18-2013 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by usta2050 (Post 7223264)
How many matches do I have to lose to move from let's say 4.5 to 4.0?

I am planning on a 0-8 record this year for the 18 and over leagues. Is that enough?

It matters who you lose to. Play against a team with a lot of 4.0s and lose 3&3 a few times to their 4.0s. Lose 1&1 to the 4.5s. Do it only in the spring league. Don't play combo or tri-level. Spring is the best gauge. In many sections, fall matches do not count.

You will get down.

usta2050 02-18-2013 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by gmatheis (Post 7223453)
Try not to win more than 1 game per set or you probably wont get bumped down.

thank you all for the words of wisdom. I will try not to win more than 1 game per set.

SwankPeRFection 02-18-2013 10:19 PM

What's the matter? You don't feel good going home anymore since you can't beat up on lesser 4.0 players? :p

Torres 02-19-2013 02:00 AM

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Originally Posted by JLyon (Post 7223398)
I have not won a match in 3 yrs and still stuck at 5.0

Assuming that you've actually been playing matches during that time, that's just ridiculous.

SteveI 02-19-2013 02:41 AM

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Originally Posted by usta2050 (Post 7223264)
How many matches do I have to lose to move from let's say 4.5 to 4.0?

I am planning on a 0-8 record this year for the 18 and over leagues. Is that enough?

Classic... USTA player. How about just playing your matches straight up and do not worry about where the computer puts you. I just do not get it!! Why play down??? I know the answer.. I just do not get it.. I know it is to win.. Why not just change your name.. and play 3.0 and go to nationals...Yikes!

nkbond 02-19-2013 03:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Torres (Post 7223860)
Assuming that you've actually been playing matches during that time, that's just ridiculous.

I bet you don't play usta? I played 4.5 for four years one time with no wins before getting down to 4.0. W's and L's don't factor...just set scores. And yeah it sux to be at a level where you cannot win every now and then.

Relinquis 02-19-2013 04:23 AM

why not improve your game and start winning matches?

Overdrive 02-19-2013 04:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Relinquis (Post 7223957)
why not improve your game and start winning matches?

That's what I'm saying! :mad:

I've seen everything on here now...

Govnor 02-19-2013 05:22 AM

What a waste of time. How did you end up at a level so far above your ability that you'll waste yours and other peoples time for a season or two just to change it?


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