Thursday, November 27, 2014

USTA League Estimated Dynamic NTRP Rating Report Black Friday Sale

USTA League year-end NTRP ratings should be out early next week, they are traditionally a Cyber Monday event, but if you are impatient or wanting to get more detail than just your 2015 rating level, I'm having a sale on both individual and team Estimated Dynamic NTRP Rating Reports today thru the end of day Friday November 28th, 2014.  All 2014 reports will be 50% off the regular price.

For those that may be new to my ratings and/or this blog, I calculate estimated Dynamic NTRP ratings for players that play USTA League and generate individual and team reports showing summary statistics for the year and a chart showing match by match how the player's dynamic rating has changed.

Here for example is a chart for a 4.5 player that had a good year and improved their rating after an early dip early in the year, but is likely to remain a 4.5 at year-end and not be bumped up to 5.0.

If all you care about is your year-end rating and don't care how you got there or why it isn't higher/lower, my reports aren't for you.  The single rating the USTA gives you next week is enough for them.  But I have found many players are curious and want to know why they weren't bumped up or down or want to see how their game is progressing, information you will never get from what the USTA publishes.

And if you are a captain and want to see how your team stacks up, or if you are recruiting and want to identify the highest rated players to go get, reports can be an invaluable resource.  And with the new partner reports I've added, you can get real data telling you which partners play the best together from a ratings perspective.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the 50% sale thru tomorrow, contact me with any questions or your information and I'd love to generate a report for you.

Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 USTA League Mixed Nationals are complete, year-end ratings out in a week

The second and final weekend of the 2014 USTA League Mixed Nationals is complete and there are new Nationals Champions to recognize.

See the full list of champions for details, but two sections, Hawaii and Southern California stood out led the way with 2 titles each and 13 points overall.  Caribbean, Southern, and PNW were not far behind and nearly every section had a team make the semis.

Congrats to all.

The next big USTA League event is year-end ratings that should be out the beginning of next week if all goes according to the normal schedule.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 USTA League Mixed Nationals wrap up this weekend

With the first weekend of Mixed Nationals complete, the second and final weekend of play begins tomorrow.

The 40 & over 7.0 and 9.0 levels will be playing in Surprise while the 18 & over 6.0, 8.0, and 10.0 levels will be in Tucson.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

First weekend of 2014 USTA League Mixed Nationals complete

The first weekend of Mixed Nationals is complete and I've updated the 2014 National Champions page with the results.  What section will do well this coming weekend and accumulate the most points?

Caribbean and Southern Cal are leading the way thus far with two titles each, but Hawaii, Southern, and PNW are all within striking distance.  And with another five titles up for grabs, really any section is still in the running.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 USTA League Nationals this weekend - What? I thought they were done?

I recently wrote that 18 & over, 40 & over, and 55 & over Nationals were complete.  So why am I talking about Nationals this weekend?  Because Mixed Nationals are still to be played.

This weekend finds the 18 & over 2.5, 7.0, and 9.0 playing in Tucson while the 40 & over 6.0 and 8.0 are in Surprise.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When will USTA League 2014 year-end NTRP ratings be published?

The 2014 USTA League year is over, as far as matches counting towards your rating, so if that is the case, when will the year-end ratings be out?

Traditionally it is the Monday after Thanksgiving, and I have no reason to believe this year will be any different, so December 1st is the date to look for.

Should I hear anything different, I'll post something here.

As always, I can generate a report showing an accurate estimate of what your dynamic rating is.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The 2014 USTA League year is over, what's my NTRP rating going to be?

2014 USTA League Nationals are complete and champions have been crowned.  With their completion the 2014 league year is now over and the USTA will go about calculating year-end ratings which should be released in three weeks on December 1st if things go as they normally do.

This means that matches played through yesterday 11/9 will count towards your 2014 year-end rating but those played from today forward, even though they are in "2014" will count towards your 2015 NTRP rating.  And I suspect if a match was played this weekend but not entered yet, it may not get included for 2014 so make sure those results get entered quickly.

It has always seemed a bit odd to me that the 2014 year-end ratings show as having a rating date of 12/31 on TennisLink, but the cut-off date is about 2 months before that and they are actually released about a month before that date.

In any case, if you are anxious about knowing what your rating is going to be, the best way to find out early is to get an Estimated Dynamic NTRP Rating Report.  My ratings have been 90-95% accurate in predicting year-end and early start ratings and when getting a report you get much more than just a number, but instead a full analysis and chart showing match by match performance breaking out singles and doubles statistics and matches separately so you can see how you do in each. And I'm still offering the partner report at no extra charge which shows how your performance varies with different doubles partners.

In addition to individual reports, team reports are available or I can generate ratings lists if you want to see how a team's roster did or start scouting and recruiting for a 2015 team.  Leagues are starting soon or have already started and finding out who will be bumped up or down early can give you the edge in getting to the right players early.  I worked with several teams in 2014 to identify players to recruit and several made it to Nationals.

But reports don't have to be just for yourself or your team.  We are approaching the holiday season so getting them as gifts is a great thing to do for your tennis crazy friends.

If interested in a report or ratings lists, contact me for details.