National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) Amendment

The National Oversight Group (NOG) is charged with maintaining the integrity of the National Tennis Rating Program. NOG continually monitors and reviews the accuracy by which the NTRP operates in all aspects of USTA League Tennis. All NTRP match scores are entered into the USTA computers; everyones play is compared and a NTRP rating is calculated. Little or no consideration is given to age. We mandate an age consideration for Seniors and an absolute freeze on Super Seniors bump-ups. And make the new policy retroactive to December 1, 2009

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    Mark Osborn, United States

    4 years ago Comments: I 100% support this petition - it makes no sense whatsoever to not consider age in the ratings.
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    WAYNE H. PAGE, United States

    4 years ago Comments: I am 68 years old. I stopped playing tennis for 2 years bacause I was a 3.5 and was not close to being competitive. I came back last year after the 2 year lay off and was rerated as a 3.0. I stayed there last year was moved right back up to a 3.5 as of Jan. 1. I was a 3.5 when I was 50 years old and now I continue to be a 3.5. There is not enough weight placed on the ability of your playing partner in doubles. A good partner can make you look much better than you are. Wayne Page
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    Donald Doles, United States

    4 years ago Comments: bumping a Super Senior to a higher level to create a different distribution of the whole group has no sound logic. A Super Senior player is not going to increase their actual skill level at an age of 60+. At a minimum, the player should have the opportunity to appeal their rating and be capable of maintaining the previous year's rating.
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