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2019 Year End Ratings (for 2020 League Registration)
Ratings were published on December 2, 2019.  To learn your Year End Rating, click here "Find NTRP Rating Info" 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. 

2020 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 2017, you will still have a valid rating for the 2020 league championship year.  If your rating is from 2016 or older, you will have to self-rate.

Players who will be 60 years or older during the 2020 championship should have a valid rating if last played in 2018.

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 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 













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 ( 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 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