2018 YE Ratings Hype Thread

TXTennisFan

New User
A couple of the big Texas tennis associations (Dallas and San Antonio are the ones I am aware of) have been notified by USTA that ratings “could be out as early as a November 29.”

So I’m thinking Thursday night, as many have predicted. But I like the way it’s worded; it gives the USTA some leeway, unlike last year when they embarrassed themselves with the countdown clock.
 
A couple of the big Texas tennis associations (Dallas and San Antonio are the ones I am aware of) have been notified by USTA that ratings “could be out as early as a November 29.”

So I’m thinking Thursday night, as many have predicted. But I like the way it’s worded; it gives the USTA some leeway, unlike last year when they embarrassed themselves with the countdown clock.
So youre saying...the consensus is midnight Thursday night that I shouldn't take a nap after work today, set my alarm for midnight tonight and click refresh at 0001, 0002, 0003 ? ok. :unsure:
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
So youre saying...the consensus is midnight Thursday night that I shouldn't take a nap after work today, set my alarm for midnight tonight and click refresh at 0001, 0002, 0003 ? ok. :unsure:
if you played a match today and lost it badly. would that help you not get bumped up ? if those people that are afraid of getting bumped up.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
So youre saying...the consensus is midnight Thursday night that I shouldn't take a nap after work today, set my alarm for midnight tonight and click refresh at 0001, 0002, 0003 ? ok. :unsure:
Put cookies and milk out for the bump fairy, and get a good night's sleep. Wake up and check yo-self.

J
 

Newplayer

New User
The new ratings are supposed to be published tomorrow. I have a question and I hope you guys know the answer. Can the state coordinator change someone’s rating because someone Complains that he is tanking to stay down Without notifying the person? Or if the state coordinator has to talk to the player first?
Does the state coordinator has that power to change someone’s rating?
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
The new ratings are supposed to be published tomorrow. I have a question and I hope you guys know the answer. Can the state coordinator change someone’s rating because someone Complains that he is tanking to stay down Without notifying the person? Or if the state coordinator has to talk to the player first?
Does the state coordinator has that power to change someone’s rating?
Last year our section had some "administrative bumps" for people who had a habit of going to sectionals.

The players were not notified.

J
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
As someone who has only been back into competitive tennis for a bit over a year after a 7-year hiatus, how does this USTA YE ratings work? All people with with tournament and league matches are adjusted or is there some minimal threshold?

In other words, my assumption is that this mostly applies to people with significant competitive play under their belt and not those with 2-3 tournaments and a handful of league matches.
 

J_R_B

Hall of Fame
As someone who has only been back into competitive tennis for a bit over a year after a 7-year hiatus, how does this USTA YE ratings work? All people with with tournament and league matches are adjusted or is there some minimal threshold?

In other words, my assumption is that this mostly applies to people with significant competitive play under their belt and not those with 2-3 tournaments and a handful of league matches.
Everyone that has more than 2 matches gets a rating.
 

J_R_B

Hall of Fame
Definitely 3 or more league matches for a C-rating. I'm not certain if it's the same for tournaments for a T-rating.
 

schmke

Hall of Fame
As someone who has only been back into competitive tennis for a bit over a year after a 7-year hiatus, how does this USTA YE ratings work? All people with with tournament and league matches are adjusted or is there some minimal threshold?

In other words, my assumption is that this mostly applies to people with significant competitive play under their belt and not those with 2-3 tournaments and a handful of league matches.
All this can vary a bit by section and their rules, and there are a few obscure caveats, but anyone that plays at least 3 league matches during the past year will get a new C rating at the end of the year. Whether it is the same as the prior year or a bump up or down depends on the results, and it is possible to be bumped up or down with just three matches, and it is possible to play 100 matches and stay the same level.

If you play at least 3 tournament matches will get a T rating if your section calculates T ratings. Similar comment about what that T rating may be to above. If you play both league and tournament and your section includes tournaments, you'll get a C based on both sets of results.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
All this can vary a bit by section and their rules, and there are a few obscure caveats, but anyone that plays at least 3 league matches during the past year will get a new C rating at the end of the year. Whether it is the same as the prior year or a bump up or down depends on the results, and it is possible to be bumped up or down with just three matches, and it is possible to play 100 matches and stay the same level.

