Thread: USTA Rating
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:03 AM   #4
d wayne
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 175

I take my rating from league tennis and comparison to other players I know. Going strictly by the guidelines, I am a 4.5. However, I used to play with a guy who was rated a 4.0 when they still held rating clinics- we were comparable players. I played 4.0 league last summer for the first time- only lost to 2 players (twice each) who both got bumped to 4.5. They were much better than 4.0 level. My other matches(wins) were competitive, except for 1(beat a 3.5 player who played up pretty easily). It seems that most players actually rate a level below the written guidelines- not to sandbag(for most) but based on the level of the competition.
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