NTRP rating-- possibility of getting Bumped up

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by SAabellar, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. SAabellar

    SAabellar New User

    Jun 22, 2010
    So... I am currently a computer rated 4.0.. been playing USTA leagues at this level for about 5 years.. however, the first 4 years I've played all doubles matches and won maybe about 70% of the matches. This year I played almost all Singles. I was 1-1 in doubles and 13-0 in Singles. My 2 doubles matches were very very close...but all my singles matches were won fairly easily (scores were around 6-2,6-2 on average).

    My question is... Will this result in me getting bumped to 4.5? Our team didn't make the playoffs...not sure if that makes a difference. Just curious cause I'm not really sure how the whole rating thing works. I've noticed in some cases where it didn't really make sense why some people were bumped to the next level.
  2. Kostas

    Kostas Semi-Pro

    Jul 7, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    Well...what exactly - in your experience - has led you to believe that there's any chance at all that you won't get bumped up? lol

    Without knowing the intricate details of the dynamic ratings of each of your opponents I would say it's a damn near certainty that you're a soon-to-be 4.5.

    Congratulations on the great season.
  3. bodieq

    bodieq Rookie

    Feb 24, 2010
    You might get bumped-up based on your singles league results...but the reality is it'll depend on the "dynamic" rating of your 13 opponents that you played in singles. If they were 3.5's playing up and/or low-end dynamic 4.0's then maybe your average "6-2" scores were actually the expected/projected results. But otherwise, probably good chance you're moving up. (And, NO, unfortunately you can't find out precisely what your dynamic rating is). If you really want to try and stay at 4.0, then you need to hurry up and tank some matches big-time before the adult-league season wraps up this year.

    It doesn't matter whether your team made the playoffs or not...the only difference is you might not get a "benchmark" designation for next year.
  4. dizzlmcwizzl

    dizzlmcwizzl Hall of Fame

    Mar 24, 2010
    This has been a fairly common occurance around here. Lots of established 4.0 beating up on new 4.0's. I went from a middle of the pack 4.0 the last couple of years to go 12-1 so far this season with only 1 match going 3 sets and the the other matches averaging 6-2, 6-2 as well.

    Normally I would say that these scores would guarantee a bump up. But I was talking to my pro (who is connected to the USTA formally) and he said that the bump ups have been a disaster for the USTA. The USTA has lost money and heard many many complaints. I wonder if they are going to try and "fix" it back.

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