If you play at least 3 tournament matches will get a T rating if your section calculates T ratings. Similar comment about what that T rating may be to above. If you play both league and tournament and your section includes tournaments, you'll get a C based on both sets of results.

Thanks. So some players will have both a C rating and a T rating? I'm surprised both tournament and league matches aren't incorporated for all sections.
 
Wow this is unfair. So if the league coordinator got mad at you he can change your rating. What a joke by usta.
They only do it when they think someone is cheating the system or way out of level. Unfair is subjective in such instances.

Also they can leave a note not to let the person get bumped back down, which allegedly happened to someone I know.
 

Newplayer

New User
They only do it when they think someone is cheating the system or way out of level. Unfair is subjective in such instances.

Also they can leave a note not to let the person get bumped back down, which allegedly happened to someone I know.
If someone is cheating sure. It has to be through a process and contacting the other person. I have someone who had complained about me and i was sick when I played and now I’m afraid I’ll get up because of this. I have no problem going up if it’s by the computer I’m only worried I’ll because of his Complain.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
If someone is cheating sure. It has to be through a process and contacting the other person. I have someone who had complained about me and i was sick when I played and now I’m afraid I’ll get up because of this. I have no problem going up if it’s by the computer I’m only worried I’ll because of his Complain.
Don't worry, you'll be fine.

J
 

schmke

Hall of Fame
Thanks. So some players will have both a C rating and a T rating? I'm surprised both tournament and league matches aren't incorporated for all sections.
No, a player only has one rating. If they play in USTA League, they will have a C even if they play tournaments. If they play in a section that includes tournaments and play league, their C will incorporate tournaments. If they play in a section that includes tournaments and they don't play league, they'll get a T.

Yes, consistency across sections would be nice, but the USTA allows sections to tailor some things to meet the needs of their constituents.
 
If someone is cheating sure. It has to be through a process and contacting the other person. I have someone who had complained about me and i was sick when I played and now I’m afraid I’ll get up because of this. I have no problem going up if it’s by the computer I’m only worried I’ll because of his Complain.
They aren't just going to take some random person's word for it and bump you up. You're fine. And if the complainant actually filed a grievance against you, USTA would absolutely contact you before taking action, assuming there was grounds enough for them to even take it into consideration. They don't just bump everyone that gets accused of something.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
No, a player only has one rating. If they play in USTA League, they will have a C even if they play tournaments. If they play in a section that includes tournaments and play league, their C will incorporate tournaments. If they play in a section that includes tournaments and they don't play league, they'll get a T.

Yes, consistency across sections would be nice, but the USTA allows sections to tailor some things to meet the needs of their constituents.
Got it! How do I see ratings? When I search a player, all I see is their tournament record.
 
In TennisLink, click "Advanced Search" under Find NTRP Rating Info. Use the drop downs to satisfy your quest for knowledge. No one is able to see the actual NTRP ratings.

Only USTA National can change ratings. A state or section coordinator cannot make modifications. National has at times helped wayward sections (*cough, Caribbean, cough*) with additional adjustments to level the playing field.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
In TennisLink, click "Advanced Search" under Find NTRP Rating Info. Use the drop downs to satisfy your quest for knowledge. No one is able to see the actual NTRP ratings.

Only USTA National can change ratings. A state or section coordinator cannot make modifications. National has at times helped wayward sections (*cough, Caribbean, cough*) with additional adjustments to level the playing field.
What you talking about ?? I was told state or section coordinators can make modification on bump up or downs .....
 

