Originally Posted by Ballinbob
I forgot to mention that you can't reciveve NTRP rating until your 18 (90% sure thats how it works). Ranking system for juniors is different. If a 14 year old "4.5" has the same technique of an adult 4.5, that doesn't matter too much. If their footwork is terrible and they're mentally unstable (which is often the case for 14 year olds), then they cant compete at that level. That's IF they have the same technique. 4.5 is damn good, and you would be one hell of a tennis player if your playing that level at such a young age!
u can get a ntrp rating before u turn 18, ur just not judged by it. and a true kid 4.5 does have good footwork. a 14 year old 4.5 with great skill, technique, and footwork would still lose to a 30 year old 4.5 with great skill, technique, and footwork