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    Merry Christmas All!

    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) and a Happy New Year with lots of great (ok 'better') tennis in the coming year!
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    NTRP Bump - The hard numbers

    This is NOT the way the system works, but maybe you are discussing what SHOULD be (I can't tell). Remember that the system keeps track of players to the 100th of a point. So - anyone at a 4.01 level in the system is a 4.5. In theory - it wouldn't be highly unusual for a 3.99 to beat a...
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    2009 USTA Year-End Ratings Move Predictions

    That's it - you're done... Nothing you do in December would now impact the 2009 year-end rating.... of course it could impact 2010.
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    NTRP Bump - The hard numbers

    Well my trick knee does start to ache whenever a 4.5 is present...:)
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    How do you appeal a rating?

    They "Can" if they have your USTA number. BUT they aren't suppoed to and can get in trouble for it. The following is from an e-mail from our league coordinator: IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ No one is to appeal a rating for another player without consent of that player. A grievance can be filed and...
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    How do you appeal a rating?

    In our league nearly everyone (especially the men) appeals a bump. We don't view it as a badge necessarily - your play should speak for itself (your game doesn't change just because your rating does). With a lower rating, you have more leagues available to you (you can play up a league), you...
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    Are you happy that you were bumped up?

    Personally - I believe it depends a lot on your situation and it could be good or bad depending on your circumstances. For me personally, I was finding myself stuck between 3.5 and 4.0 where the best of 3.5 was challenging but most of it was not competitive for me anymore. 4.0 was great...
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    2009 USTA Year-End Ratings Move Predictions

    Time to update results....
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    Ratings starting to trickle out...

    Pretty much done here now. My entire 3.5 team got bumped to 4.0. Wow!
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    Year-end Ratings WILL BE HIGHER

    How do we know it's a "he"? ;-)
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    USTA Year End Ratings - When?

    It appears they have calculated the results but haven't posted the results publically. I would expect that to happen no sooner than Monday and definitely no later than 12/2 but who knows?!
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    Year-end Ratings WILL BE HIGHER

    This looks to be spot on. http://www.usta.com/USTA/Global/Active/Custom%20Pages/Leagues/Year_End_Ratings.aspx
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    USTA Year End Ratings - When?

    Sure looks like they've run the 'program' already - perhaps there is another 'posting' process? Good find!
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    Post Count/NTRP Boosting

    Maybe there is a "good side" and "evil side" to the posting force?
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    Post Count/NTRP Boosting

    Will posting influence your year-end USTA rating???
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    USTA Year End Ratings - When?

    This was posted by Kostas in another thread. I believe this is the most compelling data I've seen on the topic. Appears to be 12/2 (but perhaps they 'start' on 12/1?): http://www.mstennis.com/newsdetail.asp?ID=474 :confused::confused:
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    EOY ratings (a rumor)

    ACORN is willing to help out those illegally selling their 'skills' to others and help them establish legitimate NTRP ratings! They've gone as far as importing Junior League 'skills' from El Salvador too. What IS the US(T)A coming to?
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    when playing with your spouse or significant other...

    Easier to play with her than against her. I get an evil eye anytime any shot goes anywhere near her off of my racquet.
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    Does Profanity Offend You?

    I hate when people f*%&^ing swear!
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    EOY ratings (a rumor)

    Hot off the presses! I have further learned that 2008 Year-End Ratings will be REPLACED - YES REPLACED by 2009 Year-End Ratings! Use your 2008 rating while there is still time!
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    "No Unforced Errors -- Ever"

    ^^^ I agree with you on this. Singles oriented shot selection won't typically work in doubles as adding the net person into the equation really changes the strategy. I really think singles and doubles are two different games altogether and are more different than many think - but that's for...
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    MS Tennis Association on Ratings

    Nice Catch! :)
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    "No Unforced Errors -- Ever"

    Actually - I've heard it called that, so maybe that's where I learned it. I also tend to take fewer risks on 'set up' points. I'm not sure if there is an accepted definition of what a 'set up' point is, but to me it is a point where IF you win the next point you have a game point (e.g. 30 -...
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    EOY ratings (a rumor)

    Thanks for the tip!
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    "No Unforced Errors -- Ever"

    Lot's of good thoughts here on this topic. There are a lot of people out there who simply beat themselves with errors and if you play these people in a match - there is no sense helping them. I believe this develops into patience and high-percentage tennis as the level improves and there ARE...
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    USTA Year End Ratings - When?

    Must be by racquet type! :)
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    USTA Year End Ratings - When?

    I watched as the ratings updated last year and it appeared to update post-season players first and then alphabetically by rating, but who knows?
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    Where your USTA membership fee went

    “Revenue at the USTA is up $93 million between 2000 and 2008, and we’ve hit other record benchmarks, including 30 million tennis players, the highest USTA membership in our history, and three consecutive record U.S. Opens in attendance and revenue.” It appears that much of this guys salary...
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    Year-end Ratings WILL BE HIGHER

    Remember that year-end ratings bumps don't go into effect until January even though they are published now. It shouldn't impact current league play in most cases.
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    2009 USTA Year-End Ratings Move Predictions

    Move Up this year Correct - Moved to 4.0 (as did the rest of my entire team!)
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