J_R_B

Hall of Fame
Got it! How do I see ratings? When I search a player, all I see is their tournament record.
You seem to be searching under the Rankings Search in the Tournament area of the website. You need to search under Find NTRP Rating Info in the USTA League tab.
 

schmke

Hall of Fame
so consensus is tomorrow, but we think midnight and not earlier in the day?
Who knows. I've been predicting late in the day tomorrow, but the 29th starts at 12am EDT which is just 5.5 hours away so if the 29th is right, it could be that early. From past years though, everything doesn't seem to be fully automatic or go smoothly, so any gotchas or human intervention could move the time from when they plan to anyway.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Who knows. I've been predicting late in the day tomorrow, but the 29th starts at 12am EDT which is just 5.5 hours away so if the 29th is right, it could be that early. From past years though, everything doesn't seem to be fully automatic or go smoothly, so any gotchas or human intervention could move the time from when they plan to anyway.
LOL,,, will you stay up til Midnight to see and wait for this incredible event of the year ?
 
That's my question, if we can't see NTRP ratings then how do we know what leagues we can play?
When the year-end ratings come out, the date next to your NTRP Level: #.# will change to 12/31/2018. It currently reads 2017 for those who received a computer rating at the end of last year.

This appears on either the USTA League or Tournament tabs of course only after you've logged into the system. Upper right corner of the page above the Help Center.
tennislink.usta.com/leagues/

Failing that the system does not allow a player to register for a league which he or she is not eligible.
 
Who knows. I've been predicting late in the day tomorrow, but the 29th starts at 12am EDT which is just 5.5 hours away so if the 29th is right, it could be that early. From past years though, everything doesn't seem to be fully automatic or go smoothly, so any gotchas or human intervention could move the time from when they plan to anyway.
Word is it will start early am. It goes section by section typically so who knows

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What you talking about ?? I was told state or section coordinators can make modification on bump up or downs .....
I prefer not to get into too much detail eventhough with very little research i can be figured out. I sit as the adult league coordinator for my district. I have also sat as the executive director for my district and been on other sectional boards. A couple of years back at a district board meeting, a list of several players was brought to the group and we all discussed if any players should be moved up or down. We definitely had a say in a select few. Also there are a few positions in every district that has access to see exact ratings. I have visually seen them for myself.

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McLovin

Legend
From the article:

"
Several of my friends have had the following seemingly illogical ratings determinations:
  1. Went 9-0 in sectionals and nationals and stayed a 4.5 "
haha...my friend (who runs this site) - was talking about me last year...maybe i can stay 4.5 again, since i didn't go to nationals....
How you stayed at 4.5 this year I'll never know. I think you had a much better year last year than the year you & I were bumped to 5.0 (was that 4 years ago?), and the really confusing thing was that the guy you played all 9 matches with at Sectionals and Nationals got bumped to 5.0. Go figure...
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I prefer not to get into too much detail eventhough with very little research i can be figured out. I sit as the adult league coordinator for my district. I have also sat as the executive director for my district and been on other sectional boards. A couple of years back at a district board meeting, a list of several players was brought to the group and we all discussed if any players should be moved up or down. We definitely had a say in a select few. Also there are a few positions in every district that has access to see exact ratings. I have visually seen them for myself.

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our district coordinator apparently has access and has influence. this is information coming from regional usta people.
 

Moveforwardalways

Hall of Fame
As someone who has only been back into competitive tennis for a bit over a year after a 7-year hiatus, how does this USTA YE ratings work? All people with with tournament and league matches are adjusted or is there some minimal threshold?

In other words, my assumption is that this mostly applies to people with significant competitive play under their belt and not those with 2-3 tournaments and a handful of league matches.
For almost everyone, it doesn’t matter. Almost everyone stays the same. Only a few ride the border of being bumped up or down. No one’s actual rating gets revealed, and there is no detail given. It’s much ado about nothing unless you are one of the few on the borderline between ratings, which I would estimate to be less than 5% of players.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
For almost everyone, it doesn’t matter. Almost everyone stays the same. Only a few ride the border of being bumped up or down. No one’s actual rating gets revealed, and there is no detail given. It’s much ado about nothing unless you are one of the few on the borderline between ratings, which I would estimate to be less than 5% of players.
you are saying your actual rating might be different than if you get bumped up or down or stay the same ? what is actual rating mean exactly ??
 
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