|S = Self Rate
|A = Appeal
|B = Benchmark - advanced to playoff or championship round
|C = Computer
|D = Dynamic
T = the rating comes from tournament results only
|M = Mixed Exclusive Year-End Rating
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The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is the official system for determining the levels of competition for the USTA League Tennis Program.
The primary goal of the program is to help all tennis players enjoy the game by providing a method of classifying skill levels for more compatible matches, group lessons, league play, tournaments and other programs.
The rating categories are generalizations about skill levels. You may find that you actually play above or below the category that best describes your skill level, depending on your competitive ability. The category you choose is not meant to be permanent, but may be adjusted as your skills change or as your match play demonstrates the need for reclassification. Ultimately your rating is based upon match results.
In an effort to avoid disqualification when players are rating themselves and they question which level they should play, they should place themselves in the higher level of play. Players must rate themselves in accordance with the NTRP.
Players who are good athletes and intend to spend a great deal of time taking lessons and practicing should be aware that their improvement may be significant enough to surpass their original self-rate level. Self-rated and computer rated players holding a classification of "M", "T", or "A" are subject to disqualification through Sectional Championships. Players granted a Medical Appeal are classified as self rated and are subject to disqualification.
A USTA NTRP Computer Rating is generated by the USTA NTRP Computer Rating Program based on USTA Adult League, Senior League, Super Senior League, SCTA Doubles League, and Sanctioned NTRP play of 3 or more matches.
1. The previous year match results generates computer ratings for current play. Mixed doubles league results are never included in the year-end ratings. Exclusive mixed doubles ratings will be generated at the end of the year.
2. Last Year-End Ratings supersede the previous year's rating.
3. The 'rating' year starts in November and ends on or about October 31, when the USTA computes the data for the current year end ratings.
For more information, contact LMilan@scta.usta.com