- Grievance Forms

- Medical Appeal Forms


Any league captain, coordinator or member of a championship committee has the right to file a NTRP Grievance against a player and/or captain. The grievance will claim that the player and/or captain committed or condoned obtaining a Self Rate or possesses a rating which is at a lower NTRP level but has demonstrated the ability to compete at a higher NTRP level. League administrators are not required to accept such filings unless the specific claims within the grievance meet certain conditions. The items listed below suggest a framework for
administrators to use to judge the admissibility of such filings.

Conditions Which Must Be Present:

  1. The Grievance must be against a player of the following rating types: This list includes S, M, T, Dynamic Early Start League and Medical type ratings. A player with a valid NTRP Computer (C) rating, a Benchmark (B) rating, or a granted Automatic Appeal of a Computer (C) rating is not subject to a NTRP grievance.
  2. The complaint must state that the player has self-rated or possesses a rating which is too low and may also include information that a team captain or other person conspired to obtain that incorrect rating.
  3. Factual information including the player’s history that can be validated.

Conditions Which Would Give Credibility to a NTRP Grievance:

  • The player participated on a college team at a significant NCAA level (note: age of player, injuries, position on team, and strength of tennis team at particular school could affect a significant change in rating over time).
  • The player participated at the professional level (including tennis or other sports).
  • The player has earned international, national, sectional or state/district rankings that would reflect a strong probability that the player should have a higher rating.
  • The player has ratings equivalent to national or sectional in some other country.
  • The player has a history in league tennis and/or sanctioned tournaments that would substantiate a claim that the player has misrepresented their current skill level.
  • The player may have produced one or more strikes in her/his current player record. (An administrator should review match results within TennisLink for determination.)
  • There is credible written or online documentation that the player answered falsely or omitted information while obtaining a Self Rate.

Contentions or claims that would not, on their own, be accepted as evidence in a NTRP Grievance. However, several of these, presented with additional tennis specific information that clearly suggests a pattern of abuse, may be grounds for filing a NTRP Grievance:
• I haven’t lost a match all year and he beat me like a drum!
• My player is at the top of his level and the opponent beat him easily!
• That player is a teaching pro!
• This player won all his matches by a significant margin


Grievance Forms
League Grievance Protocol
General/Sportsmanship Grievance Form
NTRP Level Grievance Form


2022 National Suspension Point System

2022 National Suspension Point Q & A

2022 National League Suspension System Calculation Tables



While USTA League acknowledges that a medical appeal process is necessary and should be available, the following should be understood:  Very few medical appeals should be granted, as it is usually better to let the computer determine the NTRP Skill Level based on actual match play.  A medical appeal may be requested by a player for reconsideration of his/her NTRP rating based on a permanently disabling injury or illness that has occurred after the last match played prior to the publication of the most current Year End rating level.


The following are criteria for completing the USTA League NTRP Medical Appeal:
1.  The permanently disabling injury or illness must have occurred after the year-end or early start rating was established.
2.  The Medical Appeal request and completed USTA League NTRP Medical Appeal Form must be submitted in writing to the player's USTA State League Coordinator who will forward to the Chair of the designated Medical Review Committee.
3.  The Medical Appeal must be accompanied by an attending physcian's statement (APS) that is written by the physician who is treating the player for the specific injury/illness being appealed.  The APS must include a current evaluation of the injury or illness, all substantiating information, a prognosis for recovery with a timeline and any permanent limitations the player currently has.

Please click on the link below to read the USTA Medical Appeal Q & A.  This will help you determine if your medical condition meets the criteria for filing an appeal.

2.05C Appeal of Year-End Ratings. Year-end NTRP valid computer rating levels may be appealed or denied through TennisLink except for 2.05D Medical Appeals.

2.05D Medical Appeals. If an intervening, permanently disabling injury or illness indicates that a player’s current NTRP computer rating level may be too high, the player may request a medical appeal of such rating level in accordance with USTA League NTRP Medical Appeal Procedures – Questions and Answers


2.05D(1) Each Sectional Association shall designate a Medical Review Committee(s) to evaluate medical appeals. The members of the Committee are to be approved by the Sectional League Coordinator.


Southern Regulation: The Southern Appeals Committee is appointed by the USTA Southern Adult League Committee Chairman and approved by Section League Coordinator

Medical Appeal Forms
Medical Appeal Procedures and Q & A
Medical Appeal Form
Attending Physician Form


Send all completed forms to:

USTA Kentucky
Attn:  Kathy Klein, Manager USTA Leagues
8900 Greeneway Commons Place
Louisville, KY  40220

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