As my daughter has just verbal'd & is on her way out of this bizarre junior tennis world soon, I was just browsing through the girls' ratings on tennisrecruiting.net to see how her contemporaries & the girls behind her are doing ... I was quite shocked to see how inaccurate they are once you look below the top 100. The movement up & down is wild and irrational. Are coaches really following this site? They're fools if they are counting on this to give them any kind of indication of ability & potential. One friend of my daughter whom i've watched play for years -- who is no doubt a D1 player and a former Blue Chip before a growth injury derailed her for a bit -- dropped 20 places in one week due to one injury-default loss. That is criminal. And she did not move up 20 places after beating a college-committed player similarly rated ... she didn't even move up one place. Another girl whose mother is a tennis teaching pro, who is a technically beautiful player and is another D1 level player, suffered a back injury and has dropped from the 100s down into the 400s, to a 2-star. A 2-star! I guess if college coaches are smart, they might surf around to look for these golden gems who suddenly find themselves on that slippery-slope down to the bottom (most likely due to injuries & time out of competition), but from what I've heard, some coaches actually rely FULLY on these ratings & recruit within a certain range only! I find that to be absurd, and obviously career-killing for these poor players. It's one thing to offer a forum where coaches can see the players' activity, perhaps a few photos, and read some info about them, but it's another thing to offer a product with such highly irregular & inaccurate "judgments" of players, sentencing them to potentially miss out on being recruited if they suffer injuries, can't afford to travel to compete as much, etc. I'm not saying devising a system to track & rate accurately is easy, by any means, but the fact remains that TRN as it is now is highly inaccurate once you get past the top 100. Good thing there is Universal Tennis now as well, which I'm hoping is more accurate (but who knows?) and good thing kids seem to be understanding more & more that they need to reach out to coaches/schools proactively themselves --- and shame on those coaches who are ignoring these players. I get that college coaches are working on a very limited budget & it's hard to get the chance to SEE all of these players actually play, but I would hope they would start to get a bit more creative and if they are going to use TRN, keep it in perspective and understand just how inaccurate the ratings actually are. One coach my daughter was in touch with literally emailed her that they "typically recruit only players in the top 100" ... and I noticed that that same coach has ended up recruiting international players with very little recorded experience, no TRN rating, and much LOWER UTR ratings than US girls below the TRN 100 mark. Thoughts?