2021 Year-End Ratings to be published
December 1, 2021!

To check your "New" rating, login in to TennisLink using your password.  Enter your USTA Member # under "Find NTRP Rating Info". 

If you wish to appeal your "Year-End" rating, see instructions below  "Automated Appeal (Computer) or Self-Rate Appeal (Up)"

 

VALID NTRP COMPUTER RATINGS

USTA National did not run the Year-End Ratings for 2020 leagues due to all national championships and many leagues being cancelled.

2022 League Registrations will utilize your 2021 Year-End Rating or your current Self-rating.
To find your current rating, click here "Find NTRP Rating Info" in TennisLink, input your USTA # or name to view your rating.  If you wish to appeal your rating, you must login using your USTA # and password and follow the prompts as they appear.  The appeal is an automated mathematical calculation that is computed immediately. 

 
2022 Championship Year
Players 59 years of age or younger will have a valid NTRP rating for three years of not playing league. Example; if you played Adult League in 2020, you will still have a valid rating for the 2022 league championship year.  If your rating is from 2019 or older, you will have to self-rate.

Players who will be 60 years or older during the 2022 championship should have a valid rating if last played in 2020.

TennisLink will automatically remove expired computer and self ratings thereby allowing individuals to self rate.  When self-rating, you will automatically be given the NTRP rating you last held in TennisLink.  Don't worry.....you can appeal that rating, if you want to.  While on the page where it has given you the rating level, click on "APPEAL RATING".  This will then allow you to complete a questionnaire and to explain why you think you need to be a level lower (or two) than you last played.

If you are new to league tennis and need help determining your level of play, click on the below Experienced Player Guidelines as well as the YouTube video's for each level.

Experienced Player Guidelines 

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NTRP APPEALS
Below is an overview of information on the four types of NTRP appeals.
 

Self-Rate Appeal (Down)
A player who self-rates and believes that the minimum rating assigned to him or her is too high is immediately offered the opportunity to appeal this rating. These appeals are reviewed by USTA Southern’s Self Rate Appeals Committee.

If you have already left the self-rate page on the national site, follow these instructions on how to appeal your assigned self-rating:
1. Login to TennisLink (http://tennislink.usta.com/Leagues) using your email and password.
2. Click on the link that says “Appeal Rating.” This will be in the top right corner of screen (below your actual listed rating)
3. Complete the Online Self-Rate Assessment Form and submit.
4. Decision from the Southern’s Self-Rate Appeals Committee will be sent to player (by e-mail).

 

Automated Appeal (Computer) or Self-Rate Appeal (Up)
All computer-rated (“C”) players and Mixed-Exclusive rated (“M”) players will have the opportunity to attempt an automated computer appeal of their year-end rating. If a player’s year-end rating is within the applicable range for an appeal down, the player will be allowed to appeal down. Players with a benchmark rating (“B”) will not have the opportunity to appeal.

Any self-rated player who wishes to appeal their rating UP may also follow these instructions.

Follow these instructions for appealing your “C” or “M” year-end rating:

  1. Sign in to TennisLink (http://tennislink.usta.com/Leagues) using your password.
  2. Once logged in, click link at the top right side of “My Tennis Page” or search for your name by inputting USTA # in “Find NTRP Rating Information” and hit appeal button.
  3. It will ask you if you want to appeal up or down
  4. Confirm what you want and hit submit. The computer will tell you right away if your “C” or “M” year-end rating is within the applicable range for an appeal.

 
60 Years of Age and Over Appeal
You will be granted an appeal of your NTRP rating if you meet the following requirements:

 

2.05E Appeals of Players 60 or Over. A player may appeal their rating at any time if they have reached the minimum age.

A player who will reach the minimum age during the next calendar year and appeals their rating without registering at the same time for a team that will begin play in the next Championship Year, will have their appeal evaluated based on their current age.

A player who will reach the minimum age during the next calendar year and appeals their rating when registering for a team that will begin play in the next Championship Year, will have their appeal evaluated based on reaching the minimum age. Such player shall have reached the required minimum age prior to or during the calendar year in which such player participates in his or her first local league per 1.04E(3).

 

2.05E(1) Any player who is 60 to 64 years of age or older prior to, or during,  the calendar year in which such player plays his or her first local league match and has achieved the same rating level or lower for his or her three most recent year-end ratings, without benefit of appeal of the player’s year-end rating level, if promoted will automatically be granted an appeal (A rating) of their current rating back to their previous valid year-end rating level, subject to 2.05E(5) below. NTRP Dynamic Disqualification procedures as outlined in 2.04B(3) apply.

2.05E(2) Any player who is 65 to 69 years of age and has not been granted an appeal of their year-end rating level in the last three years, if promoted, will automatically be granted an appeal (A rating) of their current rating back to their previous valid year-end rating level, subject to 2.05E(5) below. NTRP Dynamic Disqualification procedures as outlined in 2.04B(3) apply.

2.05E(3) Any player who is 70 to 79 years of age and has not been granted an appeal of their year-end rating level in the last three years, will automatically be granted an appeal (A rating) of their current rating to the next lower level, subject to 2.05E(5) below. NTRP Dynamic Disqualification procedures as outlined in 2.04B(3) apply.

2.05E(4) Any player who is age 80 or older and has not been granted an appeal of their year-end rating level in the last five years, will automatically be granted an appeal (A rating) of their current rating to the next lower level. NTRP Dynamic Disqualification procedures as outlined in 2.04B(3) apply.

2.05E(5) Any player who is clearly above level under the applicable Computer Methodology procedures, as defined in the Glossary, will be denied an appeal of his or her year-end rating under 2.05E(1), 2.05E(2) and 2.05E(3).

MEDICAL APPEALS

A medical appeal is a formal, written request from a player for reconsideration of his/her NTRP Rating based on a permanent, disabling illness or injury that has occurred since the player generated the year-end or early-start NTRP Rating. USTA League Regulation 2.05D states, “If an intervening, permanently disabling injury or illness indicates that a player’s current computer rating may be too high, the player may request a medical appeal of such rating in accordance with NTRP Medical Appeal Procedures.”

Download the Medical Appeal Checklist, click here.

For the National Medical Appeal Form, click here.

For the Attending Physician's Statement Form, click here.

After completing all requirements please email or mail your medical appeal to Manager of USTA Leagues Kentucky at:

USTA Kentucky
8900 Greeneway Commons Place
Suite 101
Louisville, KY  40220

 

 
 
 
 
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