2018 YE Ratings Hype Thread

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Ratings out for here in Southern. o_O
Question. if your rating is still saying 2017, then does that mean you didn't play enough matches in 2018 to get the rating for this year ?? I know my region has been updated already since I see other players ratings have been updated
 

Jim A

Professional
Guessing that 10/28 was the cutoff date . I’ll take it. Time to join a club and find a pro

Didn’t see a lot of movement in my old section of Intermountain.


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tennisfiles

New User
https://tennisfiles.com/8-reasons-why-usta-ratings

LOL,,, I had NO idea people were so obsessed................... WOW. I always had been middle of the 4.5 and never really thought about this but,,,,,,,,,,,LOL

If people didn’t obsess about USTA ratings, there would be:
  1. No tanking matches
  2. No staying up until 2am to see the year-end rankings
  3. No 80 comment-deep facebook posts about ratings
  4. Everyone would focus more on improving their tennis games
  5. More players would play at the level they really should play at
great link to a pretty good little article
From the article:

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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...

also, i heard ratings will be out Thursday or Friday (maybe thursday midnight?)...
Thanks for linking my article, I am glad some of you enjoyed the read! No stress everyone, it's just a number :)

Sup Chris!
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Thanks for linking my article, I am glad some of you enjoyed the read! No stress everyone, it's just a number :)

Sup Chris!
So like if your rating still say 2017, then does that mean you just didn't play enough matches in 2018 to get a computer rating for 2018 ?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Well this is all good, I am still C 4.5 albeit 2017. I guess I will have to play more matches and beat up more people in 2019....... LOL
 

ATX Tennis

New User
schmke was actually very accurate. I just appealed down, which his last rating of me would suggest I could do successfully. TR had me almost 0.2 below the bump threshold.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Another thing I am confused about is I did get 4 matches in this year in 2018 even with all my injuries,,, I know that isn't a lot of matches but I was told 4 matches are enough to get you the 2018 rating,,,,,, but it doesn't look like it............. Or is the computer totally slow and haven't done its job yet ????????? LOL
 
So if you appeal, you'll get an immediate approval or denial, and if you get a denial it goes to an actual person for consideration? Or do you need to submit another appeal to get it in front of a human?
 

soki

New User
TR's projected year end rating for me: 3.9777 (4.0C Very Low, down arrow)
Actual: 4.5

This was my first season playing USTA. I self-rated as a 4.5 and went 0-7 so I am VERY surprised.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
TR's projected year end rating for me: 3.9777 (4.0C Very Low, down arrow)
Actual: 4.5

This was my first season playing USTA. I self-rated as a 4.5 and went 0-7 so I am VERY surprised.
don't feel bad, my TR rating was even lower by that stupid TR system and I am still 4.5 actual computer rating by USTA.............LOL
 
There are no human appeals. The auto-denial is final. USTA does not listen to extenuating circumstances.

Matches after 10/28 of this year go to 2019 year-end ratings.

It is possible to play 3 or more matches and not generate a new rating. If you played a self-rate, it is possible he or she did not have a dynamic rating. The match matters toward their rating, but not yours.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
There are no human appeals. The auto-denial is final. USTA does not listen to extenuating circumstances.

Matches after 10/28 of this year go to 2019 year-end ratings.

It is possible to play 3 or more matches and not generate a new rating. If you played a self-rate, it is possible he or she did not have a dynamic rating. The match matters toward their rating, but not yours.

Thank you. Yea come to think of it,, two guys that I played in the playoffs were self rated ringers that were like 5.0-5.5. I hope they got what they deserved and bumped up so we don't have to play them anymore. Also on that human appeal.... If Injury is your cause for appeal, then you can present the letter or evidence to the human committee.
 

DailyG&T

Rookie
Got bumped up (which I wanted.) Tennis Record had me as low probability of bump. I'm in Southern California and new rating was up when I checked about an hour ago.
 
For a medical appeal to be approved, the injury must be permanent and debilitating. Many people think, "Oh, I'm hurt...I can't play at my current level so I'll file." These do not get through.
There was a somewhat amusing video a few years back about needing to lose an arm or leg to have a medical appeal granted. It's not far from the truth.

Medical appeals aren't for recovery periods. They're for an irreparable change to your living condition.
 

TXTennisFan

New User
This was nice, the ratings came out well before midnight with no countdown. I did bump up, which surprised me. TR had me not bumping and TLS did have me bumping. But both were pretty borderline. I don’t know whether I’m happy or disappointed. I’ll miss my current team members...
 

Idrayer

New User
I played 3.5 this year, my first in a USTA league and first time playing competitive tennis in over 10 years when I was cut from my HS team (and broke my ankle 3 times in between) and got bumped to a 4.5 . TR shows me at a projected year end rating of 3.8205 . I tried to do the automated appeal down to 4.0 but it was denied. Is there anyone I can actually talk to about appealing down to 4.0? If not, and I'm doing terribly throughout a 4.5 season, can I appeal mid-year to be able to play 4.0 next fall? I'm in Southern California (not San Diego).
 

schmke

Hall of Fame
I played 3.5 this year, my first in a USTA league and first time playing competitive tennis in over 10 years when I was cut from my HS team (and broke my ankle 3 times in between) and got bumped to a 4.5 . TR shows me at a projected year end rating of 3.8205 . I tried to do the automated appeal down to 4.0 but it was denied. Is there anyone I can actually talk to about appealing down to 4.0? If not, and I'm doing terribly throughout a 4.5 season, can I appeal mid-year to be able to play 4.0 next fall? I'm in Southern California (not San Diego).
If your auto-appeal was denied, not much you can do. Manual appeals can be done, but rarely if ever granted unless there is a permanent medical condition. And no, you can't appeal mid-year, you just have to take your lumps and get bumped down at year-end. But you might surprise yourself and do ok at 4.5.
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
In the past I remember looking at an alphabetical list showing everyone in our section and their new rating. Now I am having to search individual by player. Same with you guys or am I missing the list?
 
There are no human appeals. The auto-denial is final. USTA does not listen to extenuating circumstances.

Matches after 10/28 of this year go to 2019 year-end ratings.

It is possible to play 3 or more matches and not generate a new rating. If you played a self-rate, it is possible he or she did not have a dynamic rating. The match matters toward their rating, but not yours.
Got it. I clicked on "How to appeal NTRP rating" in the announcement bulletin on TennisLink, and that article says:
USTA Section League Coordinators review appeals once they are submitted. Please know that NTRP rating appeals have an approximate turn around time of 3 weeks.
http://activesupport.force.com/usta/articles/en_US/Article/Appeal-NTRP-Rating

I'm not sure what this is talking about then.
 

kevrol

Hall of Fame
For all those appealing back down .... why? Will you enjoy trying to avoid a dynamic DQ for an entire year?
In southern it doesn't matter since your match results stand even if you're DQd. Plus you just have to make it through the spring season since none of the other seasons count.
 
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