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2018 Year End Ratings (for 2019 League Registration)
Ratings were published on December 1, 2018.  To learn your Year End Rating, click on "Find A Rating"in TennisLink, input your USTA # or name to learn your new rating.  If you wish to appeal your new 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. 

2019 Championship Year
Players who are less than 60 years old during the 2019 championship year will have their most current computer or start rating on file in TennisLink.  They must self-rate if their NTRP rating is older than 3 years.

Players who will be 60 years or older during the 2019 championship year will have their most current computer or start rating on file in TennisLink.  They must self-rate if their NTRP rating is older than 2 years.

TennisLink will automatically remove expired computer and self ratings thereby allowing individuals to self rate.  Players with expired ratings will not be allowed to self-rate at a lower level than their last published NTRP rating.  However, they will have the opportunity to file a self-rate appeal.

Experienced Player Guidelines 

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.Sign on to TennisLink (
2.Go to “Register for a Team.”
3.Input your USTA # and FAKE team # (must get from State League Coordinator).
4.Attempt to register for the team.
5.There will be an error message which states your rating is too high to register for team.
6.Click on the link that says “Appeal Rating.”
7.Complete the Online Self-Rate Assessment Form and submit.
8.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 on to TennisLink (
  2. Log in to your TennisLink account (input USTA # and password). If you do not have an account, you can set one up which takes only a few minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. It will ask you if you want to appeal up or down
  5. 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+ Appeal
You will be granted an appeal of your NTRP rating if you meet the following requirements:

2.05E Promotion of Players 60 or Over and 65 or Over

2.05E(1) Any player who is 60 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, will automatically be granted an appeal (A rating) if promoted, subject to 2.05E(3) below.  NTRP Dynamic Disqualification procedures as outlined in 2.04B(3) apply.

2.05E(2) All players age 65 or over, if promoted, will automatically be granted an appeal (A rating) of their current rating back to their previous valid year-end rating, subject to 2.05E(3) below. NTRP Dynamic Disqualification procedures as outlined in 2.04B(3) apply.

2.05E(3) 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) and 2.05E(2).  

Medical Appeal

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